Emma Kunz was tapped into her swiss design roots. I have Emma Kunz on my mind today.. "Born into a family of Swiss weavers in 1892, visionary artist Emma Kunz created mandala-like grids which she regularly used as instruments of healing. Abstract, lush, enigmatic and illusionistic, each diagram was reportedly drawn by Kunz in a single sitting." via Tomorrowland
So interesting she was born into a family of weavers .. the lines in her drawings could be threads woven together on a loom..
I wanted to share some of my favorite finds this month.. from an amazing wedding photographer to a treehouse restaurant, books, a car.. in complete disregard for organization.. just wonders I have found and/or pulled onto my desktop.. I will try to reference as best I can..
A little peak into the lovely, vintage-inspired portfolio of the wedding photographer that I just booked.. I am so excited, the amazingly talented Noa of feather love photography
The above engagement session photos by Noa feature a lovely fellow-blogger, Emilia Jane of Auburn and Ivory ... It made my day to see she posted some of my illustrations.
Noa shares my vision to make a few of the wedding photos look like a 70's album cover. Love her shots of Astra. Love their music, too.
1980 Citroen. Future is then.
Trinie Dalton was already one of my favorite contemporary writers -- Wide Eyed and A Unicorn is Born are two books I read and reread and cannot bear to lend out, but give as gifts -- now she has outdone herself with this cover. An Anthology of modern writers with a wigged cat. Mythym, yes please. For sale at picture box
Going to a Geodesic dome home in Joshua Tree for a little weekend getaway next month.. been Dome-Crazy, eyeing the likes of these..
And I go full circle with a treehouse that IS a geodesic dome found in the article The High Life from Dwell.com
Or, you know, just float in a sphere among the trees.
The girls at Cat Party really know how to make my heart swoon. In addition to the multiple cat treasures found below, including a lion pool party and the most extensive and gorgeous collection of cat-related fashion editorials, they posted this cat diamond created by designer Eivind Søreng Molvær.
Tippi Hendren and her family hang out at the pool and around the house. With their friend Anton LaVey's LION. Just another Saturday at the Hendren's. Preteen Melanie Griffith was there, too.
From my friend Ellen's line Modern Lovers.. she's made a Top Cat shirt.. love love love. My friend Abby is modeling it. Oh, and this other model Heidi Auf WiedersehenKlum makes it work on more than one occasion. Ellen's designs are hand screenprinted, original illustrations.. T-A-L-E-N-T. You can buy Top Cat shirt (among other super awesome designs) here
Last night I stepped inside Lite Brite Land. Luc and I went for a stroll through a foggy, pine-tree-lined trail of Griffith Park and saw the L.A. DWP Christmas Light Festival. It's free, it's fun, there's cheesy music blaring, you get at least a mile of walking in, or you can even ride your bike. It made me want hot chocolate. We went and got some afterwards. FESTIVE! Even though they've only done the festival for 13 years, it feels like a step further back in time. Everything is larger than life and Pee-Wee-Tim-Burton-Era-esque. These are iPhone pictures, again. Their website is here.
I really like this home-spun quirky flowery wedding cake. It looks like a person actually made it and its edible and everything once you remove the flowers and the plastic figurines. I found this (along with the makings of a giant-sized bird cake among other coolness) on Katie Byron's site through my friend Sarah Soquel Morhaim... also a super talented lady.
I am constantly scouring the internet for new places to visit in Palm Springs and the desert. I am thrilled that The Ace Hotel is opening another location in Palm Springs in 2009 (in addition to locations in Seattle, Portland, and NYC). The L.A. based design collective Commune is remodeling the former Howard Johnson hotel and Denny's restaurant and designing the Ace Hotel & Swim Club in the tradition of Palm Springs mid-century style with a folk-modern-bohemian flair. They've got it going on.
This is what happens in Denmark at Hvass&Hannibal - a design and art studio based in Copenhagen - when their super creative team steps away from their computers and tries a different medium. I love the triangular salami and the sophisticated color palette and Mr. Pancake Face.