from around

sorry I have not been posting as much, I am in the middle of a super intense Panchakarma. Detoxing on all levels, it's been quite a journey, reawakening and discovering my body in a whole new way. But, I have two more days left, so next week I will be back. 
In the mean time...

- saw The Great Gatsby... and I have to say... not a fan... except for Leo. No one has ever looked so good in pink linen pinstriped pants. It made the $15 I spent on the movie ticket and sitting there watching the rest of the nonsense totally worth it. Also, read this really interesting piece on the real flappers of the 1920's, early feminists for sure. Pay particular attention to the part of Zelda Fitzgerald's "Eulogy on the Flapper" from 1922, so good.

- planing a trip to Italy... a treat for myself. All I want to do is lay in the sun and swim in the sea... all day... every day. The Amalfi Coast, Capri, Pozatano, Favignana, Sardinia, hot springs, the Blue Cave... then up the coast to the South of France, then to Paris. Any recommendations would be so welcomed!

- the lovely, charming, and talented Cheri was so sweet and did a post on her studio visit with me when she was in town a few months ago. The studio is a bit of a mess and lots of older stuff hanging out in there, I am beginning to pull together a show for November (very excited! i'll keep ya posted). Thank you Cheri! 

- love Dior's Resort 2014 collection! Brilliant! I will be needing this, this and this, thank you. 

- can't wait to see this round up of shows, Richard Hawkins, Silke Otto-Knapp (love her), & James Turrell at LACMA

- more pink colored water (because pink is the best color), pools colored by beta carotene

- #i'mobsessedwithhashtags

david hockney painting his pool


charles e king

Back in November there was a retrospective on my grandfathers architecture.
Because of this my dad had to dig through lots of old photos and slides of his work.
I recently went through them again and wanted to share some here. I have posted on him two
times before, my favorite is this one, and another time here (along with an amazing story about Frank Lloyd Wright)

the next four photos are of the house my dad grew up in

we still have all of this furniture from this house. i just moved this leather woven lounge chair into my apartment, as well as the black leather ottomans on the left

sitting in one of those dining chairs right now

lobbies and office buildings

i love this home

a home in FL

i love this photo, that is Charles sitting on the right


full moon // lunar eclipse // may


L  u  n  a  r     E  c  l  i  p  s  e 

Planting Moon
Friday, 24th of May, Sagittarius, 9:25pm PST

Today was the last of the three consecutive eclipses, and tonight is a Super Moon, which means the Moon is closest to earth, and the moon, sun and earth are in alignment to each other creating a straight line. 
These past three moons have certainly been powerful ones when it comes to thinking about the future, during this time I have definitely been able to feel into the future and today especially I keep getting glimpses of mine. It has also been a very creative and productive time thanks to the energy of the eclipses, I feel like lots is getting done and being readied for the future, lots of preparing and planting of seeds. 
This is a wonderful time to tap into the feminine and learn to receive. What gifts are coming our way due to our hard work, who is showing up for us that we have been asking for, what wishes are coming true in our lives, what attention is coming to us because we are stepping up and into who we are meant to become, what rewards are coming our way from us risking?
Honestly, this Full Moon I feel a little at a loss as to what is going on, I can't quite put my finger on it, I do feel we are in the middle of something big. I feel like lots of things are being set into motion, lots of beginnings are at play. I just keep thinking about that moment when you toss confetti up into the air, and that one single moment it hovers before it all falls into place. That's where I feel like we are. 
We are stepping into something, and I ask the light of this Full Moon to show us the way. 

Helen Frankenthaler


finn juhl

these are amazing - Chair illustrations by Finn Juhl

also check out this video of his home

i have been obsessing over researching info about my Finn Juhl chair

he's the best

i love him


from around

- some great photos from the Aline and Eero Saarinen Papers of the Eames house, via the Smithsonian

- listen to this amazing story of a baby that was born at 23 weeks and 6 days, which is half way to full term. It is moving and interesting and raises so many questions about life and death, and how ultimately we are not in control of either.

