Wednesday, February 28, 2007
You're in for a treat this Saturday with Chama Navarro's gorgeous polymer clay jewelry line. This is just a tiny taste of her absolutely fabulous work. so be sure to drop by Kstyle's Slide Show Saturday. you'll be so glad you did, k
For those of you that saw my Gucci 2007 Spring/Summer slide show on Sunday you know I promised you my signature earring charms in "Gucci" colors and here they are. Love love the colors of hot spring in black, coral and purple. now if I could only afford the purse, k
Had lunch today with my birthday club which is such a fun idea I thought I would share with you today. We have eight fabulous women in our group and we meet for lunch on our birthdays. The person whose birthday it is plans the lunch for the next birthday girl and so on and so on. So here's a little photo op from today's birthday lunch for my friend J. A card from my friend C from meri meri and just for fun my friend V's purse from Ralph Lauren which was the perfect match. so thankful for "my girls", k
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
I think Jamie Hayon's aesthetic speaks to me like no other. Gary over at Spray Glue recently witnessed his brilliance and mentioned his fabulous bathroom line which takes the whole bathroom as room concept to a new level. Thank you Gary. a bath to die for, k
Sunday, February 25, 2007
While I don't post often about fashion on Kstyle the truth is I have always loved beautiful clothes. And I love to design my jewelry with current colors and trends in mind. So I hope to share with you not only my work process but also where my inspiration comes from. The gorgeous persimmon colors, blues, and violets which you see in this rich version of my signature earring charms and hoops comes from Antrhopologie's darling grouping called "Chit Chat". While not the stuff of Oscars I love the wearability, clean lines, and hot colors in this group.
Stay tuned for more fashion inspired Kstyle jewelry this week and a tiny surprise later this week.
And speaking of fashion my favorite Oscar dress this season by far was Reese Witherspoons. Also loved Penelope Cruz and Portia De Rossi. what were your favorites? k
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Love the Gucci aesthetic in this video featuring their spring/summer 2007 line. Love it so much that will be creating a pair of my signature Kstyle earring charms in this gorgeous color palette of coral, purple and black. Have some Kstyle jewelry goodies coming up this week and a little surprise. so stay tuned, k
Friday, February 23, 2007
Welcome to Kstyle's Slide Show Saturday. Today I am featuring the work of fiber artist Emily Schoonbeek and it is fabulous. The colors and the detail in the work are just total eye candy. Check out Emily's blog here to learn more about her work process and her flickr portfolio here. so visually stimulating, k
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Thank you to Design Sponge for turning me on to the Wurstminster dog show via Wurst Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Such a fun concept. Artists from all over the country "reserved" a dog and then sent in an original work depicting their dog of choice. these were two of my favorites. can you guess what breeds they are. never one to miss a dog photo op, k
What's so amazing about these pieces by artist Shelley Muzylowski is that they are handcrafted from hot molten glass. I just make tiny beads. I can't imagine the work and work ethic that is required to make these fabulous pieces. Many more like these and some completely different at Shelly's website. Plan on spending a few minutes here. extraordinary, k
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
I love these original chair "pads" by designer Chenhui Su. I've never seen anything quite like them and how absolutely fun it would be to sneak them into your decor in some unexpected way. I love the idea of setting one under a tree in your backyard or terrace. What would you do with one or more? so cleeever, k
Check out this new darling line from Argentina which you can find at the Moma store here. I lived in Australia for a year before moving to Ashland so anything kangaroo really hits home for me. Of course they call them "Roos" in Oz. as I was told often, k
Monday, February 19, 2007
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Saturday, February 17, 2007
Friday, February 16, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
by Ed Lusch, ojo del lago, 2006
Death the final notice?
Or kindling of fond memories.
Ashes to Ashes?
Dust to dust?
Or rebirth of spirit:
A soul set free.
What comes must go:
Everything on its way,
To someone, somewhere,
As alive as song and laughter.
Unconfined to this place,
Unencumbered by this time,
Eternally bound by understanding:
The rose knows
Not to weep
When petals fall to earth.
And we can learn,
What the rose will teach
When our petals become garlands-
Forward this lovely poem written by my great friend Ed Lusch to anyone you might know who would be comforted by it's sentiment or beauty. I'm so thankful for it. k
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Linda from Abbey Creek Studios sent me this darling photo to cheer me up and as you who know me can imagine it did. She wanted to let me know that she saw this image in cuteables which by the way is a darling blog and one of my favorites. What would we do without dogs. love them, k
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Also want you to know that Ed was a prolific and well known writer in his field which was nature, the environment and of course fishing. He published many books and articles throughout his career.You'll have to bear with me while I post a few links in days to come that if interested I think you will find fun and amusing. Such a wonderful writer and creative thinker. By the way he loved my blog and encouraged me in my endeavor. Just wish I could write like him.
And on a happier note Troy Robinson aka "waterboy" qualifed for the state swimming championships which take place this weekend in Hood River Oregon. Bravo Troy. Pretty heady stuff for a sophmore. k