Category Archives: design

5 Simple Joys: Calendars and Planners 2020

1. Moontree Letterpress Leaf Identification Flat Calendar this is the calendar I wait for every year. Artist and designer Rebecca Kutys has an admiral gift for translating our botanical world into simple, charming illustrations. As part of my family room pinboard, it’s a handy, calming resource. (And word to the wise: it regularly sells out.) […]

5 Simple Joys: Boston

So … after three and a half years … I’m back? Hear me out. The faster the Internet proceeds, the more I pull back. (Age, and a general sense of contrarianism could have something to do with it.) But I still feel the pull to share, and the passion for sharing favorite spots discovered over […]

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 eminently 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 miniature version of London. Whenever I’m in town, Beacon Hill is one of my favorite places to wander. […]

TSATSAS Fluke Bag

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 […]