Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Here are some pics to enjoy...
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
So now I am their personal bullseye and they don't even respond to my tag?????
I think not boys - at least not without some cyber retaliation ;)
Let's start with the one who has dug the biggest hole ( in my opinion ).
Jeff - This kid is sooooo brilliant and creative but has some serious writer's block. He's the one in charge of the blog - what little bit of blog there is. However, we are grateful to him for enlightening us on the "tao of silk screening". At least he's good for something...
Ahhhhh, this is the boss, the guy in charge.This is Craig. I know I need to shame him for something...just not sure what yet.
The consequences for shaming the boss? I will most likely end up in the card aisle at CVS ( or Ralph's if it's before 7 a.m. ) and stick a Starbucks card inside that card. Usually it's an "I'm sorry" , or a "thank you". Nothing scandalous... - I do have to be very careful not to piss him off though because, the last time I did that I lost 6 lbs. and did not sleep for a week ( true story ).
Jonny is just a pretty boy - and that's plenty to be ashamed of - especially since he's about to be in a layout in Vogue magazine. I don't think I'll ever talk to him again after that comes out ;)
I'm finished for now. Tomorrow I may have to add a couple of others to this wall of shame.
Keep in mind, this is really all in good, naughty, unedited fun...
BTW - boys next door - please replace the wallpaper photo on your monitor with the unedited version.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
As if I don't already have enough to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day, the universe, god ( and whatever higher power is out there ) blessed me with an email from another blogger that my work was posted on the Alabama Chanin blog and website.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Revolution Malibu recently received accolades from the trend forecasting blog Trend Agitator.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
5. Mornings. I am a morning girl. When I drive down the hill in the morning, I see the sun rise over the Pacific Ocean. It's breathtaking everytime. It really makes you happy to be alive and around so much beauty.
6. Music. Food for the soul. Especially Incubus, Lifehouse, and John Mayer...throw in a little Audioslave and I am all yours! ;)
Rules are rules - and in the blogging world "tagging" is serious business.
I am tagging my fave blogs to name their six unimportant things that make them happy.
CLOUT RIDESHOP ( my hot little neighbor boys and girls next door at Zuma Beach Plaza. If you want to see some surf and skate action check out their videos )
I*Heart*You ( Funnier than s%#t! I love her! )
Pretty.Little.World. (http://prettylittlefashionworld.blogspot.com - I just converted to MAC and there is no hyperlink - WTF? ) just voted me one of her fave blogs...she was tagged and tagged me along with her asking me to post " six unimportant thing that make me happy "...
Nevertheless, this makes me feel especially good since I have been exhausted getting the shop together for the grand opening in time for Christmas, and haven't had the time to post.
I am definitely motivated to post more now - especially by this very sweet jesture - even though I may have to start posting at 4 a.m. !
Also - another shout out to Elisa over at Design Nomad ( http://designnomad.blogspot.com ) - she was worried about me since I hadn't posted since election day.
Don't worry about me my little pretties - I am surrounded by beauty - check out the neighbor boys at www.cloutmalibu.com ( click on the blog link and go through all of the pages - there are only four but you don't want to miss anyone of these guys ;) - muy caliente - and will most certainly make my top six list!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Even with the minor hiccup ( permits that weren't filed by the landlord ), there is progress. I finally finished the logo on the wall and the cash desk. The cash desk was actually a bar made out of wood from an old fishing boat. I painted it light blue and stained it with a moss green color to give it the look of being taken out of the ocean. I called around looking for a fishnet but they are sooooo expensive ( $80 for the size I was looking for! ) I bought a bunch of cheesecloth to drape from the ceiling and so I used some of it ( dyed it with leftover coffee ) and used the "Stiffy" fabric stiffener to keep the "draping" in place. Then I glued a few sea shells and rhinestones to give it the full effect.
So glad I trusted my husband's instincts when he called me and described this bar he found because it is now the focal point in the store.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Recycled wool hats with a leather skull...
and Project Ecoart coasters...
And lots of other goodies iwill be sharing with you soon!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Believe it or not, this finish was done with a mop.
To see the Revolution Malibu click here.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
During this experience. I have come back to my original thoughts on the decor of this place I will be spending so much time in.
Upon further examination and consultation, I have come to the realization that my concrete floors will have to be painted. Too many flaws that only a faux finish can hide. So we are going to finish it a turquoise. In other words, back to the original beach vibe.
The lighting is IKEA Rimfrost chandeliers. I am painting the stainless steel rim white and adding a fabric ( white of course ) sleeve to the cord. The ceiling is also going to be draped with cheescloth to simulate clouds. This is to soften the vibe ( and the wires and pipes that are exposed in the ceiling. I was going to go for the industrial look - but decided not to since some things are just better not left exposed. This way we give the illusion of chandeliers hanging from "the sky". A pretty and relaxing environment.
Of course I will have the rock rock n roll vibe in the form of black and white photos of Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Plant... you get the picture.
Our jewelry displays will be mostly buddhas ( cement, from Mexico - I go down there a lot ).
And my husband found a bar that was made out of old wood from a ship. I am going to paint that white and drape it with fish nets and swarovski covered starfish.
Lots of work still to come but as soon as the fun part starts I will clue you all in with lots of pics!!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The new Gucci line has given me a wealth of ideas for experimenting - especially with vintage Gucci purses. While I love the new '08 Gucci look, so me and so rock n roll, my fave style has rabbit patches all over it. The little creatures might be cute but I don't even drag those images out at Easter - let alone carry them around with me all day long, day after day!
Since my new store, Revolution Malibu is a green lifestyle store ( with a twist ), I thought I could snap up a bunch of those vintage Gucci purses and do my own collage of skull patches and adorn vintage studs. Uber-recycling - as I call it. I'll let you know how it turns out ;)
Sunday, September 28, 2008
This is a Roberto Cavalli cape (photo via Vogue ). I don't think the fabric is kimono, but this inspires me to look for a thicker kimono fabric and line it in fur for the winter. I think that would be stunning...
Another one of my favorites is to display the kimono on the wall. A collection grouped on a large wall would be wonderful.
I found these bobbie pins at Puchimaiko. Too cute!
Lots of fun ways to use kimono... too many to count and I'll be searching for more ;)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
When we first moved in two years ago, the kitchen although practically brand new was just too modern for my taste ( and my husband's thankfully ). So the first thing we did was tackle the cabinets and the island.
The "before" of the eat in kitchen island ( notice how we changed the hideous choice of tabletop to butcher block ). My husband added molding which I thought was a nice touch. See "blue " phase I went through before finally getting to the beautiful finished below? I lived with that for a year...Thank god it's gone.
Below is my "after" - my pretty Beaux Arts look. I'm in love :)
The "before" look of the cabinets. I did a disteressed white and added wood medallions ( below ). I also used real wood veneer on top of the glass because the glass was already glued into the cabinet and couldn't be removed.
Now I added a little gold and I am going to change the knobs to crystal ones.
My 80's barstool chairs ( below ) I found on Craigslist are now a beautiful french "Beaux Arts" style.
More pics to come :)
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