Monday, August 30, 2010

little green

here is my newly adopted orchid. i am a little worried as i hear orchids are rather delicate. i shall call her Maris. wish me luck.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

petit cutie

i saw this little sweater on a french blog, which was torturous since i don't speak a lick of french and desperately want to know how to knit it. anybody know of a similar pattern (in english)?

celebrity house

these are some photos of julianne moore's west village townhouse, which is on the market for 12 million dollars.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010


i just checked my bank account and thought i had been punked (or had my identity stolen, one or the other). what actually happened: the crazy fees for the LPC licensing paperwork were just deducted from my account. right before rent is due, of course.
i need to go watch some jersey shore or something.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

this lamp is awesome yet i am still sad

tanya found it and nursed it back to health (e.g. thoroughly cleaned it) about a year ago, and now that she is moving i have had the good fortune of inheriting it.

however, the very cool lamp does NOT make up for the very sad sadness of another friend moving far away.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

paper scraps

i've been using up a lot of paper scraps making collages. even the scraps of the scraps are pretty, i think.
(i brought the bottom one to iowa as a gift for anna and joseph)

Monday, August 23, 2010

happy happy

more photos from anna and joseph's super-cute party and brunch...

the outside of the Figge

farmers market flowers

making faces

anna on her porch

and with her mama

her family at brunch

gina and eli keeping out the riff-raff

joseph and his grandpa

iowa party

here are a few shots from this weekend off of gina's camera. more shortly!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

tiny carvings

one of eli's co-workers is a wood carver, and sent him theses crazy images of sculptures carved out of the lead of old pencils.

Monday, August 16, 2010


i saw these on design sponge and swooned. i'm a sucker for a nest-like object.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


bad news on the job front. the pre-college program for at-risk students i have been working at has been cut from the organization's budget. this is sad not only because it means i have to job hunt/interview for new jobs (the most draining of tasks, i think), but also because the population of students i have been working with will likely fall through the cracks without the structure and skills given to them in this therapeutic program. i know the decision to cut the program boils down to money, and i hate when i am faced with that (all too common) reality.

so. i have been making some cut paper collages while thinking about art and jobs and what might be next.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

saturday song

Friday, August 13, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

speaking of sweet potatoes...

i made a roasted sweet potato and chickpea dish based on a recipe over at smitten kitchen. i was supposed to use squash, but sweet potatoes were what i had in my kitchen, so sweet potatoes it was. it turned out delicious and colorful, which is all i could ask for, really.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

sweet potato room

my bedroom is now the color of the inside of a sweet potato, and i don't think i've even showed you any pictures of it yet. it looks very different depending on the light, which i think is fun.

also of note: when i moved in, my closet doors were all wonky and mismatched and uggo. now they are both white and clean and lovely, and i am much happier. because i am the sort of person to whom these things really matter.

closet doors before:

and after:

Monday, August 9, 2010

lakehouse mini tour

deb's house on lake michigan is basically heaven.

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