DIY: Glass Cloche Lamp

DIY: Glass Cloche Lamp

I was inspired by this item I saw on Fab.com‘s “Vintage Monday ” e-mail to create a virtually identical piece: Made by Adam Gatchel of Southern Lights Electric Co., this light was exactly what I was looking for as a nightstand lamp to bring some rustic vintage flavor into my bedroom. Naturally, I thought I … Continue reading

Le Dîner en Blanc – Los Angeles

Le Dîner en Blanc – Los Angeles

Yesterday I attended the Los Angeles iteration of Le Diner en Blanc, a pop-up dinner party that has been organizing at landmarks in various cities around the world. At the last minute, the location is given to thousands of friends and acquaintances who have been patiently waiting to learn the “Dîner en Blanc’s” secret place. … Continue reading

GO: DIY Saturdays @ CB2

GO: DIY Saturdays @ CB2

As an avid DIY-er, I was ecstatic to learn about DIY Saturdays at CB2. I’ve oft gone the trial-and-error route by reading about projects online, but being able to work step-by-step with someone is definitely a preferable route. It looks like the theme is on indoor gardens, which is perfect. I bought a bunch of … Continue reading

DIY: Drawstring Knapsack

DIY: Drawstring Knapsack

In preparation for Coachella, I made a small knapsack backpack for myself – I wanted to be able to carry some stuff with me (camera, sweater, etc.), but didn’t want to have bulging pockets or lug around something heavy and/or bulky with me the entire day. I already have a drawstring knapsack that I got … Continue reading

GO: Coachella 2012

GO: Coachella 2012

Since weekend 2 is already upon us, I thought I would share my photos from weekend 1 as a way to help curb my everyone’s desire to go back for a second round. Happy Coachella-ing!

Places: The Melrose Trading Post

Places: The Melrose Trading Post

Nothing makes a lazy Sunday more complete than a stroll through the Melrose Trading Post. “Described as a cool, eclectic gem of a place to find treasures and rare goodies, the Melrose Trading Post is a great Sunday destination.  You can expect to find something to make you say “wow” every single time you visit. … Continue reading

DIY: Moose Head Taxidermy

DIY: Moose Head Taxidermy

I’ve been seeing a lot of taxidermy and antlers popping up in modern interiors. I love the way it contrasts with the sleek lines of a minimalist room as well as the rustic and natural feel it brings to a classically designed one. Finding a pair of my own has been a goal of mine whenever I hit up one of the local flea markets in LA. However, the ones I’ve found have either been too small to suit my tastes or too expensive for me to swallow. Continue reading

The Coachella Survival Kit

The Coachella Survival Kit

Coachella – mecca for both the real and aspirational hipster alike. There is no quicker and easier way to build your hipster cred than to make this spring pilgrimage to the desert town of Indio. The spoils of Coachella are yours for the taking! Here’s what to bring so you can get yours and still escape (relatively) unscathed. Continue reading