Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


in the studio yesterday. It was a busy day...more to do on Thursday.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Planted salad (spinach, radish, arugula) seedlings today. Also decided to make a companion terrarium for the one I picked up several weeks ago. Luckily, there has been plenty of mossy materials growing outside, so no need to buy anything new.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


5 p.m. light on the mantel.

A composition

of decomposition...Mother's Day flowers were fading, but I think these few are holding out hope.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Tracy Feith for Target

Certainly not everyone's taste, but I'm loving it...picked up the hoodie tunic on the far left to wear over swimsuits this summer. Up next for Target's Go line: Anna Sui.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

It goes fast...

this almond butter cake. We especially like the crispy bits (recipe from Pure Dessert cookbook). Made one for us and one for our neighbors who are always doing nice things for us. Evan delivered it on a plate while it was still warm. We asked if they pinched his cheeks but he wouldn't answer us.

Monday, May 11, 2009

School Days

Went to muffins and moms at Evan's school Friday morning. Mark especially loved the socks and vans combo going on here.

First spring risotto

Roasted asparagus (from Saturday's farmer's market), peas, and leeks.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Lit Kit

Alex joined us while we ate take-out sushi this eve. Mark taunted him with the smell of fish on sticks.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Made by hand book

Read an interview with this author on Decor8 blog today. Looks to be a fascinating book.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

City of Grey Gardens houses

As Part 2 of my obsession with Grey Gardens, there's a site devoted to abandoned houses in Detroit. Check out the slide show here. I could stare at any one of the 100 houses in these photographs for hours (especially the one at the top here), thinking about all of the people who might have lived there, walked in and out the doors, opened the windows, cooked breakfast. I find it mesmerizing. These old homes, in the way they were captured by the photographer, seem to embody a certain dignity even still.

Monday, May 4, 2009

New (old) dining chairs

From Kim's yard sale this weekend. I love them as is, though I know I'll eventually have to get them recovered. They're actually super comfortable and I like how they don't take up very much room in my already small dining room. Now I'm on the hunt for a vintage Tulip table to go with.