Monday, February 28, 2011

koru #69

My sister makes jewelry. Recently her friend Maggie Towne gifted her a whole bowl of beautiful Maggie's Bead Towne hand-blown glass beads. When I visited my sister today they were sitting on her dining room table in a crystal candy dish like a glimmering find-the-koru game. How many can you find? (Scroll down for a clearer if less artistic picture.) Santa Clara, CA.

I count eight in this one.

koru #68

Koru-lette of an Australian tree fern, Redwood City, CA.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

koru #67

Okay, this one is just crazy. My niece Maggie saw this amazing reflection of a koru on the side of a high-rise in Vancouver, CAN. Her mom Elizabeth snapped the picture. Love the deconstructed, almost cubist effect.

Friday, February 25, 2011

koru #66 (a and b)

Vine tendril, Passiflora edulis, Brisbane, CA.

Metal paperweight belonging to my friend Myrta. Not only is it a gorgeous koru, it features one of my favorite quotes by Thoreau.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

koru #65

Found a perfect koru at the office but didn't have my camera so I had to go to the vaults for this one. Maroc Cocktail Flatware, Cost Plus, Santa Fe, NM (taken 2/5/11).

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

koru #64

Cool koru from my good friend John McA. Santa Fe Arcade sign, Santa Fe, NM.

koru #63

This stunner comes from my mom. Calla lily, Belmont, CA.

Sorry for the delay on yesterday's post. My first day back at work after a two week vacation ate my brain.

Monday, February 21, 2011

koru #62

This guest koru comes from my friend Kim O'Neill. Not only does it have wrought iron spirals above the sign, the sign post is a koru. Taken at the Edible Schoolyard, Berkeley, CA.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

koru #61

Today's triple koru comes from my sister-in-law Elizabeth. Photo taken with Hipstamatic for iPhone at Langley on Widbey Island. I love it!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

koru #60

Two whole months and to celebrate the universe found me the coolest koru ever! Found this at the Santa Fe Flea Market this morning. Didn't get a date on it, but it's from Bali. Apparently it's the foot of a very ornate bed (turned upside-down for mounting purposes). The whole piece is about 14" tall not including the base and cost me $80. Totally worth it.

See below to better see the amazing carving and colors.

Friday, February 18, 2011

koru #59

Across a crowded restaurant, a small koru painting tucked behind a doll, Cafe Pasqual's, Santa Fe, NM.


The dish that distracted me from the koru: Blue Lady Enchiladas with red chile sauce. AMAZING.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

koru #58

I actually made something! Okay, put something together, anyway, but it was still fun. Green turquoise donut, silver spiral charm, brown leather cord.

All pieces purchased from Beadweaver, Santa Fe, NM.

And just for fun, here's another cool, koru-rich jewelry possibility.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

koru #56

Sun spiral koru, paint on ceramic pitcher. iPhone Hipstamatic camera.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

koru #54b

Glass koru, Wallingford, Seattle, WA. Photographed by my brother Tony. (Are these trippy or what?)

koru #54

Koru cabinet pull, Rebecca James room, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, NM.

Bonus koru: Rebecca James room iron wall lamp.

koru #53b

Okay, I know I already posted a koru for today, but this one is just so cool, I had to add it, too.

Shell and green glass button purchased from La Lana Wools, Taos, NM. (Taken 2/12/11)

koru #53

Snake koru, table runner, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, NM. (Taken 2/12/11)

koru #52

Koru design in lace curtains, Mabel Dodge Luhan House dining room, Taos, NM. (Taken 2/11/11)

koru #51

Pea vine tendrils in snow, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, NM. (Taken 2/10/11)

So far, this one is my favorite

koru #50

Iron and glass lantern, Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos, NM. (2/9/11)

koru #49

Iron koru candelabra, Mabel Dodge Luhan House kitchen, Taos, NM. (Taken 2/8/11)

Candelabra detail.

koru #48

Detail of ceramic jar stopper, Santa Fe, NM. (Taken 2/7/11)

koru #47

Koru wall sconce/candle holder, friend's house, Santa Fe, NM. (Taken 2/6/11)

koru #46

Koru-handled flatware, Cost Plus, Santa Fe, NM. (taken 2/5/11)

koru #45

Australian tree fern korus climbing above the rental office trellis, Redwood City, CA. (Taken 2/4/11)

koru #44

Okay, so I've been gone awhile, cloistered at a silent writing, but I've still be koru-spotting every day (and then some).

Koru-embellished yoga pants. Ross Store, San Carlos, CA. (Taken 2/3/11)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

koru #43

Koru on CD cover for master gardener, author, and broadway show-tunes afficionado Ellen Zachos' Green Up Time a collection of "botanical broadway" tunes. Learn more about Ellen's work (and books including one of my favorite gardening books, Down & Dirty).