Friday, May 30, 2008

gradient of succulents

This is just the most lovely gradient of succulents. Was on Abbot Kinney this afternoon photographing the Tortoise shop for IKW as the guest blogger on D*S next month.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

shredding the past

Next phase in our clean up -- going through about dozen plus plastic bins of financial and work docs that go way back to our college days. I am convinced you can write the story of your life based on your credit card bill statements. They tell you where you've lived, places you frequented, who you worked for, how much money you felt comfortable blowing in one month, and then some. This was interesting to me because I had forgotten when I had traveled, where, and with who. Before shredding, I noted some of these dates and times for my future autobiography, ha ha, no really only because I am so forgetful these days and it's nice to reminisce.

Some notes about this experience: it takes forever because you are revisiting your past; a good shredder that does not overheat is your best friend; the Notebook program I got for another project has been archiving my life story perfectly; canceled a credit card today, going to try and pay cash more often.


Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day

In addition to remembering our troops who have passed, it's important to slow down and not take for granted the things that they risked their lives for. This weekend, it was for blue skies, kites and bike rides on the beach.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Rogan for Target

Just got back from some Saturday night shopping at Target and found the latest Go International designer, Rogan, on the racks -- "Designed by Rogan Gregory, an environmentally-conscious collection of modern silhouettes and nature-inspired prints and patterns." It was so bizarre to see this one dress reminiscent of a Martin Margiela meets Helmut Lang utilitarian aesthetic. On top of that, the entire line was made sustainable. How could I resist. Above, what I will be wearing all summer.

Now home, I have been reading that this Rogan for Target line premiered at Barney's, yes Barney's. I'm not sure what think about all of it except that everyone is just getting along so fabulously. I love it.


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Less Traffic

I work at home, but I've been hearing a lot lately, from people that I know, how traffic is easing up as a result of soaring gas prices here in LA. Really makes me realize that people's pocket books will clearly be the main way out of global warming.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

bucket in the bathtub

Been noticing lately, really how much water I waste waiting for the hot water to warm up before showering - it's quite a bit. So I got a new bucket at the hardware store last Saturday.

I easily fill up half the bucket with each shower. I've been using the water to fix my bed head hair in the morning, I've washed my dirty feet a few times, and have been watering plants.


Saturday, May 03, 2008

work hard and...

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Muji socks

My favorite socks from Muji made from recycled cotton. I bought a set for me and set for my mom years ago and just found that they still sell them!