Monthly Archives: May 2011

Pinky Swear

In the same way we used to lock pinkies with our besties to solidify a bond, promise or secret, this place will have you hooked and feeling like a kid again.  A secret that really Michiganders own, Glen Arbor and the … Continue reading

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thinking about work

Work is a significant part of so many of our lives. And, while it may be a unifying entity, work means a lot of things to a lot of different people. For me it takes on several definitions. Work is what I make … Continue reading

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Eye Candy: Picnic

Lisa’s RetroStyle Vintage Picnic Basket Hello! I’m back today with a new round of eye candy fun. In case you didn’t catch the first round, this is how it goes: I’ll show you a variety of images related to a theme. … Continue reading

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Hello Yellow Limoncello!

Simply delightful.  Delightfully simple.  Buono.  This is a recipe that is more of an experience, a homemade gift, a party guest warmer-upper on a nice summer day.  This my friends, is Limoncello.  The closing act to all al fresco dinners in … Continue reading

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A New Shopping Model

Last weekend I was at the grand opening of The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, MI, and I was blown away! The concept is a year-round weekend market, that features handmade and vintage items made by local creators. Housed in a … Continue reading

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Edward Gorey for the Home

I was feeling irritable and weary this week, despite the concerted sunshine in Manhattan yesterday and today.  Maybe it’s the frittered and frayed tendons in my ankle (red wine + staircase + heels do not a slow and safe descent … Continue reading

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having conversations

When I’m deeply involved in a major creative project or working hard to develop the next one, it’s easy for me to neglect things that are going on around me. Luckily, in my studio I am surrounded by six other … Continue reading

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New Orleans Jazz Fest Arts and Crafts Scene

Last weekend I braved the sultry heat of New Orleans to take in a little Jazz Fest 2011.  When I wasn’t sucking the heads of boiled crawfish (don’t knock it till you’ve tried it, fellow Northerners), dodging the plunging panties … Continue reading

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Just in time for Mothers Day

There is something about spring that causes my list of things ‘to do’ to grow and grow. But this week I set aside time to prepare for mothers day. I wanted to do something simple and of course handmade.

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Necessity: the mother of …

Napkin Rings. Napkin rings? Does one ever really need napkin rings, you ask. Well, yes. If you are trying to break your horrible habit of using paper towels for every little spill and wipe, so have instituted a cloth-napkin-only policy, … Continue reading

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