Sunday, February 19, 2012
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
I have long loved this Cape Cod watch from Hermes. I cannot explain why, other than there is something familiar about it to me—perhaps it is the leather that reminds me of bridles from days of riding horses. It is petite. Nautical. Simple. Cape Cod. Hermes describes it as being inspired by the solitary anchor chain link. My father grew up on Cape Cod. My great grandfather was a boat builder—by hand. The sea is in me. Horses are in me. Time is all around me, encompassing all of us.
Perhaps it is because my father always cherished excellent timepieces. I remember from a very young age his particularity with his watches--his handling of an old Tudor watch of my grandfather's.
To him, they were investments, emotional and financial. They were precious. They were symbolic and offered as such.
I once summed my father up with the following six words: He was firm, but had finesse. He was simple yet refined. He was precise and punctual, yet always with a wild spirit. I proudly wear his watch now, just as my sister wears one of his other favorites. They hold within them, their delicate mechanisms, a magical way to hold memories, too.
Just as time passes, my father did too. A few years back. And many would say far too early for his time, time, time… Yet time is a construct of humanity. And we can learn to embrace it, often with the help of beautiful timepieces, old and new, or watch it, count it down, fear it. I’d prefer to remember that it just is… time. As we are upon a New Year, it is time to reflect, grow, feel, see, smile, love, touch, remember, hope, believe… in this time... on our hands.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Illustration for a Mexican Song, 1927
Mother and Child, 1929
Convent of Tepotzotlán, Mexico, 1924
Modotti focused on still life, architecture, the hands of mothers and laborers, and compositions that could speak, invoke emotions to support a political or humanitarian movement, particularly in Mexico.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
This is Smiling Spider, a charcoal drawing from 1881 by Odilon Redon, a French Symbolist painter, printmaker and draughtsman. I'm sorry, Smiling Spider!?! It is fantastical.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
To kick it off are these fantastic vintage leather British football and rugby balls from the 1930s. Found at Urban Country Antiques in Venice, Calif. www.urbancountryantiques.com
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Serene beiges, whites, and blues reflect the coastal colors of sand and sea. You can find this lounger at a nifty little shop in Newport, Calif., called Juxtaposition Antiques. They have other wonderful found objects and creative linen textiles. http://juxtaposition.1stdibs.com/store/furniture_search.php?FRID=Y2rJZW1lwpbJ