Thursday, March 19, 2009


Hooray for art in our world.

One of my favorite pastimes is to visit art museums and leisurely meander, with no rushing, just one room in the museum each time or each visit. I want to embrace the colors and textures and allow them to sink into my soul to lift my spirit and it does, it actually works. It is a form of mediation I love to do. And generally speaking it is a free excursion.

So here I am with an introduction to the fine art of the talented
I met her through my work in which I created her WARDROBE CLOSET as well as CABINETRY for her GARAGE to store and display her art.

With a walk to the back of her home to her studio, enjoy her art. They are all marvelous. My favorite are her pears and the pigs are delightful too.

See more at her website:

Monday, March 2, 2009


William L. Murphy was granted Design Patent on the Murphy Bed in 1916 in a one-room apartment in San Francisco.
These beds had made their appearances in movies, as they lend themselves to slapstick comedy in which people were trapped as the bed was folded upright.
A Murphy bed (sometimes known as a wall bed, or fold away bed) is a bed that flips up for vertical storage inside a closet or cabinet.
They caught on with apartment dwellers nation wide, peaking at around 1925, and are now experiencing a resurgence as urban living makes a comeback and space seems to get smaller. These wall beds are used very well for space-saving purposes.
Since the late 1900s, Murphy Beds have been incorporated into modular cabinetry with glass, mirrors, lighting, or additional units for entertainment storage or computer centers.