Wednesday, March 31, 2010

British Invasion!

I've had my nose in my work so much lately, that when I went to Target over the weekend, I had completely forgotten that the Liberty of London collection had arrived! I scooped up a shirt and a dress and then looked online at the rest of the collection I missed in the store. I love the ties, accessories and housewares.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

tea for two and two for tea

The new HBO Grey Gardens movie arrived in the mail today. The original's got many memorable musical numbers in it, but this one always stands out the most in my memory (maybe tied with the Grand Old Flag dance, but that's really more about the dance).
These tea towels are adorable in addition to being made of 100% organic cotton and packaged in a 100% cardboard envelope. The next time I feel like dropping $36 on a set of 2 tea towels, I'll be sure to snatch them up.

Thanks, I needed that!

After a day comprised entirely of poop, my sweet husband surprised me with an evening of dining bliss. Those sushi rolling mats we bought at Zabar's this weekend were the best idea ever!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Tonight I went to an event at MoMA for Shape Lab, an exhibit for children to explore shapes. The coolest idea they employed was painting magnetic sections onto the wall where you could create shapes out of giant magnets. Their text panel was made of magnets on the wall too. I enjoyed playing.

just a paper lamp

when choosing between a paper doll and a lamp there's no longer a conflict! It's not really paper, but doesn't it look like it is?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Erin go Bragh!

I spent the morning with Martha and walked away with this beautiful cookbook. It pays to be Irish. If I had to learn more about cooking (rather than just passing it off to my less culinarily challenged spouse) I would do it here.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Gotta Get OUT!!!

My seasonal affect disorder is begging me to take a trip to Europe (self diagnosed, naturally). While this is not in the cards for many reasons, I can reminisce about previous trips. I can also look forward to Ireland 2012. Yes, I like to plan in advance. This photo makes me want to cry a little, but chin up, my time will come.

Paper Moon

is one of my favorite movies. We all know about Tatum's big win for her role, but I can't believe how the academy robbed Ryan. One of the most memorable performances on film.

The title of the film doesn't bear a great weight on the plot. These period photos of people taking their photos in the paper moon at the fair are wonderfully nostalgic (in a way that nostalgic means yearning for a time before you were born in my case).

Saturday, March 6, 2010

God Bless America

I'm going to a wedding in Tahoe over the 4th of July this year. As we all know, weddings are a great way to justify dress and accessory purchases, which is why I'm thinking of it this so far in advance. I'll have to check with the bride if she would like her guests to dress thematically. If not, I'm sure I could find occasion to show my patriotism via earrings other times of the year.

so, we all know...

that cardboard is a delightfully cheap and alternative and hipster and tree hugger material to use for building furniture. I am hoping to have some brilliant solution to our zero budget bookstore at the ADHS. I am counting on cardboard to give me a hand. Here's some images that I'm counting on to spawn the big idea...

This last one is from foldschool. I think this is the most useful for plagiarizing.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Dude Sings

I saw Crazy Heart last weekend and the music was great. Jeff Bridges definitely has a back up plan if this whole acting thing turns sour.


These dainty studs from peapod treasures are irresistible! There's so many I like, I'll have to sleep on it and make a rational decision tomorrow.

Who tall are you?

That's exactly what you'll find out when you get this mirror. You can see how you measure up against celebrity heights. Who knew Bobby D was so short?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

looking ahead... still.

I have 3 weddings to go to this summer, which is a great way to justify buying dresses. 2 weddings are in Northern California, so I need to have a Summery look with some warmth to it. I've put this outfit together in my mind.

I was at Anthropologie today, but didn't see this cardigan in the store. I'm hoping those little petals will come off easily with a seam ripper. And that it goes on sale.

I found this dress last year in the VS catalog. I think I'll break down and get it this year. It's been waiting patiently for me!