Sunday, December 6, 2009

patrick morris sky planter

if you haven't seen these yet, check it out! these are gorgeous--i want a whole room filled with them! patrick morris developed these sky planters for boskke. not only are the aesthetically lovely but they cut your need to water your plants by at least half.

toto, are we still in boston?

friday night a bunch of us went to the "miracle on tremont" (passion pit, phoenix, and spoon show) at the orpheum theatre in boston. um, and it was AWESOME! a-w-e-s-o-m-e! seriously, one of the best shows i've seen. not to mention, we were in the 7th row! the energy of the crowd was insane, i couldn't even believe i was in boston AND at the orpheum. check out this live clip of phoenix from the show:

Sunday, November 29, 2009

sunday evenings with ella, frank, and django

most sunday evenings, erich and i hang out in the kitchen drinking wine and cooking a wonderful meal before the long and hectic week ahead. in the sunday night kitchen, we listen to one of our favorite old time jazz artists (typically our good friends ella, frank, or django entertain us for the evening). here's what erich cooked up tonight: authentic sicilian pasta with broccoli and it was delicious! he also only used a 1/2 lb of pasta instead of the full pound it called for (so there was a higher broccoli to pasta ratio-yum!).

Saturday, September 5, 2009

more passion for "the pit"

i love this song and this band (and they're from boston!)--and i am totally digging this video for their song "the reeling." hope you like it!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

pixel love.

i l-o-v-e everything pixelated!

Friday, July 17, 2009

learning to sew--or just doing it!!

i don't really know "how" to sew, but i recently received a beautiful Bernina sewing machine from my aunt and have been testing it out whenever i have a free moment. today, having the day off, i decided to make myself a beach bag since erich and i plan on heading to coast tomorrow for a little summer sun and a relaxing day at the beach (can't wait!!!) i found some oil cloth sold by the yard at nomad and within 30 minutes i had a new beach bag for only $9!!

berry good

the raspberry and blueberry bushes in our garden are in full harvest!

Monday, July 6, 2009


latley, i've had this song stuck in my head...not only is it a beautiful song, but i'm liking the video for it too!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

birthday girl

it's furkid's birthday-- happy 1st birthday little olive!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

hello summer

i LOVE these flowers!!

thank goodness for the rain

if it wasn't for all this wonderful rain, then i wouldn't have been able to pick these little babies from garden less than a minute ago!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

the strangers

st.vincent's "the strangers" from her new album actor

Friday, June 26, 2009

disco light


"dabble light" created by reiko kaneko; image via design sponge

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

new chairs

i almost lost my mind last weekend when i saw these chairs for sale along with a beautiful robin's egg blue fiberglass table and fiberella up in portsmouth, nh. i skipped the fiberella, but took the chairs and table. the table is outside patiently waiting for the rain to clear so we can grace its presence with rounds of refreshing moscow mules (thank you liz comperchio!) but without the aid of my determined little mattos, i don't think i ever would have managed to fit four chairs and a table into my honda. thanks rose for all your help. and even olive LOVES the chairs!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

luminous balloons

from la princesse endormie


right now i'm loving old signs, from 50s- 70s. like this beauty:


passionate for passion pit

looooooooooooove this song! moth's wings by boston-based band passion pit

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

grizzly bear

out the door to see the griz!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

super 8

i reallyyyyyyy want a super 8mm camera--check out this wonderful little experiment done on one of these sweet puppies:

super8 adventures (8mm) from Giugesco on Vimeo.

Monday, June 1, 2009

lovely imagery

beautiful, strange, magical, inspiring images from the always wonderful Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder:

Monday, May 25, 2009

cursive buildings

joshua heineman's blog, cursive buildings, houses these beautiful animated GIFs he creates. check out one of my favorites below. i love this image because that's the hotel erich and i stayed at when we were out in SF last summer.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

batty for bat for lashes

love. love. LOVE.

