Monday, June 30, 2008
b.wise papers has officially been launched! It feels great to actually tell people about it now - for a long time I felt like I was keeping this big secret. Anyway, in case I haven't told you my secret, b.wise papers is a line of eco-friendly custom photo cards and announcements, as well as archival prints and personalized return address labels. My goal was to create an online boutique for photo cards - the convenience of internet ordering with a designer's personal attention to each order. And so, cheers to b.wise papers!
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
I think I could have redecorated the boys' room about 20 times in the past 2 years we have lived here. There are so many amazing textiles out there that I want to get my hands on. The last time I posted about this, it was an Anthropologie set that had caught my eye. This latest one is from Boodalee [they have an awesome website, too]. I guess the good thing about moving around so much is that I have a pretty consistent excuse to "spruce things up!"
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
For Father's Day, I got Reggie a Holga. They are so fun + I love the old school look of them. Here's a description from Wikipedia:
The Holga is an inexpensive, medium format 120 film toy camera, made in China, appreciated for its low-fidelity aesthetic.
The Holga's cheap construction and simple meniscus lens often yields pictures that display vignetting, blur, light leaks, and other distortions. The camera's quality problems have become a virtue among some photographers, with Holga photos winning awards and competitions in art and news photography.
We have already taken about 5 rolls of film, so I will let you know how the pictures turn out!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Lars and the Real Girl. I was very skeptical when Reggie brought this home from Blockbuster...even a little irritated that this was the movie he had picked out without consulting me first. But, man...I love, love it. I can't wait to see it again. And for those who know me, you know that this is saying a lot. I'm not one to buy movies and watch them over and over like, say, my mom and my sister. I think, seen it, would be bored a second time around. But this one. This one is different. The acting is amazing, characters brilliant. I'm not going to say much more, but if you are looking for laughing and crying all rolled up in one this is your movie. Sweet Lars.
And Plank has these incredible yoga mats and accessories. The imagery on the mats was so cool that I wanted to start doing yoga just so I could buy one. I even found myself thinking "Hmmm, wonder if I could use one for a nap mat for the boys?" Crazy, I know.
I just found these blocks online + I have been drooling over them. I love them. They are made by Not Neutral and are the kind of thing I want to buy just to touch and look at. The blocks have two puzzles, letters and numbers on them. AND they are on sale at modern seed. It would be the perfect gift for both child and parent!
Lately, though, my affections have been shifting. It's the new Fiat 500 I'm after now. It has red leather interior! I've always secretly wanted a Fiat...the old models with the sardine can-like top. I've also always secretly wanted a country house in the South of France where I would drive said Fiat, but that's a whole other post.
Maybe it's the part of me that still wants to hop in the car with just my keys + license and just drive...no snacks to pack, carseats to load, or strollers to worry about. Since they won't hit the states until 2010, I've got some time to figure out how I can justify it...gas mileage? never having to worry about being tagged for carpool? I'm sure I can think of something...
I just got the new Anthropologie Home Catalog in the mail today, and I am obsessing over this safari quilt...I love the colors, the patterns, the animals, everything. I love the contrasting bedskirt. I love that it can be for girls AND boys. So much boy stuff is centered around sports and dark plaids that I'm constantly looking for bright, but not girlie things for younger boys. And this is perfect. It's a good thing we are moving in a couple months and I am refusing to buy anything - I don't need anything else to have to pack-up! But if it's still around this fall...
Bla Bla Kids has some fun knit ones (I love their knit animals, too), and Allerhand makes some larger ones (probably for 4 yrs+) that are a little more sophisticated.