Palm Springs Stalking

October 5th, 2010

The past few days have been jam-packed. Work work, friends, work, thunderstorms, work…ugh. I’m exhausted.

I met up with Bianca and friends at their campsite in Joshua Tree to check out this music thing at Pappy and Harriet’s and celebrate Bee’s birthday. It was awesomely fun even though felt totally out of place at the Manimal event.

In the morning I headed back out to Palm Springs to meet with a new client about a very cool house – which I can’t wait to show you guys – it rained off and on, was 100 + degrees and like 100 percent humidity so things were a sticky mess. While I was leaving and getting ready to meet up with Bee and the crew I took some inspiration photos of exteriors around town. Driving around slowly and shooting out my car window always makes me feel like a super creep.

I love this entrance. I bet you guys have seen it before – looks like one of the agaves bit the dust.

I actually got out of my car for this one. Sothebys was having an open house and I desperately wanted to go in and check it out. I felt a little weird since NO ONE was around and then got a text to head out and meet the kids at The Ace.

Stormy all day. By stormy I mean really sunny with sudden torrential downpours. It was frustrating weather.

I was needing some inspiration for a fire pit set up I’m thinking about and saw this fresh addition at The Ace. Love the shallow pan with the tri-legged stand.

Here is the surrounding rock circle and pool with a lush lawn that was not for walking on.

After doing a quick walk-a-bout around the hotel property we headed out for some shopping. I bought nothing but did see…

A DOUBLE RAINBOW!

Which led back to The Ace where I got something really cool.

After months of waiting I finally got a terrarium! The last time Bianca came out we found this weird plastic container thing the said “Morgan” on the bottom which she promised to make into a terrarium and give back to me. I love it, it has a nude couple on a lounger and an air plant. It’s perfect!

Here is me receiving my gift as shot by Bee’s long time lover – Eric. Does it gross you out when I say lover? It grosses me out. Now that is how I am referring to all significant others for extra awkwardness. Oh, and because I’m on my completely weird incognito fetish kick, Biancer decided to block out my identity with hearts. That’ll do B. That’ll do.

Bianca has an etsy shop Terri Planty were she sells her planted creations and a blog about the process of making them. I need to find a spot for my new baby.

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16 Comments

  1. alex sunday on 10/05/2010:

    amazing exteriors. love love love.
    i was just checking out terri planty yesterday! such cool terrariums but i’m sure they wouldn’t be allowed in to australia. damn border control.

  2. monika@lifemadesimple on 10/05/2010:

    Wow!! Striking photos! Cool terrarium, looks fantastic.

  3. Barb F (Australia) on 10/05/2010:

    Goddammit Palm Springs rocks! Salivating over these inspiration pics. I thank my lucky stars you’re a super creep with a telephoto lens.

  4. Marti on 10/05/2010:

    “Lover” reminds me of the Jonathan Richman song, “When I Say Wife”:
    “When I say ‘wife’
    it’s cause if you said ‘lover’ every day
    you’re gonna begin to gag
    but ‘wife’ sounds like you’re mortgaged
    sounds like the laundry bag”

  5. maya on 10/05/2010:

    i see you!

  6. Jen on 10/05/2010:

    helz yeah! i’m getting married next month down the street from the orange door’d joint. there’s a bunch of rad homes around there. and that place is for sale!
    desert dreaming……

  7. The brick house on 10/05/2010:

    You are a lucky duck, and I am crashing that wedding. Love that neighborhood!

    I should have gone inside and made an offer. They had a pool in the front yard.

  8. Jen on 10/05/2010:

    http://www.oasisrentals.com/sierra-estate-palm-springs.aspx

    yeah……it took me a LONG time to find a house that would allow a wedding. all the hotels are WAY too spendy. i found the owner of this place through another website and got an even cheaper price since there’s no middle man. rad spot for a vacation too with some homies….

  9. jeannette on 10/06/2010:

    terrarium, rainbow in the desert, tiny naked plastic people, all that, excellent but it’s that PINK DOOR that has me kvelling.

  10. Anna @ D16 on 10/06/2010:

    California is seriously a whole different planet from New York. I feel like I’m looking a pictures from Mars. That house with the pink door!!! The future has arrived, and it’s intergalactic!!

  11. Martin on 10/06/2010:

    Trying to find MCM homes up here in Toronto is next to impossible.. (sure there are some, but the majority are of a different vintage) Did a quick MLS search of houses for sale in Palm Springs, and the vast Majority are MCM.. and the ones that are not perfect examples, are as close to the MCM houses we have up here… I think I know where Id like to retire.

  12. June on 10/07/2010:

    You’re a girl! Had always imagined you as a boy every time I read the blog! Ha! Think that German magazine called you a boy – maybe thats why I thought you were a boy!

  13. June on 10/07/2010:

    No it wasn’t the German magazine! Must have been something else!

  14. THE BRICK HOUSE on 10/08/2010:

    I’m a girl. I know, people think I’m not a lot…probably the unisex name and bawdy style. Also might be that I never post photos of myself.

  15. Rick on 10/08/2010:

    Life in the desert is quite different than southeast Texas. But I love the home fronts you show. I like that clean look, especially the top photo.

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