Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Signs of Wisdom by Kim Smith

New to Bae, these wonderfully intimate quotes remind us of what is most important in life. Signs of Wisdom are giclee prints of artist Kim Smith's original collages of found vintage book pages, calendars and maps. "Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams" will be a constant reminder of the power of positive thinking from your loved ones. "Don't forget to have fun" is perfect for those who already live the mantra and for those who tend to forget. Comes in a metal frame with ribbon for hanging. Frames made in India, prints made in California. Stop by the store and take one home! 5x5 $28 5x7 $30

Inspirational Design : Tallman Hotel

I've always been inspired by design-focused individuals and businesses using eco-friendly materials and practices. We, at Bae, have a similar principle in mind.

I recently stumbled upon a great hotel, an oasis of higher-end design, in the midst of Clearlake, north of Napa Valley. I was eating lunch with a good friend and decided to take a peek and see the rest of the property. I was pleasantly surprised for such a remote "destination". I came to find out they completely renovated this property that had been vacant nearly 40 years.

These images don't do it justice, but I wanted to share the treasure I've found in an ever-growing tourist destination. (You should see the press on this hotel!)