Saturday, December 19, 2009


We finished trimming the tree last night. It all came together so fast. The new addition to the crew this year is the little elf in this last photo. I found him at a flea market 2 weeks ago. He seems right at home. I LOVE his little boots.

Happy holidays!

Friday, December 18, 2009

holiday spirit

this is a photo of the top of the tree in the lobby of our building.

The whole holiday thing is really moving fast this year. Our holiday projects are well under way with cookie baking, card making and tree choosing. Here are a few photos of our tree and card projects. We still have to trim the tree but it looks so damn cute just sitting there that we have been enjoying it without all the stuff on it. Maybe we can get to it tonight.
Richard with our lil tree

the very beginning of the holiday decorating projects

pre-trimmed tree

I ran out of Gocco screens that we needed for our holiday card project. I was horrified to find out that they aren't making screens this size anymore. I didn't have time to buy anything on Ebay so Richard and I came up with a plan to reuse old Gocco frames with new screens. We were pretty pleased with ourselves.

after we cut out the old screen we lined the edges with glue stick

then we glued the new screen to the sticky, glued edges

we thought it would be a good idea to put the screen under a heavy book for a few minutes to make sure that the new screen stuck to the frame

we had a little help keeping the book and screen in place

After the glue was dry we reinforced the edges with clear packing tape and we were ready to burn the screen!

Richard's holiday drawing just before we burn it onto the screen

short movie of me using the Gocco printer that Richard gave to me two Christmases ago

Richard taking advantage of his obsessive tendencies by make sure to evenly apply ink to each card

the card drying station

Next post will include cookies and tree trimming!


The weather is so amazing today that I just have to wonder if it's really December. I probably just jinxed myself by typing that...well, the day is gorgeous and the rain we had two days ago didn't totally do away with all the flowers around our building. I'm posting a few photos of what things look like around here.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

summer at a glance

This entire summer has been a whirl wind. I was lucky enough to travel to NYC in April Cape Cod in June and NYC a few times after that. I was also surprised to see parts of California that I hadn't seen before. In this post I am just showing photographs of the summer with a small bit of info. There is no particular order to things just an at a glance view before I have to admit that fall is here and winter is on the way

drinks with the girls at The Ramp by moonlight

fabulous olive wing back in Hudson NY at Arenskjold

fabulous love seat in Hudson NY at Arenskjold

the best set of chairs in Hudson NY at Arenskjold

the sectional in the basement of Arenskjold in Hudson NY

movie being filmed at night in the LES

Harlem garden

a view of the Standard from the High Line

a view of Chelsea from the High Line

Fresno figs from my parents tree

Hudson NY at dusk

Carter's studio in Hudson NY

Hudson bouquet

coolest woman in southern California

Palm Springs

photo safari with Cole

Cape Cod view

"Sound Suits" from the Nick Cave exhibit at Yerba Buena

Charlie working on a landscape

Carter in Red Hook studio

Connecticut from the train

Richard on the beach in Cape Cod

window sill in Harlem

Bay to Breakers aftermath

Wolfgang in downtown LA

New Work from Todd Hido in NYC at Bruce Silverstein

detail from Tom Sachs studio tour

Castaneda/Reiman installation at DCKT NYC

David Byrne showed up to Carter's opening at Salon 94

photo I found at a family reunion this summer

fun in the sun with Jason and Cole


windows at Prada NYC

delicious lunch in Brooklyn with Miss Emily

chunk of "iceberg" at the Titanic exhibit in NYC
Limentaur Beach fun

Cole perfecting Ninja moves for Halloween

last beach day of the summer