In Hot Pursuit: Barcelona with the Family

In Hot Pursuit: Barcelona with the Family

 In Barcelona last July I got the kind jolt that only the rocket fuel of a great trip can deliver: Over 5 colorful, dizzy, hot days my family and I burned through an action-packed, throw down of walking, swimming, tasting, sampling, sweating and culture soaking in...
Our store is open!

Our store is open!

After nearly 2 years of designing, revising, planning and sewing, we’re happy to announce the opening of EQUIPE’s online store, EQUIPE.design. We feature original and lasting products for design-minded people. Our products are thoughtfully crafted by...
Springtime, Glorious in Marin

Springtime, Glorious in Marin

With an hour to myself before work today, I yielded to the pull of the fresh, cool air and sunshine and headed outside to taste Spring. Long hours of working inside and a bonafide rainy winter here in Marin County have limited my usual outdoor activities of late. So I...
It Takes a School to Make an Elephant

It Takes a School to Make an Elephant

There are fewer things sweeter than witnessing what happens when open-minded people get thrown together to think, paint, create and trust in the outcome.  Several weeks ago what unfolded at my children’s school was just this: Magic. It began as a carefully...
A Cushion to Fall Back On

A Cushion to Fall Back On

It started when I saw a wonderful, floppy, thin mattress on a vintage beach chair my old friend Frances Boswell had sewn. (See her delicious blog, Kitchen-Repetoire.com). What a snuggy solution to sprucing up an old, angular chair! She was also knitting a stretchy...
Golden Gate Bench

Golden Gate Bench

Here in northern California so many front yards are beautifully designed and lovingly maintained, but rarely used. While traveling a few summers ago in Istria, I was struck by the very different form that a ‘front yard’ took there: a bench against a wall...

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