Monday, August 29, 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


 Orcas Island, Washington State is where I've been, in hiding. Well, at least it felt that way, no phones ringing, no driving, far from maddening crowd, it was.

 I have never been to the Pacific Northwest, so when we were invited by my clients and friends we jumped.
Actually it was more like this: car, shuttle, airplane, shuttle, airplane (this plane no bigger than a sofa), car, boat, guest house. You think I'm kidding, I'm not and you  know what, the weird thing was the traveling was part of the fun.

 The guest house.

It seems water and wide open spaces is what this kid needed and of course a generous kind hostess who did all the rowing, which I discovered takes a certain talent which I don't posses.

Of course a house in ruin is always found and this one is a jewel. Knowing me you can imagined how I felt when I saw this house and it's real, too.

Our own personal water taxi, who could beat that and did I mentioned an amazing cook as well. OK, so let me be spoiled for a long weekend, I'll still have to go home and wash my own clothes.

The star fish were like I have never seen before, bright orange and purple and gold. Eagles flying over the trees, the trees so very thick, the moss so very thick, the deer, the otters, oh my! nature everywhere I looked was truly a gift. A gift to restore this urbanites sanity. So there you have it, that's where I've been. Now I must sign off, and go clean my kitchen and do the laundry.

Monday, August 1, 2011


I confess, I lied. This is not an abandoned house high in the hills. It's a miniature, a built set, a doll house manipulated to look like a ruined forgotten dream. So that's that, my guilt is lifted. You guys comments were so inspiring, so wonderful, I thought I better explain.  

The whole idea was to create a set that looked like a abandoned building.  Luckily I found a doll house at the flea market that was just the right style, from there I collected the furnishing, painted, and installed some details. The process took about 6 months. Finding the right furniture and matching the scale was the biggest challenge, but the most fun.

My intentions were not to have the structure and it's furnishing to be the art piece, but the photo themselves. So this is where you guys come in. The idea was not to deceive (although this is Hollywood), the idea was to confuse the eye of the audience, make them wonder and question what they are looking at, and most importantly take the audience to a dream state.  Their own personnel dream.

So dear readers, please let me know what you saw in your mind's eye and how you felt while looking at the prior post INTERIORS. You guys are my audience and each and everyone of you are important to me.
So express yourself, your voice counts. Your comments are always insightful, surprisingly candid, generous, and always appreciated.

 Using a flashlight, some lamps and my little camera I can escape to one abandoned dream  house, for a moment, it's my world..
 Interior design is a broad term in many ways, a designed interior  may not be physical place you live in, but a place you dream in and isn't that, the place we call home.