Bits & Pieces: Pigeon Toe Ceramics

1. After spending five hours a day, four days a week in a rather intensive wheel throwing ceramics class two summers ago, my mind will forever link pottery with the summer months. That association has only been amplified after seeing Pigeon Toe Ceramics‘ fresh, minimalistic, bright white planters and tumblers. Soft curves and dimples add … Continue reading

Summer Vacation

The summer solstice remains weeks away, but as far as many people are concerned, it’s summer. Memorial Day (in my opinion the most relaxing of the patriotic holidays–all the fun of a day off with none of the July 4 pressure) marks the unofficial beginning of sunny, chlorine-scented days separated by short, warm nights. What … Continue reading

Pack a beach bag…

It’s finally summertime, and I’m ready to jump in the car and head to the coast…but for the first time in a while, I’ll be staying close to home for a while. Any ocean side vacations I take in the near feature will be to my imaginary beach: the one with soft sand, plenty of … Continue reading

Bits & Pieces: Pop Chart Lab

1. You may not wear skinny jeans or Buddy Holly glasses (sans working lenses, of course), but even if you merely toe the hipster line, chances are you’ve seen the work of Brooklyn-based graphic design house Pop Chart Lab. Founders Ben Gibson and Patrick Mulligan have seemingly perfected the art of the infographic, while seamlessly … Continue reading

Bits & Pieces: Jolly Edition

1. Cat and dog illustrations, lively pastel hues, and whimsical painterly brushstrokes: Jolly Edition is undoubtedly a new favorite illustrator. While colorful luggage and minty green vespas may bring a smile to my face, greyhounds in coats and dachshunds going for brisk morning walks are by far the most irresistible of Jolly Edition’s playful offerings. 1. … Continue reading

May Flowers

Freshly cut  peonies, tender summer veggies, Parisian streets flooded with pink light, and pale green succulents–none of these things are really associated with the month of May. After all, peonies are a wintery bloom, vegetable seeds have only begun to germinate, June and July are the real height of the travel season, and cacti are associated more … Continue reading


I don’t know how to crochet. It doesn’t really sound like such a big deal–plenty of people have never picked up a strand of un-worked yarn and turned it into something useful. Of course, when you consider that I’ve been using knitting needles since toddler-hood, my lack of skills with a crochet hook sound almost … Continue reading

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