Sunday, May 31, 2009

i <3 ny

image from hsteckba on flickr

I really miss new york. I miss the sense that everything is possible, the energy and the vastness of possibilities. I miss discovering unusual foods (like orange blossom water) and watching street vendors making jewelry. I miss sample sales and window shopping and watching girls taking knitting classes at purl soho next door. I miss dashing out in the snow to get organic coffee or chocolate pear tarts. I miss wash and fold laundry. How can I feel homesick for a city I swore I would hate forever? I think that is part of the magic of the New York. It wins you over and pulls you in slowly, its charms lie in the space between crowded subway cars and thimble sized apartments. They're in the hidden treasures that take a bit of extra effort to find, the amazing vintage boutique, the street singers with huge talent, the perfect pizza and charming restauranteur, the small acts of kindness that are so much more valued because they are so unexpected.

DC is great, and I really like it, it's beautiful and green and historic, and it has loads of culture and interesting people, but it is so much more serious and restrained and it just feels different. But, I'm new here and I haven't learned any of the city's secrets yet, over time I will gradually find more and more gems and learn to love this place too, but I will keep reading the blogs of darling city girls and I will always ♥ NY.

Friday, May 22, 2009

click your heels together three times ...

image by Corrie Bond via Absolutely Beautiful Things

Tomorrow (bright and early) I am going home (yay!) for the long weekend. I will be imagining that I will be travelling as stylishly as this girl, but in reality, I will be a far cry from getting whisked off in chauffered pink luxury, or even via sparkly red ruby slippers ... at 6 a.m. I am more the ponytail and track pants sort, with a book on tape, trying not to spill coffee all over my car.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

sam & ashley

Meet the Brockintons from ashley brockinton on Vimeo.

via rockstar diaries

Monday, May 18, 2009

love post

via creature comforts
Once in a while, the post office totally redeems itself!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


via designcrush

Today was a great day. At work we have a client, a stylist starting her own business, whose main instruction to us was "be creative and take risks!" I designed one out of three web site concepts that we presented her today, and being given free reign, my design was one that I personally LOVED. The client did too! She even had tears in her eyes! She and her partners will select the design they want later this week, and my co-worker's work is great so they can't go wrong, but I really really hope she picks my design! Once it is finalized (or rejected) I will post a link! But right now I am just so happy to have made someone else so happy!

Friday, May 8, 2009


by studio violet via thepaperplanes
This is so charming and creative! In real life I hate the circus (fear of clowns / the elephants make me sad) but in non real life I think they are super. You should also check out the Calder circus ... I saw it on exhibit at the Whitney ... amazing and so clever!

A whale of a ... belt

$175 from A+R
It's Friday! I may have found a place to live AND I get to go to Chapel Hill and see my family this weekend because my sister is graduating! oh, and I thought this belt was cool.