Sunday, December 6, 2009
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.
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
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
Friday, July 17, 2009
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!!
Monday, July 6, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
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!!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
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
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
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
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
images via boston.com
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
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
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
Thursday, March 5, 2009
image and video from inhabitatshop.com
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.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
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.
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!)