May 12, 2012
another extremely busy week went by in a snap — this one was filled with some great lectures from the lcdq legends event, a bit of catching up with some old friends + a VERY fun photo shoot for my windows at decorative carpets! i can’t wait to see the final shots from sam frost, he is amazing!
my favorite lecture from the lcdq legends event was on architecture + design in cuba. traveling is one of my favorite things to do + since i’m not able to do it nearly as much as i’d like the next best thing for me is to hear other’s stories + to see their journey. i’m a sucker for a good travel + history lecture. seeing all of the lush, intense colors + gorgeous designs while hearing the stories on cuba was simply inspiring!
cuba sounds like an amazing, intense place + it’s definitely on my list of places to visit. it’s so amazing to think that cuba has all of the design styles from the past 500 years on its island + things have been left untouched for the past 50 years (thanks to living under a communist regime…). one of the panelists on this lecture dr. michael connors wrote a book on cuba the splendor of cuba: 450 years of architecture + interiors. + it has now found its way on my wish list. he was amazing to listen to — it helps that he was a professor at nyu for 15 years!
. image by brent winebrenner .
. image by brent winebrenner .
. image by patoddcincy via travelpod .
April 6, 2012
easter definitely reminds me of being a kid + makes me miss spring in michigan (well, waiting forever for spring anyway). hope your easter day is special!
. from fabulous k via because it’s awesome on pinterest .
April 3, 2012
this year has kept me busy with some pretty amazing things. one of the more exciting projects i have recently been involved in was designing the windows for a family run rug company here in west hollywood called decorative carpets. decorative carpets just happens to be filled with tons of gorgeous rugs + an extremely nice + supportive group of people. i feel so blessed to know them + to be involved with anything they do! somehow they let me slip through the cracks + design their windows to run the length of april! recent window designers for their shop include none other than peter dunham and nickey-kehoe so needless to say i am beyond thrilled to have this opportunity!
i gathered a few of my favorite artists (palmer earl + my dad) + dealers (the site unscene) to showcase their pieces alongside the interior design + i could not be happier with the collaboration. this is just a glimpse of a small part of the space (there are two more huge windows involved) + i’ll share it all as soon i have images of everything. this was my favorite project this year by far (so far)!
. interior design by gg design + art by gregory siff (courtesy of the site unscene ), + plasticgod .
. art by gregory siff (courtesy of the site unscene) .
. hand-lettered + striped ‘gg design’ sign by + courtesy of gibb signs + stripes (my dad!) .
. ‘losing her marbles’ by palmer earl (courtesy of the artist) . african cup stools by chista (courtesy of thomas lavin) .
. instagram on the table .
. owls + sf . hst tables by chista (courtesy of thomas lavin) .
. super close up / interior design by gg design + art by gregory siff courtesy of the site unscene + plasticgod .
. all images by me! .
February 13, 2012
i tried to ignore these. especially since i posted about gorgeous, outrageously priced bags just a week or so ago. but if we ignore the price tags + the label we can look at these guys as pure inspiration. i figure that makes it okay to share them. not to purchase (unless you are the lucky few + that’s okay too!) but to admire + draw from. lovely.
. images via miu miu .
February 8, 2012
a few weeks ago a good friend + i attended an amazing lacma ‘director’s series‘ chat with the mulleavy sisters. they talked about their design process with rodarte + the way they go about working together + collaborating with other artists (among a million other things). besides the obvious (like the movie they designed for), they also spoke of their lacma exhibit, fra angelico. needless to say, it was a very inspiring talk to be a part of. i’m still thinking about it weeks later.
this past weekend i finally got to see the fra angelico installation in person + fell in love with these strange sisters all over again. their installation is beyond beautiful.
lacma continues to amaze me + is one of the best things about this messed up town. i’m so thankful we have it at our disposal! next on my agenda is joining that darned costume council so i can get myself into more events like these.
. all images by me .
January 1, 2012
2011 was a lot of fun. the mr. + i did tons of fun things together + on my own i took major steps forward in the thing i take way too seriously — my career. these are few of my favorite 2011 things:
. on 11/11/11 – the tenth anniversary of a very sad event i went to my first pro football game! it was the vikings vs. chargers @ qualcomm stadium in san diego with the bro(+sis)-in-law + the mr. unfortunately the vikings lost. + kept that losing streak going…
. was in the stands for my first in-person mlb grand slam – at another minnesota team’s expense (the mr. is from minnesota. i’m a detroit girl so i’m not used to all this losing…)
. we had a great time in sf with some great sf people + i finally got to visit creativity explored, an art gallery that’s been on my visit list for at least five years. they did not let me down + i can’t wait to return.
. hawaii. enough said.
. there was a great engagement.
. + some wonderful times getting to know a great girl even more.
. + there was a visit home for a very sad event.
. but this year also included a decision to avoid the typical blogs (every one you + your best friend, mother, sister + grandmother have seen) + i was led to some really unique, wonderful + brilliant female voices who aren’t trying to sell you anything to line their own pockets but only want to share good design + positive thoughts. i feel so lucky to have discovered these girls.
. we also got to experience some great local street art first hand + to even learn more about some great ppl/friends.
. it’s been a great year + this is only a snippet of the positive things 2011 has brought to my world. as i said on twitter – 2012 better watch the fuck out cause i’m coming for it.
thanks for reading this little blog + i can’t wait to share 2012 + beyond! xog.