Tuesday, June 30, 2009

where to next?

our cross country trip comes to an end tomorrow. we're in Iowa tonight - soaking in the sun and in awe of an endless blue sky. This has been a dream come true. I think we've got the camping bug. I wonder if we'll be the types to go to motorhome shows now. yikes. We keep talking about where to next? Maybe Yosemite will be one of the destinations. Have you been? Found these snaps on Flickr. Love that they are polaroids. Magic. Enjoy!

Thanks much for your comments. I love them. paz, k
you can find these snaps here.

Monday, June 29, 2009

monday marvels

we are in the middle of nebraska today. luckily there is a pool... miles of corn fields and a little blue pool a this sweet KOA. here are some beautiful things for your Monday!

1. devine wallpaper - Sariskar designed by henry wilson for osborne and little

2. the perfect desert home

3. thread spool artwork by devorah sperber - amazing!!

4. wall murals found in unexpected places of unexpected things

5. orange poppies on the side of the road
What beauties did you find today? Have a great Monday!! paz, k

Sunday, June 28, 2009

vintage reds

I have a thing for vintage chairs. I love how these classic barrel-type chairs add a pop of color to the predominately white room. Also,I think it's great to add something a little funky to this country style room. Always good to mix it up. Do you think it's a hit or miss? k

I found this photo in one of my favorite magazines Country Living.

under the marquee

here's an idea for your next summer gathering...a little something extra they won't forget.
you can find these fabulous marquees here
hoping your summer picnics and parties are sweet. love your comments! thanks.paz, k

Saturday, June 27, 2009

i heart jackson

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. We leave Jackson Hole tomorrow and I am heart broken. I wanted to share some reasons why I love the Jackson Hole, Wyoming (and want to move here as soon as I can!):

the endless streams, rivers and lakes....

those incredible mountains in bright daylight, shrouded in clouds or at sunset. I can't believe my eyes....they are miraculous.

the heavenly smelling fields of sage brush - I wrapped some stems up and stored them in my pocket to remind me of this place....

the cute signs with cowboys on them (beneath the numbers)...

the real pine fencing...
the pure air
the silence
the snow on the tips of the mountains in June
and on...
I hope to return soon. In the meantime, I pray I can keep it all fresh in my heart and mind. Do you feel as strongly about a sacred place too? paz, k

Friday, June 26, 2009

beautiful weekend!

happy weekend!

you can find Julie Blackmon photos here.

so long michael j

like so many of you I grew up with the jackson five, thriller, off the wall etc.... didn't think he would go so soon. thanks so much for your music MJ. paz, k

The Bertoia

   A different garden of Bertoia chairs. This image can be found here.

Leafing through an old copy of Elle Decor, I came across a photo of some wonderful outdoor eating spaces. My favorite was a picture from the artist Marie Christophe's Paris garden where she paired Bertoia chairs with orange cushions, a glazed tile floor and white metal folding tables. An effervescent red and blue mobile dangles above. Some pink bougainvillea or other eye- catching fuschia flower can be seen in the garden beyond. 

The picture reminded me of my desire to make a similarly inspiring space in my own backyard and deck. The girls and I, and-- of course, our dog Jazzie-- spend A LOT of time out there come summer. 
Jasmine (aka Jazzie).
Our hula hoops in the yard.

Right now, limited resources have left me with some huge throw pillows and a faded lime green umbrella from Pottery Barn. Perhaps with the Bertoia still being widely available, I've found my inspiration. 

I've collected some inspiring pictures of other Bertoia chairs to share with you. While they may not be the world's cushiest chairs, I still find them lovely. 

Wishing you all well. 
In beauty,  -L.

                                                                                          Paris here.


                          Note the cushions here.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

mountain style

Saw my oldest and dearest friend today. She has just had her fourth baby and her home (somehow!) is as beautiful as ever. Here are some snaps from this crazy, wonderful day! miss you already E!

I love all of their artwork. This fabulous piece above the footed tub was dragged out of a river.

Even the banisters are artwork!

Tea anyone? I love open shelving.

You can sit on their porch, with that great big hill (more like a small mountain) behind you and watch the stars come out. I could get used to this. Thanks for coming by today! On to Yellowstone tomorrow! paz, k