Friday, January 29, 2010


Since my camera has unexpectedly decided to... retire... I have decided to seize the day and post some pictures from my ever growing library of shots from around our fair city. So below are just a few of the shots I took last time I visited San Francisco's Chinatown....


Vintage Suitcases

I admit it. I have a bit of a vintage suitcase fetish. However, I have never been able to rationalize buying one, as they are highly impractical. So today, I set about finding a way to justify such a splurge. Lo and behold, the internet provided (as it often does) a myriad of creative ideas...

The bar above is my favorite.

Bon Voyage!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Daily Door: Paris Edition

It often seems like the more ambitious the project, the harder it is to get started. As these things go, despite our lofty ambitions here at the Light Telescopic, we have been dragging our heels about posting anything from our marvelous European vacation last September. Perhaps it just seems that no posting can do it justice... In an effort to kick things off (better late than never?) I thought a few Daily Doors a la Parisienne might be in order...

OK so technically, this last one is not a door at all - but it was too cute to leave out so I thought I'd just slip it in at the end of the post. You didn't even notice, right?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wood and Wool

When the weather is chilly and inhospitable, it really makes me think about the concept of home-- what makes your home the most comfortable place in the world? The place you can't wait to get to when the world outside is blustery and unfriendly...

Perhaps the current chill has made me even more receptive to these beautiful images from the Dutch Wood and Wool Stool Company. They are colorful and cozy and soft-- rustic, a bit sentimental, sure, but still fresh and modern.

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I currently am. I find myself continuously returning to them to transport me to "home", wherever that might be.

Hm... it seems my real home might be the Netherlands...


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Daily Door

Golden Oasis

Some amazing new architecture was recently brought to my attention (many thanks to Mikey, who was fortunate enough to ring in the new year in this psych-glam getaway). These are two incredible edifices, which could either be qualified as the most spartan luxury vacation homes on the planet, or the most glamorous campsites ever conceived.

Either way, they are truly a sight to behold. Acido Dorado, the transcendent golden palace pictured below, as well as Rosa Muerta, the onyx-toned modernist shanty, were both conceived and built by architect Robert Stone, in the vast desolate sandscape that is Joshua Tree, California. This locale has served as a inspiration ground for many, and spending some time in either of these structures would certainly provide the perfect backdrop for some introspection (acid trip optional).

The breezy, indoor-outdoor quality of Stone's structures invite the visitor to turn inward, while simultaneously opening up to the vastness of the world just outside the open glass walls. With Acido Dorado's simmering jacuzzi, metallic mirrored gilt ceilings, and outdoor firepit, this oasis melds the most natural elements of its desert surroundings with a strikingly spare, modernist yet fluid structure, which seems utterly at home nestled into landscape.