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.
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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
Summer is a feast for countless festivals and street fairs, from garlic to wine, strawberries to lobster, there is something for every taste bud and salivary gland... :o)

Ladies Night Out is a tribute to all things summer.  Food, shopping, live music and more...

With special discounts and plenty of edible goodies Ladies Night Out is a perfect evening for the foodie and shopaholic in all of us. Don't be fooled by the name, an evening with the ladies involves the whole family. While the ladies are getting their shop on the men can sample a variety of cuisine from the multitude of food trucks. This is defiantly a family event!

But I must say the highlight of my evening was the discovery of Two Ships bake shop. There is a divine creative soul cranking out some sweet treats and these might just be my favorite French Macaroons ever! From one creative endeavor to another Jaime is painting a canvas of delectable baked goods with simple ingredients. Two words Mexican - Chocolate (macaroon that is)

Lucky for us Ladies Night Out is a year round event. So be sure to check out the festivities on the last Friday of every month, oh and be sure to follow Two Ships bake shop to discover where they'll be next.