Monday, May 31, 2010


 I love lemlem, a line of clothes for women, babies, girls and accessories created by Supermodel / actress and World Health Organization's Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Liya Kebede. 
This is a blurb from the site:


n. 1) hand made in Ethiopia from natural cotton.
v. 2) [Amharic] bloom, flourish.
3) [history] Since ancient times in the land of the Queen of Sheba, the Ethiopian people have adorned themselves in beautiful hand woven and hand embroidered clothing. The hand spinning of cotton and intricate embroidery was the work of women while the hand weaving was done mainly by men. It is our wish to bring to you an incredible handwork and help preserve this ancient art form by creating opportunities for the Artisans.

J.Crew is carrying lemlem scarves, wraps a tunic and the beautiful Lucy Patio Dress...see it above!

Friday, May 28, 2010

big rabbit's bad mood

Big Rabbit's Bad Mood

Great illustrations. Great story.  Find it in hardcover and on sale for $6.80 here!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

alden's ice cream

 I found Alden's ice cream at Whole Foods.  It is beyond delicious.  The mint chip is my favorite.  I like my chip ice cream with shaved semi-sweet chocolate as opposed to chips or chunks of chocolate.  Like Baskin Robbins chocolate chip and mint chocolate chip, Alden's is shaved and very creamy, hence richer than rich,  all natural and organic.  Baskin Robbins used to be my ultimate favorite but I think they changed the recipe somewhere along the commercial way.  I have emailed Alden to say please make a vanillla chocolate chip.  As of right now there is only chocolate chocolate chip and the mint chip....just as well.  The last thing I need right now is loads of ice cream with swim suit weather upon us!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

daylesford organic

Cathrin is my friend that sadly for me, is moving back to the UK.  I adore her and her two toe headed boys.  She has been wonderful giving me loads of advice on what to do and see on our upcoming trip to England.  This is one of the spots she suggested for something yummy.  Looks fantastic!  Check out Daylesford Organic here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

bow ties for little guys

We are all going to a wedding in England at the end of June.  I have been searching for a bow tie for Everett.  Found the perfect orange madras one at xoelle on Etsy! 

Thursday, May 20, 2010

more scandinavian retreat

More from scandinavian the light, white wood floors, white walls, vaulted ceiling and the airiness oh and the old doors and miche mache of furniture.  Basically I could move right in!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

scandinavian retreat

Just discovered this blog called scandinavian retreat created by a woman named Pippi...what taste she has.  The above images are of her home away from home...just super lovely.  Full on inspiration.  I am very much drawn to the simplicity and neutral palette.  Love her name too!  More favorite images to share tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

papier mache

I want my hair to look like this.

Suzy told me about this online magazine, Papier Mache,  a while ago.  It popped out of my mind until the other day when I stumbled across it once again.  What a treat.  It's check a block full of all things stylish, youthful and child-like.  Check out the newest issue here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

puka puka

I saw these super fun mobiles by Puka Puka on Bloesem kids  The felted ball mobile is my favorite.  All the way from Australia.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

off the shelf

Off The Shelf: Cooking From the Pantry
Donna Hay, the Martha of down under, creates the best eye candy when it comes to food and books.  I found a used copy of Off The Shelf: Cooking From the Pantry at a book sale last weekend.  It's filled with lots of delicious looking quick recipes with ingredients we "should" have in our pantry.  All the pasta dishes look easy....for example, spaghetti and lemon-marinated salmon.  Yum.  If you are looking for some inspiration when it comes to the kitchen, this is the book for you!

Monday, May 10, 2010

people's pops

I did mention these pops on Friday.  I thought I would mention again because they are SO yummy.  You should get yourself to the Brooklyn Flea or to  Chelsea Market to visit People's Pops for  a

Blackberry & X-tra Organic Cream
Plum, Organic Yogurt & Tarragon
Straight-Up Raspberry
Rhubarb, Organic Cream & Cinnamon
Blackberry & Jasmine


Friday, May 7, 2010

alex brown photography

This photo of Everett and Piper was taken at the Brooklyn Flea in Alex Brown's pop up photo booth.
It's actually a sweet little polaroid.  Worth a trip for a photo and other treats like a blackberry jasmine popsicle from People's Pops.  It's every Saturday.  Happy Mother's Day!

shared bedroom

Another cute shared bedroom.

via hiccuppings

Thursday, May 6, 2010


So funny.

where did I find this???  So sorry to not give credit where it's due.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

give generously

Found this on a cup of jo.  Love it.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

chicken coop

How is this for a chicken coop?

so sorry..I don't have source for photo...I hate that...

Monday, May 3, 2010

our books for children picks

It is our turn to provide Everett's classroom with library books.  I decided to pick from our library of books for children since we have a huge collection.  Reading books to children was a daily event paper scissors oranges and one of my favorite times at the studio.  I love talking to the children about the many books with AMAZING art and great stories!
Ashley, Everett's teacher, had specific requests:
1. Books must be realistic, for example no talking animals
2. Beautiful illustrations
3.  Seasonal
4. Books appropriate for the different ages in the class  (2 -5ish)

The following books are the ones Everett and I chose. 
All are favorites and should be part of your library.
Click on the titles below pictures to go straight to amazon!

Two Old Potatoes and Me

Andrew Henry's Meadow

Chloƫ's Birthday . . . and Me (Anne Schwartz Books)

The Gardener

The Story Blanket

The Hidden House 

Charley Harper ABCs (Skinny Edition)