Monday, November 26, 2012


Every year I look for some cute way to "package" the proverbial bottle of wine/hostess gift for all the parties and gift exchanges and this year these darling bottle toppers from Garnet Hill get my vote. LOVE

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi everyone,
Hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving with family and friends. We took it away this year to the mountains in Sunriver, Oregon just a mere three and a half hours away from home. Lucky for us and family the roads were clear and the weather "do stuff" friendly. The pic above was not taken on this trip but it makes me so happy to see my son "the climber" so happy that I wanted to share.

But best of all we had a new addition to our family this year who made this Thanksgiving extra, extra special.
Back to design soon.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Imagination, cleverness and the ability to work in micro small detail describe the playful work of artist
L and A St. Leger. Not to mention that this would be the perfect gift for my fishing crazed husband who could sit at on his desk and wind it up whenever he needed a fix!!!!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Kstyle friends. We are off to the mountains in Bend, Oregon  to share the holidays with family. Take care and talk soon

Monday, November 12, 2012


The first thing I thought when I saw these trees other than I want them is that they remind me of the Standford mascot tree which I love.  So whimsical and fun and for me a perfect holiday holiday decoration. You can pick up these goodies at beautiful site Wisteria. Plan on spending a few minutes on this site. Really gorgeous stuff from all over the world. Enjoy, k

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

I Love Whimsy and Flowers

I love creative vases. And yes I know that cut flowers from the garden are giving way to fall and well barren gardens but this vase concept is just so much fun that I had to post it. So very clever and you can buy at Moma store right now! I'm thinking red flowers and xmas. How fun.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

The Photojournalist

Luckily my son is a photojournalist here in Medford or I probably couldn't get away with posting photos of the newest member of my family Mr. Liam. And of course I couldn't resist these adorable/professional photos of Liam's first visit to the pumpkin patch. Hope you enjoy, k

Monday, November 05, 2012


I have several go to sources when looking for a visual fix and one of those is Anthropologie. Recently while poking around this eclectic site I came across the work of Akira Satake . Not only do I love it but I LOVE it. I think it speaks to pretty much every aspect of my design aesthetic. Clean, nature inspired, whimsical, unexpected, elegant, feminine/masculine and well just about every other adjective that describes something I would find drop dead gorgeous. I especially love the pitcher. LOVE it. Am pretty sure I'll be making sure husband gets a "hint link" before the holidays.
Enjoy, k

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Ansel Adams

I've always been drawn to the photography of Ansel Adams. Recently I developed a renewed interest in his work as my youngest son just spent his summer working at Yosemite National Park. So one thing lead to another and now I find that I just can't get enough of Ansel Adams and his breath taking work.

I  have purchased several of his books but my favorite so far has been "Looking at Ansel Adams, The Photographer and the Man" by Andrea G. Stillman. She has put together a fascinating narrative of both the man and twenty of his most memorable works and the detailed stories behind them. I was especially enamored with these gorgeous screens that were created by Adams in a very limited quantity. The fern screen below sits in his Carmel home which is currently owned by his son and family. Apparently there were twelve screens created all depicting his scenes from nature as opposed to his more famous landscape motifs. These are the only two I could come up with. How gorgeous! I could see a DIY project based on this concept. Not Ansel Adams of course but with all the digital photography and options available today would be much more doable than what Ansel Adams had to do to create his three paneled screens. Enjoy, k