Saturday, February 27, 2010

etsy vintage


oh snow, i love you so.
maybe more so because we haven't had any this winter.
i don't need much, just a light dusting.

trawling through etsy vintage tonight:
thinking these belt buckles are quite fine, esp. that pair of foxes (or wolves...?)
also will happily take a pair of these boots, and these cinnamon oxfords.

incredibly, i actually bought myself a new pair of shoes today,
which i will share soon (once the light is a bit better for pics.)


snow bunny


oh that beautiful beach blanket brings back such fond memories of savary.
no sand or bbq'd burgers here just plenty of snow as seen here out on the deck.
it's really quite beautiful and a nice change from the california sunshine.

hope you are having a delicious weekend
and i may even start drinking beer watching tomorrow's big game.
excited. go canada!

o x
lady j

Friday, February 26, 2010



i forgot about that wee book. makes me want to pull out the watercolours and continue the series. diana vreeland? tilda swinton? marchesa casati?
and i still loves me some brocade towelling. remember this beach blanket? patched together from a pile of thrift store finds, and used until it disintegrated.

off to watch the hockey game. i just need to rustle up a beer...
go canada

Thursday, February 25, 2010

page 2


the snow falls today in nyc so i certainly couldn't wear this fab outfit you've illustrated.
i do miss my towel dress though.

hope you and the wee ones are feeling better and you've made some fabulous 'josef' inspired designs lately.

still have to make it to dim sum go go but will soon + report back.

o x

Monday, February 22, 2010

josef frank

queen of brooklyn

how's the east coast treating you?
did you get your dim sum go go? pea shoot dumplings?

we have been sick as dogs around here, all three of us consumed by a very nasty flu bug that won't go away.
i'm slowly trying to get back into the swing of things, trying to motivate myself to make some work, and my beloved josef frank is helping a lot. what a genius.

kind of nice to clean house, no? re-discover lost treasures, and cull cull cull.

feel the power.

i heart this

in new york this week packing up in brooklyn and found this beautiful book you made for me when i moved out here back in 2003.
that seems so long ago now.
will share more of this amazing work of art throughout the week.
you are such a talent.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

true up


have just arrived in sunny chilly nyc and already looking forward to my dim sum go go hit.
feeling scattered today but wanted to share this site with you as i know your love for fabric.

more soon. i promise.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

thinking of you


thinking of you
and while i didn't get any dumplings today
i did have the remains of a bbq duck from chinatown, with rice,
and ate my fill of what i will declare to be the finest oranges of this year and last.


Friday, February 12, 2010

faster pussycat


i know these aren't the patriotic red and white i should be showing,
but being caught in the midst of a strange celebratory triad
it's nice to have something that's not red and white,
if only for a moment:

chinese new year?
winter olympics?

(where's the collective groan!?!)

more on the torch to follow.


go get 'em tiger!

In contrast to the lovable but predictable Ox, the Tiger is master of sudden change, passion, and excitement. The tiger is king of the Chinese jungle, does not bend to authority, defies convention, and eschews habit.

This year promises to surprise us all and we can take advantage of this energy to surprise ourselves: conquer fears, break old patterns, and become the conscious masters of our lives.

Embrace the expansive power of this Tiger year.

your ess-ness,

IT'S OUR YEAR according to my very wise friend in new york who just sent me this the other day + i am sooo ready...goodbye ox year!

the best part is we don't have to pay attention to that crap hallmark holiday known as Valentines Day and instead celebrate chinese new year's with dumplings and other goodies as this year it falls on the same day, February 14th.

if i was to give a heart shaped something to you it would be one of these and a cd of the best break up songs but instead i will go to chinatown to find you a special something and put it in the via snail mail.

saw your alexander post at banquet so we need not say more. sadness.

sending love + chinese cheer your way

o x
lady j

Thursday, February 11, 2010

long live the queen


a few frocks for you by the fashion genious, alexander mcqueen.
such a great talent he was.

i remember going to see this show at the moca a few years ago and when seeing his pieces up close thinking how amazing they were , the detail, craftmanship and construction.
really incredible as are these creations.

he will be missed.

o x
lady j

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

creative growth for everybody

Creative Growth Art Center serves adult artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, providing a stimulating environment for artistic instruction, gallery promotion and personal expression. Artwork fostered in this unique environment is included in prominent collections and museums worldwide.


my gal lady A took me to a creative growth art opening in nyc about 3 years ago and i fell in love with so many of the pieces for their raw bits of texts and whimsical characters.
she just sent me this yesterday letting me know everybody can have a little creative growth either from their site or various stores, including Barney's.

so you've got the shirt - what to wear on the bottom?
well the good news is opening ceremony has levi corduroys back in action.

how's that for comfortable + cool ?


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

griffith park


nice to hear you are making your way back into polite society. sounded like you had a very lovely weekend.

i spent mine mostly in front of the computer updating Belle Heir although i did manage to get a hike in at my local, Griffith Park, to take in some fresh air and an amazing view of this fair city.

come late sunday afternoon it seemed all about the Superbowl and though i am not much of an american football fan i was very happy when the underdogs took it
and even happier when the spontaneous post game dance party started up.
forgot how much fun it is to let loose and dance.
dancing + drawing ...good stuff.
as are those string gardens and beautiful japanese textiles.

how's life in the olympic village? i hear there is not much snow but plenty of foreign accents.

miss you and wish we were having congee in an hour.

o x

Monday, February 8, 2010

shima-cho stripe

good morning sunshine.

how was your weekend?

i ate savoury chaat at rangoli, vacherin mont d'or at au petit chavignol, and a fine coffee from little nest. (it is feeling oddly like my return to society.)

also pouring over this japanese antique textile shima-cho stripe sample book. (it's true, i love sample books.) from gallery tsumugi.

hope there is some magic coming your way,

nanook of the north.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

string gardens


so glad you haven't been washed away.

love le corbusier. i have been coveting this fine book, and somewhere i have pictures of a small retreat he designed and painted for himself and his wife, in the south of france. will try and find for you.

off to dinner (headed out with a few ladies), and hopefully magic and adventure.


(more dutch string gardens here)

Friday, February 5, 2010

I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies


right now i couldn't agree more with Monsieur Jeanneret-Gris.

i would like to be spending this weekend in the lovely new home you found us.
wouldn't that be grand to place it somewhere sunny near the water.
fruit trees in the back yard + and a large studio for us to draw in.
(we could talk too)
yes. that would be dreamy.

instead it rains and i surf.
happy weekend love.

o x

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

get thee some land

dear beach bum

if you can find us some land down there on the seashore, l found us a house.
we just need to move it:

This true Mid-Century Modern home is a collector's piece by any standard. Designed and built by Paul Thiry in 1962, it represents the height of Seattle's introduction to a new style of world architecture: "Principal architect of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, Paul Thiry introduced European modernism to the Pacific Northwest."
available here.
(please find us a sunny plot. i am tired of the grey and rain.)

all washed up.

a moment of zen


not sure who was in such a hurry for lemongrass that they drove right into the store...
hopefully not you.

i managed to check out for the weekend and go stare at the sea which was pretty nice after all this moving and emotional craziness.

sent you lovely thoughts across the waves.
hopefully they will wash up on your shore sometime soon.