A Whorange Weekend To Do List

Vintage baton twirlers

1). early morning walk

Mrs Earth beauty pageant

2). shopping at the farmers' market

Girl seance realness

3). champagne brunch with the ladies

Diana Ross afro fabulous

4). a little power yoga

that's how it's done! have a wonderful weekend, darlings!

{images: baton twirlers; miss earth contest; seance with the ladiesdiana ross.}

 
Hooray

Hooray DIY banner by Hank and Hunt

kittens, i've been working on a secret project for the last week. if all goes well, i'll be able to tell you later this year. anticipation!

i'm still in the thick of it, but wanted to take a brief pause to say HOORAY for side projects. i think this DIY banner on hank and hunt and photo pretty much captures my excitement and stonefaced exhaustion.

make a hooray banner yourself to celebrate whatever strikes your fancy -- being a good friend, keeping a plant alive, a good hair day, the sky's the limit!

Party statue realness

download and print your hooray banner at hank and hunt.

 
four yeses

Greta Grossman floor lamp and Fired Earth tiles

greta grossman floor lamp - need.

fired earth floor tile - want.

armchair - now, please.

brass pineapple container - gimme.

{via the designer pad.}

 
A WHORANGE MESSAGE

Ego Balloon

oh, hello there!

it's been about 80 years since i last blogged (well, really a month, but it feels like forever!). i have been recuperating from some crazy house installations, and as a result, embraced something called sleep (a very unfamilar phenomenon) and even took a little vacation to maui (more on that later).

hope you don't mind my sporatic blogging. i am trying to get back into my tube top and rollerskates in order to serve up some more WHORANGE to you on a daily basis.

in the meantime, come play with me on instagramtwitter and pinterest. i promise not to pop your ego -- only stroke it, of course!

xoxo

{UPDATED:  image "rapid ego deflation experiment" by stephane graff, 2009. thank you, jeff!}

 
gay blades

Kitchen countertop Artist Max Patte home New Zealand Urbis magazine

because even your knives deserve a little bit of color.

{from the home of artist max patte for urbis magazine. photographer: jeff brass.}

{via fancy.}

 
size matters: jacob hashimoto's gas giant

Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant MoCA Los Angeles

it is amazing what paper, thread, wood, and a whole lot of patience and creativity can do.

this week , steve and i boogied on down to jacob hashimoto's breathtaking exhibition "gas giant" at the MoCA at the pacific design center. comprised of 30,000+ kite-like, paper sculptures, hashimoto's  installation is so sweeping and magnificent, you may curl up on the floor and cry, kittens.

just warning you.

behold the 50-foot strands of papery, gravity-defying grandeur...

Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant paper installation MoCA at Pacific Design Center

Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant paper and wood installation MoCA at Pacific Design Center

 

Jacob Hashimoto paper and wood Gas Giant MoCA Los Angeles

Jacob Hashimoto paper and wood Gas Giant MoCA

Exploring Jacob Hashimoto Gas Giant MoCA at Pacific Design Center

"gas giant" runs until june 8th, so shimmy on down now!

more info at moca.org.

 
turn IKEA into I-CANDY: pendant lamp

DIY IKEA hack pendant saucer lamp by a beautiful mess

IKEA hack pendant saucer DIY lamp by a beautiful mess

the ladies at a beautiful mess turned an IKEA angenam bowl into a fancy pants pendant lamp.

oh, the glorious power of imagination and an electric drill!

 
Office Space

1960s space age command central

here is to hoping the next generation of macbook looks a little something like this.

white gloves optional. white beanie a must.

{image via sandi vincent.}

 
MAD MEN MOTHER'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Mothers of Mad Men

with mother's day just around the corner, i thought i'd shine a spotlight on a trio of moms who work tirelessly hard to achieve their dreams while navigating the complex social and political changes of the 1960s.

fuel up your lighters, kittens. mama wants a cigarette and a glass of OJ -- heavy on the vodka.

we are gifting the mothers of mad men.

