Monday, December 7, 2009

gan rugs

clockwise from top: etnia, champinones and grafito by gan rugs
champinones and grafito available in us through unica home

Friday, November 27, 2009

today i saw

love this blog, today i saw
artist jill wignall makes hand-drawn postcards of daily observations, then sends them to people she likes
(via lena corwin's blog)

zuk zuk

bear families by zuk zuk, aka helen acraman
etsy store here
blog here

love this mar mar striped skirt and petticoat
via buisjes en beugels


from anthropologie

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

rabbit cycle

warning sign

a poster rendition of a handwritten sign currently on r's door.
for her 4th birthday

Sunday, November 8, 2009


mmm swedish clogs/boots for women and kids by hasbeens

clockwise from top left: silver and mustard peep toe super high toffels, turquoise knee high boots, blue peep toe child

Friday, November 6, 2009

alphabet posters

i love this one- a refreshing twist on the alphabet, using careers.
ABC poster by isak

my first alphabet poster by marcus walters

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

rich cake

this i covet.
yellow frosting. and sparkles.
snapped, a recent piece by martha rich

i'd like to eat here everyday. and maybe name my second-born after it

ringo atelier

some inspirational art projects and art project books from ringo atelier, brainchild of the lovely french webshop little circus. even if you don't use their imagery, i think the site sparks all sorts of simple ideas on imaginative making, akin to the anti-coloring book, one of my childhood faves...

a bit of explanation, clockwise from top left: fill in storyboard, make garland out of muffin cups, finish this family portrait, cut out and glue pastilles in pattern or string on garland, make a mask like from this Irving Penn portrait (and photograph yourself in it?), inspiring mask book by Mitsumasa Anno

via bloesem kids

mod genealogy

check out these awesome family trees by jen o'neill, aka my tree and me.
o'neill, a vermont native, offers DIY and custom designs as giclee prints on acid-free watercolor paper. top: birds of a feather, bottom: super mod tree

via design sponge
check out more designs here

Saturday, October 17, 2009

two lunch boxes

first- in one of my favorite stores today, i saw this super duper cool lunchbox by oots, a new mexico based design company with dutch roots. the lunchbox comes with 5 containers (1 large, 4 small) and all materials are BPA-free and phthalate-free polypropylene and safety tested for lead. microwave and dishwasher safe. check it out here

second- a stainless steel classic, available through gaiam

Monday, August 17, 2009

olsen haus

though it's well into august it seems to be the beginning of summer here.
so not entirely out-of-season to post these sassy vegan olsen haus sandals i saw here over the weekend

left: david
right: goliath

Friday, July 31, 2009


more in the favorite packaging series


for amelia
(those are bunny slippers, can you tell?)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

mmmm shampoo

one of my favorite pastimes, david will attest, is sniffing shampoos wherever shampoos can be sniffed.

above, my new favorite shampoo + conditioner- momo by davines. available for use when you stay here. or buy it here. made in italy of natural ingredients. reminds me a bit of our italian honeymoon shampoo scent. mmmmmmm.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

inventions that (probably) haven't been invented yet

for david's new book covers. the "masticator" + the pedal-powered musicbox

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

funk'll get your cheese smoked?

when i bought this i had to also buy this.
though i much prefer the former to the latter, the above video is a favorite...

two pretty

dresses from gaia conceptions.
babydoll and love me 2 times fountain


by my grey sky
(via decor 8)

love this book: family interiors

i checked this out from the library but am so smitten i may have to buy.
the pages are thick matte paper, and the photographs show up beautifully.

the un-bouquet

we deflowered my mothers day bouquet to save the rose petals for dyeing playsilks.
we'll see how it goes...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

knuckles might be r-rated

or at least pg-13

how i see without glasses

my (fairly) new camera has been misbehaving lately, and taking pictures like these. through frustrated by the faulty technology, i also find pleasantly myself attracted to certain blurry pictures. likely because their viewpoint is so oddly familiar. as a kid i didn't realize that trees had individual leaves-- i thought them a swath of green on a (blurry) stripe of brown. and now when i take out my contacts ("are you taking your eyes out?" the little one says), i look at faces and see dark orbs where eyes should be.

some coveted art supplies

there are very few art supplies i have a special allegiance to... these two in particular i love most everything about them. the pentel marker set has an awesome array of colors and a very handy (esp. with children) storage 'book' that is a very findable yellow. also, the utility sketchbook by the pentalic corporation, which sadly seems no longer to have this great yellow watercolor paper cover (replaced instead with a photograph of a manhole...ugh)... despite the latter's no-frills name, it is a supremely awesome sketchbook. it is perfect bound, the paper quality is incredible, with no bleed-through. the cover (at least the yellow one) is thick and withstands lots of beating, and the pages can be removed cleanly if need be. and it just *feels perfect*. as one website puts it: "looks and handles like a thick telephone book with a soft cover"

Sunday, May 17, 2009

two books to look forward to

carefree clothes a neat-looking book released in october by trumpeter press publishers of linen, wool, cotton ....and

handmade home- to be released in august- by amanda blake soule, author of the creative family (a fantastic book)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

michel gondry

i am watching "i've been 12 forever" (incredibly awesome) on this dvd. it's so great i need to purchase it.
one of my favorite autobiographical animations here
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