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Posted: January 29th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: design, SoulSpace | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Wallpaper covers wallpaper and fabrics at Frankfurt’s Heimtextil 2011, where more than 2,600 companies reportedly showed off their wares in galleries with themes like “sobriety” and “wilderness.”


Posted: January 27th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Art | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Wide White Space @ the Wattis in San Francisco opened on January 20 and will run through February 5.  Stop in and see how graphic artists tangle with the open spaces that exist within galleries to turn emptiness into somethingness.

Cozy Vandalism

Posted: January 21st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: design, fashion, nature | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Image by evolofoto

I love to hike in Los Angeles’ Griffith Park, where the walk up to the observatory gives me time for contemplation as well as exercise. So I was charmed to see the latest sartorial addition to the Griffith Park family this week—a warm and cozy sweater that someone knit for the bear that “guards” one of the park’s entrances.

Design + The Future

Posted: January 20th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: design, sustainability | Tags: , , | No Comments »

If you’re in San Francisco this weekend, check out Compostmodern 2011. This interdisciplinary conference will investigate the ways we can transform the future—and our lives—through sustainable design.

Then and Now

Posted: January 19th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: classical music, SoulSpace, TempleHome, Versailles, Xorin Balbes | No Comments »

The newswires are awash with stories of the old meeting the new, the then banging up against the now:  Kate’s blue engagement ring and impending nuptials to William; modern art at Versailles; introducing classical music to the avant garde…

We’re already half way through the first month of 2011, a new year in a still-pretty-new century, what a beautiful time to consider how we can introduce a fresh slant on old favorites.  so re-upholster your favorite old sofa with a crisp modern fabric; find a new way to walk to work; introduce some new friends to some old friends…

What kind of freshness can you bring to the familiar?


“modern art at Versailles”:

“introducing classical music to the avant garde…”: