New House in Burbank


The past couple of months have been very overwhelming for numerous reasons; one of those reasons being that I moved from East Hollywood to Burbank. Burbank is a combination of suburbia and major studios such as Disney, Warner Brothers, ABC, and NBC. There are quaint, charming houses- bungalow and cottage style- rows of antique shops, small independent restaurants/shops/cafe’s and a modern downtown area. It has a definite small-town feel, which I love coming home to, but its set amongst the entertainment industry. Instead of waking up to a honking Hollywood Blvd, I have orange trees, front and back yards and mountain views. There are lush Northern trees that line the streets and create a welcoming, serene state. It’s also right next to the Toluca Lake area, which has some great hangout spots and giant houses that I will never afford but are nice to look at. I’m still only about 10 minutes from my favorite areas in LA, so it’s really the best of both worlds!




The space is bright and completely renovated- with real hardwood floors! It’s a 3 bedroom house with a backyard, side yard and front yard. There’s central air and heat, a dishwasher, and a washer/dryer. The decorating process is going to come along slowly, but SURELY! We’re trying to go for a modern and minimal feel, but still keep it bright and happy- basically the concept of Jonathan Adler’s brand.


I am decorating my bedroom based on the moon (I know, so LA), so I wanted curtains that had a cosmic vibe but were still simple and minimal. I ordered these cosmic curtains from Urban Outfitters. They remind me of the early-evening sky on an open field.



Speaking of all things lunar, I am going to hang up a moon calendar because they look really beautiful. I like to think the moonlight will tuck me in at night. JUST LET ME BELIEVE IT!!! This one is by Margins on Etsy; it’s letter-pressed by hand and features tree-free cotton paper.





This next calendar is more detailed and uses gold-leaf on heavy recycled matte paper. It’s by Katie Vernon!


A finishing touch to the bedtime dreamscape I’m creating is Uncle Milton’s Moon in My Room. Perhaps intended for children (as most great things are), I actually saw this at a birthday party for a four-year-old! Haha! But why should they get everything fun? Why can’t I have a magical glowing moon comfort me in the night? YOU SEE MY POINT, YOU SEE IT!

Stay tuned for all the renovations we will be incorporating!

French Friday

I’ve been nose deep in Stephanie LaCava’s book “An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: Memoir of an Outsider in Paris” which I’ve FINALLY gotten around to reading (far overdue) and I’ve been mesmerized by each and every page. Much like Stephanie, I’ve battled with a grim shadow of depression and anxiety throughout my life; and I too find solace in collecting treasures, relics from the past, and expanding my knowledge in culture. Her stories in France have yet again made me long for the Parisian lifestyle; browsing museums and fleamarkets, grabbing history and beauty by my very hands. Here are some pictures that are tying me over until that day will come.

Photos via The Paris Apartment and Trouvais

holiday gift guide: deck the walls

From top to bottom left to right:

1. “nature walk” print by tim biskup   2. amalia chimera “catching the sun” 12 x 12 polaroid print  3. “singing tree” print by gwenola carrere   4. “the wild unknown” kitten calendar    5. friendswithyou “the guide” print   6. apak studios etsy store   7. heather amuny-dey “pear bird” print   8. “the immortal doctor adventure showcases his voracious appetite for danger”original drawing by duane hosein   9. “coca cola doll” print by missy munday

green, green grass of home

Below is a collection of some of the most interesting abodes that have caught my eye as of late: The common thread, you ask? They’re all doused in mother nature’s finest, surrounded by lush greens and blues. Oh, how I have a thing for tree houses. Think they get wireless up there? Hmmm…

But really, all I want is to own an adorable, charming, quaint cottage to decorate and call my home. One day…

inside look at an outsider

Anado McLauchlin is a mostly self-taught assemblage artist living south of the US border and across  the  tracks in La Cieneguita, Mexico. Oftentimes he is called an Outsider artist but prefers the term Insider  artist. His creative endeavors include beaded jewelry, embellished whimsical furniture, celebrative be-  jeweled mirrors, shamanic assemblages esoteric wall hangings and revelatory gardens.

Casa Las Ranas

Anado’s Art




This project is in homage to all outsiders, gardeners, and folk artists the world over.

Anado’s studio in La Cieneguita and the house and grounds of Casa Las Ranas are available for tour groups or private individual visits upon appointment.

APAK: {dream} home tour

Aaron and Ayumi Kajikawa Piland are a husband and wife collaborative art group known as APAK.

They live in a little cottage on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon.

They are known in particular for creating rich and colorful gouache/acrylic paintings on wood featuring the utopian lives and adventures of curious little beings living in lush fantastic environments surrounded by friendly little animals, the landscapes are familiar yet surreal, hinting at a fantastic narrative while suggesting truths about the real world at the same time.

And here is some of their inspiring art!

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