Wednesday, December 22, 2010

factory 20...

can easily suck up an hour of my day. Minimum.

This site is like the best virtual antique sale ever. Furniture, decor, art and general oddities are exquisitely staged , photographed, and up for sale. Yes, it's very expensive. And yes, you could probably find many of these items at a deep discount scouring thrift stores, craigslist and yard sales making them good as old/new again with some elbow grease. But, will you actually follow through? If yes, then good for you. If not, then save your pennies darlings, because you never know when you'll just HAVE to have a ready-made vintage light bulb collection or a paint-by-number jesus canvas. Love.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

my ideal friday night....

is spent in an art museum! San Francisco's De Young Museum to be exact. Certain Fridays throughout the year, the museum hosts a free party that includes entertainment & a bar. The entire building is open and lends itself to aimless wandering among masterpieces young and old. Pieces and artists recognizable and obscure. You almost feel as if you shouldn't be there, but then, in the distance you hear the sweet song of a live opera singer. In the hall of the Ancient Americas you pass another couple and flash a smile. They too share your secret of a night at the museum nestled deep inside the infamous Golden Gate Park.
me and my partner in crime, the infamous Mr. Plaidmaster.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

thursday evening trunk show!

Live in the Bay Area? Then you must come by Collage Gallery this Thursday evening! Collage is hosting a champagne filled double trunk show featuring my jewelry and Apres Collective. When I first moved to San Francisco, I worked for a jewelry designer whom had a studio in a nearby industrial area. On my lunch break I would often wonder up the hill to this cute little neighborhood. On one of these excursions, I found this special gem of a shop, called Collage Gallery, filled with the most exquisite objects and art. Now, years later, I'm so happy to be showing my work here. Come visit.

Collage Gallery 1345 18th St
Thursday December 9th
6-8 pm

Thursday, December 2, 2010

i'm pining for....

a faux fur coat. If it's vintage, all the better. It could be spotted, white, grey, black or multi-colored. It must fit well, but appear oversized. Worn with black tights, an ethereal dress and tough worn-in boots, it's love.
I've come oh so close to the perfect find at several thrift stores, but the problem always lies in the fit. It seems that someone petite in stature has always just been through and taken all the versions for us folks slight in frame. Oh, the quest continues.

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