Category Archives: living

Barbara Macfarlane

One big advantage of living in London is the easy access a big city provides to an amazing range of art. Whether at a small gallery, or large museum, or a happenstance stumbling across a street fair, there are myriad ways to connect with artists and derive inspiration. One of my happiest discoveries in 2015 […]

Holiday Gift Guide, Part Two: For Me

A confession (which will no doubt be validated by family and friends): I am hard to shop for. I tend to obsessively research items, at which point I either decide I definitely need it — and then go out and buy it for myself — or declare myself over it. Even something straightforward, like perusing my […]

Holiday Gift Guide, Part One: For You

Gift guides: depending on the day, I crave them or loathe them. But Christmas rolls around like clockwork, and I need ideas! (Which means you probably do, too.) To that end, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite things from browsing the Internet, broken down into two installments. Part One features items I think would […]

Laura Stoddart for Hester and Cook

Laura Stoddart could be my favorite illustrator. Her watercolors are quirky yet sweet and old-fashioned yet modern. It doesn’t hurt that the subjects she chooses are perfection: I love to look at pretty cakes and hyper-organized butler’s pantries. While I keep my fingers crossed that she will announce new work very soon, these placemats and […]

Rita Konig: The Complete House

I’m not sure where my infatuation/obsession? with Rita Konig began, but I know that it was cemented during the golden years of Domino magazine. Whenever I spotted her byline on a story, I knew I was in for a treat, whether the subject was how to decorate a rental (she found NYC’s “just paint it […]