Thursday, October 27, 2011

5th Ave Apt

Working on a new project with Tracey.  Yes it's a 5th avenue penthouse, yet in true Smilow style it's going to be super low key.  I have been finding oogles of beautiful things though - whether or not we will be using them I thought I'd start putting them together.

Sarah Lavoine

I came across this article about Ms. Princess Sarah Lavoine.  Definitely a new designer crush.  I love her work.

I'm gonna hear 'em sing

"I ain't gonna baptize. I'm gonna work in the fiel's, in the green  fiel's, an' I'm gonna be near folks.  I ain't gonna try to teach 'em nothn'.  I'm gonna try to learn.  Gonna learn why the folks walks in the grass, gonna hear 'em talk, gonna hear 'em sing.  Gonna listen to kids eatin' mush.  Gonna hear huban' an' wife a poundin' the mattress in the night.  Gonna ear with em' an' learn."  His eyes were wet and shining.  "Gonna lay in the grass, open an' honest with anybody that'll have me.  Gonna cuss an' swear an' hear poetry of folks talkin'.  All that's holy, all that's what I didn' understan'.  All them things is the good things."
Ma said "Amen."

A quote I wrote down while reading the "Grapes of Wrath".  It's what Casey (the preacher) is going to do once he gets to California.  I love it because to me it's so surprising - the thought of someone who has spent their life telling people what to do and what's right all of a sudden wants to start learning from them instead.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I finally got to Kiosk - a little shop in a Soho that's hid up in a second floor shop accessed through this sketchy little door with graffiti all over it.  You would never guess what was up there if you didn't know about it, but I've admired this little shop online for a few years now.
They have a rotating inventory of oddities from around the world.  Here is one of the treasures I made out with:

It's a lunch pail from India with three separate compartments for goodies.  They even come with little plates inside to eat on.  It's perfect for Tom and I because we pack lunches EVERY morning and I think I'll be motivated to pack one when I get to do it in this pretty little thing.

Home Again Home Again Jiggidy Jog

Could I ask for a better day home?  Never.  I am back from the BIG city and so so glad to be in my beautiful rainy mountain home.  Morning started with hugs and kisses from an early morning biker and ended with a bowl of oatmeal and hazelnuts from my perch on our stool while watching him get ready for work.  The afternoon is looking like a knit socks, tea, working afternoon with butter nut squash roasting in the oven.  It's a good day to be home.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Wedding at the Yellow Stone Ranch

If we're friends on facebook you've already seen enough of these.  If not here is your sneaky peak!

Sunday, October 2, 2011