A few years ago Brian bought back one of these bears from Tokyo for our daughter. It’s been a prized possession ever since. This weekend teaforest cafe (8686 Washington Blvd in Culver City) is holding a Rilakkuma event complete with a life-sized bear, gift bags for the first 50 guests and lots of merchandise for sale. Plus a photo booth (I do love a photo booth!) It runs from 2 – 5.30 pm. We’ll see you there!
I’m a big fan of Alain de Botton‘s work and was thrilled when the women from Broodwork told me that he had agreed to be part of their Ideal Live/Work Space series over on Lifework. You can check out Alain’s words here. I love what he says about creativity and the writing process. Makes me want to go work at LAX although Santa Monica Library will probably suffice.
I also interviewed Laura Baker last week for Lifework – great work space.
I love these paper cut outs. From Cut Out Paper. I wrote about them over at Lifework.
Gorgeous new linen for the tabletop from Commune via Heath Ceramics.
Amy Feezor has interviewed the lovely Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge about her favorite music over on Lifework. Check it out. I’m glad someone else works propped up in their bed! Pic by Patrick Cline for Lonny Magazine.
I love this site – Architizer is a way for clients to find architect and architects to show their work. Cool interactive map. The house above is in the work of architect Joel Sanders.
What can I say – this is a really cute dog. Check out A Day in the Life of Turbo.
I subscribe to a great foodie newsletter called Tasting Table (lots and lots of good tips here) and they just published an excellent Green Guide for Earth Day. You can download the PDF here. I love this dine off the grid idea… DINE OFF THE GRID Mexico Restaurante y Barra will power down for one day, and serve a special menu ($20 per person) with family-style dishes prepared on an open grill. Juice for the margaritas will be hand-squeezed, and bring cash (no power = no computers). All are encouraged to take public transportation, walk or bike in (there’s even a bike valet). Sunday, 4/25 (3 to 9 p.m).; 8512 Santa Monica Blvd., West Holly-wood; 310-289-0088 or gogomexico.com
And while we’re on the topic of amazing artists, there’s also my aunt Julie. Her work has been collected by Australian chef Tetsuya for years and in a recent campaign for Electrolux he was shot in his kitchen with one of her paintings prominently displayed. I’ve got a few of her pieces – much smaller and not from this series, sadly. You can see her work here.