Category Archives: design

NSS 2016: The Ultimate Planner

The National Stationery Show wraps up in NYC today, and while I wasn’t able to attend in person this year, I’ve been tracking the goings-on from afar. A standout was the introduction of new planners from two of my favorite stationery companies (and people), Sugar Paper and Appointed. If you love a good planner — […]

Simple Pretty Boston: Charles Street Top 5

Boston is one of my favorite cities: it’s très walkable, full of interesting shops and restaurants, and even boasts a charming public garden right in the middle of town. In fact, it feels a lot like a mini version of London. Whenever I’m in town, Beacon Hill is one of my favorite places to wander. […]


My handbag obsession continues to belie my desire to simplify. Every time I come across a well-designed bag, I lose focus. This Fluke bag, from the German design-driven label TSATSAS, oozes nonchalant slouchiness,  yet still closes for security with a magnetic tab, and its unique shape lends it a sort of conversation piece air. Produced in […]


I continue to envelop myself in January’s quiet, poring over gardening magazines and taking lots of walks. A recent addition to my magazine habit is the English publication Gardens Illustrated — which oddly enough, I came across while at the Chicago Botanic Garden over the holidays. While flipping through the latest issue, dreaming of my future […]

Top Drawer: London

Serendipity led me to Top Drawer over the weekend. I went to see one person*, and fell into a rabbit hole of fun finds in the stationery section. It felt like NYC in May for a moment as I wandered the aisles. 42 Pressed It was a delight to stumble across 42 Pressed at the […]