Monday, October 7, 2013

IDS West Quick Report

I had a wonderfully good time at IDS West this year.  I brought along a few friends & they made it much more fun.   We spent a good few hours at the Cactus Club Coal Harbour:

{ Alix & Kylie = cutie pies }

I didn't get to see inside the Laneway House because the lineup was ridiculous: 

{ me no likey queues & the prosecco was calling me }

I met a few interesting vendors.  One was Vin de Gard.  I loved the simplicity of their racking systems which allows the wine to really shine. Here are some of the cellars they have been involved with:

{ I love the feature wall at the end of this cellar }

{ the light bouncing off the wall of wine is mesmerizing }

I also met an artist, Shakun Jhangiani.  Her work is linear; however the textural qualities manage to imbue her canvases with a feeling of movement.  See some of my favourites here:  

{ reminiscent of low tide at our cabin}

{ a slightly more tropical feel }

All in all I think IDS West was a success.  I came away with my head a-swirl with plenty of fodder for our new build.

Till next time...
xxo J

Friday, October 4, 2013

Hammer & Spear, LA

In the latest issue of Lonny Magazine, I read about an LA store called Hammer & Spear.

{ looks good from the outside }

 The store is named after the couple who own it (Kristan Cunninham & Scott Jarrell).  "Hammer" is Jarrell's unique nickname for Cunningham & Jarrell translates to "brave with Spear".  Cool, huh?  Their 'how we met' story is fun & sweet & all online on Lonny.  Not only do they seem like friends you'd want to have, they have lots of new & vintage stuff on site & online... Check it out!

We are heading to LA soon so this is a place on my must visit list.


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lonny October 2013

I'm excited to delve into the latest online issue of Lonny Magazine.  It features Jessica Alba's office space.

{ love the turquoise wall }

If I get all my work done today I'll indulge tonight... can't wait!!  

xx J