Monday, July 16, 2012

motel mondays: part 26

As you may have noticed, I haven't posted a vintage motel sign in a few weeks.  Well, I simply ran out of motels and during my trips around town I hadn't seen any new ones for a while.  Luckily I spotted this one, the Olive Motel, while running design errands last week in Silverlake.  It is located on Sunset Blvd and it takes rustic to a whole new level.   I still love it!  The lines of the building and the letters on the sign are pretty groovy.
So, I am happy to report that I was way more productive with my time this past weekend than last weekend.  Somehow last Friday I got sucked into reading the entire 50 Shades of Grey trilogy on loan from the library.   Yep, I can now say I read those books known as mommy porn (I am blushing a little as I admit this).  I love pop culture and I had to see what all the fuss is about - all of my gym friends have been gushing about them for months and my fave gal Hoda Kotb read them too and loved them.  Well, I am not a mom and don't normally read this genre but somehow I fell into the trap beginning last Friday and continuing until I finished on Sunday (not kidding about the fact that those 2000 plus pages completely wiped out my weekend).  Oh and I was out with my GBF Scott last Monday and was describing them and all I sad were the words "red and yellow" and a gal was walking by overheard me and exclaimed "I so know what you are talking about... those books are amazing!"  Hilarious!  Still can't decide if I actually liked the books or not.  Weird, right?  And Christian Grey is a bit bossy and controlling for my taste.  I will say that after finishing the last book I do feel that much more glaringly single.  Hmmm....

Wanted to share this groovy piece of street art with you.  I was with my friend Cindee and she spotted it first.  I love it.  A boy lying down in a bumblebee striped shirt.  So sweet and so fab! How amazing would this piece be framed on a wall?  And how on earth did this artist paint something so cool on a surface that is so large? 
Signed "bumblebee loves you" and dated September  2011.  Thank goodness it is still up so that I can enjoy its beauty almost a year later!
One of my favorite finds at the Long Beach flea market this past Sunday were these really groovy hot pink and orange woven blankets and pillow covers!  How amazing are these!?!  I want to design something specifically to highlight them.  And how cool would they look with my fuchsia vintage chair and black and white extreme stripes painted rug??? LOVE!

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until next time...

the formerly almost 40 year old intern

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