Sunday, July 25, 2010

HOW TO MAKE SOME SHADE FOR THIRTY DOLLARS

Bless the Melrose Flea Market.
                                          





Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A STEAMY AFFAIR


The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details


About two weeks ago I flew to New York to help my niece and her husband decorate, design, and make their new third floor walk up apartment  in the East Village chic, hip, and cheerful.  All the while a heat wave settled on the city like nobodies business. Picture it, subways and cabs to Brooklyn, walking, walking, and more walking  ( remember I live in L.A.),  SUV's delivery services (only to the front door), furniture cleaned in the street, rugs, dishes, lamps, mirrors, furniture and you name it taken up three flights of stairs. All of this in three days in a heat wave, well, Uncle Kevin almost died.
  I will show the results of the apartment soon enough, what I really wanted to share with you is that I met Stan Williams the writer and creator of the book The Find. Stan is elegant and funny and giving and most of all he has the most wonderful blog called the The Elegant Thrifter, it's smart, fun, and a treasure hunter's dream. Check out this link and see what Stan has to say about our meeting.
The Find: New Connections

Sunday, July 18, 2010

115 IN THE SHADE

Palm Springs! I must have been crazy when I agreed to go. Well, the picture tells it all.


Sunday, July 4, 2010

AMERICAN GHOSTS

This is a new series called American Ghosts. These portraits are late 19th century photos enhanced in charcoal. This enhancement was common in that period which creates a strange haunting quality I love. This is in honor of all the immigrants coming to America for freedom, past and present, happy Independence Day.