- the power of "I don't know",  sent to me by a friend... love this

- loved this show, can't wait to see this show, wish I could see this Rebecca Morris show

- great little piece on the women of the Bauhaus

- i so badly want to visit Arcosanti

- think you could survive in the woods living on only what nature provides for you? Check out the American Mountain Men Association. If you ask me, we need more real men around! More photos here

Eames house photo from the Aline and Eero Saarinen Papers


sun & wind & nothing

went out to Joshua Tree yesterday
to integrate my newly reclaimed self
to be in silence
to call something in
to get a message



new moon // solar eclipse // may


S  o  l   a  r     E  c  l  i  p  s  e  

Pink Moon
Thursday, 9th of May, Taurus, 5:29pm PST

Here we are, in the middle of three consecutive eclipses. With this New Moon comes a Solar Eclipse, and this one is said to be one of the most powerful eclipses of our lifetime. As I mentioned last month during the Full Moon, the time around eclipses is an especially powerful and potent time for manifestation, so given that we have three in a row is extraordinary! The energy is palpable. 
You know that phrase, be careful for what you wish for, it might come true...? Well, keep that in mind right now as the universe is listening to every thought and wish and dream and word. Be extra aware about what you are asking for and wanting. Use the energy of the opposition between Taurus / Scorpio to help you tap into to what you truly value, love and have worth for in the truth of your heart. That may be a good question to ask yourself over these next weeks: What is the truth of my heart? Listen to what it says. And honor what you hear. You might be surprised by the amazing places it will lead you. 

Because this eclipse is so powerful, along with it we will get an added boost of energy in our creative powers. This has been showing up so strongly for me in the last week, I have been feeling this and thinking about it a lot already. Think about all the ways you are creative in your life... as an artist, a writer, a problem solver, a mother, a manifester. Think about all the ways you create something new in the world... taking energy, putting it together, moving it around, combining it, transforming it... this is creation. Weather it's a painting, a book, a new home, a partner, a baby... it's all creation. Tap into this energy and use it in your life, it is so powerful and abundant right now!

Just to mention briefly, you might notice a lot of stuff coming up around your relationship, where you might be feeling into places that are off balance or feeling unequal, this is to be expected. Pay particular attention to fears that might be coming up around your relationship. Also, Taurus rules the neck, throat, tongue, thyroid, voice... as well as banking, beautiful possessions, what you value and accumulate... notice if you feel a block in any of these areas during this time. 

Now... on to New Moon wishes! Yay! You are allowed ten wishes maximum and they must be handwritten on paper. Within the first 24 hours is the best time for wishing, but within the first 48 will do. Pay very close attention to what you are wishing for this month, as always New Moons are a time when you want to be clarifying and setting in to motion what you want to create in the next moon cycle. But, because this New Moon is so powerful with it's Solar Eclipse, be very aware and precise about what you are wishing. As always, sharing is caring, having a witness makes everything more powerful. Share them with someone you love and trust, or feel free to leave a few in a comment. 

Happy wishing!

photo source unknown



she who makes the moon the moon

My return was sweet, my home refound, but my thoughts were filled only with grief at having lost her, and my eyes gazed at the moon, forever beyond my reach, as I sought her. And I saw her. She was there where I had left her, lying on a beach directly over our heads, and she said nothing. She was the color of the Moon; she held the harp at her side and moved one hand now and then in slow arpeggios. I could distinguish the shape of her bosom, her arms, her thighs, just as I remembered them now, just as now, when the moon has become that flat, remote circle, I still look for her as soon as the first sliver appears in the sky, and the more it waxes, the more clearly I imagine I can see her, her or something of her, but only her, in a hundred, a thousand different vistas, she who makes the Moon the Moon and, whenever she is full, sets the dogs to howling all night long, and me with them.

Italo Calvino, 'The Distance of the Moon,' translated by William Weaver.

Colter Jacobsen, One drawn from a photograph, one drawn from memory.


we are equal to what we want

i am totally obsessing over this image at the moment
it's hanging in my mind
inspiring me in the studio
something new is abrewin'

does anyone know where it is from? a mosque? Istanbul? Portugal? Morocco? i'm not sure it matters... but it might