Saturday, May 30, 2009


Hope you all are having a fabulous weekend so far. In my mind, I'm currently at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs with my girlfriends. The weekend isn't over yet and it's not too late to join us; just make sure to bring more Prosecco, mmmmmk? Who's in?

...and of course I can't mention the Ace Hotel without giving a shout-out to the room in the Portland, Oregon location which started my love affair with the hotel. What do you guys think the chances are of the Mr. allowing me to have this mural pained on our theater room wall?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Parisian Perfection

If I were little again, my parents were cool art collectors and we lived in Paris, this would be our crib.

Photos via Dwell

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cameron's "Ferris Day Bueller's Day Off" House for Sale

Which one of you peeps truly, truly, l-o-v-e-s me and has an extra $2.3 million you can loan me, I mean, *cough* give me so I can purchase this home in Highland Park, Illinois featured in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"? I know how humble some of you are, so to avoid you feeling any awkwardness, rest assured you can simply send me an anonymous donation and it'll be our special little secret. It's all good in the millionaire hood!

In the film, the home belonged to Bueller's best friend Cameron Frye's father and housed a tempting red 1961 Ferrari 250 GTO that Bueller and Frye took for an iconic joyride through Chicago. Remember the famous crash scene when the Ferrari is pushed out into the ravine?

According to the listing agent, Melodee Hughes, the filmmakers had to set up a rail in the pavilion, which is behind the main house, to roll the car out. Fiberglass versions of the Ferrari were used but they didn't smoke when crashed so smoke bombs had to be used.

The home is known as the 'Ben Rose Home' was designed by architects A. James Speyer and David Haid. It has been owned by Rose since it was built in 1953 and is also known as the Ben Rose Auto Museum. Rose died in 2004 and his wife Francis lived there with a caregiver until her death earlier this year.

The contemporary home has four bedrooms and is 5,300 square feet. The garage is also an art showcase for modern pieces as well as vintage cars. There is a separate two-car garage for cars that are driven on a more regular basis. The property is listed as being sold as is with no disclosures and likely needs some renovations and is listed at $2.3 million. [via TMZ]

Photos via Sotheby's Realty

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Trailer Flash

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Airstream! Ever feel like packing up the bags, kidnapping the sweetie in your life, including Toto and Tito's (and no, Tito is not Toto's sibling, but rather vodka made and distilled in Austin, for all you non-Texans) and hitting the road Clark Grizzwald style? If I did have a chance to get away, you know it wouldn't be in a janky station wagon with Aunt Edna strapped to the roof; it would be in one of these stylish bad boys.

Case in point: Design Within Reach, the furniture retailer, collaborated with Airstream in 2007 to develop a trailer for the mobile young modernist. Hi, that's me!! It also has a separate bedroom, a flat-screen TV, an antenna and phone jacks. The 16-foot trailer retailed for $49,066 (not sure what it costs today).

The DWR features Airstream's "famously sleek aluminum skin design and custom pull-out awning."

The trailer has kitchen cabinets lined with green plastic laminate, a Nelson Ball Clock and a dinette with cushions upholstered in striped fabric by Paul Smith, the fashion designer, which doubles as a bed (the table slides down to align with the seats and the cushions serve as a mattress).

Jewelry designer Kristiana Spaulding's Airstream

Photo by Cody Cloud and Julia Galdo

Food Shark, Marfa, Texas

And last but not least, check out this awesome park by two former circus performers who have created a rare and unusual Airstream trailer park, Belrepayre Airstream Trailer Park, with outstanding views of the mountains, in the foothills of the
Pyrénées near Mirepoix, a historic town in southern France between Carcassonne and Foix.

Available on a self-catering basis, there’s a choice of nine authentic Airstreams from the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies, each furnished in period style with shag pile, disco balls and vinyl 45s to help you indulge in the atmosphere of the era. Rumor has it they're not down with the Disco era and will turn away trailers post 1970.

Isn't it fabulous and doesn't it look like it's straight out of John Waters' Pink Flamingos?!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

MCM Home for Lease in Austin, TX

6019 Belfast Austin, Texas 78723
Home for Lease ($2,000/mo)

Mid-century modern stunner remodeled by Vintage Modern Homes on a 12,199 sq. ft. lot near the Mueller development. The newly renovated 1,735 sq. ft (per agent) home is a 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 living, including a large office (or a 4th bedroom) and stone fireplace. Gourmet Kitchen; Glass tile Baths; updated plumbing and many green features, including refurbished windows; new low voltage recessed lighting in the kitchen, living room and office; new French drain and updated electrical throughout the house!

Please contact Andrea Roe for inquiries/questions - 512.502.4992

Custom hexagon details on the front of the house and extend into the ample and lush backyard.

New customizable Ikea kitchen cabinets with under cabinet lighting.

Master Bath detail, including raised platform shower and river rock floors.

Beautiful glass tiles, modern storage and designer hardware.

Spacious living area, including an open floor-plan. Polished concrete floors throughout the house.

Flexible office space has a vaulted ceiling and beautiful natural light. Check out the sweet floor!

New stainless appliances and custom-designed glass tile back-splash.