Marilyn Neuhart 1930 – 2017

As I entered the Girard wing at the Museum of International Folk Art here in Santa Fe, I stopped abruptly and had to catch my breath, stunned at how much it “felt” and resembled the interior of the Neuhart house in Hermosa Beach, CA. It comes of no surprise of course, given that Alexander Girard… Continue reading Marilyn Neuhart 1930 – 2017

California Christmas

Here we are, another year, another Christmas and thus another chapter to share in this ongoing story of a girl named Roxana and her meandering, fragrant path. If you prefer to skip this intro, which includes some ranting about corporate control, then proceed to the picture of the wreath and begin reading from that point… Continue reading California Christmas

Style Guide

Although I went to art school and studied illustration, when it comes to designing interiors I have no formal training. There are basic fundamentals (design principals) that carry across all art forms but its not necessarily a given that an artistic person can cross from one to another with grace. As I design my new… Continue reading Style Guide

Giving Thanks

  Greg and I headed south yesterday to celebrate Thanksgiving day with the Neuharts in Hermosa Beach. As usual Marilyn had the table decked out beautifully. This years color palette was orange and yellows, which was also manifest in her collection of tigers on a table in the living room. This table is technically in… Continue reading Giving Thanks


The time has come to reprint the little mini cards that get packed with all the pure fumes that leave this studio. I have had these informational I’m striving for impeccability with this latest batch. The files with all the elements were handed over to Greg’s graphic design buddy Jeff to remaster, he also located… Continue reading Impeccability

The Architect and the Painter

The film Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter is available to watch online at PBS. It is a great snapshot into the lives of the two most influential designers of our era. Plus you get to hear from some of the designers that worked with them, like John and Marilyn.