i'm embarrassed to say i've never been to the geffen contemporary MOCA until the other night, and it was such a lovely experience, for several reasons...
reason one: lauren spencer king's gorgeous artwork... one of the pieces was a large watercolor print of the plant henbane. she also did a smaller hot pink version that of course my eye makes a beeline for. and then there were also her sweet complementary bookmarks. below is a few snaps of her method to the madness + the outcome. powerful brilliance; that lauren.
(Keep Telling on Yourself is the name of her print, she'll be posting them soon to her site - go snatch one up!)
reason 2: my ethereal pixie lili's ikebana creations
(the sweetest thing of all is when we were talking about her work at the book stand, she told me that it represented a little ship setting sail against a big gentle wave (driftwood), ocean floor (fabric square) - how thoughtful is she?)
reason three: book stand by claire
(she really picks the best goodies and then curates the space like a champ)
reason four: exposure to the genius of printed matter: the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists
reason five/six/seven: my last girls night outing before bebe enters the world!
(the magical abyss of fun that night + my new chapter in life)
i've traveled a good portion of japan and it will forever leave an imprint on my heart. i can't explain how delicate yet complicated their culture really is and the eternal understanding and respect i have for it.
i haven't been to mino city but it is located in the southwestern gifu prefecture. it has been known for centuries as a production center for traditional Japanese paper. this video really defines my sense of awe and wonder i feel when i'm there. i cannot wait to visit again with new eyes, for there is always something gorgeous to discover.
i often forget to tell you how much i appreciate you, however, i feel it deep in my bones everyday.
un beso y te amo
photo via tigers to lilies
below is a love list, from eero saarinen to aline bernstein (new york times art editor and his soon-to-be second wife). isn't it wonderfully romantic and personal?
not sure if it's becuase i was born in this season but i just adore it. all my favorite branches start to bloom, the weather is so moody, and i feel a sense of renewal.
meaning of the magnolia: nobility, perseverance and love of nature
... and for your enjoyment on this rainy day | 'new look' - on the bow
i just did some rearranging in my house (what's new) however, everytime i do - it reminds me of all the little collections and details in my life. a few weeks back during christmas i went to a mini pop-up shop at a childrens boutique called tomboy kids in silver lake (which is another post within itself) and there was a gorgeously curated section of books, magazines, & zines. this little booklet in particular kept staring at me, i knew i just had to take her home, so i did.
cacti + succulents by: jacqueline bo || it is hand illustrated, i have #28 of 40 copies, and it's oh so very charming!
this pop up was so extraordinary and distinctve because it was of course curated by the lovely claire who recently opened up an online art book store called Book Stand. if you're looking for a very unique book, zine, high concept publication, or limited-run film then this is your girl all the way.
lauren, made a few stunning 'bookstand' original prints to signify the collection.
ps - my poor photography does her work zero justice. she is a genius.
lili created enchanting holiday wreaths/arrangements that added just the perfect touch to the bookstand installation.
also, vivi the dog - i mean, just look at her in this sweater - she pretty much matched the 'book stand'
this beautiful dress reminded me of the characteristic motion of fluid.
the lines, shape, and color (especially since it matches the orange groves so well), + her expression just felt like a true moment. i wish i was wearing this today.
photo found via annie but not sure who took it?
i did up some flowers for an engagement party last weekend at the palihouse.
here's one of the arrangements...
i sure love flowers.