Saturday, June 30, 2012

the details

My hubby has a passion for green building and meticulous craftsmanship.  Paying great attention to detail is important to him, from hand selecting the locally milled cypress and chiseling the live edge, to applying the black oil soap on the mineral pigmented earth plaster walls to reveal the texture, to the cutting board and fossil set into the concrete counter top.  The counter of concrete with inlayed details throughout is a feat all its own. Stunning work by a good friend and great man John Finley. You can find many more pictures and info of this beautifully handcrafted man cave at I am impressed with how luxurious this particular project has come to be. Fit for a bachelor's retreat.

I thought it would be interesting to give ya'll an idea of where most of my current collection of reclaimed copper comes from.  It's projects like these that supply my habit (insert smile).  
My largest supply yet comes from this particular project. A great example of 'nothing going to waste'. It's the remaining cut off scrap from this stunning hand hammered copper backsplash that I cut, shape, sand, polish, patina into whatever happens to be inspiring me. Presently, I am busy designing pieces for my TRI.bal collection which is created using TRIangles in all sorts of ways. Oh the ideas...just wait. A bit eco-couture I think. I will be featuring one or two of these larger pieces at the RAW event in New Orleans later next month.

As well as the, growing in popularity, LA1 Southern Charm collection that represents my love for Louisiana. Where our roots run deep.

Friday, June 29, 2012

dated 1949

So we just found this enamelware tub that is in super great condition. Yes, enamelware it seems, like some of my favorite bowls, pitchers and buckets. I find them to be quite primitive. Well when we got it home we noticed a date March 1949.  I love that!  We are looking at a big project real soon. One we have been anticipating for sometime now...

>>> Stay tuned folks <<<

Thursday, June 28, 2012

indigo sky

My own version of the hi/low dress. Very subtle but I like it.  A great dress to frolic about your garden with plenty of room to breathe. Also perfect for a summer wedding paired with the right accessories.  Made with a hemp/cotton blend and hand-dyed. Versatile, comfortable, natural, authentic bayou bohemian. Find them soon at Thread&

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

set up...

There's this site I sometimes visit that's like a time warp back to the 60's where everything's mid-century wonderful. I saw this picture and just thought how perfect this setup would be for a weekend, a week, or longer even. Oh so lovely indeed!

Monday, June 25, 2012

happy hands farm

It was one hot Sunday but we enjoyed our time spent with endearing friends out on their farm land.  It was nice to see Rocky our rooster, many months back we gave him to our farmer friend since we can't keep roosters in the city limits. He was friendly almost like he recognized the kiddos. Sage was happy playing in the rows of dry dirt. A vast garden of sunflowers and melons. That perfect summer feelin' leaving you ready for a nap on the couch.

Sunday, June 24, 2012


I came across this on trusty ole' facebook and thought it was definitely a hmm... moment!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

just a peek...

indigo sky dress

hobbit town

found  herehere and here

A 'little' town called Hobbiton. A magical village hidden on private farm land in New Zealand. Who wants to go?

I especially like how they are set into the earth. I like the large curved aged beams joined with bricks and the overgrown wildflower entrances.  All aside a beautiful lake.  Maybe one day we will build our very own hobbit house fit for our family...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

at least a piece of me is heading west

My first wholesale order is shipping out to L.A. today!  I am super excited!!  As my last post mentioned I have been California dreamin' for nearly two years now but have yet to make the trek over yonder.  I guess for know sending packages made with love to share with another groovy sister will have to do. I must say it's certainly better than nothin'!! I will happily take what I can get (insert smile).  I am quite pleased, thrilled even.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

westward bound

found here

Dreaming of a road trip out west.  Been tryin' to get that way for a while now.  The desert stirs my desire. Still no plans to be seen but hope remains.

Monday, June 18, 2012

that old T

I copy and pasted these from an email I recieved. What a simple idea and so great. Don't ya think?

Sunday, June 17, 2012


"whomever we fall in love with we are really falling in love with our Self" - Ravi Shankar

A version of ourselves. Who we see ourselves as. Who we aspire to be in one way or another. A literal part of us like our children, our blood ?!?!

and thank YOU for all you do and for being know who you are (wink,wink)

Saturday, June 16, 2012

the sky is the limit

I am thrilled! For less than a month I have been selling my creations in a local boutique and it's been received excitingly well. Hemline in River Ranch now carries a limited selection of the ever growing bayou bohemian collection. A beautiful little shop in a rather new development in town where you'll find labels like Free People and your greeted with a genuine smile. Just Thursday I made my second delivery which included my hand-dyed hemp tent tank, pieces from my brand new TRI.bal collection which consists of TRIangle and diamond shapes constructed with reclaimed copper, the new leather+geode GrisGris bags and even more, like the Minimalist necklace. Inspired by 'junk', made from pieces of salvaged gas pipe strung on mustard leather lace. Pieces like these make me happy.

I have followed my dream in my own special way. My unconventional journey, unique to me, has prevailed. Dreams really do manifest. In your own special way. Follow your heart, your intuition. BELIEVE. Be inspired. 
C R E A T E your very own destiny ya'll!  
And put yourself out there, as dreadful as it may seem to do for some of us, the reward is well worth it.

Believe me I have had my doubts and struggles along this path but today is a good day. 
So far so good...

// model // Victoria // photos+styling // Me+Kaya //
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