April 18, 2014

Happy Easter

I adore the Victorian and Edwardian era greetings sent via postcard between the late 1800s and World War I.  Images of cherub-like children, and fluffy animals in fantasy settings make me happy.

Here, I share a few, and wish you a happy holiday weekend.




March 21, 2014

Resources: Thos. Moser

Last week, I attended an artist reception (more on the artwork in a future post) at the San Francisco Thos. Moser showroom, and was able to view their newest collection, Rockport (gorgeous), in person.
My first exposure to Thos. Moser furniture was while designing educational and medical spaces at Payette. In those projects, the company's tables and chairs were specified for university and research libraries.  Then, while attending NeoCon last June, I fell hard for the Element Collection, the Best of NeoCon 2013 Silver Award Winner.

Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers is a family run business that has been hand-making quality wood furniture in the United States for over forty years.  Using solid wood, and joinery, these pieces are built to last "as long as it took the tree to grow," and are guaranteed for the lifetime of the original owner.
Their residential line offers the same quality and craftsmanship, with beautiful pieces for every room in the home.  All pieces are available in a variety of wood species, and are customizable. 
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Custom, one of a kind, pieces are also available.  You might find yourself the owner of your very own dragon. (I want one!)

3395 Sacramento Street
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.


All images via Thos. Moser

March 12, 2014

Events: Georgia O'Keeffe Exihibit

On Monday, the De Young Museum had a special opening for students from my son's school. I acted as chaperone, and along with the children, was able to view and learn about artwork by Georgia O'Keeffe. 

Georgia O'Keeffe, known for her abstract florals and simplistic landscapes, had a modern aesthetic. This exhibition includes works from time spent at her husband's family estate. Summers and falls at Lake George in New York inspired over 200 paintings on canvas and paper between 1918 and 1934.
"I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for."
I enjoyed the Jack-in-the-Pulpit series, a collection of five paintings.  Each depicts the flower from a different angle and in varying detail. Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV was my son's favorite.
The colors and shapes depicted in the fallen leaves Georgia O'Keeffe collected as "Souvenirs" to remind her of her time at Lake George are just beautiful.
Autumn Leaves and Oak Leaves, Pink & Grey

Modern Nature:  Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George can be seen at the De Young Museum now through May 11th.  

Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive

March 6, 2014

Inspiration: Boy Bedroom

Slugs and snails
And puppy-dogs' tails...

Little boys turn into big boys, who eventually become even bigger boys that need big boy rooms.  Here, I've included images of rooms that will easily transition from little boy to teenager - inspiration for my newest project.

If you were a teenage boy, which would you prefer to hole up in?

Images via: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

February 28, 2014

The Oscars: And the Winner Is...

This Sunday, the 86th Annual Academy Awards take place.  My favorite category, for obvious reasons, is Production Design and Set Decoration.  Let's take a quick look at this year's nominees.

American Hustle
Judy Becker, Production Design
Heather Loeffler, Set Decoration

12 Years a Slave

Adam Stockhausen, Production Design
Alic Baker, Set Decoration

Her

K.K. Barrett, Production Design
Gene Serdena, Set Decoration

The Great Gatsby

Catherine Martin, Production Design
Beverley Dunn, Set Decoration

Gravity

Andy Nicholson, Production Designer
Rosie Goodwin and Joanne Wollard, Set Decoration

And the envelope, please... which would you choose?

All images via:  Architectural Digest

February 17, 2014

President's Day

Brandon Ehrlich via Flickr

"Libredo" by Ed Paschke

Richard Veenfliet
Presidential Portraits

Happy President's Day.  For more presidential posts, see here and here.