Entries from July 2009

Window Shopping – & Print

July 31, 2009

We all know how obsessed I am with ampersands.



Check out this sweet limited-edition print a friend just alerted me to.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone! I will be enjoying a sushi date on the back porch and a game of loteria with friends. What are your weekend plans?

Hand Model

July 31, 2009

I helped a coworker shoot some wooden hands this week and now I’m kind of obsessed.


And it got me thinking…


Maybe I should line my shelves with a bunch of wooden hands. Too creepy?

This weekend I will be removing everything from my built-in shelves and starting over from scratch. I will be taking inventory, editing, and rearranging. My goal is to end up with something that is monochromatic and somewhat minimalistic with pops of interest.

Square Foot Gardening

July 31, 2009

So, we took a stab at container gardening. We spent about $200+ on containers, plants, soil and have produced 2 peppers, 3 baby strawberries and now 2 tomatoes.

Part of me wants to say “these are my babies and they’re worth every penny!”, part of me wants to blame myself for not doing enough research on container gardening, and part of me thinks $200 would get us a lot of produce from the farmers market.

We’re NOT giving up. Not yet.

A few of our friends have been very successful with the Square Foot Gardening method. We can even get started now and prep a garden for fall plants.

In addition to a fruitful veggie garden I would still love to execute a wild flower garden and get a fire pit in our back yard.

Backyard Plans.jpg

French Paper Promo Posters

July 30, 2009

I scored four French Paper (my favorite!) Promo posters at the HOW! Design Conference this year. I can’t wait to get these framed.





They’ll certainly add bright pops of color around the house.

Which one is your favorite?

MadMen Yourself

July 29, 2009

AMC’s MadMen is one of my favorite shows. Partially because I, myself, am a feminist in the advertising world and can relate to Joan and Peggy but mostly because the clothes! the sets! the cigarettes! Don Draper!

So when I stumbled upon MadMen Yourself I just had to do it.

Kathleen Shannon is an ambitious, yet stylish, young art director at Sterling Cooper.

Jeremy Shannon is an up-and-coming engineer turned idea man at Sterling Cooper – also married to the very talented Kathleen Shannon. They are often caught making out on the brand new xerographic copier machine.

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