Sunday, February 28, 2010


A couple years ago I was at a salvage yard and I came upon these slabs of concrete each weighting a ton. A scruffy man of questionable character sold them to me and said they were from George Hamilton's sidewalk, so I said I'LL TAKE THEM ALL! The idea was to repave our patio and place them here and there, then fill in the rest with mine, the doctor's, and friends autographs. Well you can see how far I gotten. There they sit a couple years later right where they were delivered, Rosemary Clooney, Tippi Hedren, Robert Wagner, and Ann Margaret. Oh well maybe this summer.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


This portrait is of Gary Gibson. Gary is a L.A. based interior designer, artist, and product designer. Busy, yes, I would say so. He has several clients locally and in several different cities, he has a furniture line, he props and buys for his showroom and somehow through all this, he finds time to leave town and  hide out in his studio and paint. Now that's passion! His L.A. showroom studio is located at 7350 Beverly Blvd. If you haven't already been there you need to go, it's like walking into a real artist studio. Vintage and antique one of kind objects are here, there, and everywhere and only the professor can find them, is the look. This showroom is like no other in the city. What is wonderful about this environment is for sure the way it looks, it's that Gary represents artist and several craftsman, all showing their work in this creative place. Go check it out, afterwards don't be surprised if you change your major from business to art.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shopping in Hollywood

If anyone has been to Rolling Greens in Culver City, then you will be thrilled to know they now have a new location. The old Town Tire Co. building on the corner of Beverly Blvd. and Gardener has been converted to a hip, chic, go to for vintage and new, garden and home. The place is wonderful. The owner Greg Salmeri has worked long and hard on this project and it shows. Congratulations on the new space you guys.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hollywood House Tour

These photos are of a former house of one of my favorite clients. I had the best time working on this project. He trusted me, he was adventurous, and he had a kooky art collection. What more could a designer like me need, besides who else would let me hang a painting of the bloody head of John the Baptist on their living room wall. Thanks, David......Photos courtesy of Val Riolo, you may view his website at

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Opening of Specific Merchandise

Brooks Hudson Thomas and Brad Hudson Thomas
Specific Merchandise
323 930 0220 store
323 930 0248 fax
7374 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Friday, February 5, 2010

Treasure Hunting In The Rain

I went out today in the rain and managed to get to two great stores, Early California Antigues and Rehab Vintage. Both very different, both very wonderful. Please check out  these stores, I think your going to like them.  and