Our first blog post of 2015 is dedicated to the new and improved Recollections, now called Raven. They have a bigger space and a brand new name. This store is a spectacular treasure trove of new and vintage art, artifacts, furniture, collectibles, and all things cool. Every time I walk in, I want half the store. Well, that's a lie... I want all of it. It would be so grand if I could just move into Raven, period. Find them online here! And on Cerillos Road in Santa Fe, New Mexico in person!
We were contacted by Michael O'Brien, a photographer in Hawaii, about our blog series on O'Keeffe in Hawaii. He offered to send us some photographs of his gorgeous Lotus flowers to use. But what really piqued our interest was a new series he created... one that honors O'Keeffe's surreal landscapes of bones and skulls floating in the sky with her favorite flowers. Can you imagine what they would look like if they were real? Thank you Michael! We LOVE them!
For more information on Michael, and to see the entire Georgia O'Keeffe series, please visit: jpgmag.com/people/Onggi. And you can purchase his latest book here: www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/1780465.
These images are copyrighted, so please contact Michael directly for permission.
RAM'S HORNS - Clouds from Hale O' - Waikoloa Village - South Kohala, by Michael O'Brien
BOVINE SKULL2 - AGAVE, by Michael O'Brien
GOAT SKULL & HORNS - BLUE MORNING GLORY, by Michael O'Brien
Look who we spotted on our latest trip up the mountain near Ski Santa Fe... our favorite hiking guides... Santa Fe Walkabouts! If you want to see Northern New Mexico from an entirely unique perspective, book a tour with them immediately. Sue and Georges are fantastic ambassadors and know all the best outdoor trails, views, and destinations. For more information on them, click here.
Doors are important in Northern New Mexico... and each one speaks volumes to how we live and love our life here. I have found, that although they are different and unique, they are ALL inviting. Who doesn't want to walk through a turquoise door? And find out more about the person living inside? In my own neighborhood, I always take time to stop and admire the entrances. Sometimes gates say go away. In O'Keeffe Country, they say, "Well come on, we're waiting for you to knock." Here are just a few:
And if you want to design your own, personalized front door, we highly recommend La Puerta Originals. Based in Santa Fe, they work all over the world. They are recycle friendly, and we love spending a day going through their inventory... miles of reclaimed, intricately carved, antique wood... just waiting to be transformed into something wonderful.
From this (above) to this (below):
They make furniture too, and even own two of Georgia O'Keeffe's original chairs from her Ghost Ranch home. Let them recreate an exact replica for you... just in time for Christmas!