Friday, May 29, 2009

Three Dollar Dinner

I just downloaded the three dollar dinner cookbook. It's all about socially and green conscious ways to eat inexpensively. It's also only $3 to download through May 31st.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Joel's TV premier

right after the ad.

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Food Books

Just started reading Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential. I think he's super arrogant, but a bunch of reputable sources say that it's far arrogant's winning.

Also left on my desk this morning was Jam it, Pickle it, Cure it, which looks awesome after spending some time with Jason's grandparents and experiencing their jarred home grown veggies.

And PS Donna Hay opened a cooking store!@#!%$!% Fly me to Australia!.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wary Meyers

Great article on Linda and John Meyers, the famous interior design duo. John used to head the store design for Anthropologie. They decorate from garage sales rather than catalogues, and their taste is so playful. Read the article on Ouno.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

YAY Alabama!

Alabama,Sloss Furnace
Here in AL for the long weekend with Jason and this is us having soooo much fun!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

In love with Vanilla

I've always been considered a square peg. I never quite fit in. Always just a little weird...okay really weird at times. But working in such a hip environment I always feel really vanilla(which I'm pretty sure just means I still don't fit in). While everyone's wearing funny glasses and crazy haircuts and neon space suits to work I'm content with my jeans and t-shirts. I don't really like neon. I don't really like holograms. I'm not really into funny looking dog shirts. I like things that are clean and simple, but still really beautiful. If I had a design studio I would call it Vanilla Designs. It would be the jeans and t-shirts of the design world. I really like vanilla, it's sooooo good all by itself. It's fun to adorn every once in a while (especially with peanut butter) but for the most part I'd rather just let it be.

I like simple things. I'm in love with Vanilla.


I hate yearly reviews they make me like this inside.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Wedding videos are always lame, but there's something magical about having moving images to capture such a big moment. If I had a wedding video I would want it to look like this.

Second Line Frames

Frames made from Salvaged Wood from the aftermath of hurricane Katrina
They're so beautiful, and you can tell they have a story. I like the idea of reclaiming the remnants of New Orleans and preserving it in an object.

I love Second Line Frames.

This is what they have to say about their frames, "The Second Line is a timeless New Orleans tradition – the colorful parade that follows a funeral procession to turn tragedy into a celebration of rebirth.

Second Line Frames are built from authentic wood siding salvaged from homes destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. It’s our way of preserving a little part of the beloved memory of old New Orleans while helping to rebuild it toward a better tomorrow.

A portion of each sale goes to assist in the rehabilitation of affected neighborhoods. We now donate a minimum of 20% to a wonderfully active organization, The Phoenix of New Orleans. For a look at their current projects and the stories behind them, visit

If you're not in the market for a frame but have a desire to help the cause, we happily encourage donations directly to the charity."

Friday, May 15, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


where jason and I will eventually be living

it's on the tiniest street in all the land.

the backyard shack


secrets in the walls

more photos here.

Monday, May 11, 2009


I am the luckiest girl to be engaged to the sweetest, kindest, smartest, most good looking, cuddliest, best friend in the whole entire world.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Giant Spin art

CHECK IT OUUUUUUUT. You can see the mouse in the bottom left in the 3rd photo.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009


The exciting month of May

Brooklyn design show Friday
Brimfield Massachusettes for the worlds largest flea market Monday
Alabama the week after that

Vulcan via here.

I'd live here

What a nice little escape where I'd make s'mores and take pretty pictures.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Tough or Dumb

I was talked into doing the 10 mile broad street run the day before the race. Mind you I've never run more than 4 miles at one time before in my life. I ran and finished the race.

There's something about making last minute decisions that frees you up to do things that you weren't sure you were capable of doing, because you don't have time to think about the implications. There was no pressure except to finish.

The broadstreet run is the largest 10 mile race in the country. There were 27,000 people there yesterday running in the rain. There's also this feeling that if 27,000 other people can do this than you can too. I like strength in numbers.