Friday, February 25, 2011

chair talk


last weekend after our lovely trip to farmlab's not a cornfield we stopped by revival and scored some rad leather and chrome chairs for a sweet price. they now live in the office (which i have to yet to shoot). i really wanted the black and white vintage metal outdoor chairs, but i had to behave myself. there was also a cool metal bench that was pretty whimsical. in the end i am so happy with the chairs we got. they are sexy stylish and comfy. yeah shopping success!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

yes please






an outfit i want on MY body (via i forgot), lots of texture heaven / color hello radness (via here ) a room that inspires the beeep out of me (via here), a lady making magic - equally inspiring and magical (via here), THAT bag now (via here and adorable heart making kitties. meow! always need some kitties!

stand with planned parenthood!

The U.S. House of Representatives has just voted to bar Planned Parenthood health centers from all federal funding for birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other lifesaving care.

It is the most dangerous legislative assault in our history, and it cannot go unanswered. We — Planned Parenthood and the three million women, men, and teens who are at risk of losing access to basic care — need you to stand united with us now.

Sign our open letter to every single representative in the House who voted for this cruel, unconscionable, unthinkable law, and to every senator who still has a chance to stop it.


To the members of the House of Representatives who voted for the Pence Amendment to H.R. 1:

How could you?
How could you betray millions of women — and men, and teens — who rely on Planned Parenthood for basic health care?
How could you condemn countless women in this country to undiagnosed cancer, unintended pregnancies, and untreated illnesses?
Your vote was not only against those who seek care at Planned Parenthood health centers, but against every one of us who has ever sought care there, and against every one of us who knows that when we are healthy, when we are in charge of our lives, we thrive.
It was a vote against me.

To every senator who will soon consider this legislation:

I stand with Planned Parenthood to say to you: STOP THIS.
I stand with Planned Parenthood and the hundreds of thousands of people from every walk of life and every corner of this country who join me in signing this letter to tell you that we will fight this bill and we expect you to do the same.
I stand with and for the millions of women, men, and teens who rely on Planned Parenthood, and I expect you to do the same.

To every member of Congress, know that we stand together today against this outrageous assault, and together we will not lose.

for more information visit: here.

Monday, February 21, 2011



yesterday was so gorgeous. los angeles i heart you so much! i posted lots of photos of our adventure on my other blog land, terri planty. soon to come though is a diy lamp project. yup. i am excited.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

we meowd this


vday was spent making voices and space interiors for our cats. read more here.
my cats are superstars. really. they wear tshirts like it is nothing new, drive space ships and speak.
i am always impressed by their talents. a proud mother. meow meow meow.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

my friend jessica


i just ran into my fellow artist friend jessicaon sunday at our most recent elephant opening. we had a really lovely conversation about balancing art and life and so on. the girl is a serious talent. today i popped into her blog to find her amazing living room, neatly littered with rad sculptures that she makes. i love how hands on she is. she is an artist that actually MAKES things. i am so impressed by her ability to keep a clean home / studio and even more impressed by her beautiful work.

you should take a peek...(here).

Monday, February 14, 2011

squirrel has a shopping problem


in the spirit of the day that is about couples. let me tell you about a couple i know that loved each other very much. and that was not the only thing they loved. they also loved to shop! shop the flea markets! the local thrift store! anywhere and every where that they could seek vintage delights. as a result now their (our) home is FULL to the brim with great things that we couldn't quite pass up but have no space for. so there was only one thing they could do (well one of), they have decided to reopen thier (our) etsy vintage shop...
introducing squirrel and terradactyl. a shop that features an abundance of vintage odds and ends collected all over the lands in loving treasure hunts. these excellent little and big things may just be that one item you were missing in your life? well in truth i am hoping we can find great homes for all of these wonderful items. erick has a great collection of vintage shirts and funny mugs (still many more to put up on the shop). and no surprise that i am the one filling up the shop with housewares galore. keep in mind we entertain offers! spread the word!

visit the shop here.

i hope all of you had a lovely vagina day!

p.s. you should also check out erick's blog - chris is why i'm skinny. more on that in later posts.

happy vagina day!


