My Home: Tropical Flowers

all photos mine   It’s Sarah’s garden party over at Modern Country Style!   Since we’re currently deep in Midwest snow on Planet Michele and all that’s…

Home Decor Inspiration: Decorating With Books

Karl Lagerfeld’s housekeeper recently had a psychotic break after swiffering these stacks. Okay, she didn’t. Oh, man I hope she didn’t. But I would. Karl! Shoes!…

My Home: My Swing

  swing + indoors = good good therapy (and only slightly less provocative than Pamela Lee’s trapeze.)   Funk-ified my office this winter with a $16…

Hotel Decor Inspiration: Waldorf Astoria Chicago

I’m about to get really obnoxious as I was s.t.o.k.e.d. to discover this place.   Parisian hotel lobby, perhaps?   ~designed by french-born architect Lucien LaGrange  …

Personal Reflections: Universal Beauty

  Since I was very young I’ve been fascinated by the vastness of the cosmos and by teeny tiny worlds.   (above: alluvial fan) split end –…

Personal Reflections: Silver Little Lovelies

    The winter light is naturally beautiful today so no edits were needed for photos I snapped of these little lovelies.   all of them were free…

Personal Reflections: Macro and Micro Photography

Von Karman vortices – Alaska   Can you fathom the beauty of these satellite photos juxtaposed with the random microscopic ones?   I’m craving shitake and…

Book: Locals Only by Hugh Holland

Locals Only: California Skateboarding 1975-1978   Who cares if it’s 20 degrees outside right now? On planet Michele, we can imagine we’re in Southern Cali…

My Home: Peek Inside My Windows (1) December 2010

  This is our home, and as much as I can I try to keep things simple and spare. I’m easily overstimulated, and there are already…

My Home: A Serene and Soulful Guest Bedroom

  all photos – Hello Lovely Studio   Some of the finishing touches are still missing for our guest room furnished with tag sale finds,…

My Home {Christmas 2010}

This was taken months back, but I wanted to show you the benches at the table which are mid-century oak coffee tables I snagged curbside, we…

Personal Reflections: Art in the Universe and Your Skull

BIG: Valley of dessert in Iran These images are not abstract paintings or from anyone’s imagination.   They are actually Nasa satellite photos of the earth I…