Sunday, May 22, 2011


I met Sara and her husband in Philly last weekend. She designs and prints her own textiles in rural Georgia, which she then makes into lovely home goods. I got a set of her flying geese napkins. I can't wait to use them. I found these nice pictures of her studio on her blog. Do check out her shop.

As for today....Matt and I are painting the front room white. It will be nice to have fresh white walls in there after the mustard yellow we've lived with for so long.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Lovely moments and nooks found on this nice blog, Vardag, an intimate visual diary.

I often want to take more photos of my own home, but I don't often find my own space very exciting. Perhaps this is because I am too well acquainted with it or maybe it's because it's not very good yet. I sometimes forget that a home is a collection of practical goods, things we need, use, find, keep, and hopefully love. It is a living space that changes and grows over time, or maybe we just change in it. My home is comfortable but not beautiful, maybe one day it will be both.

A home

A beautiful home by Tato Architects, via Pawling.
Photos by Satoshi Shigeta.

Have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Spring by Matt.

Ashley Helvey's workspace from Design Sponge.

Fabric Works by Loise Bourgeois, from here.

The Imperfect Human, wonderful prints and collage as wearables, by Louise Boye.

This is a wonderful object. An earlier work by Eleanor Bostrom.

Cy Twombly from here, via. A favorite work of Matt and mine. We saw some of his prints in life a few years ago and never forgot them.

Bits of color on a birthday table from Mieke Willem's lovely blog.

Nice image next to the picture below of the table, from here.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Good morning

Liked this off center white rectangular field with bits of colored clusters this morning from here. Mom is flying back home to LA today, it's always a bit hard to say goodbye even thought I will visit her in July. We had a lovely weekend together.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Philadelphia times

Mom and I had a wonderful weekend in Philadelphia. We met such lovely people at Art Star Craft Bazaar and sold lots of goods! We had rain on Saturday, which dampened everyone's spirits for a bit, but Sunday was beautiful and lots of people stopped by to visit and shop.

We stayed with nice friends, made a few new furry friends, ate delicious homemade sushi, and had a wonderful time. We hope to do the show again next year and I plan to spend more time in Philly as it seems like a wonderful city; it's small like Baltimore, but with more activity.

I met Melissa and her small baby at the show. Above is a picture of their new Rock Story Mobile hanging in the little one's room. Thank you for sharing this with me Melissa, it's so sweet. I will post more pictures from our weekend soon. I also met Lydia Trott at the show and she was kind enough to send along the photo above with the her new rock story mobile hanging beside her lovely basket on the wall. Lydia is a talented weaver, she makes very beautiful rugs. I especially love this one.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

a table or two

Nice tables from Slow Wood via Bloesem.

Happy Spring

Erika sent this picture of Suki today. It brightened my day. Suki is growing up to be such a lovely girl and I hope I get to see her soon. I miss them all so much. How nice it is to be a small girl...

Findings from today

From this wonderful blog, Ensuite. So many good things there, you won't be disappointed. I felt like I could stay and look forever.

Philadelphia Shows

Just a reminder...
Rebe and I will be selling our new works in Philadelphia this weekend:

Friday, May 13th
We are doing a trunk sale at
Arcadia Boutique
From 3-8pm at
819 N. 2nd St.
Free to attend

Saturday May 14th & Sunday May 15th
We will be selling at
Art Star Craft Bazaar
From 11-6pm both days

Outdoors at Penns Landing Great Plaza
Free to attend

Hope to see some of you there, it would brighten our day!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nice Interiors

From Fine Little Day. There are just too many good things to be found there.


I like these images from from Lotta Jansdotter's blog.


Home spots & things, photos by Matt. More black walnut ink here.

In the studio

Small doll with pocket dress for treasures or teeth. I'm making men as well.

Working shelves

Thread scrap collection. I've been saving them for Annika's braided sprial pins, but I keep forgetting to give them to her.

Shelves in the studio.

Matt spent part of the day photographing objects and small collections that live on the shelves, you can see some here. Above are seven World Rocks.

Working wall. Photos by Matt.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Nice things here

A large collection of so many good things here. Do pay it a visit.

Some good patterns here. These are nice to look at with the bead baskets below.