There are so many awards shows now it’s hard to keep up with all the fashion statements. But I figure celebrity stylists save their best for last, so I paid extra attention to who wore what on last night’s Oscar telecast. Here are some of my favorites: The Blue Belles Sandra Bullock (Alexander McQueen) in [...]
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At the end of a rainy Friday, I left the house to run a quick errand and found myself chasing rainbows all the way home. I spotted the first one as I rounded a corner in downtown Oakland and immediately pulled over to admire it. Hoping to find a more open vista I drove a few [...]
Happy Valentine’s Day! A few weeks ago I was stuck on a muddy road outside Tarma, Peru waiting over an hour for construction to clear. Was I frustrated? Of course. But after awhile I stopped fussing about getting to our destination and started focusing on the unexpected beauty around me. I saw a good [...]
On a not-so-blue-skies day last week I popped into Design San Francisco to catch Suzanne Tucker’s gracious presentation about her design practice illustrated with projects from her new book “The Romance of Design”. (Read more of what Tucker had to say in my BANG profile this weekend.) After she’d finished, I took a closer look at the [...]
Native born Californians relish sunny February days. But for us transplants from cooler climes, there’s nothing like a misty midwinter morning to rev us up. Wet, gray skies turn the evergreen landscape into a black and white still life reminiscent of our snowy childhood playgrounds.
Hello! I’m back from exploring a part of the world that is frankly otherworldly. Peru was so much more colorful, noisy, beautiful and demanding than I expected. I’ll share more over the next few weeks as I edit photos and compose my thoughts, but couldn’t wait to show you some of the gorgeous colors and [...]
At a recent gathering a friend mentioned how much she was anticipating Christmas and another responded that as a child she could hardly sleep because of the anticipation. I remember feeling that way as a kid, but as a grownup it’s easy to become more anxious than excited about Christmas. I still lose sleep, but [...]
All right. Time to stop getting distracted by stocking stuffers and get down to serious gift-buying. If you’re giving to someone who leans towards contemporary design on a less than stratospheric budget, consider the collection of well-edited designs presented in Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home (Artisan). The book culls ideas from the popular [...]
So then there’s the day your daughter’s work and name makes it into the New York Times and you marvel at life’s unexpected blessings.
Last year at this time I was stuffing white-on-white wedding invitations into gold calligraphy addressed envelopes. Today you can see those same invitations over at marthastewartweddings.com where our daughter Claire’s wedding is featured in the “Real Weddings” section. The wedding happened last New Year’s Eve in Stinson Beach, California. Claire trained as an architect and [...]