Thursday, December 31, 2009

Reaching Out to A New Decade

If Saskia, the cat can do it so can we!  Wishing you all a Happy New Year and a new Decade full of stretches!

Borrowed / stole / copied / blatantly plagiarized the title of this post and most of its content from an email I received this morning from my Mother and Step-Father!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Pink and Blue

I found myself clicking through a section of Livingetc's gallery called "Colorful Living" this afternoon.   Here's a nice medley of pink and blue from their album.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Studied Casual

Loving this collection of interior inspiration on Style Files from Louis Lemaire’s portfolio!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Chair Cute-ness!

I have had great fun recently recovering a couple of little chairs!  Two completely different styles but I am thrilled with the results. 

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lonny Magazine

With home magazines closing left, right and center, its great to see a new one appearing.  Former Domino editor, Michelle Adams and partner Patrick Cline have launched Lonny, an on-line only magazine.  My friend Vanessa deVargas' beautiful beach bungalow is featured in the latest issue along with some other homes and stores I am loving.  Lisa Fine's apartment in Paris is wonderful!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Football Meets Art

The Football World Cup is in South Africa in 2010 which is huge and very exciting.  17 well known and emerging international artists have been commissioned to do posters for the event with 2010 numbered limited edition prints now available for sale here.   Much to my delight and surprise, I am now the proud owner of a William Kentridge print thanks to my wonderful sister!  Below are the posters of William Kentridge, Isolde Krams, Kay Hassan and Yamaguchi Akira. 

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Baking Bliss

It's a baking time of year. When you're done, here's a fun use for vintage baking trays. Via teaforjoy!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Lovely Nathalie Lete

Watched a video of the wonderful Nathalie Lete painting live in a Tokyo store window this morning!  Love the sophisticated childlike whimsy! A book on her work by the creative Japanese publishers, Jeu de Paumes, is available in our shop.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Vintage Love

Loving these finds by Jo of Desire to Inspire

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Loving the color in this bougainvilla! Wishing one and all a wonderful Turkey day with friends and family from a glorious, warm blue sky day in Los Angeles!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holiday Cheer

Our store is all dressed up for the holidays with paper chains, gold bells and vintage glass balls glowing!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Artist Series: Diva Zappa

We just hang Diva Zappa's wonderful psychedelic work in the store. Her colorful bold insanities are comprised of mutations of her photographs of knitting and musicians with incredible embroidery and handstitched wool woven across the surface.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's Feeling Remarkably Like Fall!

A couple of grey, rainy days was all it took to put us in the mood to change things up in the store and add lots of new stuff.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Love Nick Brandt

I am completely in awe of people who have the talent to make something that we have all seen a lot of (in this case pictures of animals in Africa), new, fresh and exciting. We have Nick Brandt's new book "A Shadow Falls" in the store and I am in love with the texture, light and composition in his photographs. There is a touring exhibition of his work at the moment which I highly recommend -- if it comes to a town near you - go -- tour dates are on his site - here.

Apologies for my photos of his photos in the book -- I didn't do them justice but these are some of my favorites!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Kimberley's Home

My wonderfully talented friend, Kimberley Gundle's home was featured in the UK Mail on Sunday's You magazine last week. Her home is exciting, color-filled and creative. A couple of the pictures feature Henry Road fabric lounging on little chaise longues.

Monday, August 31, 2009


Moved house and studio this week...still trying to dig myself out from under the boxes in the midst of unbelievable heat and the pall of smoke from the Station fire. The amazing people battling that inferno put my little hill of cardboard in perspective!

Picture of a moving venture of a different kind courtesy of my sister who just spent three weeks exploring Peru!

Kimberly and Daniel's Summer Nuptials

Take a sunny yellow pillow, add a cute ring bearer... I was thrilled when Kim asked us to make her a ring pillow for her big day!

More Henry Road fabric popped up in the backdrop to the photos and on the gorgeous pinboard full of memories. Thanks Kim! Wishing you both a wonderful life together full of laughter!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Little Venice Dinner Party

Our Gloria tablecloth graces Vanessa's table!

...via Turquoise

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Designer Tag Sale

I'm heading down to Venice on Saturday and setting up 'shop' at a great designer tag sale. So if you are in the neighborhood, come by and visit - expect deals and steals on home goods and furnishings! More info can be found at

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Mathew Langille and Swatch

Congratulations to Matthew on his new designs for Swatch! It's so inspiring to see a really nice, talented person doing so well. Take a look at this billboard in China! You can see more on his blog.

We are very happy to have Matthew's work hanging in our store.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Wedding Bells for Amy and David

When the lovely Amy bounced into our store and bought a Jonathan Adler Cat salt and pepper set as wedding cake toppers, we were impressed by her creativity. And then we were honored to make her ring pillow! Take a look at the wonderful pictures, Amy sent us.

Those are some elegant cats! And as for the adorable ring bearer, SJ . . . that smile will break hearts one day (and we want to know where he bought his cool green shoes!).

Congratulations, Amy and David, and many happy days together!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

@ Dwell on Design

This weekend we are popping up at Dwell on Design, the largest modern design event on the West Coast. It takes place from June 26-28 at the LA Convention Center.

Modern decorative wall tile specialist, Modwalls, is previewing a new collection of glass tiles featuring Henry Road designs in Booth 705. And in Booth 1308, Henry Road furniture and lamps are part of a Reclaimed exhibit curated by Janet Bertolus of Atik.

We are looking forward to a fun weekend!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Featured in LA Times

Our store was featured as a Find in the Home section of the LA Times on Saturday! So exciting! Needless to say it was a busy weekend in the store:)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Birds of Paradise

We showcase a new artist in the store every 4 months. And from June - October we are celebrating the wonderful world of birds with the beautiful paintings of LA-based artist Matt Adrian (also known as The Mincing Mockingbird) perched all over the store.

Matt's has truly outdone himself with a collection of truly great paintings!

We are having an Open House on Thursday June 11 from 5 to 9 PM -- so if you are in the neighborhood, please stop in.