Sunday, November 30, 2008


Glenn's friend Aaron came in yesterday - he found a real life Gauguin on ebay - and he pointed out that our sets of ceramic bottles look like Morandi paintings. He's totally right! He also told us that there's an amazing Morandi exhibit on at the moment at the Met in NYC. Maybe that's why he had Morandi on his mind?

Set of ceramic bottles $75 each.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


Went to see MILK (directed by Gus Van Sant) last night. Golly Gosh that Sean Penn's a right good actor. Should be seen for sure. Bit disheartening to think that Harvey Milk was fighting for gay rights in the early 1970s, specifically that bonkers Anita lady in 1978 and 30 years later California passed Prop 8. I s'pose things haven't changed that much at all. People are still badly educated, sanctimonious, bigoted arses. One day this must change and I do believe it will.

This week I also went to see Slumdog Millionaire and Twilight. Both extremely brilliant for extremely different reasons.

I go to the pictures a lot when I'm needing a bit of a break from the world.

Well. Why not?

Bill Gibb: Fashion & Fantasy

Bill Gibb: Fashion & Fantasy by Iain R Webb

The dress on the front cover (pictured above) is made from leather and sequins. Yep. Leather and sequins. True Genius.

"British designers are story tellers, fairytale tellers, dreamers and I think this was really the essence of the romance behind Bill Gibb." - John Galliano.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Fortune: May It Smile Upon You

Fortune Box M&C Co - $85

Complete with wood to knock on, a horse shoe, some salt to throw over your shoulder and inexplicably a bag of tiny mung bean seeds.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Rubiks Cubes!

Wooden Puzzles $35 each
Rubiks Cubes - $15 - $38

Don't know what to get for the person who has everything? Well - maybe one of these vintage puzzles might do the trick. If nothing else it would shut them up for half an hour. And couldn't we all do with a little peace and quiet?

The Owl & The Pussy Cat

Owl Bookends - $65/pair

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Pussy said to the Owl, 'You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?'
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

'Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?' Said the Piggy, 'I will.'
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

Interview, World War 2 & Thunder.

It is POURING with rain in LA today. Torrential. It's superb. And we have thunderbolts and lightening. It happens about once a year like this. My garden is singing! Although my succulents look a little shocked and horrified.

Interview magazine has undergone a re-design - I know I am a little late in noticing. It's about 3 issues in to it I think. I subscribed after I received one of those demented "subscribe for 12 issues for a penny" thingies in the mail. I just got this Cate Blanchett issue and it's such a stunning cover. The guts of the magazine is pretty solid too, good articles and lay-outs.

It's coincidental too because when the mailman arrived with this magazine of mine, I was randomly watching Cate Blanchett in Charlotte Gray on the telly - I was ironing and flicking channels (I am a terrible ironer - nothing but nothing ever comes out wrinkle-free. I think I have bad iron-wrist -action). Charlotte Gray is about a woman who goes to France to join the resistance in the second world war. I've also just finished reading a book on the second world war. All I can really say about it all is that I am a reaffirmed one hundered per cent pacifist person.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Small Cheap Gifts!

Small Pop Top Vase - $7.50
Large Pop Top Vase - $8.50

Lovely, inexpensive vases - wouldn't these look wonderful with a couple of flowers plucked from the hedgerow? Oh hang on. This is Los Angeles - right right. No hedgerow picking to be had. Well they would also look delightful with some sprigs of umm, bougainvillea or euphorbia.

Brilliant Bilbo Bloggins

My friend Glenn who lives in Los Angeles has a friend Karyn, who lives in New York - I met her once in the store and thought she had mad magical style. It was with great joy and yippees that Glenn recently told me she has a blog about....what she wears every morning...


It's perfs.

ps. I swear that one day I will start posting pictures again.

Stories, Echo Park

The most amazing new bookstore has opened in Echo Park - it's everything I would like to be when I grow up - anyone who lives in LA and anyone who visits LA and thinks of themselves a book-person should go and see this. It's exceedingly heart-warming and uplifting to see a store like this open.

Look at what RackedLA had to say about the whole thing - click here

Gorgeous Website!

Been a bit obsessed with websites lately due to having mine designed. A friend (who has a infested hot tub - but that's another story) sent me this one to have a look at and oh it's gorgeous.

Check it ou-u-u-u-t.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


I am being a slow-poke and posting not a lot of anything because I am furiously trying to get my website done by yesterday. I will be back to blogging madness next week!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Felt Club!

Felt Club!!!
150 Vendors plus DIY Classes, Music, Prizes, Food & Booze!!!!
Sunday November 16 2008
11am - 7pm
$5 donation at the door

Shine Auditorium
Expo Center
700 West 32nd St, LA, CA 90007


Susan Miller on this month's Astrologyzone has put the fear of God in me about the evil and pernicious full moon that's headed our way on Dec 12th....apparently it's going to get all of us - and one of the things she advises is to get Holiday shopping in early as this foreboding full moon could throw a spanner (wrench?) in our collective works and cause previously tried and tested time frames to fall into disarray...SO....we should all go to Felt Club on Nov 16 and get our pressies bought and bound like early birds.

I was talking to one of my favourite customers the other day - he's rather handsome which is probably why he ranks as one of my favourites - anyway he was telling me that there's a whole astrological sign that was removed because it made the astrological calender out of whack with the Julian calender. It was between Scorpio and Sagittarius I think and although I can't remember it's name, this star-sign's animal was a SERPENT BEAR. Makes my Ram of Scary Aries look a little tame that's for sure. But I did just find out my Chinese sign is the dragon which makes me feel a LOT better.