Sunday, 20 April 2014

The Home of... Hannah and John...

I love this selection of Photographs from Kinfolks 11th issue. This Venice Beech home is lived in by Hannah and John and their children and really looks like such a warm, friendly place! I love the abundance of natural light and organic furniture.. and even the breeze block walls look good!!

Hannah and John run the Venice Beach branch of General Store an equally beautiful shop that has the most enviable triangle bookcases and natural home wears...

Wishing you all a Happy Easter with Plenty of yummy chocolate :)

Photography by We are the Rhodes

Sunday Vinyl....

Sunday Vinyl: Chloe from SugarHigh LoveStoned
Sunday Vinyl: Shirley Kurata's space age record player
Sunday Vinyl: Via A Cup Full of Sunshine

Sunday is Vinyl day..... This week it's Axis Bold as Love and In a Silent Way.... Bliss!!!

Saturday, 19 April 2014

In the shadow of Freud's couch

Mark Gerald: In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch, Anni Bergman, Ph.D., New York
Mark Gerald: In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch, Paul Lippman Ph.D
Sylvie Faure-Pragier, M.D. Paris, France
Luis Feder, Ph.D., in his office in Mexico City. Credit: Mark Gerald, Ph.D.
"We create worlds around us that are extensions of our inner life." Mark Gerald psychoanalyst

Way before I became a Nurse I studied Photography at University. I got onto the course  with a selection of Polaroids of my friends, however once on the course I never did another Portraiture project,  I discovered abstract expressionism,  awe, consciousness and colour therapy and I was off discovering myself instead :)

Over the last few years Moon to Moon has rekindled my passion for Portraiture, not necessarily of people themselves, more portraits of how people live.  The objects we are drawn too and surround ourselves with, the colours, patterns and textures we adorn our homes with and the manner in which we store and display, they all give away so much about he way we view the 'self'.

That is one of the reasons I love this project by Psychoanalyst and photographer Mark Gerald. In the Shadow of Freuds couch invites us into the private offices of Psychoanalysts. The analyst all of a sudden becomes the analyzed. We start wondering about the person in the photo. Why do they choose to present them self in that way? Why have they chosen that decor? Would I feel comfortable opening up to these people? There is such a huge contrast between the top photo and the bottom, although I prefer the interior of the top would I feel more comfortable sharing in the neutral environment of the last?

Mark Gerald: In the Shadow of Freud’s Couch, Susie Orbach, Ph.D.
Below is an abstract from an interview with Mark Gerald. The full interview can be found at It's Nice That

 What do you believe are the keys factors that inform the way a psychoanalyst decorates the space they work in?
Analysts, like all of us, operate both from intention and from the unconscious. The spaces that the analysts work in are homes for them and their patients. We all work in Freud’s shadow and our offices are tributes to the iconic first psychoanalytic office in Vienna. That being said, there are enormous variations based on theoretical considerations, aesthetics, and cultural and geographic norms. Warmer climates and those in less populated areas tend to be more open and larger. Many urban offices are interior spaces, enclosures for the unconscious.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Home of.... Greg Rogrove and Diana Garcia

I am on official maternity leave now, after 4 weeks of sick leave for ongoing nerve problems in my foot.... ouch! In this time before my little dude arrives I have found myself less and less mobile due to the pain, and I am trying to avoid the opiates prescribed, so have spent my time reading, starting my masters essay and browsing through blogs and websites for content for Moon to Moon and recipes for better health..... and a lot of mind over pain meditation.... great for now and the birth (I hope)

 I am afraid I have never been a good blog style writer and with the ongoing pain am finding it even harder to write blog posts, so I apologize..... but I am by no means stopping, in fact I am more inspired than ever at the moment to share my discoveries.. just maybe with less writing and more etsy, ebay and other small artist/makers discoveries.

This is one of my recent discoveries that I missed when it was originally published last year on Freunde von Freunden. I just love the light and green hues in this place. Such an inspiring couple!

Here is a small extract from the original interview from Freunde von Freunden

Greg is a musician who, in the last few years, realized he needed a place to call home. He practices on an old, upright, white piano – a gift from Diana – in a sun-filled room at the front of their house. He toured for years with Devendra Banhart and the Grogs, Priestbird and MEGAPUSS – a project he and Devendra formed with The Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti. Like so many musicians, his definition of home was the contents of one suitcase and a backpack. He came to LA to record an album and the weather and the surf persuaded him to stay. Renting a trailer on Paradise Lane at the top of Topanga Canyon, he bought a ’77 El Camino for a few thousand dollars and started thinking about settling down. Then, he met Diana.
Diana adamantly defies definition. She has an impressive film resume, including a role in the Sundance award-winning film, Sin Nombre. She is also an incredibly talented artist, known for creating imagery of imaginary animals that ‘represent being what we can dream’. Having once made a living selling her artwork on the streets of New York, her work is now commissioned by cities and festivals around the world.

P.s..... A big congratulations to the Lovely Georgie Kellitt and Family on the arrival of your little girl xxxx