July 31, 2011

Morning blog roll

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*HAUS-OF-GUTO*Beauty 101*Child of the Moon*chronicling geography*Could it be Madness-this?*fashionfazer*Fred Bell Paintings*Godammit I'm Mad!*harbourmaster*hunting and gathering*IT HUNTER*It's My Darlin- Seattle Street Style*JAK & JIL BLOG*LeDandy (of Northern California)*liberty and independence*Ménage à Trois*Only Cool Cats*owl vs. dove*PROVIDE*Prêt à Porter P*Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities*Sea Of Ghosts*Sherrie Cola*THE COVETED*The Monday Issue*Thrift & Thread*wikstenmade*

I really should take the time to comment more on their great content. Thanks for making me late for work folks!

Are there more I should know about? I lost all my subscriptions a few months back and haven't been able to catch up.

July 29, 2011

Quote of the Week - Epicurus


Not what we have but what we enjoy constitutes abundance.

July 27, 2011

Turn Me On


Vancouver

Portland

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

North Vancouver

Palm Desert

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Palm Desert

Palm Springs

Healdsburg

Fairhaven

Fairhaven

West Vancouver

Point Blank 1967

North Vancouver

Vancouver

or off.
a selection of lamps from my travels

July 23, 2011

From the Archives - How to Make an Industrial Chic Table

Originally published February 11, 2009

old garage door converted into coffee table
image stacy reynaud


You won't hesitate showing your guests to the door when it's your table. An old solid door, whether industrial or rustic, can be converted into a table quite simply.


Materials:
  • old door - demolition sales are a great place for inexpensive oddities
  • screwdriver
  • drill
  • saw
  • eight double wide corner braces
  • four wooden cable spools for legs - pick these up from the phone or hydro company
  • four rubber 'feet' for each spool
  • paint for the cable spool optional
  • sheet of polished glass for top optional
old garage door table with iron brackets for legs
stacy reynaud

Instructions:
  1. Remove any hinges or hardware from door if desired
  2. Plan and measure desired height of legs
  3. Place tabletop section face down and mark the placement of the legs
  4. If using a large door like the one above, use a cable spool in each corner. You'll need to saw the spool down to the desired height.
  5. Paint spool if desired
  6. Glue rubber 'feet' to bottom of each spool to steady it if necessary
  7. Place spools/legs on top of door
  8. Place two double wide corner braces next to each leg on either side
  9. Predrill holes for the screws, secure braces with screws










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July 21, 2011

Someone Stole My Bike

I think this is the only picture I have of my bike - Jericho Beach circa 1999

It was a vintage orange all steel Raleigh women's bike with an image of a mountain by the logo. I bought it at the SPCA thrift store on West Broadway for $30. It had chrome fenders, white hand grips, a broken blue with white edge saddle seat, busted brakes, broken gears, there was one of those clear plastic red combination locks on it and it was extremely squeeky. I'd also replaced the tires with wheel chair tires. The loser stole it right from our West End apartment building's bike lock up so it was obviously someone who lived there. I think it was the Raver that lived on our floor because as soon as he moved out my bike was gone. This was ten years ago. I haven't stopped looking for my bike. I've thought I've spotted it a few times but no dice. What I'm going to do if I do find it. I will wait beside the bike until the person comes for it, that's what I'll do.

Vintage Raleigh Cycle Poster - Magic Carpet

July 18, 2011

I feel a clean out coming on - for sale




It's that time again! We have some furniture and other objects for sale.
Bijou Living Space for more info.
Follow Bijou Living Space as I'll be loading more stuff as I get time.

July 17, 2011

Mortimer is Missing

From North Shore News July 13 2011

Two more reasons why I love my community - we care and are a little wacky.

July 15, 2011

How to Make a Salmon Wrap











Tacones are the new wraps. I know, I know...

What you need:

Dill-Mint Yogurt
1/4 chopped fresh dill
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 cup plain gelatin free yogurt (Liberté or Olympic)
3 tbsp no fat mayo
2 limes, juiced

Tacones
Your choice of filling. We used 1/2 lb oven baked salmon
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil or grape seed oil
salt and pepper to taste
lemon juice
1 pkg whole grain tortillas, Persian flat bread or pita bread cut into triangles
1 cup fresh pea shoots
1/2 cup radish cut into matchstick pieces
1/4 cup dill-mint yogurt
tinfoil
baking sheet

What you do:

1. Whisk all the ingredients for the dill-mint yogurt together. Left overs can be refrigerated for 3-4 days and used for veggie or chip dip.
2. Rub oil over salmon and season with salt, pepper, lemon juice and a little dill. Place salmon on tin foil and place on a baking sheet.
3. Bake salmon in a 375 oven for 15-20 minutes. The salmon should flake smoothly with a fork.
4. Place a blob of dill-mint yogurt, pea shoots, and radish on each piece of flatbread, tortilla or pita triangle.
5. Add cooked salmon.
6. Fold bottom of bread/tortilla up, hold down with your thumb while you make a cone out of it. To cheat you can stick a tooth pick in to keep it together just warn whomever you're feeding.

I had mine with Lindemans Framboise Lambic.

July 12, 2011

Design Lover - Gary Gutterman Cocktail Table






Solid Acrylic - limited edition of six as the custom kiln blew up at that point and manufacture was abandoned. Weighs 357 lbs.
$40,000 in 1977





July 10, 2011

You are booking a room


1977


2011

If you had to choose a room at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, which would it be, 2011 or 1977?

In my current mood, I prefer the 'candlelit, subtly perfumed with incense, exotic, romantic...' suite from 1977.

The Beverly Wilshire was owned by a group of private investors, headed up by bon vivant Hernando Courtright from 1961-1985. It was then sold for $125 million to its current owner Regent International Hotels. The hotel is managed by the Four Seasons.

July 9, 2011

From the Archives - 9 Women to Inspire You

Originally published October 8th, 2008

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. Oscar Wilde - one of literature's most fashionable scribes
So if your fashion inspiration is as done as the Fall leaves try these inspirational icons on for size:
1. Marilyn Monroe
Can a turtleneck look sexier?
2. Melissa Auf der Maur
Leggings and Frogging
3. Janis Joplin
Velvet, lace and layers of jewels - very Givenchy
4. Greta Garbo
The Scarf
5. Jill Kennington
The Leather Trench
6. Marianne Faithful
The Maxi Coat and Clutch
7. Sophia Loren
Winter Beach Hair
8. Brit Ekland
The Baby Doll and Loafer
photo here
9. Debbie Harry
Pale
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