April 17, 2014

On the Homefront

This week is the anniversary of a huge monumental moment in our family. 
It is an incredible moment. 
Breathtakingly beautiful mixed with trauma and pain. 
I'm going to savor it and observe it and experience the-shit-out-of it as it washes over me.

Sometimes when life is big and full, it can be overwhelming and we want to brace or numb ourselves. The anticipation of it tenses our body, cuts us off from our breath and robs us of truly connecting with the "now", if you will. I am resisting the urge to do this, and instead am taking some time to reflect, observe, and root myself in this present moment. Just really soak it up and be with it. I hope your present moment is beautiful and filled with love. Because right now, this moment, is all that we know for sure. And if we can let go just a bit, there is incredible freedom in that.

When your present is too much, and you feel the urge to clench, numb, or disconnect, I hope you find comfort in these words, or whatever comforts you and connects you with your life. I feel you, and it WILL get better. 

April 15, 2014

"We are star stuff"

"You are alive right this second. That is an amazing thing. Think of the enormous number of potential alternate universes where, for example, your great-great-grandparents never meet and you never come to be. Moreover, you have the pleasure of living on a planet where you have evolved to breathe the air, drink the water, and love the warmth of the closest star. You’re connected to the generations through DNA — and, even farther back, to the universe, because every cell in your body was cooked in the hearts of stars. We are star stuff." 

-Carl Sagan, from Lessons of Immortality by Sasha Sagan

April 14, 2014

Episode 14 // Succulent Wreath


This week on HGTV Handmade,  let's welcome the spring and summer months to stay FOR GOOD by bringing some greenery into our homes. Some of my favorite flora are succulents and air plants. But in today's video I make a startling confession about same-said greenery and embrace a new technique to make sure my succulents and air plants live forever. Make a wreath here.

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April 11, 2014


This house is a time capsule.

These diamond hooks are now on my wishlist.

Two of these are on their way to my house.

I covet this soothing lamp.

That animal tape dispenser is where it's at.

This looks like such a rad art show, D.C. kids.

I'd wear these with rolled up boyfriend jeans, a striped or gray tee, and my parka.

All photos via HGTV.

April 10, 2014


What: Fiskars all-purpose scissors / Embroidery Floss / Pencil / Sharpie / Nana's sewing ruler / MT Washi Tape / Thick Needle / Stretched Canvas
When: Episode 15 of HGTV Handmade 
Where: My supply closet

With all of the supply-sourcing I do, it's just lovely when you happen to have all of the ingredients you need for a project recipe you are about to embark on. I say this before I dash out the door to head out the door to re-up on my canvases.

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April 9, 2014

3D Orbs on Apartment Therapy

A huge THANK YOU to Apartment Therapy for featuring my 3D Wall Orbs on their site. It brought a tons of views to my video, and I appreciate the link love.

April 8, 2014

Home Decor Score


I am obsessed with the clean, mod work of designer Massimo Vignelli. He is most recognized for his Heller kitchenware, although the body of work by him and his wife is vast and worth the research. Growing up my mom had these fantastic Heller kitchen canisters, and my Nana had this navy blue pitcher and mug set (pictured below). I also have a canary yellow pitcher, mug, and tray set that belonged to my Nana that are all perfect for outdoor summer meals.

I have been hunting down pieces on Etsy and Ebay for years, and after a month-long hostage-like situation at the post office due to an error in a change-of-address form, I finally have my recent pastel purchase home where it belongs. Our new kitchen needed some colorful new mugs/cups, so when I spotted this set of pastel Heller Maxmugs on ebay, I finally found the perfect new addition for the spring and summer seasons. I could just eat up the clean, mod lines and the whimsical pastel palette, and am now counting down the days until I have the space and money for Vignelli's *modular white shelves. Until then, I'll keep hunting for a white Heller record rack like this one.

* I scoured the internet and could not locate a photo of these shelves. But those of you who've watched Thirtysomething have seem them in Ellyn's apartment and KNOW what I'm talking about. MOD PERSONIFIED.

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April 7, 2014

Episode 13 // Sushi Mobile

In today's video we take the traditional project of a handmade mobile, and make it a little more unique by making it sushi-themed. I don't know what came over me, perhaps a hardcore craving for yellowtail got the best of me, but I have to say, I've never seen a sushi mobile before, have you? Check out the video to see more!

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April 3, 2014


What: Faux succulents
When: Episode 14 or 15 of HGTV Handmade 
Where: NYC's Floral District

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April 2, 2014

Home Decor Score

Our home recently scored this gorgeous gold geometric lamp base from the Nate Berkus for Target line and it's for sure a game room changer. After spotting the piece in Nate Berkus's house tour on Rue Magazine (among several other design blogs), I was really coveting it. This was the very last one at our Brooklyn Target and was marked down to $40. Paired with a stark white shade, this lamp adds a modern moment to the space, and both Will and I LOVE IT.

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