My friend and incredible floral designer, Liza Lubell of Peartree flowers, has made it her mission to spend all her vacation time at the beach in Nosara, Costa Rica, ideally surfing. Whenever we talk, she is always telling me about her next trip there. Some people […]
My first trip to Europe since 2003 was planned based on a cheap flight. I saw one for $750 to Copenhagen from Portland, OR, and jumped on it.
My friend Natasha lives here, in Copenhagen, and here is where I am currently sitting, with a glass of white wine, at a rustic wooden table, in a candle lit bar, surrounded by the chatter of many languages and jazz on the stereo.
Decorating a Tiny House
When I got the email inquiring about consulting on the interiors and decorating of a Portland Tiny House, I was thrilled. These are some of the jobs I love the best. Collaborating with people to make their spaces more magical feeling, more intentional, useful, and […]
Featured on Urban Outfitters Blog
Photos and outtakes from my recent feature with Urban Outfitters
Throwing an Ice Cream Social
Every year, Adam’s parents come to town for 2 weeks, and that always means a BBQ in the backyard. Since we have been working in the studio so much, the yard had become quite over grown! We spent the weekend clearing debris, digging up 10 […]
California Dreaming TRIP A MONTH May 2015 part 3
I left LA and headed north, stopping in Cloverdale to stay with some good friends, who fed me artichokes from their garden, and we drank wine they had made. The next morning, after good dog cuddles, they sent me along my way, with some suggestions […]
California Dreaming, Trip a Month May 2015 part 2
After my magical weekend in Topanga, I headed into LA to stay a week up in Highland Park. It took me nearly 2 hours to drive there, but I had some good jams on the radio and the summer air was warm and breezy. It […]
California Dreaming, TRIP A MONTH MAY 2015 (part 1)
On April 30th, I packed up 15,000 feet of cotton rope, a Stout Tent, and a month worth of clothes, driftwood and blankets into the back of our Ford F-150 truck and headed south to California for a month of teaching, new friends, and adventure.
The Many Heavens of Bali
When I made the resolution over 2 years ago to get out of my comfort zone and take a trip a month, I didn’t see Bali on the horizon. But through a chance meeting over dinner 6 years ago that connected my partner Adam to our […]
A residency at Summit
I was invited to an artist residency week up at Summit I knew I would make a large installation somewhere, and teach two mini intro classes. I didn’t know how meaningful and magical the experience would turn out to be. I met the amazing Lisa […]
Design Week Portland Open Studios
For Design Week Portland, our entire building is opening our doors to you. We all moved in about the same time, this past June, and since then, we have all been balancing creating our spaces and getting to work in our respective creative fields. I […]
Hosting a summer garden party
One of my favorite things is a garden party, and it had been a long time since I had hosted people at the house, since the holidays. It was time. My friend Sasha was visiting from LA, the weather was in the 90s, and I […]