Monday, October 24, 2016

Fashion as Art

The pictures below are from a special exhibit titled Manus x Machina, Fashion in an Age of Technology, which was on diplay from May through early September at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. We went to see it in June and got to marvel at the exquisiteness of these couture garments that really are pieces of art. Just in case you did not get the chance to see them in real life, here are some of my photos:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

From Fence Panel to Headboard

It has been a while since I have posted any photos of our small apartment in Budapest. (If you don't remember it, click here.) We completed it a couple of years ago, but as with most places, there are still projects here and there. This past summer when I spent some weeks in Budapest, I got to do a few of them. 

One of these small projects was to create a headboard for the bed. The Ikea bed we purchased for the apartment had a frame, but no headboard, and I have been pondering different options to acquire/create one. During one of our trips to the hardware store (getting supplies for other projects, mostly for the garden), I saw a wooden fence panel that looked like the right size for my would-be headboard.  It only cost somewhere around $20.  I also picked up some semi-gloss off-white paint and with that I was ready for the project.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Hillside Retreat

Another project I worked on this spring was this lovely home situated on a hillside in Kailua. It is a short walk from the beach and has three bedrooms, two baths, a large lanai overlooking the landscaped garden and saltwater pool.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Beach Cottage Charm

I am finally back to the world of blogging and would like to share with you some of the projects I have worked on in the past six months.  Eventually, if I get my act together, I may also write some posts about travel and design.  First up, let's take a look at a cute beach cottage I staged back in April.  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Oh Those Lanikai Views...

Early in January I worked on this property in Lanikai.  The house is built high on the hillside, and this is what you see from the front porch: