Mark Twain Can’t Be Wrong

It wasn’t hard to find Bermudian talent. One lives right on my doorstep in Los Angeles in fact. Her name is Catherine Quin, a 32-year old English girl I met in the wee hours of the night at a party… READ MORE

August 24, 2016 / 11 Comments

Cliché Crochet

Did the journey start with the dress, or with the bus? Whatever the motivation, cream-colored crochet seemed like the only appropriate theme for last weekend’s SoCal expedition. We drove South to San Onofre Surf Beach with clear instructions to bring… READ MORE

May 26, 2016 / 5 Comments
The Color Reform Silk Overdyed rug was handwoven from silk in India, over dyed in a smoky slate palette. Each Color reform silk rug transforms new, luxurious silk rugs into exotic works of art through unique patterns and tonalities.

Five Days To Own the Dream

I know you’ve wandered up there. We all have. Perhaps by accident, when you were looking for the nearest bathroom, or got stuck on the wrong elevator in the midst of your bewildered exit. Or maybe you just wanted to… READ MORE

January 20, 2016 / 3 Comments

El Niño and the Cross Country Challenge

I felt like such a idiot showing up to A Current Affair with my duffel bag. I was wearing a short denim dress and open toe sandals, while all the other vintage vendors, dressed in flannels and heavy boots, were… READ MORE

December 26, 2015 / 1 Comment

The Brains Behind the Bangs

The last time I had a haircut I came out looking like a sheep/poodle cross breed. My familiar curl had somehow mutated into a tenacious frizz that seemed to agree with vertical gravity but alas, in the opposite direction. Which made my head… READ MORE

December 9, 2015 / 9 Comments
On Lika: Orange jumpsuit by Lako Bukia. Necklace by Atelier Marta. Rings by Eka Samkharadze, chunky cardigan by Bulli.

Don’t Underestimate the Locals

Because they sometimes have more talent and imagination than the people you work with every day. Take Gregory Devejiev for example, a fiery, chain smoking Georgian man with a big mustache, a zealous Canon camera and enough energy to light… READ MORE

December 3, 2015 / 5 Comments

The Dirty Truth about “Free Range” Chickens and Their Eggs

If you’ve watched the John Oliver episode about the chicken farmers, you will undoubtedly remember the horrible statistics and unjust circumstances they are dealing with. According to Michael Welch, the President of Harrison Poultry, the chicken production has doubled in… READ MORE

October 1, 2015 / 9 Comments

The Secret to Building a Vintage Empire

The serendipitous story of Eric Eriksson’s legacy begins in Smålandstenar, a pint-sized village surrounded by a deep and dark forrest in the middle of 1930s Sweden. Eric was a shoe cobbler with big dreams and a less-than-provincial spirit. On one of his errands to a nearby town… READ MORE

September 29, 2015 / 1 Comment