Monthly Archives: June 2014

James Perse – Casual Chic for Summer

We love James Perse.  Fresh for summer, the vintage french terry sweatshirt dress in white.  Gotta have it.  🙂


Vintage French Terry


Classic vintage fleece sweatshirt dress with above-the-knee length. Bracelet length raglan sleeves with ribbed cuffs. Center back seam and ribbed bottom hem.

Additional Information:

• 100% Supima Cotton.

• Made in USA.

• Garment dyed with extra softeners for a soft, lived in feel.

• Length: 34 1/2 in.


Cowl Neck Skinny Dress by James Perse

We are loving the new Cowl Neck Skinny Dress by James Perse.  In stretch jersey, and lined in a contrast color slightly exposed at the hemline, the dress is as aptly described …. “casually chic”.  Dress up or down, this slim silhouette dress is fits that hits right below the knee. It works the chic factor for the entire body in the same good way the iconic pencil skirt does for the lower half.  Only, this look is chic and luxuriously comfortable.


• Stretch jersey made of 93% Cotton, 7% Polyester.

• Piece dyed and garment washed with extra softeners for a soft, lived in feel.

• Length: 43 1/2 in.

photos and info via COWL NECK SKINNY DRESS – WOMEN – James Perse – WMV6724.

Barrel House Tavern – Waterfront Sausalito

Built in the 1900’s, this space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. After sitting vacant for the past several years, building owner Chris Henry decided to open a restaurant of his own.  The impressive new restaurant is called Barrel House Tavern.  For more info on the amazing architecture, click over to CSS Architecture.

Clip and photos via Historic Ferry Terminal Turned Tavern on the Waterfront | California Home + Design.



Pool Cabana Bali Style

Dreaming of a dreamy pool cabana?  A place to escape from the sun or nap after a swim in the pool?  Have a cool drink and feel like your on vacation at home?  We saw the cabana at the Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali and fell in love.  The modern open design of the wood cabana keeps things breezy, but without having to sacrifice good design.  Gorgeous!


Frank Lloyd Wright Fawcett House

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Fawcett House in 1955 and completed it in 1961.  The angled architecture is stunning and we love the triangular pool. We want that triangular fire pit at our house too!








Frank Lloyd Wright called the modern style of this house as purely American-style architecture, with all its angles and glass and concrete.  The 120-degree angles used by Wright in the walls, windows and roofline help to blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor space, not to mention making for an awe-inspiring experience. The repetition of the angles creates a sense of continuity and flow.

The-Fawcett-House-20The Fawcett house has been on and off the market.  It was listed for as much as $2.7M back in 2009, but then the price apparently was dropped by a million dollars in 2011.  As of the date of this post, it was removed from active listing in Feb. 2012 according to Zillow.


Via:  A rare chance to buy a Frank Lloyd Wright house – SFGate.

Modern Beach House with Triangular Pool

We found this gorgeous slice of modern beach heaven in an article in Homelife Australia discussing how to fit a pool in an irregular space.  We think a pool in this triangular shape would be perfect in any space.  It has a mid-century vibe channelling the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lautner, and A. Quincy Jones.   And, of course, its right on the sand, which makes it even more perfect – swim in ocean or pool overlooking the ocean, yes please!


 Photo credit: Adam Jones,

Via Naturally Modern’s Pinterest.

A. James Speyer’s Glass House of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Movie Sells for $1.06M

A. James Speyer’s mid century modern glass and steel house has just sold for $1.06 million. The 4-bedroom, 4-bath, 5,300 square feet home was built in 1953 for textile designers Ben and Frances Rose.  Later, a complementary glass pavilion was added about 50 feet from the house.   The glass walls literally blur the lines between indoor and outdoor and is situated in a wooded area of Chicago, cantilevered over a ravine.

The sleek house was featured in John Hughes’ 1986 film “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” as the home of Cameron Frye (played Alan Ruck).

via “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” glass house sells for $1.06M – CBS News.

The Sotheby’s listing had amazing photos of the home, retrieved from