My mind has turned to childhood summers, as a way to mentally shield myself from the lack of sunlight and chilly temps these last few days. May we all take a moment to reveal in that freedom, adventure, and urban corner store freeze run; remembering when the days felt as long as our shadows, and where friendships were as important as life itself. -tM
Quietly, this speaks to me. -tM
Philip Dixon’s Moroccan inspired home in Venice Beach is a space that feels tranquil and inviting. A home, in my opinion should be a place where you can decompress, let go, shut out the world, and replenish your mind, body, and soul. This particular design and open concept of home is well balanced in function and form, taking full advantage of the California climate and finding inspiration in the boho vibe of living near a beach. -tM
I have this childhood friend who not only makes me laugh, but makes me want to dance when in his presence.
That’s the thing about childhood friends, you will always love them because you grew up together and shared the intensity of your formative years with one another.
There is a magic in that, it is called acceptance, and that is all you need to feel comfortable in your own skin. -tM
In light of a conversation I had last night about the importance of time spent with oneself, I woke up this morning even more appreciative of what that time spent in solitude with the self has allowed me to become.
I am thankful for the strength that my alone time has helped me grow, for the wisdom it has imparted on me, and for the life and grace that continuously get replenished in that space. Being with myself is my safe haven in a world that is sometimes just too much. I am a much better human (soul) when I move at a slower pace, slow is not lazy, for me it is sexy, and also necessary for my solitary self to be able to fully engage in this thing called life. -tM
I would have not fared well during the Louis XIV times. I find anything busier then above to be clutter. Less is more. Just like with clothing, it highlights the bones and beauty of the space or in the case of dress, the person.
The closer to the basics I get, the more content and fulfilled I am. -tM
I have a romantic love affair with coffee.
I long for the scent of the brew, the way it caresses my lips, only to leave behind its sweet yet bitter taste on my tongue. I long for the way it moves through my body, fuelling it for the 9-5 dance.
There is no other elixir that turns me on as such. I look forward to our meeting every morning, and on occasion an afternoon delight can feel oooooh so right.
Lady of the hour, you come with such great power. I think I love you. -tM
For those celebrating today, may you move forward in cultivating peace from within, for if we are to have any kind of peace and acceptance in this world it has to begin privately. Merry Christmas. -tM
“I’ll Wait.” I will, because every time I have been impatient and forced things, the outcome has been less then satisfactory. Sometimes you just have surrender to universal timing. -tM
I get lost in the movement of colour, shape, and form. I love art that takes me on a journey. -tM
When the road ends another opportunity always beckons. -tM
“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.” -Arnold Bennett
The hearth used to be a symbol of ones home which provided a space for a collective congregation of people for practical reasons. However, now a days, with central heating, the practicality of its use has changed. It has now become more form then function.
However, I firmly believe that a fireplace does not need to be functional to bring warmth and design interest into a space. I personally like faux mantles that bring texture, art, and visual interest into a room. Its structure offers many display opportunities for pieces that bring one joy.
You can still bring intimacy to its purpose through art, making it yet another informal place in your home to just be. -tM
For when you are overcome with desire and the need for some instant gratification…
Great LIVE remixed version. -tM
If you live your own truth with clarity of of mind, how wrong can any decision really be? In this contrived world, the one BEST thing we can be is ourselves. Be true to yourself, and to others, life will reward you. Wellness starts from within.
It is through the fragmented image that we are moved into the immediacy of its presence. -tM
Photography: Franco Fontana
When the practicality of mathematics co-mingles with pink marble and brass, life becomes even sweeter. Lines and shapes that take you on a journey; isn’t that the expectation of beauty anyway? To be swept away in her bosom of purpose and form? -tM
Plants make great room dividers and also highlight the architectural design of your space. -tM
Whether you celebrate or not, my wish is that you enjoy this work free day (for most us) to rest, relax, and find some time for yourself.
Peace and love,
“Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding.” -Einstein
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Cutlery designed and created by Salvador Dali himself. The 1957, 7 piece set sells for $28,000.
Apparently the last two spoons are for consuming artichokes just in case you were wondering. -tM