1. Emily Henderson’s 23 year old style journal. Pretty amazing and makes me want to get on some serious journaling.

2. A daily uniform is starting to seem like a pretty good idea. My brain is tired.

3. Pressed Seaweed Prints – yes please I wanna make these.

4. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Hilarious new sitcom created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock and starring Ellie Kemper.

5. New Tech City is an interesting podcast I’ve been listening to. They also host a week of Bored and Brilliant challenges that guide you to less phone time and more creativity. You can start the challenge at any time, and I hope to give it a try some time soon.

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Sharing a long over due post from my trip to New York last month! I worked, met up with friends, made time for museums and discovered some new favorite restaurant spots.  Charlie Bird was my most memorable meal, and will be the place I revisit next time. Their About Us page quotes the Beastie Boys, and I actually have a crush on some fancy ass Zalto wine glasses now.

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I also finally managed to get my “been workin on my feet all day tired self” over to Brooklyn for dinner at Diner. It was so lovely and well worth the trip. The menu is written out on the table while the server goes over it. Our server was pretty and had a soothing voice so I zoned out, and had to ask a lot of questions and for repeats.



Made a date at Prune of course…


Being in New York to see Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs at the MoMa was definitely the highlight. The gift shop was selling the scissors seen in my first pic, and I was skeptical, but I have to say…. they are pretty awesome. I plan to get my Matisse on and do some cut-paper-collage work.


The Cooper Hewitt has also recently reopened, and it’s one of my favorite museums. They have interesting exhibits centered around historic and contemporary design and the building itself is stunning.



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Quick Links for the photo up top & other places of interest: Muji | Esquina | Charlie Bird | Sucre Shop | Scissors | Diner | Ducks Eatery


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I need some Gorman in my closet real baaaaaad. The Australian brands Autumn 2015 Collection does not disappoint, and is full of bright, bold pieces. I love all the mixing and matching of patterns.
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1. Reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. I’m only about half way through, but so far I like Marie Kondo’s approach. I’m dying to get started tossing out the books I’ve been hoarding.

2.Need this beautiful pot of Beef Bourguignon with purple pearl onions created by Alexa Z and spotted on Food and Wine.

3. Listening to artist interviews/stories over on Megan O’toole’s What’s Your Story Podcast . Lots of good advice, and it’s just nice to know you’re not alone with your fears and crazy thoughts.

4. Test driving some Aesop products. They definitely win at packaging and smell.

5. Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are coming to town, and Geoff got us tickets!!!! Summer of 69: No Apostrophe


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In 2015 I plan to shift gears a bit, and revisit painting and working on paper. It’s been fun taking some time to create and experiment. The little shapes in this series came about from some ceramic pieces I have in the works. Stay tuned for a few pieces in the Artwork and Ceramics section of my shop!

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