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
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
Merry Christmas from Southern California, where the day was cool with brilliant sunshine. Here’s a pictorial display of our day down in Hermosa with the Neuhart clan. The morning usually starts off with hugs, kisses, a drink (tea in our case), the traditional family photo and opening of gifts. Santa is very abundant at the… Continue reading California Christmas 2014
At this moment in time the French glass flacons with the flat tops that fit into the crochet pouches are no longer available. The photo above is the last of them which was bought by a fan on the east coast. I do still have some flacons left with your choice of three tops like… Continue reading NEWS: French Glass Flacons
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
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 end point of the long and winding road to the Eau de Parfum labels is finally here! Figure 1: Noir as an EdP has now been listed in the 6 gram and 1 gram sample sizes. Please be aware that there is limited amounts left of this first edition, upcoming editions will be done… Continue reading Eau de Parfum labels!!
There are many instances within the course of a day, a week or month when events can get really challenging. As one who wears multiple hats this can be even more intense when their is a looming finish line. The intention was to debut the new edition of Blossom and a few of the Eau… Continue reading Blossom Cologne and EdP update
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.