Monday, May 11, 2015

beach babe

a new baby boy was just born over mother's day week-end to a california local surfer couple from carpinteria beach!
sammy is the new addition to a very large family of 3 dogs, 2 chickens and 25+ pigeons!
snoball is their white lab (on rollerskates with a daisy by her ear)
here's the 2 funky chickens
   pam the french bulldog is a skater (w neon yellow board) and english bulldog surfs (above)
 these pigeons are disguise!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


my art interview in yen magazine has arrived this morning! soooooo good that the first copy was stolen in the mail and i had to wait another 3 weeks for shipping from australia.

yen magazine is beautiful quality and right on! well worth the wait :)

Thursday, April 30, 2015


there's a beautiful park in chicago named after the explorer, alexander von humboldt
 this mobile was custom- made for a new baby whose nursery is based on humboldt's world explorations

 handsome german baron:  freidrich heinrich alexander von humboldt
world globe, alexander, monkey + bananas, parrot in palm and pack donkey
this new-to-the-world little guy will even have a humboldt steiff teddy bear! i'll bet his nursery is amazing. his momma works at the art institute of chicago (my grandmother, caroline was a painter who taught there in 1924 and her uncle (my great uncle?) fletcher ransom studied there in 1890). fingers crossed i'll visit chicago in the fall and roam historical humboldt park and art institute chicago museum.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

the metro

en-route to re-stock new york city mobiles made exclusively for michele varian. a very limited edition  will be arriving this week! :
 w metro card, anthora, empire state, red apple pigeon and pretzel. reserve yours now, they go fast!
did you know l.a. has a metro too?
this hand-stitched recycled rubber coin pouch was made for me by frips / ria bauwens from belgium! (perfect for holding my tix:) thanks for the package ria!!!!!!
we're taking the metro to union station downtown
union station has beautifully patterned old terracotta floors from the 1930's
cross to olvera street (birthplace of los angeles). my 2 favorite little guys, sid + his buddy oliver throw  pennies
no shortage of toys and color for kids of all ages.
we drink fresh mango and cups filled with fruit: watermelon, pineapple, mango, jicima and spiced w tamarind + lime
 the blessing of the animals mural is the sweetest
  dizzying cross walk at the end of olvera street into china town on broadway
 plenty of red fingernails for your backscratch fever!
 lunch at (koji taco truck king) roi choi's chego 
 ice cream cones for all at scoops !
back home now watering my little chinatown bonsai and i keep hearing a clicking sound...the ticking is driving me crazy...and then i remembered there are mexican jumping beans still in my bag!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

primal astrology

a  zodiac animal family custom mobile based on primal astrology = what's your animal?
 and the best thing ever: this adorable customer appreciation pic of the honeybadger and centipede...

Monday, March 30, 2015

local girls

taken from my sister nancy's bookshelf...looks like a great book! .... here's the other (live) version:
 fun w britt castellano and genesis duncan
this week-end, i took a roadtrip from l.a. to roseville (near sacramento)
 a 7 hour drive solo, pedal to the metal and made it just in time for west elm roseville's local launch party
packed my bag and forgot a comb (but hey,did you know meh hair is cool?!)
sooo proud to have been chosen by this beautiful store to carry three handmade mobiles: succulents, arrows and twig
also got to hang out with the brilliant and adorable sacto local artist ryan morris
ryan designs these awesome cards
and  genesis of graphicanthology makes these sweet cards and prints + she's wow! pretty and nice too.
i really wanted to take home a few strands of beaded tassels to hang above my bed at home ..but i already have the ceiling filled with twig mobiles (dilemma :)
if you're anywhere near sacramento, be sure to stop in nearby roseville and visit west elm, it's well worth the drive and say hello to jenny jun (lead home stylist)!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

lucky clover

lucky animals custom mobile for a brand new, beautiful baby girl (born in los angeles:) named marlowe
happy st. patrick's day!