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…
And this for bookshelves in the living room…
And this light for over the dining table…
We’re thinking about the Case Study shelving as a unit for the television/sound system, (Bose and the cable box).
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.
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.
If you are looking for colour inspiration check out the Met’s Pierre Bonnard exhibition. I love the punch of blue in this painting (Work Table) The exhibition runs til April 19.
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).