COLOR STUDY – FRENCH ULTRA MARINE
MY WORLD IN FULL COLOR
Recently I photographed the home of Interior Decorator Emily LaMarque. Emily has a strong sense of color, that is playful and elegant. I love her use of yellow and blue and how it repeats itself throughout her home.
Great coffee, and tasty, thoughtfully prepared food are what I get excited about when I go out. Besides the food, there is the space it is served in, which is often, sadly overlooked. But when it isn’t, and the design sensibility matches the vibe and intention of the food you’ve got this complete experience. I realize this is vague and pretentious statement… But still, you know what’s up when you walk into McDonald’s, yes?? It’s a clearly articulated experience.
Well at DINETTE there’s a sweet little vision happening. I absolutely love the chic Prussian Blue chosen to paint the exterior. It’s a tiny place, but the color draws you off the street and into the little take out window to order some treats. The interior is a small but kitchen. The menu for now, is homemade tarts, pizzas, small and perfect waffles, and coffee and tea that are all delicious.
I went to photograph the space and hang out with my friend Eric Pfleeger who did the branding work for DINETTE. Eric is good pals with owner Gareth Kantner, who also owns Cafe and Bar Stella, in Silver Lake.
Here’s the space.
DINETTE – 1608 ECHO PARK BLVD., LOS ANGELES CA 90026
Im excited to share with you the work of one of my favorite people. My aunt, Bonnie Saland, who after practicing for many years as a Jungian Analyst and raising 2 incredible adults, has turned her hands and eyes toward making art.
Bonnie’s created an impressive body of work consisting of painting, drawing, print making, and collage, that on it’s own is rich in color, texture, not to mention thought provoking. From this work, has come a really interesting line of house ware, textiles, and patterns, all derived from the shapes and images culled from her artwork, and then repeated in beautiful ways by friend and collaborator Margi Denton.
I shot Bonnie’s line of products last week at her home.
Her company is called PHILOMELA, please take a peak at a this little sample of Bonnie’s rich and inspiring collection, soon to be in stores and out in the world.
Wishing you a fantastic week!!
Bonnie Saland Fine art and Founder
Bonnie Saland is a practicing psychoanalyst and artist based in Los Angeles and The Sea Ranch, California. The interior and external journey provide subject and frame for her creative practice. Traversing an extensive archive of imagery from the personal and collective unconscious, she meanders through geographic, literary and spiritual references to provide an iconographic language with layers of meaning. A freely associated yet complexly organized body of work incorporates traditional patterning, abstraction, and the poetic use of color in an ongoing non-linear reconfiguration of journal, print, digitalized and textile format. Saland holds an M.F.A. (September 2012) from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design program at the Provincetown Work Center and is represented in Los Angeles by MB Abram Galleries.
1) Tarmac at LAX, 2 ) Natchez Crape Myrtle – on Figueroa, 3 ) Blue water color palette, 4 ) Full moon over Chelsea, 5 ) Intelligentsia Silver Lake, 6 ) Dawn on California Blvd., 6 ) Lady in Blue.