Friday, November 28, 2008

neato calendar

I think this is such a wonderful idea. It's a custom calendar. You send the photos and kiki and polly create the colorful drawings for each month. This photo doesn't do it justice....visit the site here.

simple ornaments

These sweet and simple ornaments are from filzfelt.   They also make thick felt that comes by the yard in fabulous colors, pillows and more....check out their site here.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order.
Confusion into clarity...
It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing and mistakes into important events.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates vision for tomorrow.
-Melodie Beattie

Photo by polgaroid

Monday, November 24, 2008

see our home in design*sponge

So exciting...our home was posted today as a sneak peek on the design*sponge blog. Check it out here!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

eye candy

That anthropologie...I always am blown away by the displays and web images, graphics and color choices. Click here to see this display in clever!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

rex ray 2009 wall calendar

LinkRex Ray is one of my favorite artists/designers. I am so happy to have found this 2009 wall calendar. It's big and bursting with color...oh and it comes with a great 13 x 16 inch poster. Click here if you need one too.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Right this minute I have 3 books on my bedside table: The Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics by the lovely Ina Garten, Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth and ABC's a la Charley Harper.

I could hardly wait for the new Barefoot Contessa cookbook. Some of my most favorite meals come from her older cookbooks: TURKEY MEATLOAF & STRING BEANS WITH SHALLOTS. I'll start flagging recipes from this newest book while cozy in bed with a cup of tea.

I adored Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies and look forward to this collection of short stories in Unaccustomed Earth. A short story is about all I can read at the end of the day....

And the last is truly my newest favorito: a board book of the ABC's illustrated by the late Charley Harper. Charley Harper was a Cincinnati-based American Modernist artist. He was best known for his highly stylized wildlife prints, posters and book illustrations. It's Everett's new bedtime book fave too.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Fat Cat Pizza

Our favorite pizza joint is the FAT CAT PIE COMPANY, 9-11 Wall Street, Norwalk, Connecticut. PH:(203)523-0389. Everything is organic. The pizza is thin and crispy. The salads are delish. The wine list is vast. Go early!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

fresh face

Repair and Restore....Oh I hope! My face has been so dry and it's not even the dead of winter. I tried a little sample of this face balm by FRESH and it made my face feel really good....I'm sold. Oh and it smells great!

right here, right now

Oh we love our LATHE. For the first time ever we used good old crayola crayons...the 4 year olds went bananas!
This is the HUGE structure Michele so creatively constructed. It has many layers of different paint....our work in progess...this is how it looks this afternoon!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Gretchen took this amazing photo of the studio Halloween week. We wrapped Larry, our tin man, in tissue like a mummy.

The children then took pipettes (big eyedroppers) and made Larry a tye dye wrapped man.


our new president elect in watercolor

I LOVE this watercolor of our BARACK OBAMA. It's by EDITH DORA REY a painter in Canada.
Check out her site!

Friday, November 7, 2008

art show

Paper Scissors Oranges has a colorful collection of art at THE HEALTHY CHILD, pediatrician's office in Darien, Connecticut. The acrylic paintings on canvases were created by children who attended our summer 2008 art program.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A genius poster by Casey Brooks. Don't forget to vote tomorrow!