some delicious treats for your sunday.

life has been so beautiful lately - from the hot pink fall leaves to the inviting, lonely beaches, i am so happy that i was able to capture some of our recent life on 35mm. i just got a roll developed and these are some of my favorites. i love the delicious colors in these shots, they are so happy and vibrant.



photography by samimi-extremie and quotes by her & her loved ones; 
new piece up every friday. see all of them here.

happy friday, ya'll.



dude. i'm sorry. i didn't have to grow up in a logging town in southeast alaska to think this photograph is FREAKIN' AMAAAZZZZINNNGGGGG. [i want this in my house -- HUGE].


LISH has officially been rebranded just in time for the holiday season!

hello dear readers!

i am beyond excited to roll out the re-branding of my beloved jewelry company, LISH. i spent a long time, using really exceptional style & design consultants to come up with this exciting, fresh new look.

here is the lookbook for the holiday season and on to the new year of 2012. i am really excited about changing the branding, particularly because LISH originated from my absolute love and respect for my natural surroundings; i was constantly trying to bring it with me everywhere i went. i wanted to get back to that original source and inspiration with the new look. over the years i have collected stones, rocks, shells, beach glass and wood from my most sacred natural spaces in the world. and since all my LISH designs are inspired by those places, why not have the jewelry and the natural elements coexisting in the photographs? it makes SO much sense to me, and really resonates with the true purpose of LISH -- which is to allow beautiful, lovely women of all ages, shapes and sizes to be able to bring the sacred natural spaces - in which we all cherish -  into a timeless, bold fashion statement piece. that way, you can carry [the sacredness] with you everywhere.

you will notice on my online store, that now in the description of each unique design, i have also included the "healing properties" of each of these one of a kind, striking gemstones. i am really excited about this as well - combining my love for healing, nature and fashion all in one. this is what i hope you too, can gleam from the re-branding of LISH. and i would LOVE if you could please give me your feedback, support and pass this on to those that haven't been introduced to LISH! honestly, jewelry makes THE best gifts!

and i also want to take this opportunity to thank all of those that have supported LISH over the SIX [!!!] years its been in business!! your support and dedication to my work has been humbling and flattering, to say the least.

without further ado, here they are, in all their glory:

voice truth
rose attar
black stealth

dig deep
night arrest
her intention
her intention - side
into the green
cool as ice
the rival
the feisty one
the pioneer
night arrest II
gray ice water
please go to www.lish.etsy.com to see all the latest and greatest designs for sale -- all re-branded & fresh! i think you'll love the change to the shop!

more will be rolling out here in the next 2 weeks, so please stay tuned, check back here and follow LISH on at www.facebook.com/lish.jewelry for updates, insider news & new designs!



photography by samimi-extremie and quotes by her & her loved ones; 
new piece up every friday. see all of them here.

happy friday, ya'll.



...is receiving the publication I hunted for for a flippin' month.
behold the beauty.
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soul sundays

i've really been digging oprah and her new life web classes that are airing every night on her site at 6pm. every night she has a new "expert" on her show to talk about hard issues, life issues, things we all struggle with. it has been really educational and refreshing for me.

with so much garbage out there right now, it is so damn hard to find anything that is of SUBSTANCE any more. that is one reason i haven't ever owned a television, nor had one in my house [with the exception of the world cup where my husband just camped out by the TV the entire month].

you might already know this, but i think that self growth, progression and awareness in life are K-E-Y. and i am always finding cool new ways to dive within, and wonderful people to engage with and learn from.

it is no wonder that my dear friend, golriz and her husband devon are creative geniuses. they wrote a book with rainn wilson called "soul pancake" and have been exploring and engaging others in "life's big questions" for a while now. well now that oprah has her own network called OWN - they are kicking it up a notch and making really awesome episodes for oprah's soul sunday's show. i am totally proud of them and love the work that they have come up with. beautifully shot, another one of our friend's samah did a lot of the behind the scenes work as well, editing and filming, i believe.

here is a snippet of the work done and the work to come!

