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January 9, 2014

Julie’s prints for sale

Ages ago I posted some photos of my friend Julie‘s gorgeous food collage series that she posts on Instagram. I, and I think some of you too, wanted desperately to buy prints. I’m terribly behind on blogging, as we all know, but after a delicious lunch at her house last weekend, I realized I’d never posted an update here. Her beautiful work is now available for purchase on her site!

For a regular dose of inspiration you can follow her on Instagram too. But wouldn’t these prints just be perfect in your kitchen?

Shop her prints here.

November 18, 2011

The Conference of the Birds, by Peter Sis

Did any of you happen to catch the interview with Peter Sis on NPR Wednesday afternoon? His new book is so beautiful. Can you imagine the time and skill it must have taken to pen every one of those tiny little birds? It’s perhaps another book I will rationalize because I know that DASHIELL will truly enjoy it.

Also, it makes me realize that the paltry $100 I donate to KCRW each year is no where near enough, when I admit that I learn almost everything I know about news and music and culture by listening to 89.9 and reading (I am realistic with my time and needs, after all). I even bought a new album featuring the music of William Byrd, after hearing about it while running errands the other day.

The only thing I don’t rely on NPR for is an update on the Republican primary race. That comes directly from Jon Stewart, of course.

October 4, 2011

Julia Rothman’s Farm Anatomy

Continuing with the farm trend this week, I definitely just bought Julia Rothman’s new Farm Anatomy. For Dashiell of course. Because he likes farm animals and gardens and books. NOT for me, who likes farm animals and gardens and vegetables and books and Julia Rothman.

I love it when we find books that I love as much as Dashiell does.

Other current favorites include Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things that Go (which was a favorite of mine and my brother’s when we were little ones) and Joelle Jovliet’s Almost Everything. Which is just beautiful no matter how old you are.

Via Design*Sponge.

August 3, 2011

Our family photos

By the very very amazing, and super super nice, Max Wanger. We had the best time watching Dashiell run wild around the yard, trying to impress Max and Margaux. And we get these beautiful photos to remember such sweet days forever.

I’m so happy.

More photos here, if you’re curious.

Thank you so much, Max! We are going to decorate our entire house in your work.

May 23, 2011

Paintings by Holly Farrell

I bumped into the beautiful work of Holly Farrell over the weekend. Her still life paintings are so lovely I thought you might enjoy them too:

They have such a nice vintage feel, don’t they?

via Design Mom

April 12, 2011

gorgeous food photo wall

Love this mix of photos from Heidi Swanson‘s interview on design*sponge. It’s such a pretty mix of food and place.

Wouldn’t a big wall of framed photos be amazing in the kitchen? I really need to get my hands on her new book.

April 8, 2011

extraordinary embroidery

Wouldn’t these be so beautiful framed??? I need a little sweater D for D’s room.

From the crafty genius of Maricor/Maricar, who has so so much beautiful work. I may need to email them about a teeny commission. Or get serious about embroidery? Haaa. No. We will leave such things to professionals.

via The House that Lars Built.

March 21, 2011

todd hunter

Gorgeous paintings by Todd Hunter. Would kill for one of these, nearly.

Alas, these are all sold out.

via Pinterest

February 17, 2011

the most beautiful patterns

From Peter Fasano. Fabric and wallpaper. One day I’m going to make use of one of these patterns in my house.

via Katy Elliot.

November 30, 2010

It’s here you guys. Finally. It’s kind of hard to believe, I’m the first to admit. We’ve been talking about this and working on it for soooo long. But yesterday we just sort of held our breath and flipped the switch. And now it’s out there!

Amanda and I designed it. Do you like? It was such a fun project. It’s like all the years we’ve spent doing web design for other companies/start-ups/people have finally made sense. We got to do our very own site! And we have like 1 mm things we want to fix, add, update. But that’s all part of the process.

Go check it out.

We did a post yesterday explaining the main features, if you’re curious.