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 »

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.

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…

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…

Overlooking Manhattan….

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

#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!

  • Sticky Rice in Atlas District

    It was long overdue but I finally dropped by Sticky Rice, H Street’s new late-nite sushi + tatertot joint. This place is practically run by our buddies in the band Pash! A+ for decor. A+ for food and A++ for service, charm & hospitality (aided by Erik & Ryan Pash, and MaryBeth “Glib” and our… Read more »

  • Obama: An Arugula-Eating, Pointy-Headed Prof

    I was Chuckles McGee after reading this quote from McCain’s spokesman Brian Rogers about Obama: “In terms of who’s an elitist, I think people have made a judgment that John McCain is not an arugula-eating, pointy-headed-professor type based on his life story.” What’s wrong with eating arugula? 😉 The exchange was part of the sparring… Read more »

  • !! Signs of Life in the BLUR camp !!

    !!! My friend CJ tipped me off to this. Damon Albarn’s latest project “Monkey: Journey to the West.” Released September 23 (at least in the US). “Recorded in London and Beijing with a mix of European and Chinese musicians, Monkey … is a genuine attempt at East-West fusion. Featuring a dizzying array of instrumentation–rock guitars,… Read more »

  • mousybabe goes to the Caribbean \m/

    Sven and I trekked to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic last week. We caught up on quite a bit of chill-axing, swimming, sweating in the sauna, eating and then some more chill-axing (actually I had to explain to him what ‘chill-ax’ means…sigh, europeans). But like most things in life, it was back to the… Read more »

  • All Points West Festival! New American Music Union Festival!

    We went festival hopping last weekend!! First stop was the APW Festival on Friday night. It was by coincidence that the logistics were pretty easy. Both of the friends we stayed with happened to live within blocks of public transit we needed to take. Getting a good night’s rest the night before…Here’s me snuggled deep… Read more »

  • Dead Bday Flowers :(

    When I got home the other night, the desk clerk told me I’d had a package in the storage room for the last 2 weeks. It turned out they were flowers from our aunt. When I opened them, it was like opening a coffin and looking at the corpse. And out popped a balloon for… Read more »

  • Beanstalk // Iota Has New Bathrooms!

    The Beanstalk boys played a pretty amazing set the other night at Iota. Another one down. They’re at Black Cat in about a week if you don’t want to miss out. Brett’s keys were angled in just the right direction to make funny faces at me and Natalie. Also of note, Iota has newly renovated… Read more »

  • Congratulations Brett

    You’re officially a nerd. I thought Brett couldn’t top himself after getting 100% and 98% on his Geology exams. These pictures were taken at a Borders (fittingly) in New York a few weeks ago. Now he’s done and gotten the highest grade in his class. … Geology of all subjects. It’s a trip to hear… Read more »

  • Flower Garden

    My old roomie sent me this link. Corny but it made me smile. After awhile I was dragging and sprouting flowers all over the place … cackling like a little anime character. http://www.procreo.jp/labo/flower_garden.swf Even better would be to program it to pop imoM flowers!

  • Holy Shit! APW Pic

    I had no idea that’s what I was standing in the midst of. Absolutely no pushing or shoving. Everybody was just collectively enthralled by Radiohead. 70 thousand people at this festival !