Month: March 2009

It’s all here…

Well the guys left yesterday around 1pm. They unloaded all our furniture from a 20 foot container. They bring it in but they don’t unpack. So now I’ve got  about 10,000 boxes and a forest full of white paper to deal with. We were up til 10 last night and got the kitchen and both kid’s rooms done. Brian is back at work today. I’m on my own and slightly overwhelmed. One box at a time I guess. And I am still looking for a pendant light to go above the dining table. I could spend a lot of time today searching for it or I could unpack… Advertisements

IKEA here we come…

So DWR was a let down. Nothing really that we needed. But Palm Springs was wonderful and I will have lots to report this week. What we did realise is that our promise to ourselves to never ever ever shop at IKEA again was ridiculous. There are perfectly good  pieces there…which I will also blog about this week. Our furniture finally arrives tomorrow. It will be so nice to have our stuff. 

We are heading out to Palm Springs this weekend for the DWR annex sale. We still need a few things for the house (what do you put the TV stuff on/in?) and we will do a bit of hiking with the kids. It’s all rather spur of the moment. So unlike the women from Remodelista I don’t get to stay at the new Ace Hotel (no rooms this weekend). We’ll be holed up in the Travelodge – rather unglamorous (although it has been renovated…). But at $89 a night it seemed a good option…especially if we get more than a few things at the sale. 

We are heading out to Palm Springs this weekend for the DWR annex sale. We still need a few things for the house (what do you put the TV stuff on/in?) and we will do a bit of hiking with the kids. It’s all rather spur of the moment. So unlike the women from Remodelista I don’t get to stay at the new Ace Hotel (no rooms this weekend). We’ll be holed up in the Travelodge – rather unglamorous (although it has been renovated…). But at $89 a night it seemed a good option…especially if we get more than a few things at the sale. 

I realise I’m blogging away and completely ignoring my extraordinarily talented family. So this is the first post in series on the Harris/Hopkins clan. My aunt Julie Harris – my father’s youngest sister is a painter whose work I have always loved. I own a few of her paintings and when our container arrives on Monday they will be hanging prominently in this Los Angeles house. She has a survey show now on at Mosman Regional Gallery.

I realise I’m blogging away and completely ignoring my extraordinarily talented family. So this is the first post in series on the Harris/Hopkins clan. My aunt Julie Harris – my father’s youngest sister is a painter whose work I have always loved. I own a few of her paintings and when our container arrives on Monday they will be hanging prominently in this Los Angeles house. She has a survey show now on at Mosman Regional Gallery.

Forget the Bruno Rainaldi’s Sapien book shelves. That single spine is just not enough. I finally found the Conran shop in the US (online) and they’ve got Rainaldi’s very cool Ptolomeo rotating bookcase. I’m sure we featured it in Belle a few issues ago. It looks familiar. The only catch is that, even on sale, it is $3036. 

Forget the Bruno Rainaldi’s Sapien book shelves. That single spine is just not enough. I finally found the Conran shop in the US (online) and they’ve got Rainaldi’s very cool Ptolomeo rotating bookcase. I’m sure we featured it in Belle a few issues ago. It looks familiar. The only catch is that, even on sale, it is $3036. 

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Sugimoto’s images are eery and beautiful and extraordinarily consistent. Looking now at the body of work his hand is unmistakable in every single picture. A strong elegant hand. And now he has slipped into the mainstream. One of his ocean images appears on the cover of U2’s latest album. You can see his work at the Met and online at the Guggenheim (which is where I got the image to the right – (Mediterranean, La Ciotat 2 (D), 1989).