wishing you all a great holiday filled with family, friends, fun, and FOOD!
image from epicurious.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
check out this pic from pottery barn. that awesome art looks like pages from a furniture catalog just pasted to a large canvas. even though some look older i bet you could get that same effect just by brushing new copies with tea or watered down brown paint. i love the BW and the scale. i bet this would translate well with any series of strong images - flowers, architecture, words...
it kind of reminds me something eddie ross did.
Posted by Lucky at 25.11.08
Monday, November 24, 2008
this week has been crazy. i had a leak in my kitchen ceiling and they had to go through the bathroom to fix it - so drywall holes in 2 rooms.
then my garbage disposal decided to stop working so had to get a whole new one installed. and while the garbage disposal guy was here, the entire front of one of my kitchen drawers completely fell off, and the guy said that it was crap and i should just get a whole new kitchen. when he said he that, i felt like slapping my forehead, and saying, "yeah! my 401K is worth less than half of what it was, but a sparkly brand new $10K kitchen sounds great! jeez - why hadn't i thought of that?!"
Posted by Lucky at 24.11.08
Thursday, November 20, 2008
-A gift of your time by visiting a loved one
-A gift of your labor by doing a chore for someone
-A donation to the person's favorite charity
-A ticket to a play, movie or sporting event
-A gift certificate to a grocer or retail store (or a gas station!)
-A gift to a service such as haircut, massage, nails
-Pay tuition for a continuing education class
-A photograph with a poem or story of a special time with the recipient
-Share your talent, such as music, tennis or language lesson
-Use your creative talents and make a gift
-Pay for a magazine subscription or some Itunes
-Plant a tree in honor of the person
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
according to an article at real age, a recent study showed that eating just 8 walnuts a day for 4 weeks caused subjects arteries to expand, resulting in increased blood flow. in other words - just 28 days to a healthier heart!
image from the bbc good food glossary.
Posted by Lucky at 18.11.08
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
its jewelry from the east. anything indian, turkish, or persian - and i'm all over it. but it's hard to find refined and delicate pieces unless, like everything else in life, you're willing to pay. so i'm loving these two pendants which are about $40. the first one is made of brass and looks beautifully persian. and the 2nd one is made of porcelain(!) and echoes flourishes that could be found anywhere east of the mediterranean.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
you know how you have a certain doodle you do over and over -- like when you want to try out a new pen or you're really bored? these are mine since middle school, and i can do them in 5 seconds flat. i always thought they were weird b/c one doodle is kinda idyllic and the other is the opposite.
Posted by Lucky at 10.11.08
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
my sis and her new hubby - devoted obama supporters - were having a hardcore 2-person election party blowout at their place in va. and they kept texting me funny pix.
so last night i made her these earrings from some stuff i had laying around. like many grown women, we harbor a secret love for the goofy accoutrement, so i know she'll be all over these.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
hope the new month finds you in great spirits :)
more thrifting over the weekend - found these wooden bowls (teak?) made in thailand - 4 for 3.50 - one of them has a hairline crack. not sure what i'm going to do with them yet, but check out the awesome makeover that olga did with some bowls that she found.
i don't normally do redundant posts (posting about other posts) and i'm not a pet person, though i have a fundamental eastern philosophy about the supreme and inherent value of all living things (which also drives my constant guilt for not having gone back to being a vegetarian yet) but i had to mention this really popular post on apartment therapy last week. it was about working from home and it had a pic of this puppy as its lead-in and even i (horrible non-pet person) was instantly charmed.