I am thankful for you!
As if I dug into the earth myself to retrieve the pregnant fruit of the vine. The smell of rich cherry permanents my sense. The playful aroma of the lush fermenting liquid and the time it spent dancing the curves of the oak barrel, this is the image that sprang to mind as I closed my eyes to take a sniff.

As I sip the young fruit pops in my mouth and lingers on the sensitive buds. The saliva begins to flow... The thought appears, if only I had the rich makings of a pepper steak to accompany this spirited glass of wine.  

Les Portes De Bordeaux, Bordeaux 2013

For the price I say this is certainly a good find, though I am not familiar with Bordeaux wines. Bordeaux is a compilation of grapes bring forth complexity in flavors and a pleasant surprise to the palate. So with the cold nights rapidly approaching this is the perfect time to explore what Bordeaux has to offer and suggestions are always welcome.  

Artist Diane DiPrima will be hosting a fundraiser for Smile Train on Wednesday, November 19 from 6-9 p.m. at the Roll Up Gallery, located in Public Works, 161 Erie Street, San Francisco.

Smile Train provides the repair surgery for children around the world affected by cleft lips and cleft palates. One operation costs only $250.
For more information please visit: The Events Facebook Page (click)

Same couch, two designs..... Which do you prefer?

Anyone who is sensitive to my design style knows that I LOVE the Art Deco period of design. So when I stumbled upon Filament Vintage Lighting in the Pasadena Antique Mall I bubbled over with joy.  Filament Vintage Lighting is a collection of rewired antique lighting, fixtures, and unique industrial lighting piece. These fixtures are elegant works of art dating back to the early 1900’s. Cast Iron, Copper, Aluminum, Gold finishing… old world materials that make my design taste buds water.

Filament Vintage Lighting also has a collection of vintage inspired lighting made from recycled materials. 1303 Vintage Style ARROW sign, 1214 Industrial Wire Cage Sconces, 1166 Flat Industrial Shade hanging from Gold Wire... These are just a few of my favorites. There are some great designs here for a Steam-punk inspired interior.

For more information on the lovely, lovely lighting piece please visit

or if you live near Pasadena or Seattle check out Pasadena Antique Mall in the Paseo, Pacific Galleries Antique Mall in Seattle

Filament Vintage Lighting
(206) 819-6042

Art Deco slip shade light Consolidated Lamp and Glass

Fixture by Lincoln Manufacturing is from their Triangle line and was sold by Sears in the 1930’s.

Art Deco Nickel Commercial Fixture

All Image Property of Keith@Filament Vintage Lighting

Life evolves, design unfolds... We are humans creating and that is the gift. If we give in to the moments of stability there is joy but if we expose ourselves to the change we blossom into a greatness of unimagined beauty.
      Dionne Poindexter

One of he greatest artist/designers of the De Stijl period has stolen my heart!


Taking a pause to refine my authenticity...

Please stay tuned.
Nature's Design