Sunday, November 30, 2008

(so very happy)

from Studio Mela on Etsy
Warren is coming back today! I decided to stay in the city alone over the holiday, thinking that it might be nice to have the apartment to myself and not have to watch ESPN or Cramer at all ... but it was just really really lonely and homesickness inducing. But today he is here and that makes me so very happy.

wedding fun

via Maquette

I LOVE this wedding invitation by designer Matt Dorfman. It is so much fun! (you have to click on it to read it) Plus I can totally relate to "I am never moving to New York" a few years of long distance and then "I'm moving to New York", but that is beside the point.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


image via

I love Sofia Coppola's work and her commercial for Miss Dior Cherie is just so pretty. How fun would it be to float around with a big bunch of balloons?

Friday, November 28, 2008

la la la

The holiday season is upon us! I ventured out into the throngs of people shopping in Soho to pick up a book from McNally Jackson, but while for many this is the first day of shopping, for me the day after Thanksgiving is The First Day of Christmas Music! I am LOVING The Hotel Cafe presents Winter Songs, especially Winter Song by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I wish I was Swedish

images: Elle Sweden December 2004; Editorial: Aftonstjärna; Photographer: Jimmy Backius; Model: Caroline Winberg via design*sponge guest blog

Monday, November 24, 2008

Try, try again

By Cindy at Scherenschitte also check out her etsy shop.

All this job applying can get rather depressing. As my super talented friend Stephanie, who is also job hunting, says, "it's like being rejected on a first date over and over". Here's to trying again!

Tickled Pink

image via Design Crush

A big smiling thank you to Ginny Branch at My Favorite Color is Shiny for her sweet post on this blog!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


My search for employment means that I get distracted online ALOT (note frequency of blog postings as of late). Today (thanks facebook ads!) I discovered a site called Dripbook that "offers its worldwide community of professional visual artists the easiest, most stylish way to display, promote and distribute their portfolios online". The image above is by the first artist that I clicked on, Sandra Suy . So pretty! Ok, now back to endless cover letter writing ...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Best

by Tamara Shopsin on Curiosity Shoppe

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This is an illustration of my beautiful best friend Maile. I love her and I miss her. This girl is amazingly smart, talented, funny, kind, encouraging and altogether lovely. She LOVES New York, but she lives in Atlanta, so all day as I am walking around the city, I think about her and wish she was here to discover new places and duck into cafes with me. Life is always more fun when she is around.

New York

"New York"
letterpress print "Bird's and Blooms of the 50 States" from dutchdoor on Etsy.

New York, New York, It's a Wonderful Town!

Today I woke up to see a tiny flurry of SNOW! My little southern self was so excited that I had to find a new desktop background for my computer to reflect the winter weather!
Kindred, from Creature Comforts and Decor8 offers darling artist designed backgrounds to download. I picked this polar bear and made my self a cup of cocoa.

I have finally unpacked all my things since arriving on Saturday, and I have also begun to explore the neighborhood on my own (without boys). There is a super yummy tart shop, called Once Upon a Tart, up the street (I highly recommend chocolate and pear) with the most adorable business card. I love things I can play with and this one comes flat, but you pop it out and fold it to recreate the store front!

My apologies for the dismal photo quality. A new camera is on the list for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Up Up and Away!

Float Set by Harpy on Flickr Via OhJoy

These balloons. These colors. I love happy pictures.


image via

When I was little I adored Betsy-Tacy books. On my wish list for Christmas is a copy of one of the 1940s editions. I love the illustrations and the precious cover designs, as well as the stories. The series began as bedtime stories for the author's daughter and are based on adventures from her own childhood. It makes me miss being a little girl, but being a big girl in her 20s has its own perks too!

Mr. Baxter

Today has been cold and cloudy ... perfect for a nap with this little guy. This picture is of him in his favorite spot, hiding under the coffee table, with a tennis ball he stole from Molly. He is almost too big to fit now and it is hilarious to watch him wiggle his way under. When he is feeling lazy he just pokes his head in and falls asleep, but today he and I spent some quality time on the couch instead.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Packing Light

Bronze horse statue that was my Dad's when he was a kid, wearing a paper flower garland made by me to girly it up! My sister and I gave him a name when we were little but I can't remember it. I will have to ask her if she does.

1930's slip and antique crocheted collar hanging on my closet door. This was the first piece of vintage clothing I ever bought (at 13 with babysitting money) and it is one of my favorite things. My Mom has had the collar forever and gave it to me this summer because I love it so much!

How cute is this little lamb? Another treasure I acquired from my Mom's collection.

Since I am going to be staying with Warren in his pill box tiny room, I'm trying to only pack necessities for the time being. Hopefully I will have a job and my own space soonish so I can bring all the little things I love with me. Until then I will just have to view them on this blog. More to come!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Photo from Dear Creatures via Three Potato Four

As of next week I will be one of millions of young girls with big dreams living in the city of New York. The next year will be full of challenges and I hope that I am able to face them with grace.

green flora

Redesigned Flower Pin

I love creative recycling! The oh so fab stationery co. Linda & Harriett makes these oh so fab flower pins from letterpress misprints. These would be fab as bouttenniers in a wedding, on a cake or on a hairband!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


I love butterflies. I think they are fascinating and beautiful, and I love their representation of rebirth and renewal (appropriate for Nov. 4th!) This little guy is a drawing from a small art book I am working on that is loosely about my relationship with NYC, my new home 10 days from now! It has been a really cool project as the meaning of the pictoral story has completely changed as I have changed my way of looking at it. When I initially created the drawings, it was because the city made me feel trapped and overwhelmed, but now they seem so full of hope and creation and life and remind me that change is exciting and an opportunity, even if it is at times scary!