Saturday, August 28, 2010

Hands Out Of Pockets

The latest accessory from Altadena Works is a basic key ring. It's called "the split key ring," and it was made in Japan using the same techniques as The Sweet Orr key rings were made in the 1920's. If you buy a bag, the keyring is free but otherwise, it's gonna cost you $28. Either way, it sounds like a good bet to me.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Photographer's Eye

Nancy Neil is a really talented photographer who happens to run around the same crowd as I do. She photographed a wedding that I DJ'ed. When I showed my brother her work, he immediately contacted her to do his wedding.
So when I got a chance to see Nancy's place, I decided to take a couple pictures of my own (iphone style). And to top it off, she even made me a lamb burger for lunch. Boom!

view from her front porch
old school stove
another kitchen shot
old wood plus a nautical painting looks good to me
living room shot

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Really Bad (But Actually Awesome) Music

Yes, I do listen to these songs and I am not ashamed. After everyone has had roughly 10 cocktails, play these songs and everyone will enjoy.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Shuron Shades

I've been on the hunt for some good shades for sometime now. the Ray Bans are so overplayed here in LA and although I really like Moscot (which Hotel de ville is now the west coast rep for by the way), it's a little pricey and my head is too big for most of their styles. So, when I stepped into Hotel De Ville, I was shown a brand that I had never heard of called Shuron. This company has been around since 1865 and still made in the USA, which make it that much cooler in my book.
the classic escapades
Malcolm X in Shuron's

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Trash to Treasure Furniture

I've seen some really cool furniture whose roots were made from thrown away parts. My favorite thus far have been from Sean Woolsey & GDB (Garza Design + Build). Some of you may know Garza's work from the cool furnishings from the Thunderbird Hotel in Marfa, TX.

desk lamp made from reclaimed wood, rusted pans & galvanized pipes
chandelier made from a salvaged wagon wheel
dining chair made from reclaimed steel