Archive for September, 2009

hayley featured on BLDGBLOG

September 29, 2009

The blog itself is about Philip Beesley, but the work featured, titled Endothelium, is a collaboration between Hayley and Philip.  Can you tell that I am a proud husband?

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There is more information about the sculpture at UCLA Art | Sci Center & Lab website for those interested.

-hai

endothelium

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inspiration – wedding invitation almost as good as ours

September 29, 2009

Okay, maybe it is even better.  This is a pretty clever idea, not just for wedding, but for any occasions: birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc.  Now I just have to have an event with a story that’s interesting enough.

-hai

wedding invite

i fit right in with all the studs in the house

September 29, 2009

I promise that that will be my one and only stud joke. The studs are up and the electrical wires are almost all installed. Hopefully, today, they will get the ducts in. We are of course, behind schedule.

-hai

progress?

September 28, 2009

So here we are day whatever, I am so impatient! As the walls start to appear, so do rather large holes in the floor! Hopefully those will disappear as fast as they appeared. Holes not welcome, unless they are funky (in a good way) and/or architecturally relevant.

-hayley

inspiration – powder room

September 28, 2009

I am not usually a fan of overly-ornate decoration, but something about Marsh & Clark‘s powder room intrigues me.  We have a powder room with similar size and proportion planned for the main floor.  It is missing the end window however, and I think that is the jewel of the this whole room.

Marsh & Clark via Apartment Therapy

-hai

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inspiration – kikkerland

September 28, 2009

I heart Kikkerland.  I was introduced to them when I picked up one of their critters while living in Vancouver.  Then, they faded from my consciousness until recently when then conversation (and consequent google search) about solar-hand crank radio led me back to them.  That’s when I realized that all the recent products that I have been admiring from afar is from them.  I will get that flip clock one day.

-hai

kikkerland crank radio

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let the be light(s)!

September 25, 2009

For our home-in-renovation, there are a lot of things that we are hemming and hawing about.  Fortunately, there are a few things that we are just set in stone for us.  One of which is the Globe Pendant light at West Elm.  It’s one of those things we both knew we wanted in our house.  Yesterday, Hayley took the leap of faith and went and bought a set of three of these.  Coincidentally, they were having a sale, and my student card got us 10% off.  Every penny counts .  Now, we just have to decide where they should go.  So far, the candidates are: foyer, kitchen island, and main bathroom.

-hai

west elm globe

wish i’d thought of that – coffee cuff

September 25, 2009

I love coffee, and I love bent-ply, and Contexture Design’s Coffee Cuff is a hit on both fronts.  Too bad I can’t rock a cuff.  Hayley is not a hot-drink drinker or else she would be all over it.

Contexture Design via swissmiss

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where did it go IKEA?

September 23, 2009

Before we started shopping for our home, I already had my eyes set on what outdoor furniture I wanted for the backyard.  Now that we have our home, the furniture pieces are no where to be found.  They piece in question is the KVARNÖ chaise lounge from IKEA.  I remember first seeing in a flier, then, at the IKEA showroom.  But now, they have completely disappeared from IKEA’s database.  A search on the website shows nothing, the only images I can find of it is from other blogs.  I hope this is because it is a seasonal item that they only carry in the spring.  We’ve been burn by IKEA’s lack of stock lately, so please IKEA, bring them back, now.

-hai

sunbed 2

sunbed 1

blank canvas

September 20, 2009

Demo is done. Now the fun begins. There are so much possibilities with this blank slate. But, we are going to stick with the original plan almost stud by stud. Why change what was not broken… Well, the materials were broken, but the plan was not.

-hai