Sunday, February 27, 2011


The week before the Oscars, le hubby and I caught a showing of The King's Speech. The story wasn't as hoity-toity-heavy as I imagined it would be - much thanks to brilliant lines delivered by the immensely talented Geoffrey Rush - and like many others, I adored the heartwarming, uplifting tale. But story aside...

How frickin' amazing was Logue's room?!?
How stunning was that peeling wall?!?

Eve Stewart, the film's Production Designer, used 33 Portland Place for Logue's speech therapy room. The Guardian article described it as "... an unusual vaulted room with large leaded windows at one end, reminiscent of a Venetian palace, and roof lights that make it look a bit like an artist's studio and allow some light in on the pervasive gloom. This room also has extraordinary walls, decorated in distressed browns and oranges like an exotic damaged fresco, if in autumnal colours. When the team arrived, one area was covered in wallpaper infused with oil, which had then been half-scraped, half-burned off. Eve Stewart, the production designer, loved the mottled, peeling effect so much that she decided to reproduce it across the whole wall. The room became so striking that very little furniture was required, and the almost empty set gives the actors space..."

And not just any space. A spectacular, drool-worthy space.

Le hubby and I receive keys to our new home in Silver Lake this coming Friday. I told him I've been inspired by the interiors of The King's Speech. Pieces from Galerie Half would do it... * evil muah-ha-ha laugh *

Illustrations plucked from an ICG Magazine interview with Eve Stewart HERE. (So charming, no? Reminds me of the sort of concept art generated by Wes Anderson's brother, Eric Anderson. Love.)

Bottom photo plucked from HERE.

Room with a View

View from our new crib in Silver Lake. Snow-capped Mt. Baldy paired with a faux lake. Not too shabby, huh?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Found a lil' something taped to my work desk :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Let There Be Light

Picking out a chandelier for le cub and cougar's future home... Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Source: All are vintage pieces plucked from 1stdibs with the exception of the asymmetrical bubble piece which is by lindsey adelman.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


I looooooove a good flea market and finally hit up the Long Beach Flea earlier today. Like the Rose Bowl Flea, the Long Beach one takes place only once a month. So it's that much more meaningful to me when le hubby and I actually catch it.

Hubs and I arrive at Veterans Stadium around 7:30am to make sure we'd get our pick of the good stuff. After browsing the Stadium for 2 hours, we left triumphant. A beautiful new (I mean old) Danish modern coffee table is going to look frickin' fantastic in our new home in Silver Lake, and a near-perfect condition copy of Lloyd Goodrich's beautiful Edward Hopper book now has a new home.

Monday, February 14, 2011


sick on valentine's day. boooooo. le hubby is sick as well... guess we're not going on a romantic deeeeener tonight. neither of us can taste!

Sunday, February 13, 2011



photo: la times blog

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Beiber Fever

OMIGOSH. Check out what Lil Miss Sherman made me! Click HERE. LOL times a million. Best gift ever!!!


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