Tuesday, April 24, 2012

magic plan

my least favorite part about being a designer is taking measurements, i'm always afraid of measuring wrong.  so just when i think i should create an app that will help me do something, someone has already thought of it and created it.  enter, MagicPlan!!!  this might be the end all of great apps for me.  the app helps you measure a room and creates a floor plan for you in seconds.  it's amazing.  my only qualm is that it doesn't work so great when you're room is as big as fishcake.  go figure.  but if you have an iPhone, download it and check it out for yourself.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

retail therapy

whenever i'm feeling blue, i always turn to retail therapy. the weather is making me a bit sleepy and a bit sad. so i bought these gorgeous vintage hankies from our "vintage rose" pop up shop. if you haven't come down to visit, please do. it's chock full of memorabilia from the early to the late 20th century. the hankies are just a few of the items that you'll find in that little nook. think vintage jewelry, suitcases, dainty tea cups, milk glass and so much more.

also, debuting this thursday the 12th of april @ 6pm is the aggro roadshow. there will be works of art by big island artists scott yoell, margo ray, keith tallet, sally lundburg, ethan froney, shelby b. smith. click on each individual artist's name and it will take you to their web page.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

the valentino garavani

i've always enjoyed the fashions of valentino, even tho my wallet has never stretched quite far enough, there is something you can admire about work that has been hand made with care and year of expertise. and even if you aren't a die hard fashion fan, i'm sure you can enjoy the valentino garavani virtual museum. walk through galleries and view close ups of the clothing and history behind each piece. it's inspiring!

download it here! warning!! be prepared to waste innumerable time during work procrastinating!

what about us..

honolulu, hawaii
just a few fish in a big pond trying to place our mark in the ocean.