green packaging

[Original post from 9/12/11, enhanced and reposted 11/7/12] If there is one thing that I find very irritating, it is claiming to be something that you’re not. When a company claims to be… Continue reading

Plant, grow, cut, decorate… dispose? The life of a Christmas tree:

2013 UPDATE ON THIS POST FROM 2010: With the 2013 holidays fast approaching, I wanted to re-post this from 2010, as a reminder. I added some new info and links as well. Year… Continue reading

Midcentury influence on Contemporary Chair Design

I have a serious love for midcentury modern design. Some of my favorite chair designs of all time, come from Charles&Ray Eames and (the slightly less mainstream) George Mulhauser. Over the past few… Continue reading

Product | Stylus pen

I bought this stylus 2-pack for my ipad/iphone over the weekend, and I love them! I was a skeptic that thought using a stylus was for old/ non-tech-savvy people, but I was wrong.… Continue reading

Stationery | Mara Mi

With the Holidays fast approaching (and my birthday only a day away) I was reminded to buy some new thank you notecards for 2012-2013. I bought these super cute/ simple/ modern thank yous… Continue reading

Jewelry making

Inspired by my summer jewelry crafting, a few friends got on board and started making their own jewelry too. Admittedly, theirs were much cooler than mine, but I was happy either way. 🙂… Continue reading

Residential | UES

Recently completed and photographed UES Residence! < click here for more photos This NYC pied-à-terre is for the lovely Looser family from Houston, Texas. M Monroe Design was brought in to manage all construction,… Continue reading

Motivational Inspiration

I needed a little Friday motivation and inspiration, so I went to the following favorite sites to get just what I needed. The Minimalists TutsPlus Blog Design Sponge Biz Ladies Zen Habits  

NYIGF | 2012

This was my first year attending the NYIGF (New York International Gift Fair, at the Javits). It is a huge wholesale show of (mostly) small home goods, handmade items, Christmas stuff, and jewelry.… Continue reading

Hunter Fan

I am a fan, of this fan. I bought it vintage somewhere about 5 years ago. I don’t remember where, but I do remember that it was only $20. When the shop keeper… Continue reading