Category Archives: living

Week Forty-six: New Lifestyle Books from Monocle + Remodelista

As a blogger, one of the questions I’m asked most frequently is “What are you reading?” And while that list is ever-changing (I seem to cycle between food and fashion blogs: surprise!), two constants are Monocle magazine and Remodelista. I read Monocle for its dedicated, global analysis of culture and design, and Remodelista for its […]

Week Forty-four: Architect Vincent Van Duysen / A. Magazine

My discovery of architect Vincent Van Duysen happened in a roundabout fashion. First, I fell for his austere (but beautiful) wooden bowl for When Objects Work at Maison et Objet. Then, I stumbled across a T Magazine piece featuring his Antwerp home. That led me to the Van Duysen website + its rabbit-hole-for-the-minimalist portfolio. Thames […]

Week Forty-three: Fall Baking + New Books

There’s something about the first cool days of fall that makes me want to fire up the oven and bake a batch of cookies. As I’ve felt off my game since moving to the land of metric, I decided to take a French Pastry class over the weekend, in hopes that it would a) get […]

Week Forty-two: Laura Stoddart Prints + More!

As a long-time fan of Laura Stoddart‘s elegant yet quirky illustration style, I’m thrilled that she is now offering a range of limited-edition giclée prints in two sizes: the smaller print measures 14.5×19 cm, and the larger option is 19×28 cm. I’ve always thought her artwork was meant to be framed and dipslayed, yet could never […]

Week Forty-one: Simple Pretty Picks / October 2013

A few October discoveries that became instant favorites: Ruler Diary: 2013 is still going strong, but Present & Correct got me to commit to a 2014 planner with this brilliant specimen. Love the utilitarian ruler cover, plus the inside is laid out perfectly for my daily note jotting + memory saving. Le Labo/Gaiac 10: Le […]