i came across this article (probably via apartment therapy, i can't remember) from the los angeles times about the owner of a store in laguna beach, california called aris. he gives some tips for creating a sleeker style in your home using retail tricks. i really love retail design and merchandising myself, but never really thought about using elements from it in my home, besides the obvious stacking of pretty books and pretty objects.
i l.o.v.e. that porcelain rhino. unfortunately it's $3,250 from nymphenburg porcelain. nymphenburg also has this amazing porcelain skull that is a bit cheaper ($430) but still expensive for a non-functional object that is 1" x 1.5" x 2" (!!!)
i like this wall of (non) colour with the picture rails. i'd like to do this somewhere in our house.
same idea here, except in his store. having one grey wall is nice i think. i also wouldn't mind having that bicycle (and dog)
succulants are my favorite kind of plants because they are geometric and architectural in shape. i'll have to find out if succulants will survive outside in our climate.
we have a rather large patio (probably as big as half our living space) so i want to figure out what to do with it. i definitely want a bird feeder (or squirrel feeder, if they are brave enough to climb up here)