Succulent Cushions

Succulent Cushions

The holidays are over and I’m taking down the remaining christmas decorations this weekend.  The house always feels so bare once the tinsel and twinkle are gone.   I’d really like to have a box of things that I can decorate my home with after the holidays that are just as exciting as the christmas…

Friday 5: Owls in the Garden

Friday 5: Owls in the Garden

I love owls and spotting one in the garden or while hiking outside is one of those events that happens rarely enough that extreme excitement ensues every time.  I think I remember every single spotting in my life — including the first time — which BTW was when I was probably about 4 and we…

Outdoor Fabric with John Eshaya

Outdoor Fabric with John Eshaya

I stand in envious awe of the eclectic Los Angeles bungalow garden that belongs to John Eshaya, the founder of Jet clothing. I love the look of layered textiles and flowy fabrics in the garden but I can’t decide if I can handle it. Can I live with all these outdoor fabrics being exposed and all that goes…

Friday 5: Outdoor Patterns

Friday 5: Outdoor Patterns

Oh boy, I used to think I was the kind of person who handled change really well, but this week put my just-go-with-it mentality to the test. It was the first week of school being out and the last week that I am letting my little people go without highly structured levels of ‘something to…

Daily Garden : The BBQ Herb Garden

Daily Garden : The BBQ Herb Garden

Today’s daily garden was designed by Secret Gardens of Sydney,  Australia.  This garden is just beautiful and truly a showpiece for keeping it simple and making the most of a small town garden.   The herb pot surrounding the BBQ is my favorite part, but here are some other views of this great design.

Outdoor Fabric Resources

I spent a couple hours last night putting together the outdoor fabrics supplier list on the resources page. I hope you find it useful whenever you want to find some fabric to go in your outdoor rooms. (If you see a supplier that I have missed, do let me know so I can add it!)…

DIY: Shower Curtain Cushions

DIY: Shower Curtain Cushions

It’s been an exciting morning here….there was an accident at the end of my driveway (literally) — and the power lines are on the ground.   No one is hurt (except for the power pole which is laying on top of the car that hit it) but I am anxious that I could loose electricity at any moment as…

Mixing Botanical and Anatomical Art – Utilitarian Franchise Pillows and Graphics

Following up on my earlier post— these are some of the great original graphics that Tin prints on his canvas pillows and canvases. (available at his Etsy site) I have no explanation for my attraction to botanical art mixed with anatomical or skeletal drawings….but it has been a consistent obsession for some time now.   Whatever,…

Summer Ikea Preview 2012

Summer Ikea Preview 2012

I was just taking a look at the Summer collection of outdoor gear from Ikea and there are definitely some hits.  I put a whole mess of images in the gallery — but these are my favorites.  I think if I were to kit out completely from Ikea, I would mix the collections a bit (because that…

Sodahl Summer Style

Sodahl Summer Style

Ok – forget it — I’m officially done wishing for snow.  And since we have had so little, let’s just skip past the fun of mud season too and go right for full on spring into summer splendor.  I’m ready, are you? With that, I am officially on to wanting and plotting the summer’s ‘look’.  The modern…