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My Dream House | Alicia Hanson

feature_266_516cb8ce831d7_Myers_West-LA-House_610x392Well, discount cialis some of you will find it to be no surprise that my dream house resembles a garage. Barton Myers is an amazing architect in Los Angeles. His firm designs projects from residences to large urban developments. My favorite house is his own house that was a working experiment to address his taste and the environment where the residence is located, specifically fire danger. The home is located in Toro Canyon,  Montecito California. The house is comprised of 4 pavilions. To preserve against wildfire danger the pavilion roofs are comprised of recirculation pools that double as reflecting pools at this terrace home. The home also has steel roll up doors that enable to house to be completely shut if a fire does come through.

He has since built another similar house in Santa Barbara. I want to build something similar someday with large roll up glass garage doors.

Shed-a-licious

Shed-a-licious





I want to build another shed-outbuilding on our lot. We have a lil metal tool shed that is taking up a fine cement slab that would certainly love one of these buildings on it. The top shed is certainly my favorite. I can’t get enough of garage doors. In fact, sildenafil my favorite house is pretty much entirely garage doors. I will have to blog about that next.

I have a thing for corrugated metal, not sure if it is because it is shiny and silver or what, but I am drawn to it like a moth to light. My front counter in my old sign shop had it. The bottom shed is from the site Reclaimed Space. They will be at this years Dwell on Design Show in LA June 25-27. Check it out. Did you see the cool outdoor furniture in the las picture. Love it…

Deer headpiece

Deer headpiece

deer headpiece

I was perusing Etsy today and came across this cool headpiece. The artist said that she was inspired while reading Mark Ryden’s Tree book. I love the model in the photo and the way the photographer captured everything so well. The dear headpiece is available on Etsy from Zara Carpenter’s Etsy shop you can buy it here.

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Since we are on the subject of deer. I thought I would show of one of my new necklaces. I am calling it the Deer Antler Huntress Necklace. I incorporated the antler into the chain, best viagra store so the antler runs up around your neck. It is available at my Etsy store here.

 

Did you know that Deer symbolism includes gentleness in word, cheap thought and touch. The ability to listen, grace and appreciation for the beauty of balance. Understanding of what’s necessary for survival, power of gratitude and giving, ability to sacrifice for the higher good. The connection to the woodland goddess, and alternative paths to a goal.

Dog Chair

Dog Chair

 

Dog-Chair

Over the weekend I was in Las Vegas. We were perusing through the new Wynn Casino and one of the clothing stores had this chair. Everything about it just made me giggle. Love it.

AxelHoney Jewelry

AxelHoney Jewelry

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This past weekend we participated in Acre Las Vegas. The show traffic was slower than we had anticipated. But, cialis usa viagra gave us a wonderful opportunity to meet many of our fellow artists. One artist that was our aisle neighbor was Axelhoney. Axelhoney is created by Santa Monica artist Melissa Contreras. Melissa is an illustrator and jewelry designer. I would describe her jewelry as sweet like honey with whimsy. Above are some of my favorite pieces. And below is one of my favorite illustrations Melissa has done. You can purchase her work on her website.

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Teal and Orange

Teal and Orange

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Love this outdoor garden furniture in Orange & Teal.  These are found in the Cedros Design Area in Solana Beach at Chicweed

Aqua Succulents

Aqua Succulents

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Cleavage Caddy

Cleavage Caddy


Well I love the concept of this. The Cleavage Caddy. I often try to roll purseless, cialis seek and this would sure make things easier. I would love to know if this is comfortable or not too.

It also seems like you have to be wearing the right cleavage showing top, discount cialis and so that you have access to your items. A button up shirt might make it hard. You can buy this handy item here.

Macadamia Nut Encrusted Mahi Mahi My Favorite Dish Right Now

Macadamia Nut Encrusted Mahi Mahi My Favorite Dish Right Now

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Macadamia Nut Encrusted Mahi Mahi.

 

Take 2 TBLSP Butter and melt in microwavable dish.

Beat 1 egg into melted butter.

Add salt n pepper to taste.

Dip Fish in butter-egg mixture.

Then roll fish in Panko bread crumbs.

 

Sauté fish in light butter until lightly browned.

 

In a new pan add healthy amount of whole butter, best viagra ask unsalted, viagra usa nurse with handful of chopped macadamia nuts.

Sauté on low heat until nuts are browned.

Take a banana and slice in long sticks, add to butter and macadamia nuts.

 

Bring up heat and deglaze with Frangelico, amaretto or any hazel nut liquor.

Let sauce reduce, until thickened.

Parsley for color, then place bananas crossed over halibut.

Pour sauce over and enjoy!

 

I like to serve with mashed potatoes or jasmine rice.

Swiss Army Airstream

Swiss Army Airstream




I was reading one of my trade email newsletters and came across this posting of this new Airstream that Victorinox teamed up with Airtstream to create. Victorinox, viagra generic felt that the 19′ airstream really embodied the Swiss Army brand and was a natural fit. The Airstream is traveling around North America for the 6-9 months.

I love how they retrofitted the Airstream with an in and outdoor, making for better people flow. I also love the red, dark gray and stainless color palette. However, I think they could of done a cooler job on the exterior of the Airstream. They could have converted into a giant Swiss Army knife with a little red paint or some large format vehicle graphics. How cool would that be to go inside a giant pocket knife? Well, look for the airstream at a place near you soon.

Amy Butler’s New Bedding

Amy Butler's New Bedding

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butler bedding
Amy Butler has some great new organic bedding out. I am a sucker for lime so I picked this set Modena & Ravenna to showcase. She has many new sets that have her wonderful fabric designs. I love the embroidered details too. Check out her site here to see all the new wonderful bedding lines. You can purchase the lines from her site or Bed Bath and Beyond. Oh, cialis generic and I just love the mum prints on the wall behind the bed too…

Love this shot.

fashion - umbrella and swim cap

My Grandma used to wear flower swim caps like this, viagra generic seek I recall hers was blue and white. I love the umbrella and colors..

Urban Barn – It’s Shabby Chic meets Junk Gypsy

Urban Barn - It's Shabby Chic meets Junk Gypsy


On Friday I discovered Urban Barn in Escondido. Have you been there?

I would describe it as Shabby Chic meets Junk Gypsy.
They have:
Home and garden decor
Industrial and architectural finds
European furniture and linens
Vintage Chandeliers and handmade jewelry

They are located 155 W. Crest Street, generic viagra Escondido, cialis sales CA 92025. Their hours are Wed – Sat 10am – 5pm. You can find them online at http://www.urbanbarn155.blogspot.com/ This weekend they had a flea market there and one of the vendors had these super cool antique bottles with metal flowers that are soldered in place. I just loved them. The gals at Urban Barn have a classroom space too. They have some great crafting supplies. Go check them out when you get a chance.

Hello Pip Studio

Hello Pip Studio

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Saw this cool site called Pip Studio posted on the Papaya Blog. Love the web design and super great products. The designs have a modern kitsch collage feel, buy viagra that I just can’t get enough of these days. They are a Dutch company who have lots of wonderful orginal designs. Love the wallpaper, bedding, stationery, school supplies.. Ok all of it.

Summer Fun

Summer Fun

A couple cool garden lanai items. I saw these fabulous cushions and futons at Leaping Lotus in Solana Beach. I just the love the fabrics, viagra sale drugstore they look Indian to me. One of the futons fold out to a bed size the other is a large bench size.

I also saw this cool snap together decking from Ikea. I am intrigued with the concept of snap together decking. I love the instant satisifaction of it. Not sure how long it will last at Ikea. But what a cool space you could create with the decking some lanterns and the cushions….