Gifting Betty Draper Francis

we have BETTY DRAPER FRANCIS - former model, divorcee, mother of three, grace kelly look-a-like, chain smoking hair hopperlitter bug, and suburban ice princess. she once punished her son for trading her sandwich for a bag of gumdrops and sees her daughter as the mini-me thorn in her side.

nonetheless, mama betty will most definitely expect a swell gift this mother's day. best break open your piggy banks now, sally, bobby, and baby gene.

Betty Draper Francis smoking picnic with Bobby Mad Men

Betty Draper Francis smoking picnic Mad Men

Betty Draper Francis Francine lunch Mad Men

Betty and Sally Draper smoking in car

Mad Men Sally and Betty sleeping

  Betty Draper Francis Mad Men Mothers Day Gift guide 2014

above: 1). gorham cocktail jigger 20th century; 2). keychain to the mansion; 3). love sandwich recipe book; 4). picnic egg caddy; 5). smoke & kisses bobbi set; 6). the row cat-eye acetate and leather sunglasses; 7). bow-embellished metallic lace pumps; 8). "embrace reality, even if it burns you" catchall; 9). compostable plates, bowls & trays.

Gifting Joan Harris Mothers Day

next up is JOAN HARRIS -- whip smart secretary turned ambitious executive who struggles to prove her mind is just as powerful as her bombshell bod. 

separated from her much-loathed husband, she's a single mom in the late '60s, raising a son whose biological father is one of the founding partners of her firm.

joan is a WHORANGE hero and has been lovingly gifted in the past.

Christina Hendricks as Joan Mad Men Season 7

Joan Holloway Harris rose dress Bert Cooper Mad Men

Mad Men Joan Harris green dress

Joan Bob Benson and Roger Sterling triangle copy

Mad Men Joan Roger and Baby Kevin

Joan Holloway Harris Mad Men Mothers Day Gift guide 2014

 

above: 1). ruffian x izola lady 3 oz. flask; 2). art of war by sun tzu; 3). tiger necklace by kenzo; 4). onward & upward water bottle; 5). art deco set of four tumblers by dorothy thorpe; 6). anna-karin karlsson rose rouge cat eye acetate sunglasses; 7). back me up mobile charger; 8. thea leather chelsea boots; 9). vestige lipstick holder; 10). brass pencil sharpener; 11). rosa iphone case.

Peggy Olson office smoking Mad Men

 "what?" you say, "PEGGY OLSON is a mother?"

why, yes! if we reach back into the archives of season 1 and 2, we are reminded that secretary-turned-copy-chief-badass, peggy, was indeed impregnated by her married colleague, pete. their illegitimate son is (supposedly) being raised by peggy's mother or sister.

a strange storyline that seems to have been relegated to the circular file.

can we petition AMC for closure? perhaps a mother's day gift guide to help ignite momentum?

fingers crossed. here we go...

Peggy Olsen Mad Men airport enamel flower brooch

Peggy Olsen knit beret office Mad Men

Peggy Olsen and Ted Mad Men

Peggy Olsen office Mad Men

Peggy Olson office flowers Mad Men copy

Peggy Olson red plaid

Pete Campbell and Peggy Olson sofa

Peggy Olsen Mad Men Mothers Day Gift guides 2014

 above: 1). may you never shot glass set; 2). scarf in mustard dots; 3). white knit beret; 4). gold tone knot earrings; 5). thomaspaul tablet/ iPad case; 6). chemex coffee maker; 7). vintage yellow and white enamel flower brooch; 8). crinkle bag vase; 9). clare vivier foldover clutch; 10). villa flats; 11). switch bluetooth speaker conference call speaker; 12). city clips - new york page markers.

happy mother's day to all of the mamas around the world! xoxo

 
A-OK

Allandale House A frame Cabin by William O’Brien Jr

Interior Allandale House A frame Cabin house by William O’Brien Jr

not your grandma's A-frame house.

(god, i wish my grandma had an A-frame house.)

{allandale house: a cabin of curiosities by william o’brien jr.} {via this is paper and blood & champagne.}

 
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