Tuesday, June 29, 2010


i so enjoyed the recent ny times article about sandra and todd foster's property, dwellings and living arrangements. i thought their bucolic together-apartness would suit my husband and i so it got me thinking about my dream home. i realized that what i would love is many small buildings, each with unique purposes, so as the land is really the home with the structures functioning as as rooms encouraging more outdoor living. a small village, i guess. the property would be wooded with at least one stream, a fire pit, hopefully an existing cabin to have a place to start with (preferably winterized) and at least one clearing with a view. here are the building/rooms:

cabin - the afore mentioned, to serve as our communal living space with room for guests, traditional with a porch and a fireplace.

an airstream trailer - to serve as an office plus we've always wanted one, great for road trips

a teepee - they're beautiful and fit into the landscape naturally, i love the ones at colorado yurts

tavern - because you need a place to kick back with friends, we would model this on darby's tavern at the berryhill plantation

my house - i like the idea of a tiny victorian cottage

matt's house - i know he wants it to have a lookout tower

cookhouse - obvious purpose, this will be near the teepee and firepit, outdoor entertaining

work shop - to work on various projects, matt might take up furniture making and i've been wanting to make some moccasins

Thursday, May 20, 2010

get lost

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

makes me think of rain

Tiger Mountain Peasant Song

Darryl Carter

washington, dc interior designer darryl smith is a master at elegant, earthy minimalism and natural textures. would love to learn from him! there was a feature on him in a recent issue of the excellent garden and gun magazine. you must read this.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Erin Wasson

I love Erin Wasson. Beautiful model. Skateboarder. Talented Designer. Style muse. Here's her house. 
Images via The Selby


I've obviously been on a Stones kick lately. They recorded their masterpiece album Exile on Main Street in '72 in the south of France at a  villa named Nellcôte. I just watched the first half of the new documentary, Stone in Exile, about the recording of that album. I have always wondered about what life might have been like in that house. I can only imagine the indulgent rocknroll glamour of it all. I always love to look at pictures taken of them in the house. What an inspiring place to live.