architecture on film: garden of eden

Hemingway's Garden of Eden is one of my favorite books and was quite the obsession when I was in high school. When I found out it was being made into a movie I had mixed emotions, especially when its release was delayed by two years. Although it's definitely not a great film by any stretch of the imagination, the set design and styling is spot on. You can't go wrong with French chateaus and mena suvari in a peroxided twiggy/edie sedgwick hairdo. Makes me want to go short again!

I love the pale and subdued color scheme with pops of blue and yellow. The striped boat shirts they are sporting reminds me of the one I just purchased from j. crew too!

the eameses through the eyes of ice cube

i know this has been making the rounds in the blogosphere but in cased you missed it here it is:

i totally agree with him about los angeles, i love it there
also have been waiting to check out the new movie about eameses,   
may see it tonight
i'll let you know what i think
meanwhile i'll leave you with some lovely shots of the eames house
it's one of my faves

images via
la times



doing much relaxing, drinking, eating for now
hope to be taking the blog in a new direction too
wishing all the best

yeah!!! xoxox


architecture on film: the beginners

i fell in love with this movie and its set style
besides being super nostalgic as it is filmed in my old hood of silverlake and the surrounds
i also found out that the house in it is none other than the Lovell house designed by Richard Neutra 
a lot of thonet-y chairs and stuff that seemed styled by Emily Henderson but wasn't 
from Anna's great kimono to lovely glass decanters filled with flower stems to flags as curtains
i'm a fan


obsession du moment: tadelakt

tadelek, a traditional Moroccan plastering technique
loving this look in a bathroom 


portrait: studio wieki somers

Dutch designer  Wieki Somers wooden boat tub!