Ah, the Met...

Two of my favorite bloggers (the owners of Red Hook's Erie Basin & Saipua) have both recently blogged about the Met......and it's made me long for corridors full of Egyptian trinkets and jewelry, tiny glass bottles, mummified cats, carved gemstones, endless amulets, gilded coffins, black-outlined eyes that seemingly stare your soul on fire...

I must plan a day of wandering soon.


spin, spinning...

Old quilt:
Copernicus' heavens:

testing, testing, 1-2-3...



Nature + Design = my dream home

I am an Eames freak. I especially love how Charles & Ray softened their very stark modern frame house with well-placed collections from their travels, pillows & textiles, and plants. They were the masters of balancing the objectivity of very purposeful, basic lines & colors with a sincerity and ease, proving that function can be pure without being soulless. Beautiful.

images via Claire


Current reading material:

My indispensible textbook:
Daily homework:


Adventures in Candle Making, Episode 1:

Introducing the Kamikaze Leftovers Candle.
Made from remnants of candles past. (Have you any idea what they put in those things? Oh, the horror!) An intoxicating (and probably toxic) blend of beeswax, soy, paraffin, and about 10 different synthetic scents.

Just look at all the nasty, sooty bits leftover in the pan... I probably won't even burn it.

All of which means it's time to get crackin' on the Meem soy candles (which are clean-burning, nearly carbon-neutral, and made with essential oils or phthalate-free fragrance oils).


Meem 2010!