Archive for the ‘ceramic’ Category


Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Anyone curious about where the largest most awe inspiring fiber art piece was relocated, can now feel less curious. Photo evidence suggests it’s been chilling in the living room, much to the delight of delivery people everywhere.

Whose pizza boy always says theirs is the coolest and most favorite house to deliver to?

This girls!

Keep it up dudes, I enjoy both pizza and compliments.

Oh, and before you say anything, yes, I went ‘there’ with that weird giant thrift store dream catcher thing. Perhaps it’s not in the best taste, but hey, fibers control my sad little heart.

Come on. Don’t look at me like that. Fibers.

Otherwise, I’ve been sorting through piles of furniture and vintage bric-a-brac around the house to prep for a big online sale; an upcoming sale which details and links should be posted around here soon…

Wow. What a jerk move. All the sale info should probably have been prepared before this, but hey, it’s like 100 plus degrees constantly and my brain is all bleeeech I’m sweaty and tired shut up.


Thanks to everyone who chimed in on the Dwell thing. We’re all good now? Still friends and such?

I love you.

It’s hot.


Friday, July 6th, 2012

Now with the immediacy and ease of sites like Instagram and Twitter, I’m tending to neglect this actually blog. Seriously, when did blogging start to feel so archaic? Or is this just creeping laziness? Is this July? What’s happening?

Anyway, here’s a compilation of small changes and additions around the house from the past months (or so).

1. Return of the massive white ceramic lamp (I prefer my lamps huge)
2 & 3. Updated OFT Potence Lamp (now with more BRASS tip)
4. Vintage Navajo Two Gray Hills weaving from eBay (now without awful smoke smells)
5. Few more thrifty ceramics (plus a Home Depot CACTUS)
6. Brutalist hallway lamp fixture from eBay (replacing this one)
7. Hey, it’s a consignment store pillow (maximum PINK achieved)
8. Too Blessed 2 be Stressed poster in need of hanging (via reference library)


Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Hit up Palm Springs for a little thrifting action on what turned out to be an ‘extreme’ wind day. Unusually strong gusts mixed up the fine desert dust with low hanging clouds to create a strangely ominous apocalyptic wasteland. This was some crazy end of the world type wind.


Despite the wind, shopping happened.

Having a soft spot for broken down classics, I grabbed this vintage Knoll Bertoia Diamond Chair on my thrifting route. For more than a year I’ve watched this puppy gather dust at one of my favorite consignment spaces as the price was repeatedly knocked down until it just recently hit $50. No rational person wanted to touch this thing because of a few broken welds and lovely dusting of rust, but I guess I have time to repair it?

Of course. Throw another project on the pile.

Perhaps I’m a tad blind to its many faults, but ever since missing out on this Bertoia, the hunt has been on for a similar piece to fill the sad black hole left in my heart. With some welded love and the addition of a full cover, this wounded specimen will be all sorts of design gorgeous.

Otherwise, Palm Spring thrifting was fairly sparse with only the usual ceramic pieces and this awkward Tom Wesselman amateur style painting found and purchased despite the crazy wind and my waning enthusiasm.

I must stop buying thrift store art, but it was impossible to resist that furry little blond bush.

Oh, J.BEAN, you perv.

The wind apocalypse eventually cleared up early in the evening and the floating dust clouds made for an incredible sunset. Palm Springs is always pretty beautiful.

Enough of that nonsense.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving! – or – Enjoy your normal weekend!

With pie and such!