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When I grow up.

In Design, See, Touch on March 14, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Check out this firms site – Commute – I saw the plaster wall medallion installation on Remodelista this morning and then have spent the last half hour pouring over their site.


Thinking of Spring Photoshoots…

In Design, See on February 14, 2011 at 1:33 PM

A backlog of finished projects to document has me thinking of sunny days and upcoming photoshoots. I am sure this is going to work it’s way into one of them!


In Design on December 9, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Front Desk.

In Design on July 10, 2010 at 1:32 PM

This would be the best for a design studio…. or the front door of my new speakeasy hidden bar restaurant… Just have one of these as the front desk. Nothing else around it. Someone takes the elevator up, empties out into the white white white lobby of your ________( fill in the blank)  and this is the only thing to greet them. So fun! I want this!

Photo Shoot

In Design, See on April 15, 2010 at 7:29 AM

Here are the results from the photo shoot. I am still tweaking the site so it looks a bit messy but I couldn’t wait to share any longer! Click on the Heartland tab and then click on the numbers or photos to scroll through.

What I did this weekend.

In Design, See on March 29, 2010 at 9:27 AM

After running all over town all week to pick up the necessary supplies, I was able to pin down my other half  (talented wood working designer husband) to help me piece together a frame for the soon to open Heartland Cafe in West Seattle.

As you may or may not know I have been working with the owners to develop the concept and design. And while I have not had full control, I have been able to get my way with a couple of things.  One being the “Ode To Mother” framing of an antique apron to be displayed as one half of the “American Gothic-esque” wall.  Budgets being what they are at the end of a project – I knew that the 1000.00 price tag of framing this large beauty was not going to cut it. And I knew that I would be soooo sad if this didn’t make it on the wall.  So I DIY’d it with some crown molding, gold leaf wax, coffee soaked burlap, gold headed pins and the essential help of the man. Thank You Thank You!

I would also like to state that the recent book reviewed in the NY Times about the homes of designers actually only details the lives of those designers living on Fantasy Island. My house on the other hand is a wreck – and what you don’t see in this picture – besides my cute little kiddo – is the havoc of the kitchen (which is U-G-L-Y), the 10 new windows waiting to be installed (Yes, that will our project next weekend) leaning against the wall in the living room, the under served and unfinished bathroom project (deemed “yucky” by a recent sleepover guest), and a child’s room that looks like it could be featured on the next episode of the Hoarders. Someday however, I do plan on moving to Fantasy Island.

Heartland. Sneek Peek.

In Design, See on March 8, 2010 at 8:04 AM

Yesterday the 12 foot farm table designed by Modern Object was installed in the space. Here are some quick and crappy photos of the table – it is awesome!

Will you be my sensei?

In Design, See, Taste, Touch on October 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM


I have this relationship with AvroKO. Well it’s more like hero worship. Or stalking. It all started when I was hired by Starbuck’s store concept division to compile a list of dream partners. Possible collaborators if you will. A great little research gig for someone obsessed with design, architecture, objects, and materials etc.  Anyway, it was during this time that I came across AvroKO, and as a firm they were the ones that set the bar for me. I felt as if I knew them, their methods, their mania for every detail. And I wanted to be them – hip young college friends all grown up and creating really amazing spaces all centered around food.  I still do.  And one day we will share a martini while concepting a new space… (a girl has gotta dream).

So here are a couple of snippets from their spaces in NYC:





keyspublicMore to come….

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