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Raised Bed Garden Project for Spring 2015

New project this spring that is up and running–an elevated vegetable garden table planter! After a good amount of research, I found this awesome mom-and-pop company in Cali, called Mini Farm Box, that makes all kinds of planters using cedar. It was exactly what I was looking for…perfectly sized for urban homes where you have… Read more »

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How to get your dumplings really … bitchy

I could eat dumplings for every meal for the rest of my life, and I think I wouldn’t have one complaint. But sometimes unless your fried dumplings have that delicious crispage underneath (you know what I mean), you’re kind of being cheated of the full deliciousness.

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New Pinterest Board — Style Crush!

I get occasional hints at work and shopping g-friends that I tend to buy the same version of whatever dress or shirt or skirts that I already have. My response is always, “Well it’s because I know what will work and what won’t for my shape and height!” That said, they have a point…

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Elegant Loungewear by the frenchies at BASE RANGE

It’s become a half-facetious project of mine to figure out what might qualify as “elegant loungewear” to wear around the house…

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Overlooking Manhattan….

…a rustic vision of French lavender sitting pretty on my windowsill. i <3 farmers markets.

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#PutaBirdOnIt: New Set of Cards!

Had myself a little product development sesh this weekend and made a set of new notecards for our etsy shop. Check out the new listing HERE and photos of the work in progress!

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    On Sunday, we attended this year’s Food Experiment championships at the Brooklyn Brewery, an annual competition to crown the best amateur chef in the nation. The $45 tix bought us unlimited Brooklyn Brewery beer, along with the tastiest “bites” from 15 stellar cooks across the country (and one from Sweden!). Sven called it the “omikase”… Read more »

  • Painting the House ‘Pure as the Cold Driven Snow’

    Suzi’s decorating a new one-bedroom home and has been sharing her ideas & inspirations (& many fails… ahem) throughout the process. Read her blog posts on this: Suzi’s House Project. {*Winter was made for listening to Belle & Sebastian*} We closed on the house last Friday! Yaay. And as soon as we got out we… Read more »

  • Waste Land: A Film on Art and Humanity

    On one of many evenings I find myself twidding my thumbs waiting for sven to finish work, I watched Waste Land, a documentary I found on Hulu about a 3-year art project at a Brazilian landfill, Jardim Gramacho, apparently the largest garbage dump in the world. The film tracked the evolution of an idea by… Read more »

  • Old-Food-In-The-Pantry Challenge: White Wine Clam Pasta

    As I continue downsizing for my move, I decided to challenge myself to live off of only the stuff remaining in my pantry, at least until it’s all gone. I have very little food left as it is, but the idea is to clean out as much old food as I can so I don’t… Read more »

  • DIY Holiday Gift (Part II): Brazilian ‘Brigadeiro’ Truffles

    To complement the first half of my holiday care package (see Part I: Mulled Spice Packets), we ventured into territory we’ve never been before: Brazilian cocoa truffles! …also known endearingly in their motherland as “brigadeiros.” See three kinds below: Dark chocolate balls rolled in chocolate sprinkles and cocoa powder, and a white chocolate variation rolled… Read more »

  • The Muslin for My Curtains Has Arrived!

    Suzi’s decorating a new one-bedroom home and has been sharing her ideas & inspirations (& many fails… ahem) throughout the process. Read her blog posts on this: Suzi’s House Project. Now they’re just waiting to be made into something, and that’s makin me nervous. The last time I was talking about making curtains, I was… Read more »

  • FOOD FINDS #9 Beans in the Belfry in Brunswick, Md

    As avid seekers of yummy eats, we’ve started cataloguing our food posts into a little series called Food Finds. These posts include casual reviews of the unsung culinary gems we encounter on the road–or even right here at home in DC and NY! While poking around antique shops in Brunswick, Md, we did our usual… Read more »

  • A Barrel, Chinese Chest & Iron Stand: Antique Shopping for the New Home

    Suzi’s decorating a new one-bedroom home and has been sharing her ideas & inspirations (& many fails… ahem) throughout the process. Read her blog posts on this: Suzi’s House Project. I feel old and stuffy when I say I’m shopping for furniture for a new home, but it’s not really any different from getting furniture… Read more »

  • DIY Holiday Gift (Part I): Mulled Spice Packets

    Every holiday, I assemble a special care package for my mother-in-law in Stadtroda, Germany, and a few of her dearest friends. This year’s treat involved DIY spice packets that can be used to jazz up a bottle of apple cider or fruity zinfandel … perfect for sipping by an open fire on a snowy winter… Read more »

  • Holiday Gift Idea for the ‘rents –> Island X

    The holidays are just around the corner! If you’re Taiwanese and mulling possible gift ideas for your Taiwanese mom & pops, don’t forget about Island X, a collection of traditional and pop songs we recorded in Taiwanese & Mandarin. Get acquainted with our project HERE and listen to the tunes by using the streaming links below. Then,…