Monday, August 18, 2014

K Style Design Finalist In American Made



Hi everyone,

Well I know it's been awhile since you've heard form me on K Style but some pretty fun news. My new business K Style Design has just been chosen as a finalist in Martha Stewart's American Made contest which will choose it's final winners in October. One of the winners will be chosen by YOU the audience so stay tuned for more information on when and how you can vote.

So what you may ask is K Style Design and what products have I created. Well, here are a few pics to get you started but hop on over to my Etsy site to get a first hand look of my total product line.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/KSTYLEDESIGN?ref=hdr_shop_menu









Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Artist Thomas Hill






New Focus

Hi kstyle readers,

I have to decided to simplify my blog and make it imaged based. I will post a series of
photos during each post that will exemplify the essence of an artist or in some cases
the essence of a personal experience or even just the essence of a quip! My goal is to
do this more often and in conjunction with my other plaforms including Pinterest and Facebook.
I look forward to a new journey, k

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Humback whales are migrating to cool waters of Alaska and Bering Sea after giving birth in warm waters off Mexico. My husband took this photo while fishing just off the beach. enjoy, k

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday, February 04, 2013

Mexico Bound!

 
Hi all,
 
Heading to Manzanillo Mexico on Thursday. Definitiely time to soak up
some rays and hang out with my son and senorita number one Paty (driving the
wave runner). Second senorita Sally in back on her way home from
Mexico where she has spent the last month showing of our new grandson
to her family in Chapala and Guadalajara.
Will be doing some blogging from Mexico although not
always easy to get good internet connection so will be spotty. Take care and
hasta la vista, k

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Bespoke









I recently expanded my design vocabulary with the English word "bespoke". I've heard it before when finding myself on design sites in the UK but only recently got a real understanding of the meaning behind this unusual word while reading my latest design book, "A Living Space" by British designer "Kit Kemp". It basically means custom made in the world of design or as I heard recently, "you'll have to wait".  The pillows or cushions as they are called in the UK above are a good example of bespoke design as are all of the products at Vanderhurd . Hand made details such as the embroidery in the designs above are also inherent to the "bespoke" process.



I highly recommend Kit Kemp's fabulous book for anyone interested n the "bespoke" concept in design. Brilliantly photographed and sourced throughout this highly personal and creative book. enjoy, k

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Loving


I love original ways to display flowers. Designer Cecil Daldier in Paris. wow, gorgeous, k

Monday, January 28, 2013

K Loves Textiles




I'm not sure how I arrived at the breathtaking art of Takashi Iwasaki but I'm so glad I did. I've been a fan of embroidery for years but it's rare to this medium in such a modern, contemporary style. I love the use of color and form in Iwasaki's work. There are so many more pieces to see on his website hope you'll take a short click over and get a real taste of this artist's amazing work. enjoy, k

Friday, January 25, 2013

K Likes the Work of Dale Weiler











Well obviously I absolutely adore this artist but the reason I am blogging about him again is to explore some of the ways I can share the work of these talented people across the various platforms that I use. I LOVE my latest platform Pinterest and I hope to experiment with some ways that work well with this very creative and image based site. Please check out Dale Weiler's amazing gallery on his website.. There is much to see. Enjoy, k







































Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Wow Factor, Dale Weiler






























Well this is some of the most beautiful sculptural work I have ever seen. The first sculpture called "The Gatekeeper" literally takes my breath away. Dale Weiler is in a class of his own. Plan on spending some time on his gallery/website. On the website you will also find a very interesting pictorial on the process of and evolution of a sculpted piece as they evolve from a square block of stone to the beautifully articulated pieces you see above. Enjoy, k

Wednesday, January 23, 2013




There's a story here!  The name of the company that sells this breathtaking chart is called Windsor Nature Discovery. That you can still buy this chart today speaks volumes to me. You see the Windsor part of the name comes from my past. My first husband and I started this company, formerly called Windsor Publications from our garage. Said garage was located on "Windsor" Circle in Eugene, Oregon. The hummingbird chart followed the publication of fish charts (which you can still find at Windsor Nature Discovery) and it was a roaring success. It graced the cover of "The Nature Company" catalogue and well it took off. Hope you enjoy seeing as much as I do. k

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Spring is Just Around the Corner





Every year I try to zero in on one arty thing I really want. Something I know I will love and use forever. It's not easy to make "the cut" into my home. I am a pretty brutal editor. But one of these vases by fabulous ceramicist Deborah Dell will surely be mine by the end of this year. I love their sculptural references, intricate detailing and original concept for artfull displaying  of the flowers. I can picture all sorts of ways to use. Absolutely gorgeous. enjoy,k

Monday, January 21, 2013

Passionate About Lampwark, Jennifer Geldard












I absolutely Love the exquisite work of lampwork artist Jennifer Geldard. It's as bold and beautiful as the photographs in this post. Plan on spending a bit of time on Jennifer's inspiring gallery/website. It's full of gorgeous eye candy. enjoy, k

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Photojournalist, Best of 2012





























































































































Hi all,

Sorry for brief posting but have been trying to spend some time getting set up on Pintinterest which I really am finding a fascinating platform. For those of you who follow my son The Photojournalist here are his shots for The Mail Tribune which made the best of 2012 list. What's your favorite?? Mine is the tunnel shot because I know from Jamie how dicey it was to get that shot! Enjoy, k

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Go Ducks!


















Love this lamp from portaromana. Definitely hits my whimsy/oregon duck button.
Have a great day, k

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012