some folks say happy valentine's day! but i prefer - happy vagina day!
yup. lets be honest here. the vagina is shaped like a symbol of love and that is what it really stands for in my book. and the people that i know that have them, well they work really hard at giving their love all year and lets face it - today is about spoiling them!
plus vagina is a very fun word to say. you should try it sometime. whisper it into a friend's ear. yell it out loud. or lovingly call your couch a cute vagina. whatever.
with that being said i hope all of your vagina days are spectacular. and to to honor this lovely day, i thought i was most appropriate to use some gorgeous documentation of the great judy chicago's dinner party. images via here.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

music please

this song is currently on repeat in my world. has been for some time now. i wanted to share the video but it is on some sort of "saftey" hold. you have to sign in to you tube, prove you are 18 or something silly like that to watch it because there are lots of boobies. gold boobies! if you are of age and can handle breasts footage - by all means watch the magic. but in the meantime for sure listen to the song above. so good........
if you just put el guincho in on pandora all the music that pairs up is pretty rad. especially if you like to shake your squirrel tail a little. :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

star trek me


i am working on a project with my boyfriend that involves cats and space. lucky me. so i have been checking out some star trek episodes for inspiration and found myself inspired in other ways. example 1 - that sexy purple number. i am all about it. the boots, the glitz, the barely there coverage and the wicked innocence of it all. yes please. and example 2 - that lamp! and that rock wall! and that crazy door! i want all three of those things in my home. and duh! that color scheme alone is damn sexy. call me a sci fi nerd if you'd like, but i truly believe that star trek is worth a second look. it may just blow your mind.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

speaking of art


so in keeping with the topic of art in the home and the drama surrounding what to put up, i took some shots of what has made it up so far to test my feelings about it. of course i am only showing you a sneak peak shot and the pile that rests on the ground for the gray wall.
erick suggests we go out into our neighborhood with cameras in hand and get some shots of our neighborhood to potentially frame. i keep trying to find new ways of showing off our cats. for example my portrait of looey's aura. i am kinda digging it. he sat next to magical crystal and it just triggered uncontrollable ideas of hippie cat art. can you blame me?! the dude looks pretty cool!




we painted our living room wall. now comes art. the process is tricky. how much kitschy thrift store finds, how much of your rad friend's work (that scares your boyfriend and some guests) and how much of your own ( i have so much, where to put it? ). also there are those family photos that are cool from the 60s,  70s and 80s that you like to look at and feel loved. i am working on creative ways of displaying those too.
see the thing is i like kinda strange stuff. i am an artist after all. like i have said in the past, i am not really a big fan of posters that stress affirmations or sweet quotes. i like images that are either so cute you could cry (yes baby kittens) or shock you with their clever borderline offensive imagery. so this morning i came accross my fellow calartian artist friend max maslansky's photo collection on facebook and was loving it (well some of it). it may not be your cup of tea. but i was enjoying the view. it made you think. feel strange inside. it wasn't just a pleasure cruise.

he also has an interesting blog and tumblr. :) warning not for the faint of heart. don't expect pretty sofas.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

squirrel love

Funny Pictures - Squirrel Eats Strawberry Gifs
it has been waaay too long since i have posted some seriously adorable squirrel action on here. so take this. and freak out like i did. my sister sent it to me and i am mesmerized. super cute squirrel i love you!

via here.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

pillow crush

i have a crush on these pillows. i think, no let me re phrase that. i know they would look damn cute with my collection of vintage floral pillow cases. i used to have an obsession with buying vintage cases. it was my first esty addition. they were cheap and always different. don't get me started.
i found these newbie cutie pillow cases here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

around the house...


my cold is finally slipping away. its hard to rest when you start to feel good. you want to run out the door and feed your mind with some action. but my cats keep me grounded. if they sit on my lap i cannot move. sometimes i think they are like secret nurse cats. looking out for me when i am too eager to jump into full speed ahead. they are thinking "cool it mom. you need to get warm and snuggly and take a deep breathe - meow".
the terrarium shot is a sneak peak into whats to come for terri planty. geodes and crystals galore! my cold couldn't keep me from finding a new resource for materials! more on that at my terri planty blog.
the pillow was a gift from morgan. it is super cute but has these little missing fabric bits that i have been filling with brightly colored thread to keep me seated and amused. i was inspired by this image over at roygbiv. bright colors are the key to my heart.
alright. that's all folks. meow.