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August 8, 2011

Second dozen

Second dozen by beatrizmacias
The 52 Weeks project is alive and well. I am almost halfway done.

I think I will make a 2012 calendar for my store, some of these are just too beautiful not to keep them at hand.
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July 22, 2011

Friday favorites


Guerrilla knitting and the feeling of looking up or down to find a surprise.
My new Ipad and the wonderful book I am reading: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. 
SUMMER, I am a big fan.
Triathlons and training buddies. I am hooked now, no going back.
Cherry pie. I am becoming an expert at making it and eating it too. Great recipe, just use half the sugar.
Ice coffee... need I say more?

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July 15, 2011

Inspiration

Untitled by anja mulder

Untitled, a photo by anja mulder on Flickr.
While organizing my little collection from the Pacific Ocean, I was reminded of the amazing work of Anja Mulder. Do yourself a favor and visit her photo stream.
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July 14, 2011

Summer is keeping me busy

We are rediscovering California, traveling, camping, walking on the beach, wearing flip flops, leaving a trail of sand wherever we go. Life is good, but all projects have taken a backseat at the moment. I have a bit of news, but I can't tell you just yet. Don't get any crazy ideas though, it is related to the blog and I will leave it at that.

A little gift from the Pacific Ocean to your computer. Enjoy.


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June 24, 2011

It is up!

I am a happy, happy woman! My David Trubridge Coral lamp is up! If you are a design aficionado like I am, you might be familiar with this beauty. I first got a glance of it on Camila's blog and later I spotted it at Door Sixteen.

I bought it directly from a New Zealand vendor, and I got it in the mail less than a week later. The lamp comes unassembled, which is convenient for shipping purposes. But to put it together is a challenge that is easy for some and more than difficult for others. I am not declaring in which camp I am standing, suffice to say that the lamp is assembled and hanging!


This image is more of a tribute to the lamp and its shadow play on the wall. I still need to take some images of the lamp in context... and I will... promise. I just need to finish hanging the artwork in the hall and building the bar area right underneath the lamp! TO DO lists... don't you love them?
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June 16, 2011

Inspiration no more

I am not giving up on creativity, inspiration or random aha moments. I am just glad that all the collecting, archiving and lusting after images of beautiful picture arrangements have come together in one of my walls. I am still inspired, how can I not? Take a look at some of the images in my collection...

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The Following two images are of my own house. Lots of color on these images, but there is plenty of white too. What do you think?



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June 14, 2011

Mirror, mirror on the wall...


Today I am looking for the reflection of light in all the right places. I am searching for the perfect mirror, and while I wait, I figured I could collect some of my favorites in my Pinboard. Aren't these gorgeous?


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May 29, 2011

The thrift bag


These came home with me from goodwill: A vintage Ira Denmark tin, a beautifully illustrated book from 1964, and a Jonathan Adler ornament. Great finds if you ask me.
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May 25, 2011

52 Weeks - The first dozen

I am working on a little project of mine in which I photograph VW buses. One a week, a different one if possible. So far, I have been able to keep up by opening my eyes and keeping my camera at hand. Truth is, that my new iphone's camera rocks! I have a couple applications that make it even better. My favorite is Camera+, followed by Hipstamatic and my new love, Instagram. I give you my first twelve:

First dozen
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May 17, 2011

May 17th is as good a day as any other

I have many things to share but I will limit myself to the item that took me away from the blog, the item that had me on my own most of the time, the one item that made me stronger, wiser, if somehow tired... I am talking about our kitchen remodel!

It seems like it was a long time ago that we started demolishing cabinets and ceiling, taking out tile and old appliances, and living of take out and our neighbor's generous cooking. We started it all two weeks before Thanksgiving, and we were mostly done before New Year's. Not bad!

This time frame is just the construction-destruction part, there was a long time spent planning and making budget conscious decisions. There was a lot of time finishing the little details, and making the necessary adjustments.

I am happy to say that we like the space much better now, even though I would have loved to open the kitchen to the dining room, but with so limited space, we did the only thing we could, and this was to keep the same layout, and just make smart choices.

My husband and I did most of the work, but we left the demolition and the new raised ceiling to an expert. A good friend that works in construction and who made this remodel a great experience.

Now for the images...

Kitchen from family room


Looking from the breakfast nook


Breakfast nook


An image of the kitchen before the magic, just for good measure...


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