September 2011

Books on our Shelves: Santa Barbara Style

by Benedict August on September 28, 2011

We have long been fans of the architect George Washington Smith and in the book Santa Barbara Style, Kathryn Masson provides an intimate look at his masterpiece, Casa del Herrero.  Masson captures the quintessential architecture that defines a city sometimes referred to as the American Riviera.  If you have an interest in Spanish-Mexican vernacular adobes, […]


Reflections on 11 years of Halloween

by Benedict August on September 20, 2011

Fall is here and as summer gets smaller and smaller in our rear view mirrors our attention turns to the fun fall brings us.  Here at Benedict August fall means Halloween!  We relish the opportunities Halloween gives us to get together with friends and family in a spirit of creativity and fun.  Our Halloween party […]


Simon Doonan: Window Dresser for Barneys New York

by Benedict August on September 15, 2011

Simon Doonan caught our attention in a recent interview in Stir by Sherwin Williams.  Doonan, renowned in his own right but also the other half of “happy chic” designer Jonathon Adler, is the creative director for Barneys.  His brilliant work can most easily be seen in the retail stores window displays.  Simon’s philosophy is simple, […]


Cable Knit Jars

by Benedict August on September 13, 2011

Today we met these jars and pots and we’re head over heals in love.  Matte white ceramic intricately woven like cable knit.  A timeless and contemporary way to display flowers this winter season.  We now carry this reasonably priced accessory line so place your orders for this holiday season!


Books on our Shelves: Chinoiseries

by Benedict August on September 7, 2011

Those who know us well, know that we are inspired by photographs of all things beautiful and therefore have a large collection of coffee table books lining our shelves.  We thought it would be fun to share some of our favorites as a regular feature.  We happened upon today’s selection on a Saturday galavant in […]