Objects of My Affection

Dear Diary,

Over the weekend, I spent a good amount of time doing my favorite thing in the world. Ogling. First, I ogled my boyfriend while he slept (Don’t worry it wasn’t creepy at all [Yes it was {No it wasn't}]). Then, I ogled the view I have of downtown LA out my bedroom window. Then, I ogled the collection of garbage with which I’ve filled my home, trying desperately to convince myself that it’s all treasure.

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My man picked up these awesome side tables from Pepe’s. $250 for the pair.

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Emily bought this for me while we were shooting Secrets. I still love it. It was $150 at a vintage store in Burbank.

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Grabbed this high boy from the Rose Bowl for $200. The art above it is all vintage, except for the small Japanese print I got from my mom and the metal horse sculpture from Emily.

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I found this quirky brass dish at the Goodwill in West LA.

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This coral comes from Rose Bowl, $30.

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This pink coral was $25, also from Rose Bowl.

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These white lamps have confused me since I found them for $20 at St. Vincent’s Thrift Store. They are ugly, right? Or are they cool? Like in a Kelly Wearstler way? I’m confused. And scared. And worried.

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This little deer holds all my bolo ties and necklaces. Everyone knows that a real gentlemen has a bolo tie collection. The wall color is Lost Atlantis by Valspar, but I might be changing it (for free, with their Love Your Color guarantee). Stay tuned.

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An old Ralph Lauren fashion party invite I turned into a piece of weird art with museum pins. And some stacks of books. Did you know I love stacks of books? I do:

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Found this awesome octopus footed bowl at the Santa Monica Flea Market for $20.

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I got this awesome Yoshitomo Nara clock when I graduated from college. I still love it. $350.

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Snagged this little etching from Rose Bowl a few months ago. Tiny landscapes rock my world. $10.

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The small vase is from Anthropologie a few years back. You can still grab the lacquer toothbrush holder from West Elm for $9.

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This shelf is supposed to be used as a closet organizer but I liked it enough to make it into bathroom storage. It’s from Pottery Barn. $249.

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ThisĀ Archipelago agave-scented candle smells delicious and costs $30.

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And, most importantly, I snagged this beautiful Japanese Screen at the Rose Bowl for $200. Not cheap, but the framing alone is worth that much so I though it was worth it.

So as you go about your day today, working, being a normal person, I will still be in my apartment, alone, ogling my things. Forever and ever. Until I die.

Love,
Orlando

12 Comments

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12 responses to “Objects of My Affection

  1. Terry Chadd

    Orlando,
    If you ever loose your senses and decide to rid yourself of the picture, print or whatever it is besides beautiful the painting you received from Emily while shooting “Secrets” please, please, please I beg let me know.

    With love,
    Terry

  2. Christopher

    It’s entirely possible to fall in love with someone just by looking at what he fills his home with.

  3. Kevin Orlin Johnson

    Yep. They’re all treasures!

  4. awesome screen print and the most awesome dear head. love it, and love that you can rock a bolo tie. need evidence in your next post…

  5. **whoops: deer head, thought it is a dear head i suppose

  6. I have two stacks of coffee table books that serve as tables. One for a huge glass lamp and one for Hukka (in the Jungle Room, of course.) Best use of coffee table books ever.

  7. Heather Emaus

    Whenever you post pretty things that you have it always fills me with the need to go to every thrift store/goodwill in the area and hunt for ugly/cute lamps and adorable brass footed bowls. Then my husband gets mad at me for bringing home scary-looking bookends. But I can’t help myself!!! Keep up the awesome style and someday I will go to the rose bowl flea market and meet you and Emily.

  8. Brad

    I am so enamored by your style and your ability to display so effortlessly. I could look at your oglings all day long!!

  9. Love your collection of finds from various ventures. I especially like the shipwreck painting, good call Emily.

  10. CBO

    You had me at bolo tie collection. Hilair!

  11. Kelly

    Those lamps are amazing and if you get rid of them, they better come to me.

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