This week on my drawing board

Pink paper poodle

Some exploration in fabric design for a class I'm doing with Lilla Rogers Studio School.  

The assignment: vintage style kitchen bolt fabric design using the theme of root vegetables and casserole dishes.

I also did a painted version, using my normal medium of gouache.

Mid-century modern in San Francisco

Lagoon House is a 1962 A. Quincy Jones home on the San Francisco Bay. Restored by architect Craig Hudson with the help of interior designer Gary Hutton. See more at OneKindDesign.com.

The living room overlooks a lagoon in Belvedere.

I really like the kitchen remodel, which updates yet retains a sleek mid-century feel.

I'm crazy about this idea of the hallway tucked behind the living room fireplace. Matthew Millman Photography

Orla Kiely's London home

The textile designer proves that the mid-century modern sensibility that comes through in her creations runs deep. She nicely mixes modern touches with the Victorian bones of her terrace house. Via Dwell.com.

The sunken seating area with a Malm fireplace. Photos by Chris Tubbs.

Kiely and architect Maxim Laroussi designed the kitchen unit.

In the living room, salvaged ebony wood flooring and pops of citrus.

Vintage & collectible clocks

Vintage wood flower clock via 

A great estate sale find, this Smith Metal Arts "Radius One" desk clock, designed by William Sklaroff, is still made, but not in solid brass via

Newgate Bubble Wall clock. via West Elm

Rare Frederick Weinberg Shelf Clock 1950 via

vintage sterling & noble flip clock via flickr

MCM getaway

Want to go glamping? What better way to experience the wild than ensconced safely in a cool mid-century modern style A-frame cabin ? Far meadow is 14 miles above Bass Lake in the Sierra National Forest, close to Yosemite National Park. It sits on 20 acres of private land, surrounded by a beautiful meadows and streams. There are two A-frames available to rent at $275 per night, each sleeping 2-4 with a sleeping loft. A friend and I were going to book their vintage trailer "lodge" where you get two trailers in which to sleep, cook, and hang out, but were not able to get it together. The trailers are not currently listed on the Far Meadows site, but it was a great idea, I've included photos anyway. Bring your dog, it's allowed!  

The Red A-Frame. Photos by Wassim Muklashy. Read about his photo trip  here

The Red A-Frame. Photos by Wassim Muklashy. Read about his photo trip here

The classic A-frame has 16-foot high windows

Red A-frame

Red A-frame

Red A-frame Interior with spiral stair

Red A-frame Interior with spiral stair

nice view!

nice view!

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These are the vintage trailers that rented as a pair.

These are the vintage trailers that rented as a pair.

A peek inside the trailer

A peek inside the trailer

I have this thing about eating in a trailer banquette like this. 

I have this thing about eating in a trailer banquette like this.