My pal says we’re Odd Ducks, that we waddle. I can’t say if it was the waddle or the odd that land me on my end, but my fall put parts of me in bits & pieces. That’s why I missed my post last week in case you were wondering.

My time is consumed with work, healing and therapies – it’s all so much more involved than I imagined. I had an expectation that after surgery you are healed and should be able to resume your workouts and life after a couple days. NOT weeks or months and NOT with a guarantee of pain every day…all day.

Pity party of one, your table is now ready.

Good, now then on to a whole new world. The world of Anya Hindmarch, I may be late to the party on this one but at least I got there. Just lay your eyes on these then plunge into her sight and explore and enjoy…but only if you want to be dazzled.

All of these odd & ends –  plus 15 heavenly years with Eric. I have no complaints…only grateful and awed.





Prepare yourself, I am about to overdo it. Vintage wallpaper, Sherlock-esque (PBS style) wallpaper, damasks, and flocking wallpaper have fixed themselves to my heart and mind.

I imagine these prints, the tactile and vibrant “hand” of these prints and patterns on the my body. Not just a big, repeated print though – not like wallpaper at all really. I keep imagining some of these elements well placed on a top that would amplify the lady-like, downplay the undignified and master the mystery of our glorious physiques.

I imagine these gorgeous artworks well placed on a trouser. In just the right placement these small wonders will uplift the downtrodden and taper and tighten the fluffier bits and pieces.

I love prints and patterns but they are rarely, if ever, well-placed to do the female form delight. It seems so simple – expensive, I get it. Each garment would be couture in that each size will have to specifically made to place such patterns and textures just right.

I hope that we get to accomplish this at Archie & Eldred one day.

In the meantime here is a slew of wallpapers that inspire this idea. Gorgeous, classic, mysterious, smart, sexy with dignity. You decide…





A League of Extraordinary Legos

Today’s post is already a day late so I have elected to do a bit of blog-stealin’ from High Snobiety.

While I never plunged into the creative land of Legos, I have often been amused and even awed by the masterpieces of the artists who did. These creations are nothing short of thinking outside the blocks while paying homage to some of the musical greats (and not so greats depending on your preference).

I wonder if there is a series of classic movie actors, Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Rosalind Russell, Myrna Loy and some crooners like Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and what about some legendary designers like Coco Chanel, Jeane Lanvin, Thierry Hermes, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Emanual Ungaro, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Elsa Schiaparelli and a pint sized Edith Head to name a few.

I did find good old Karl Lagerfeld & Donatella – but it’s almost too easy to do them…

So I broke my leg on Thursday. And frankly I am milking it as an excuse for such an oddball post. I am only thinking clearly about 35% of the time and at the point at which I am “penning’ this my % of clarity has diminished to about -17%.


None-the-less – CHEERS!