There are houses. And then there is the Stahl House, or Case Study House #22. You probably know it from the infamous photograph taken by Julius Shulman. Julius was a fresh young fellow who took brilliant architectural photographs back in the 1960s documenting amazing architecture. But back to Stahl House. This iconic house makes me crazy, it's so good. The clean lines, the expansive glass...the way it looks like it's just floating on that edge. Oh what I would give to have a cocktail party there. Can you imagine??
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I love the 60s and I work in advertising...so explain to me why I have never seen an episode of Mad Men?? It makes no sense. It's like this show was tailor made for me. Despite never having seen the show, I'm wise to the antics of Don Draper and his crew. I must say that January Jones (the actress on the show who plays Betty Draper) really has the best name ever.
So this has been making the rounds and I thought you guys might have some fun with it if you haven't seen it already! It's the "Mad Men Yourself" generator on AMC.com
It's a fun little engine that lets you turn yourself into a stylized little character of yourself as you might appear on Mad Men. The results are a little bit Shag and whole lotta fun. They never have enough options to truly make you look like yourself, but it was fun to think "What WOULD my spazzy hair be like back in the day?"
The wardrobe on the show is pretty amazing. The dress on the far right is my pick!
The green is pretty divine too, don't you think?
OK gang, let's see YOUR Mad Men character.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
OK. I have to warn you. Tomorrow may be a day of very lite posting. Why, you may ask? Because it's 11:45pm and I'm still at work. Ugh. I'm tired. So very tired. So to take my mind off the fact that it's pitch black outside and there is a police siren wailing in the distance....let's pretend we're back on the lake in Michigan!
Ahh, there. Much better.
Out of the blue Wolfie said to me, "Mama! Let's make moustaches!" And then this happened:
He's never done that before...I was dying. Wolfie is truly the sweetest, silliest little boy around.
OK, enough boat action. Time for silly photos by the barn.
Now if only I could hop on this sweet bike and ride all the way home...
I like this fella's style! Very retro and dark. His name is Don Shank....I have to look into him.
OK, so the kitty isn't that dark...haha. I really like the second image, like a kooky vintage laboratory. How is everyone today? It looks like rain out here in Cali. Where oh where did the sunshine go??
Monday, July 27, 2009
I love hand drawn lettering and sketchy illustrations. I have to admit it's become impossibly trendy—any time someone wants to make something look indie, they hand drawn it. Check out movies like Napoleon Dynamite, the opening scene of Juno and the more recent Away We Go.