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February brings to mind love and relationships and all forms of its expression.  Here is what’s inspiring me now.



Just Kids, Patti Smith’s memoir and winner of the 2010 National Book Award for nonfiction is not to be missed for anyone who lived in the late 60’s and 1970’s or wants to understand more about that period and its’ impact on this artist and her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe.  To read an excerpt visit

Love Letter Necklace by Yayoi

L.A.M.B. Haughton Kiss Me clutch available at

Love stamps to put on your love notes sent the old fashioned way-by mail.  See more at

A classic, beautiful vase that is always in style is architect Alvar Aalto‘s Savoy (Finnish for “wave”) vase suggestive of the profile of a Finnish lake.  Go to and tightly pack it with a single hue of your favorite flower trimmed to a uniform height for a modern look.

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