I have posted photos from John Solomon's house a number of times. I was just there last week and for quite a while he has been working on the garden.
As I am getting ready to move into my house this week, I am beginning to think about the outdoor areas and taking a closer look at what other people have done.
The Taylor house is in one of the Arroyos in the foothills of the Angeles Crest Mountains in upper Glendale. There is a lot of nature surrounding the house. I really like the more architectural hardscaping right against the house and then a quick transition to a very natural environment that blends into the actual nature.
He used native, drought-resistant plants, a rain-gauge linked to water sensor makes sure that there is no irrigation used after rare, natural rain.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Jason Kohn said as he came into Eric Zimmerman's house on Sunday night with a bag of lobsters.
Into the freezer, then out with the knife, into the lobster, into the pan and onto the barbecue.
Vegetables pulled by Jonathan Gribetz out of his garden that afternoon.
I got into the habit of photographing my meals in Japan where food generally looks as good as it tastes. Couldn't resist doing the same thing here.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
At long last, Dansk has a new creative director with a strong belief in the companies history.
Of the many things coming back on the market, i am most interested in the return of Jens Quistgaard's combined salt and pepper mills.
They were originally made in Denmark from solid teak and there were dozens of versions. Afterwards they were made in Malaysia and then in Thailand and the quality got progressively worse.
The new ones are not quite as nice as the very first but are substantially better than the second and third generation. They are new and clean, sport ceramic grinding mechanisms and work really well (and they are only 50.)
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Joe, one of our long time artists at OK and a great guy. Tons if skills.
After teaching art and blowing glass in Los Angeles and on the road, is finally settling down and blowing glass full-time.
Partnering with Revolution Studios in El Segundo, we are looking forward to a steady supply of this classic simple work and even more excited to see what he will come up with down the road.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Currently on view at Burt Green Fine Art (downtown Los Angeles - 5th and Main. New paintings by Dorian LaPadura.
In addition to being a color consultant (his help on my house has been indispensable), Dorian is a painter with great sensitivity and skill.
It is not often enough that you can describe paintings as simply beautiful.