Well, the restoration of the house is under way. The place looked pretty good before things started getting ripped apart. Not a lot to do, but am taking the time to do things right and it will take a little time.
Here are some pictures taken by John Solomon. They show the house just as I got it. The last two photos are of the guest house purchased by my friend Eric Lamers who is handling the restoration.
These will be the last photos of the house looking good for a while. Will post more of the progress of work. I can assure you they will make the house look a lot less pretty.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Back to China Town for the first time since she closed her ceramics gallery Flux, Lilith Rockett just opened a show of really beautiful work at 5th Floor Gallery on Chun King Road.
Looking forward to getting another shipment of her work here for OK. Will keep everybody posted.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Yet another wonderful event at Dosa to benefit the Chez Panisse Foundaition's "Edible Schoolyard" project.
Christina Kim and Alice Waters (shown here with design guru Lorraine Wild)hosted this fundraiser over the weekend. Dosa presented their current "Traveler" collection with proceeds from sales going to fund Alice's laudable project that gets edible gardens to schools in underprivileged areas in order to both provide better nutrition and make clear that food comes from the ground, not from the supermarket.
Nelson, the art director from Bloom Magazine set up the show along the lines of Christina's recent show in Bologna. Showcased was Christina's interest in taking her commitment to recycling even further by making sure that not even the smallest scraps of fabric go unused. Small pieces that are not used for clothing are stitched into drapery or screens, and even tiny pieces are bound into amulets and made into jewelry.
Another part of the benefit were artwork from Bruce Nauman, Kiki Smith and others.
Food, of course, by Alice Waters.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
As much as I loved going to the Hungtington as a child, I rarely think to go there.
There is currently a Greene and Greene exhibition there in the Boone gallery, which has some very lovely furniture on display but was so small that we had plenty of time to wonder the gardens.
These amazing Bonsai trees are at the Bonsai Court which is part of the Japanese garden. From the Golden State Bonsai Federation.