L.A. inspired

when erich and i went out to L.A. for a mini vaca recently, we stayed with erich's aunt and uncle, tammie and kirk. i was blown away by their amazingly charming house...i love the western flare and colorful kitsch combined with their retro/ vintage sensibility. beautiful!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

his and her mugs

sorry for the long hiatus... erich and i got back from being in LA on Monday and i've just been catching up all week. now i'm sitting back in somerville sipping from my new coffee mug that i LOVE! here's some pictures of these lovely mugs i picked up while on the west coast at a little shop called yolk, located in the silver lake district of LA--also where we spotted drew barrymore looking oh-so-hip.

i love the descriptions of the pantone colors! for she (aka me): Pale and Interesting? Duck Egg, Powder, Butterfly, Retro; for he (erich): Green Fingers? British Racing, Bell Pepper, Slime, Wellington Boots

Saturday, April 18, 2009

i am the cat power

i love ms. marshall and since i've been rockin' the front bangs instead of the swept as of late i feel a little like i am the cat power.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

anything cloche

to me, anything under a cloche is pretty (just about). i love this idea:

images from Via Maris

wild things

i am so excited about this...

and love the fact that arcade fire's "wake up" is the song for the trailer!

Monday, March 30, 2009

sprout and goat

Goat Versus Dog

video via buzzfeed

anyone that REALLY knows me KNOWS i love goats and can't wait to own my very own one day... some people pick out their future children's names, i pick out goat names: Sprout and Goat.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

nothing to worry about

the new peter bjorn and john album is out on tuesday...get excited with their "nothing to worry about" video!!!

ferns, ferns, ferns!

on friday, being so beautiful and finally feeling a bit like spring, i decided to do a little indoor gardening. i've had an available vintage bullet planter that i got from brimfield last fall that was waiting for some love. i picked up three varieties of ferns, a staghorn, alligator and some cute little curly one. i love the way it turned out and it brings such life to the room! i'm looking forward to planting our garden...warm up weather!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

take me to holi!

images via

a few of my closests and myself have dreamt long and hard about traveling to india. a few months ago erich and i decided to make this dream into a reality along with our wonderful friend rose and my brother luke. we're planning for next march (march 2010). and why march? because that's when holi is of course! holi is known as the festival of colors and the welcoming of spring. check out more images of the holi event here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

just love this image...

image from poppytalk (can you tell that I LOVE this site!?!)

i love how this has a very maculine, modern edge with the clock and the nickle-plated lamp but still comes across as pretty and whimiscal...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

doily rug

images via poppytalk

this rug is AMAZING! it's made by the Ladies and Gentlemen Studio. to learn more about this project, click here. oh man, how i would love to have this in my bedroom!!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

flowers on friday

he got them just because... how did i find such a man?!?! and olive just wanted to say hi! happy friday!!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

st.germain elderflower

i love beer. good beer. but i am more recently a girl who loves drinking cocktails-- delicious ones! my two most favorite drinks, the grapefruit gimlet of the independent and the boheiman of green st are drinks that sum me up as a individual- sweet, but not too sweet, a bit of tart and sass and says it like it is, straight up! and what these two drinks share in common besides gin and grapefruit is the magnificent st.germain elderflower liquor. so i went and bought some and am trying desperately to recreate this amazing concoction.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

mia pearlman

i'm in love with mia pearlman's beautiful paper creations!! i appreciate and am inspired by her fine attention to detail and impeccable craft. please check out the rest of her amazing work here.

Thursday, March 5, 2009


image and video from

ever since i watched "the green" show on the sundance channel, i've been wanting one of these lovely pieces by scrapile. the founders of scrapile are two friends who collect, design and build furniture out of scrap wood. it amazes how beautiful the things we throw away can be; i plan on being more mindful in my own disposal.


i've always loved this artist's beautiful work... katherine dejarnette babin creates unique jewelry out of found and natural objects--everything from vintage lockets, fabrics, and even wood. i've always loved her "grow" necklace. check out her shop here.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

good old war

Good Old War - Weak Man

loving this song by good old war featuring anthony green

jen stark

my friend alec passed along this wonderful article showcasing beautiful works made from paper. paper being a relatively inexpensive material enables artists to create works large and small without costing a fortune. and with paper being easily accessible and its great opportunity to reuse and repurpose former paper products, it also becomes an eco-friendly choice. among the artists listed in this article i discovered this AMAZING young artist jen stark. check out her site here.

blueberry walnut pancakes

this morning i put on my little chef hat and created some lovely "rustic" pancakes (with the help of hungry jack). i doctored up the box recipe with a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract, about a 1/3 c. of finely chopped walnuts and lots of blueberries. and let me tell you--they were delicious especially smothered in vermont maple syrup (none of that fake stuff allowed!)