so proud and excited for ya'll!!


less supermodels and more scragg.

so this blossom party is pretty damn beautiful. i will do my own soon, with less supermodels and more scraggly men.

why can't our thanksgiving party be this beautiful?? oh it can.



photography by samimi-extremie and quotes by her & her loved ones; 
new piece up every friday. see all of them here.

happy friday, ya'll.


never too much malkmus in my life.

i don't think i had to be raised and live most of my life in the pacific northwest to love sassy, fiesty, witty stephen malkmus. yes, i fell in love with him while he was the face of pavement, and then when he went out solo. my brother and i used to listen to him on long roadtrips, on repeat. i even got my father in to him and he now owns one or two of his albums.

so its to no surprise that i ADOREEEEE his new album that was produced by BECK. sickness, right? he is another old standard righteous dude. malkmus and the jicks new album "mirror traffic" is solid gold, man. here is a sneak at the only real music video i could find of a song off his new record.



my love for clouds is a lot of chicken.

flight to minneapolis from LA
"I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed---and gazed---but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:
For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils."
--> william wordsworth



photography by samimi-extremie and quotes by her & her loved ones; 
new piece up every friday. see all of them here.

happy friday, ya'll.


I just fell in love. hard.

...yeah, you heard me. i love my new neighborhood and i love LA. yeah,  you heard me.

once you live anywhere, [and i mean ANYwhere, COME ON, i lived in south dakota for 2 years!!] for a while, for me its always been about 8-12 months, you start to get used to the place, your molecules start to adjust to the different environment [that's what amanda and i were talking about], your body and mind then start to learn and get used to a new routine in a new place and then your heart and spirit feels at ease/at peace. i have been having such a jammin' time here, and there are so many amazingly FRIENDLY people in LA. i swear, EVERYtime i go out, i make a friend or find my way in to an awesome conversation with someone. it's a trip. maybe i just forgot how the west coast is, or maybe i just have never experienced the southern west coast before, where its sunny everyday and people are, for the most part, super chill and easy.

today i went to a coffee shop i've been hearing/reading about for quite some time. and boy was it a real treat. i'd been dying to try the new company HANDSOME COFFEE, based in LA for a couple weeks, so this was super rad:


needless to say, i was impressed!

the owner is the nicest gentleman and he's kind of a pioneer in the coffee culture here in LA.
and i mean, how could it NOT be a good day when i get to bust out my AK xtratufs?!?! damn, it feels good! :D

so its been torrential downpour here in LA all day [for those of you that aren't familiar with the SE AK lingo or the PAC NW lingo, it means RAINING LIKE IRON&WINE'S TEARS], and to be honest, i don't know the last time it rained. what the hell? crazy times! so i love it, i love, love, love it.

so hope you're all doing swell and you have a great coffee shop by you. yeah you. wherever you are.




things that have been sitting on my desktop waiting to be filed in memorable places.

wow. like, woah. this post is really exciting to me. there are some images that have been on my desktop for a while, collecting my space and needing to be filed somewhere memorable. i am so inspired and excited about these BEAUTIFUL & STUNNING photographs. aren't they amazing?

i love photography so much, and i love to see how others use the medium in their life...they all evoke such different emotions and elements. some are fashion for aesthetic beauty, and others evoke a certain mood, or a specific emotion. i love them all so much and feel so inspired to go out for a photoshoot. speaking of, i DO have some 35mm shots that were developed recently that i have yet to post! stay tooned!
wowwww . shot by amalia chimera
stunning photo by colerise
oh i miss this. the wind, the vastness, the cowboys, the solitude. - AMAZING capture, btw.
i love these images together, esp. the last shot, i fell like this woman a lot. and by feeling like this woman i mean i have a severe need for kale and beets and clean walls.
to quote my dear friend burt: don't mind if i do.
nice mood - this photo courtesy of i.Anton
another phenomenal shot by colerise !!!.
perfect winter lighting. by coquinete

which shot is your favorite??

*there are some shots that aren't credited, at the time i didn't think i was posting them online...sorry!