It’s been awhile, blogging audience! If you’ve been watching, there has been an overwhelming amount of changes and activity going on at Spruce! Add to that: it’s our busiest time of the year. I’ve been out of touch and I miss talking with ya’ll!
Here’s a little light reading, a fluffy list of likes on my desktop. It’s just a mix of photos, links, and ideas (some you may know about, and some you may not). Take a little break with me!
Designers I’m loving: I am really enjoying Fujiwo Ishimoto’s fabric designs lately. Also, I’m fixated with Alessandro Mendini’s furniture designs (again, always). I am in constant admiration of one of the fabric companies we carry: Designer’s Guild. Tricia Guild mans the ship!
Favorite local businesses: Take Heart, Switched On, Nannie Inez, Room Service, End of an Ear Records. Did I say Spruce? Visit all these places!!!
On my bedside table: Conjunctions 39: The New Wave Fabulists, a compilation of short stories edited by Brad Morrow and Peter Straub. There are some great stories; I’m halfway through. It includes illustrations from Gahan Wilson! Also have a great copy of The Kitchen Book by Terrence Conran that has lots of great (vintage) kitchen ideas that would still be relevant today.
What I’m watching on TV: (Via Netflix) Reruns of Louis C.K.’s show Louie. It’s so funny, so wrong, so poignant and human. So true!
Where I get my inspiration lately: AQQ Design; Tumblr sites, such as Zonkout, Inside, Outside, and Keehnan Konyha‘s blog (always a hit). These are just a few of my favorites. There are gads of great Tumblr sites and art blogs that I love.
Best trip I’ve taken recently: Galveston for the weekend. While there, I rode a ferry and saw more dolphins than I have ever seen in my lifetime! Then to Houston to view some Post-Modern Arquitectonica architecture. I love you much, Houston!
Songs I have on repeat: Any mix from Ying Yangs.
Word to live by: My mom always used to tell me, “Nope!” Ha! Just kidding!
A perfect day in Austin: Swimming or hiking anywhere during the day, a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse in the evening. Blissful!
Questionnaire supplied by our gal Clarisa Ramirez.