Tuesday, March 22, 2011


ruby made me a coloring book. i have been coloring in it. and embellishing.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

sprinkler by john woolley, an 11 year old fellow (following in the footsteps of moonlight chronicles' dan price)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

tony dusko + notebook babies

great educational animated shorts by a clever fifth-grade teacher.
check more out here

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

a sneak peek

dr. chunkerstein may inspire a new line... and a rehanging of the birdlette design shingle

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

where i've been

the last time i posted was april 19. that's because on april 20, our little fellow was born. his name is samuel herbert poses. we are just adjusting to life with two and we are loving it but quite tired. i have a lot of stuff to blog about so i'm looking forward to getting back to regular posts! stay tuned: i'm hoping to be back in a regular way soon!

my good friend caroline did the newborn shoot of sam. we can't believe she managed to finesse such beauty out of what seemed like total chaos and we are so so thankful to have these awesome photographs of such a fleeting time in our lives (sam will never be so small again!!). see more of her fantastic portraits on her blog

Monday, April 19, 2010

wren willow

great tees and onesies for babes and kiddos.
check out more on their etsy shop here

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

ruby in pictures

my good friend caroline kaye did a photo shoot of ruby for her fourth birthday.
she's so talented, the photos are incredible. sooo happy
check out more on her blog here

ridiculous or cute?

kind of smitten with these short bangs for little R

and this boy's cut... way cute
(via giddy giddy blog

8ish to go

actually, more like 7 weeks or less. time is flying.
this is me last week.
when i sneeze the muscles on the side of my basketball belly ring with searing pain.
i am nervous as hell about life with two.
but very very excited to meet this person who's been knocking around my insides like a pinball machine.
the movements of this baby are so different than with ruby- hers were like a graceful waterbed. this one is very anatomical and jerky, like all bony knees and elbows poking about.
we don't know the gender. we didn't with ruby. fulllll of anticipation.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


love these booties from manimal
(via lena corwin's blog)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

cute lunch sacks

from squid fire

classic stripes

great stripey pieces from polarn o. pyret. so very french. i want to get the little hat for the little one, and the bathing suit for ruby...

from top left: classic stripe 2-piece bathing suit, classic stripe rain boots, classic stripe rain boots, classic stripe boxers eco 2-pack, classic stripe eco helmet

cavern wallpaper

i love these handsilkscreened wallpapers by NY and LA-based cavern

above- artist editions. from top: honeycomb, houndstooth, starweave, all by julia ziegler-haynes

above- clockwise from top left:blackbird (great in kiddo room or office), tigerlace (great in an entry way!), vernon, talisman, thatch (great in funky bathroom with bright towels)

mobiles for the nursery

since the nursery is a neutral grey, there are so many possibilities for pops of color. we've decided to wait until we meet the little boy/girl before we integrate real color, but it can't hurt to poke around now...can you tell i'm still obsessed with pom poms?

top, clockwise from left: november- 7 piece party set poms by party poms, flower owls by bonsaii shop, 5 piece party set by party poms, bird mobile by pilosale

bottom, from top left:
7 piece pompom set by orange kisses, marine hanging mobile by pukapuka, cetus by the starcraft

Friday, February 19, 2010

make: pom pom flowers

these would be so neat as gift tie-ons
great tutorial on domestifluff

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


an original album by my hubby (click on songs below)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

valentine's day redux

we made heart shaped crayons for valentine's day
a fun and easy project
find out how to make em here
(i suggest the silicone molds. they pop out so easily)

night snow(wo)man + walk

the little one's nap stretched to 5:00
when she woke up she peeled out of bed to throw on her snow gear
i had promised her we'd make a snowman

after we made our snowman (ahem, she corrected, snowWOman)
we walked to the end of our street to ogle a massive snow pyramid made by neighborhood kiddos

magical night

snow desserts

today we had an all-day snow storm
we gathered fresh snow and made frozen desserts by topping it with maple syrup, soy cream and sugar, and chocolate soymilk (seperately)...mmmm

cake dress

how gorgeously yummy/yummily gorgeous is this?
made by Lukka Sigurdardottir
from gather and nest
(via twig and thistle, one of my new favorite blogs)

Monday, February 15, 2010

martha rich sale!

one of my favorite artists is having a sale ($25, $50 and $100) on some small pieces
here are a few i really like

clockwise from top I Don't Know Anything ($25- sorry, i snagged this one), Jack La Lanne legs($25), Canadian Pharmacy($50), It's All Good ($50- SOLD)

martha's website
martha's blog

holy pompom!

oversized pompom hats and hairpieces (and great photography) by yokoo

DIY book display

love this DIY book display found on frugal home design
or to see how to DIY using ikea RIBBA shelves, check out this post on ohdeedoh

etsy art

clockwise from top L: helsinki afternoon august 1969 giclee print a4 by inaluxe, letterpress peacock poster by sycamore street press, guitar picking owl by yee haw industries, pile o wood by geninne, fox and bird love print by inaluxe

yellow owl workshop

i saw yellow owl workshops's booth at the stationary show a year or so back and fell in love with their hand-drawn and woodcutty aesthetic.
i think these stamp sets ($30) would make an awesome kiddo gift.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

alphabet posters for nursery

a few more favorites
clockwise from top left: letterpress alphabet poster watermelon/rose (11x14) by sycamore street press, ABC poster by enna, ABC of birds by geninne, an alphabetic ode to helvetica by modern pop, the original ABC love (screenprinted) by made by girl

oilcloth redux- part II (subtle prints and colors)

clockwise from top left:kirsikka by marimekko, ascot stripe 2 by ian mankin, lumimarja steel blue by marimekko, oxford stripe mint by ian mankin, lepo blue/green by marimekko, odeon 8 peony by ian mankin

the pieces by ian mankin are water-resistant and wipeable yet are matte, not glossy...
marimekko pieces are bpa free

-textile arts (marimekko)
- ian mankin

oilcloth redux- part I (bold prints and colors)

i've been looking for an oilcloth for the kitchen table so ruby can do really messy projects there. disappointed by some of the usual gingham and/or hawaiian-inspired patterns, i came across some neat alternatives.

clockwise from top left: retro groovy shapes, kissanminttu red/blue by marimekko, hazy days,lisa by brita sweden, purple floral, katia

- harts fabric
- textile arts (marimekko)
- just wipe
- scandinavian design center
- doxie shop (bright and bold colors/patterns)

patemm changing pads

love these changing pads from patemm
besides being round, ample in size (and foldable to a small size), they are eco friendly!
the laminated cotton patemm® pads, developed by san francisco mompreneur grace m. welch, are waterproof and are pvc, lead, phthalate, latex, bpa, and formaldehyde-free.
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