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Sidewalk Wisdom

Walking my doggy around the block in my new/old neighborhood led me to this beautiful series of chalk messages this week. What a fantastic gift for those of us walking up the hill from the beach, right at the steepest…

Moving into creativity

Writing is a sedentary activity. So are a lot of other creative pursuits. For me, getting my body moving can really shift my mood and loosen up ideas. But I am often guilty of hunkering down and not moving for…

White Girl In Nepal

When gorgeous Aussie actress, Bojana Novakovic traveled to Nepal following the devastating earthquakes and aftershocks earlier this year, she took her camera with her. The quakes triggered avalanches both on Mount Everest, killing at least 19, and in the Langtang…

Last Minute DIY Halloween Mask

If you still haven't organized your Halloween costume and you're feeling crafty, check out Steve  Wintercroft's UK website. You can purchase (for around USD $10) and download a template for a cool low poly mask that you can print out…

5 Delicious DIYs

Once a month, I get to sit with a bunch of women and men, many who are friends, and play - we draw, we paint, we sculpt. It's such a cool  break from our everyday lives. We take the lessons…

Tara

Tara Hirshberg is a name you're going to hear a lot. She is a jewelry designer who has made the leap from the art world where she ran her own gallery and still acts as a consultant curating private collections.…

taking inspiration

The last few weeks have been filled with inspiring messages for me. A girlfriend called with tickets to hear astronaut Captain Mark Kelly and his beautiful wife Congresswoman Gabby Giffords speak. This extraordinary couple, who have each achieved so much…

8 power powder rooms – links

Modern crystal mural (source: homedesigz.com) Interior designers love to make this little room shine using bold wallpaper, unique mirrors, unusual lighting, and other bold design details. My powder room (seen here), is beginning to show its age: brittle grout, a cracked…

aaron sorkin on writing

 I love The Newsroom and every Aaron Sorkin TV show and movie I've ever seen: The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Social Network, to name a few. He is a writer's screen-writer, never relying on special…