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Rose and Ben’s Christmas Decor.

24 Dec

Here is me and Ben’s attempt at an Alexander Girard inspired christmas tree. After much stalling and frustratin’ myself over the right kinda paper, and the colors, buh, I decided that it isn’t exactly what I would have liked it to look like…but maybe next year we will refine! That’s a great thing about Christmas…it comes again next year. So I have come to comfort myself in saying that each year is another opportunity to make it better. That’s pretty optimistic right? YUP. YUP. That’s what I am trying to be about dear Mimomito. We shall see how long that lasts.

The Holiday Hadley Home

13 Dec

This isn’t the last you’ll be seeing of Heather and David Hadley’s house, the Hadleys recently were sweet enough to let us snap photos for a home tour to be featured here on Mimomito. Oh snap, indeed. Check back soon for that home tour – there’s so much more to be seen in this Carmichael gem.

Bison!hadley treemarshmellow birdieshadley lights

Seattle Modernism

1 Jun

Giiiirl, I love Seattle! I try to make it there as much as possible, so when the opportunity for an impromptu trip presented itself last week, I was all over that. Below is me saying my farewell yesterday:

 While I was in town, I made it a priority to check out Seattle’s Modernism scene, of course. First stop, Chartreuse International LLC, Modern Furnishings:

The friend that I was traveling with needed to be dropped off near Pike’s Market, and on the way from there to the place I was staying I passed this store. I have a thing for furniture (obviously) and when I pass a good-looking window display, it is the equivalent of me passing the finest babe in town – I slow down my car, roll down my window, give a longing gaze and sometimes I even have the urge to whistle. Can anyone relate? No? Okaaay …

Anyway, I was driving down 1st Ave and I passed this window display:

How freakin’ cute is that kid’s table? You’d stop too, right?

I went into the store and was able to chat it up with all the employees. Apparently this location is Seattle’s oldest MCM store and has been around for 15 years.  The owner of this store used to do window displays for Macy’s back in the day and she has totally mastered it. Here are some of her set-ups:

There is a mixture of new and old. They had just gotten in a ton of vintage teak items:

The staff was so friendly and passionate about design – it was very refreshing. If you’re in the Seattle area, this is definitely a store to check out.

Retrofit was pretty decent. It was a store of only reproductions, but it was nice to get more ideas of how to incorporate classic designs (i.e. Eames shell chair-styled rocker, or George Nelson -knock-off- starburst clock) into a your modern home.

Lighting Supply- for your modern lighting needs:

A note-worthy store that I didn’t make it to is Area 51. My pal Jake  (he does graphic design and he is awesome- check out his stuff) was kind enough to take me there, but unfortunately they were closed. Based on what I could see through the window, there are some gems to be purchased! Go there and tell me all about it.

Healdsburg Modern Cottages

15 Mar

Thanks to Katrina B. for the heads up on Healdsburg Modern Cottages. Have any of you guys stayed there? Is it as wonderful as it looks in the photos?

Here is info about the cottages taken from the website:

Every cottage has a gas fireplace, wireless internet, flat screen TV, with cable service, VCR, radio/CD player, telephone, coffee maker, a good hairdryer, ironing board and iron, L’Occitane toiletries, luxury towels and sheets, down pillows, duvet and the most comfortable bed imaginable. All cottages have access to the grounds and the swimming pool.

Cottage Rates
from $250 to $500 depending on the cottage and time of year.

I really need an excuse to stay here. Anyone wanna come with?

Modernism in Aix-en-Provence

6 Mar

So, I just got back from my holiday in France and I’m excited to show you the few modern stores that I saw while I was there.

First off, here is a photo of me with my beautiful translator and best friend, Candice. It was so helpful to be with someone who knew  the city well and could translate everything for me.

The first  one that we stopped into was more of a lighting store with some modern furniture.

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