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Nek Chand’s vision

I must admit I am a bit obsessed with reading obituaries. Of course, I would prefer to learn about amazing people or the occasional talking parrot while they are still alive, but many times I only learn about them in the carefully crafted obituaries that many periodicals take great pride in. It’s funny because there … Continue reading Nek Chand’s vision

New Stuff! 25% off sale for limited time at my Etsy shop

Commingling art and commerce is not new. At the risk of imperiling my artistic integrity, I invite you to consider taking a peek at my Etsy shop. From now until Friday, June 26, 2015, get 25% off existing stock using coupon code SUMMER2015. What would Damien Hirst say!!??


One of my inspirations for jewelry is Tina Chow. I was just a kid when she was big. I actually found out about her through reading Grace Coddington’s autobiography, as Grace was friends with Michael Chow. Tina was an original, for sure. Half German-American and half Japanese. She wasn’t complacent, even though she could have … Continue reading Tina

Paul Weller and the Art of Wabi-Sabi

I was lucky enough to see Paul Weller in his latest incarnation on Saturday night. His rise in The Jam and longevity in general, as a musician, artist, and taste maker, is well-earned. What I have always loved about the punk movement is the way it broke free of the dynamics of the music industry … Continue reading Paul Weller and the Art of Wabi-Sabi

I’m not religious

But I love Church. Established in 1873 in Northampton, England, they are apparently still making brogues the old-fashioned way. I love the timeless, yet chic style, and the pragmatism. Of course, they are owned by the Prada group, which makes perfect sense, as Muiccia and her team make whimsical, yet somehow practical stuff that is … Continue reading I’m not religious


My daughter Francesca is studying the art of Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser in school. I must admit that I had never heard of this amazing person before encountering her vibrant painting inspired by his work (above), and her enthusiastic articulation of his name—Hundertwasser!—always with an exclamation point—real, or implied. Born jewish, he suffered … Continue reading Hundertwasser!

Talitha and Solar

The other day I wrote a post about Talitha Getty and how her style influenced my designs. As the days get longer and the season tips to summer, I like nothing better than to sit on my deck and sip a lovely, racy Rosé from Provence and dream that I am wearing a caftan made … Continue reading Talitha and Solar