26 May 2010


A chest with some heft. Bone inlay, stamped lead frame at top of back, and a very special piece of green German glass laid over mirror, looking back at you. Saw tooth cut on top drawer; gilt and washed, and then waxed and rubbed warm. Articulated corners. Layers of paint worn through; rubbed on, and off, and clawed with fingers when wet.

19 May 2010


The way in.....the handle is a hand wrought rivet strike found at the Alameda flea market. The perforations in the door give just a hint..................

The shower is lined in bejmat tiles from morocco and the doorway surround is wrapped in zinc.

The ceiling is a flattened barrel vault made of reclaimed French oak. The crystal formations like salt rubbed into the grain.

A trove of linens take residence in a cabinet made of an old window sash. The sculpture on top was on our wedding cake (21 years ago)

The vanity and soapstone sink

The mirror frame is made of parchment (goatskin), the sconces are old mud shoes mounted on a steel plate. The mud shoes are wood, silver, and mother of pearl.

mud shoe sconce detail

The pivoting door

view from closet towards tub and perforated sliding privacy/light screen/shutter

linen case

Zinc clad tub surround and light/privacy screen

with one screen rolled over window

door to loggia and pool

view from shower toward the throne with limed poplar surround/cabinet

zinc top on limed cabinet and a thick waxed rubbed wooden frame

detail of limed poplar cabinet with waxed steel pulls and concealed flush?

high oval window and parchment mirror frame and barrel vault


detail, Moroccan tile, parchment frame, bird in hand

back of door and linen cabinet

view towards loggia and pool