Friday, May 18, 2007
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
I had the pleasure yesterday of meeting a new wallpaper company called Poter Teleo. Bridgette Cochran and Kelly Porter who are the designers and owners of this Kansas City based company showed me some gorgeous hand printed wallpaper. The process involves an etching press which is hand churned through a press and the result are these beautiful embossed looking panels. The website shows some of the different designs they carry but to see it in person is a real treat! Unfortunately the line is only sold to the trade but if you must get your hands on some Porter Teleo wall coverings I'm sure you know a designer that can order it for you.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Many years ago my father Val De Vargas was in a movie called Touch Of Evil, starring Janet Leigh, Charlton Heston and Orson Welles (who was also the director). The cult classic was filmed in 1958 and was shot just down the street from where I live now on Windward Ave in Venice Beach. I love this movie (not just because dad was in it) but it is such a movie masterpiece that included the first moving car camera mount, a 7 minute intro without any cuts and many other creative directing tricks Orson developed for the film. If you get a chance check it out and if you have seen it I would love to hear your thoughts. By the way my dad played Grandi's nephew in the movie the leader of the gang, who is featured just directly behind Janet Leigh in the photo above.
Alicia wrote in asking where she can find this type of wallpaper from West Elm. Well Alicia it's actually called "grass cloth"or "sea grass" where you can buy it here. They have all different types and you can purchase samples as well. Hope this helps... If anyone else has any "where can I get this" question I would be happy to help.