Friday, January 30, 2009
I have been interested in changing my living room and bedroom a bit. I was thinking of wallpaper for one of them.
Then I thought of the process of hanging, in the future removing and for a moment became a little wiser. I'm not going to do all that work.
While searching through the wallpaper samples in Domino's website (RIP), I came upon the genius idea of stenciling. Not the cheese-y 90's border varieties but something complicated and elegant. Like these beautiful feathers.
image via: domino.com
Posted by jess r. at 9:35 AM
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I watched L'Âge D'or, a 1930 Luis Buñuel film last night. It was co-written with Salvador Dali.
The premise is that a couple completely in love wants to consummate their relationship but they are foiled by their families, the church and the bourgeoisie.
Grab a bottle of wine, some friends and have an enlightening night filled with surrealist film!
Posted by jess r. at 10:40 AM
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
One of my roomies likes leaving patterns in the yard with my clothes pins. Sometimes they make a circle on the clothes line. Sometimes they are clipped onto my pruned rose bushes.
After seeing the clothes pin work of Kate Torgersen I know that he should be trying harder. I'm no longer impressed.
Posted by jess r. at 3:19 PM
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
There has been a lot of talk around here of living in unsavory conditions. Dirt floors, small spaces, no internet etc...
I could live in this small space. I love the creativity that stems from uncomfortable situations.
Accordion walls, 24 rooms in s 344 sq ft space.
Posted by jess r. at 9:58 AM
Monday, January 19, 2009
Went to the beach this weekend and guess what...It was gorgeous!
It was about 65 degrees and sunny. No joke.
The sunsets were great. There were 1,000s of stars out.
We made risotto cakes and drank wine.
Went for an epic walk.
Ate ice cream.
Made fun of dog people.
You know. Normal beach things.
Posted by jess r. at 9:57 AM
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
No one will ever play with me. Maybe it has something to do with my deal making savvy. Like offering amnesty and rent control for alliances. But all deals are off if I sell.
I'm in love with this monopoly redesign by designer Andy Mangold.
Maybe I can trick people into playing with pretty things.
Posted by jess r. at 10:47 AM
Friday, January 9, 2009
My friend Emily Katz posted her most recent shots for her Spring '09 line. She did the shoot in December at my beau's family farm. So beautiful.
She also makes a mean pie crust.
The photog was the talented fashion photographer Josh Elliot. (Beau's roomie. Gah, Portland is too small and incestuous.) Remember him from this fabulous ultrapdx shoot?
You can find her stuff locally at Seaplane and online at her Etsy. That lovely lavender skirt is available at Anthropologie now.
Posted by jess r. at 10:18 AM
Every summer in Catalonia, Spain, teams of “Castellers” can be seen competing against each other to see who can build the highest human tower.
I love how much camaraderie and team work it takes to build on tower. That, coupled the inclusion of old and young makes these scenes idyllic. At least to me.
Posted by jess r. at 9:55 AM
Thursday, January 8, 2009
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Monday, January 5, 2009
digitalized johann steingruber's 'architectural alphabet'.
the letters, created in 1773 are architectural plans for palaces - none have ever been built.
Posted by jess r. at 10:41 AM