Throwing In The Towel

I’m throwing in the towel on getting my monday post in on time today. The Marimekko tea towels to be exact. I had a huge stretched Marimekko Canvas as the central piece of art in my room growing up. It was bright and bold and modern and I thought it was over-the-top-cool. And while I… Read more »

New Year! New News!!

  New Year.  New news!  After my home was featured on Apartment Therapy last december (see post right below this one), I was invited to join a collective of interior decorators &  landscape architects  & exterior space designers here in Austin.  It’s a dream come true! I’ll now be using my creativity in a new… Read more »

a home tour on apartment therapy

many thanks to my sweet friend, Misty Adair who is the oh-so-creative interior designer and owner of Spark Interior Style and also a contributing writer for  She very very kindly asked if she might write an article and feature a house tour of our Austin digs as one of her first assignments. She is talented beyond measure and has created amazing interiors for… Read more »

Free Signed Print GiveAway for A Special Apartment Therapy Reader!

helloooooooo apartment therapy readers!  as a thank you for stopping by, i’m offering a free give-away of one of my limited edition MOD MADISON signed  archival prints (8.5 x 11).  to enter sign up for my “what’s new previews” by posting a comment about what you love most about your home.  (make sure there’s a way… Read more »

new 2010 calendars!

i’m loving how the calendar turned out this year. new images. and a new page for jotting down important dates and birthdays. quick little note today…am off to the studio to prepare orders for shipping!

the christmas bunny…a confessional

oh how i love this time of year, when dreams and visions of the christmas bunny dance in my head. oh what fun it is to think of him dashing through the snow, bells on bob-tail ringing. carrying presents in his little satchel to hide under christmas trees hither and yon. but what is one… Read more »

hello birdie hat donation…

i‘ve had the pleasure of collaborating with talented friend and milliner, Laura Del Villagio of Milli Starr to design a hat we’ve donated to the Hello Birdie Auction sponsored by Uplift Austin and Big Red Sun. It’s been so much fun learning more about Laura’s millinery craft. She hand-blocked this hat with parasisal straw and… Read more »

chicken on the brain….

this is one of my dearest friends wearing one of her dearest friends as a hat. one is a poet, the other a poulet. i adore the chick wearing the chick. she’s smart, hilarious, learned, compassionate and wise. she works for god & co. she should wear stained-glass contacts. along with her chickens.

need a lift?

made a new friend at the beach this summer. clearly he had places to go, people to see. or maybe he was just falling in love with my grasshopper-shaped earring.


it’s been a little quiet here at pippingtooth all summer. but look what’s in the works now: HATS!! i’m working with the very talented milliner, Laura Del Vellagio, of Milli Starr She’s extraordinary in her knowledge and workmanship. Stay tuned…Handmade Pippingtooth Garden Hats are coming. I’m about to keel over it’s making me so happy…. Read more »