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Monday, September 23, 2013

Etsy Shop Opened

Hi All! Long time no talk, but I opened an etsy shop this weekend! It sjust a preliminary version, but please take a look!  :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day, full of X's and O's. Unfortunately, Edith and I both had classes at night, so our Vday "date" was a a homework session in a 24hr Starbucks (which, we ended up doing very little homework since it was so late and we were both so sleepy....romantic, I know). BUT, she made my night when she gave me this PERFECT gift! My goodness does she know me well. She made a color swatch book out of paint swatches, each one with a reason why she loves me :) Pretty perfect! She's not even a "crafty person" (so she says) but managed to put together this great little gift.

I also decided to get crafty (can you tell we are both incredibly broke at the moment!?) With 10 cards that I mailed to her, also with reasons why I love her :)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

well well well, doesn't this look like a big ball of fun!!

(can't find the source :( anyone know?)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

& THIS is how I feel

about the semester beginning today.

& in denial/mourning/complete distraught, I have laid in bed for the last day and a half watching:

And entire season of Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads

A documentary on how the Crips and Bloods came to be:

Bill Cunningham's extraordinary life:

and heck, why not a documentary on origami while I'm at it.

Basically my selection is lesbian meets gangster, meets FIT student, who then is also introduced to a crafter entusiast. Dear 8th (and final) semester, please treat a girl well!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Black Book of Colors

I discovered this book in a museum gift shop in London and was so tempted to buy it (ugh, but the exchange rate is such a debbie downer)... "experiencing color through the lack of color."

Each page describes a color (also includes braille) and illustrates that color on the next page through through embossed lines, allowing the reader to feel the color, rather than see it. BRILLIANT, I say! BRILLIANT!

& on that note

of the awesomeness that is NYC:
Edith and I watched this little guy kick some butt at chess in Union Square yesterday. Only in NYC. I swear this place never fails to amaze me.

Park Here!

Oh, the many, many great things about New York City! One being that in the dead of winter you can go to a park to lay in a hammock and do a crossword puzzle. Kind of. Has anyone else been to the Pop-up park on Mulberry Street? Pretty darn impressive!


And what a better place to have afternoon tea on Tuesdays:

Or yummy local food vendors:

ORRR badminton:
(all above photos source)

Or lay for two hours in the comfy hammock (we scored with the seating arrangement! Best seat in the house!)

This trip was inspired by my friend Katie Li who blogged about her trip there last week! Thanks Katie!
go go go go! It's warm, it's comfy, and it's only going to be there for a few more weeks!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Taking a hiatus momentarily from Europe posts, yesterday I finished my new RA bulletin boards for the spring semester:

My "interactive" board, featuring would you rather questions:

And then just an intro board:

Featuring butterflies:



And Ladybugs:


My two lovely traveling partners on the trip!

We have Devon:
THE NAVIGATOR, who loves shopping and I love his cool Cambridge Satchel .

Breann...definitely NOT the navigator...

Who also tends to give me deathly stares when I try to take pictures of her...

And then myself....who was maybe the most impressed with London when I found out they sold pre-mixed Jack & Cokes in all the corner delis.

...anddddd, this is just a random photos, because I had no where else to post it :P

Hidden Treasures

On our journey we stumbled upon some great hidden (and not so hidden) treasures!

James Smith and Sons in London looks like it come right out of a Charles Dickens novel. They sell top of the line umbrellas and I swear the man walking into the store as we were leaving was wearing all black and a top hat. They had this beautiful yellow tartan umbrella with a bamboo handle that I really really really would have loved to take home with me (we weren't allowed to take photos inside), but maybe in a few years I will be it's proud owner.

The next interesting find was the Dover Bookshop. Well, I guess we didn't really stumble upon this guy...there was a really nice article written about it in the NY Times which put it on our TO-DO list. Basically it sells books "dating largely from the 19th century and culled from old magazines, advertisements and books, these pictures are not covered by copyright laws. Artists around the world can use the images any way they want — cut and copied, altered or combined. No one “owns” them anymore. "

So, naturally, I bought a book of hands...I figured it would make an interesting coffee table book/conversation started one day.

...and now a not so hidden treasure (there is nothing discrete about this bright orange/yellow facade!) La Cure Gourmande in Paris was a delightful pit stop off of the Rue de Rivoli.

They hooked us with a free sample as soon as we walked in and although I am not much of a pastry person, I was convinced that I need that raspberry filled cookie in my life.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

& Speaking of Selfridges...

How about their windows?! I told you these guys could do no wrong. I made a special trip back to photograph these windows when there were not a lot of people around....however, I still managed to get a heck of a lot of glare :(