Drawing from Memory


{Art, Design, Dreams, Fashion, Inspiration, Interiors, Installation, Photography: A visual journal of what we are influenced by and what inspires us as creatives.}




Moscow - Pattern & Texture

{ Tuesday, May 24, 2011 }

Loving the geometric mixed with the organic shapes and decorative elements spotted around Russia's capital city.  

Glasses & Dresses ... with Hangers

{ Tuesday, May 17, 2011 }

hanger dress and glasses

Dress bed from Maison Moschino in Milano spotted at Emma's Design Blog, and Glasses from RISD friend Colgate Searle.

Lovely Leather

{ Friday, May 13, 2011 }

Feminine Leather Shoes and Necklace

An little bit of the unexpected from Maison Martin Margiela and Natalie Brilli.  
MMM Image via La Garconne & Natalie Brilli necklace spotted at Grange Hall in Dallas. 

Architecture in LA - Stahl House

{ Wednesday, May 11, 2011 }

Stahl House: Case Study House #22 (1960)

1635 Woods Drive. West Hollywood

Stahl house

Architect Pierre Koenig put himself through architecture school at USC in the 50's by working nights at an aircraft company. Being aware of the potential of steel he encouraged himself to use it to built his own house after he purchased a small steep hillside lot. His background and experience building his home contributed to his design philosophy; economy was the governing factor in his design, and he took inspiration from industrial materials and the surrounding landscape.  

By the time he built the Stahl House in 1960 he had proved in many ways the applicability of steel in residential architecture. Framed, walls, roof and sometimes floors where made of prefab steel. The location of Stahl House is the most calculated and critical part of the whole design (a level building pad in the hills of West Hollywood with a sweeping view to the South) interplay with glazed walls and full spectrum views of the city from the interior. Koenig also articulates volumes with surrounded pools making water an integral structure and landscape element.Julius schulman photography

I recommend not only to visit the site, but to also see the documentary "Visual Acoustics" a film about Julius Schulman life, the photographer who was responsible of most of architectural images in LA. He defined the way we look at modernism architecture by framing the most iconic homes of Los Angeles thus showing his particular and precise view of the times.  

Hazel Brown - soft summer hues

{ Tuesday, May 10, 2011 }

Loving the Spring Summer 2011 collection from Hazel Brown.  The color palate is matching my summer mood. 
Images via Hazel Brown

Living in Color - Morning Coffee

{ Monday, May 09, 2011 }

Living in Color Pantine 4655

My morning coffee is the color of Pantone 4655. 
Photo © JW

Anyone There?

{ Monday, May 02, 2011 }


Image © JW 

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