It’s Monday. And out there, about two hours from where I write, is a pool sparkling under a fireball that is nuking the concrete surrounding the cool pool to 104 degrees, or something that feels much hotter. […]
Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category
Was nothing sacred? Had Banksy slipped into a Fjellse bed with Ikea? As we stood at the entrance of the Ventura Lambrate subway station during the recent Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, I interrupted my eye roll at the rough black-and-white pasted figures on the granite walls with the realization this was probably just another mainstreaming of street art. […]
We’ve been on the road and in the air since April 4, covering thousands of miles to reach Edinburgh (holiday in a castle), London (friends and design), Milan (design+furniture fair) and finally Palm Springs (A+R Toy Lab at the Crafting Community). […]
Forget Coachella. There in the desert, unleashed, raw imagination is at the core of an upcoming gathering lead by renown artists Karen Kimmel, Tanya Aguiñiga, Cathy Callahan of Cathy of California fame, bag designer Clare Vivier and teeming with underwater photography, skateboarding, sneaker customization and smores. […]
Joline, Joline…Dolly Parton was entreating as adamant as ever on BBC Radio One, as we drove from Cumbria, where Andy’s father lives, to the outskirts of Edinburgh in Scotland, home of the crazy castle Andy chose to both celebrate his 50th and bring together his family from all parts, including Wales and Australia…
But back to Dolly Parton. […]
Regrets, I’ve had a few…Truth be told, they are very few since I find it counterproductive living life that way. But one regret I cannot shake is recently lingering in Nashville and skipping out on the opening festivities in San Francisco for the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective at the de Young Museum. […]
A rose needs 81 hours to grow and thrive. A factoid that I was not aware of regarding my namesake flower. But this bit of horticultural insight inspired the premise of the new short “81 Hours In One Suitcase” directed by pals Aaron Rose and produced Apple Via for the brand 81 hours. […]
To get my beauty sleep for tomorrow’s book signing at the Palm Desert International Fragrance & Flower Festival, the organizers checked me into the new Saguaro Palm Springs tonight.
The twelve-hued rainbow of paint that colors the place inside and out still seems fresh from the room doors to the dressers to the patio walls. […]
Throughout all our travels individually and together, Andy and I have treated the term “resort” with the kind of aversion reserved for sports bars and Justin Bieber concerts: Not. Our. Thing. […]
Part of the pleasure of a road trip is the discovery of delicious places to fill our bellies. On our somewhat-spontaneous adventure to San Francisco this last week (to catch the final hours of the SFMoMa show on elderly design icon Dieter Rams, and, across town, the first days of the nascent star Miss Nora Woods) , we found such a place for lunch after our first night out, in wine country Paso Robles. […]
The upshot? There was plenty of design, but only a select few pieces made the A+R cut. […]
Organized by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum but exhibiting in the United Nations visitors’ lobby, it focuses on projects worldwide turning slums into more humane, modern places to live. […]
Now the world can discover what Andy and I already know: once you walk in George Esquivel's shoes, you can actually keep walking.
I have several pairs of his lace-up brogues, a couple plain, others more traditional—well, except for the color combos! […]
Better late than never. That was certainly the thinking when we set out after a long day in the store on Sunday evening for San Francisco, a six-hour drive north from home which ended the following morning on July 4 when we arrived inside the parking garage at the de Young Museum to catch the closing day of “Balenciaga and Spain."
It was well worth the impromptu road trip, as I'd hoped after receiving the sumptuous catalog on the show from our dear manager Rafael for my birthday in May. […]
Back in L.A. during the wee, pitch-black hours last night from a whirlwind of design shows and other adventures in New York City. We were there, of course, for the latest installment of ICFF, where we managed to find some great, yet-to-be-released must-haves for A+R. […]
As we prep for our upcoming holiday under the sun in Tulum, the inevitable subject of swimwear hangs heavy in the air. Even at my fittest, I was never much for a teeny weeny two-piece. […]