Reader’s Choice

October 7th, 2010

We bought our sofa in a pinch from Alex at Modern Furniture Rental in Orange County not so long ago. After having four (four!!! wtf) sofas in the den I have to say that this has been my favorite so far and the first I wasn’t imagining immediately removing from the space.

Alex recently emailed to let me know that he is doing a custom order on Oct. 15 for some clients and wanted to know if there was any classic piece my greedy little heart desired.

Yeah, of course. Womb Chair pretty please. And then he said sure, no problem – it’s yours.

AND then my brain exploded with joy!!!

I’ve always loved the Womb, but never thought I would have one (even a knock off). Now the big decision. What fabric?!?!

Alex sent the solid options:

And the tweeds:

I think the new addition would end up in the master bedroom (which I’m still working on…ugh…) which means that my thrifted rocker will have to go.

Looks like one astute reader called it.

jenn, “i don’t want to rain all over this parade, but you are gonna hate that chair in a month. bets? regardless, it’s a good find!”

to which I replied,

THE BRICK HOUSE, “I actually really love the chair, but if something better came along…well…yeah. I’m a bit of a whore, so I would probably switch.”

Apparently I called it as well, I’m a whore and I am switching – but I do still really like the black chair. So Jenn, I owe you half a coke. The scary thing is that I think it would make a perfect nursery chair. It rocks and swivels and is super comfy and would be good for some momma and her baby…just not this young lady with no babies.

Back to the Womb, not mine – but the chair. What do you guys think? I’m leaning towards a light gray tweed or maybe go crazy with navy? I can’t decide. I’m stumped.

If you guys are looking for a classic piece at a good price, let Alex know. He can order just about anything but needs to know before the 15th.

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.

LOCAL

October 4th, 2010

Bob Pratte from The Press Enterprise came by last week to check out the house and be annoyed by Iggy. This Sunday the article came out and I immediately went into a shame spiral of despair about the most awkwardly unprepared and horrible photo of me ever. My mouth is literally open saying please don’t take a picture of me since the whole gig with the blog is about a certain kind of anonymity. Maybe I needed to be a little more forceful.

Next time.

Otherwise it was very cool and sweet. Bob is incredibly nice and generous and knew a lot about our home town that I’ve neglected to find out.

The funniest thing to come out of the article has been a number of locals emailing in some nice comments and stories. Elizabeth, who turns out to be one of the previous owners (and a blogger) sent in the original advertisement that she saw about The Brick House which lead to her eventually buying the place. I was always curious about the red button of doom and it seems that she and her husband are to blame. Hilarious.

She’s going to come out and give us a little background and check out what we’ve been up to.

She even painted an awesome homage to The Captain on her nails to celebrate. HILARIOUS.