Far and away

Anthro’s Away We Go: Vietnam campaign has left me with a definite case of wanderlust.

Here I am, burrowed deep beneath layers in the new Arctic formerly known as Chicago, watching these clips of a far-away place filled with color, mystery, and above all warm temperatures. I admit to being a little smitten with the idea of leaving all of this snow behind and going on an adventure. I guess a hot bubble bath will have to suffice in the meantime.

Let’s comfort ourselves with a cup of hot cocoa (we deserve whipped cream on top), and a few links to like.

Have a great, and hopefully sparkly, weekend!



So many beautiful ways to incorporate plants and flowers into your interior.

From the top:

1. via Apartment Therapy

2. via Tumblr

3. via A Gentle Woman

4. via Tuinieren.nl

5. via Instagram

6. via 79 Ideas

7. via Limilee’s Tumblr

8. via Design is Mine

Book trailers are a thing, and other weekend amusements.

So yeah, books have trailers now. I know that because I am au courant (which is French for “knowing the newest information and trends…eventually”) and a zeitgeist (which is German for “I’m on Twitter”).

The New Yorker posted the trailer for B.J. Novak’s (The Office) new book, “One More Thing”. Novak is a smart guy. He featured Mindy Kaling and referenced Sartre in the same trailer. So funny. I’m getting the book based on those two merits alone.

When you’ve finished being impressed with the unbelievable beauty and complexity of Mindy Kaling, here’s some more amusing links to like this weekend:

Director Adrian De Sa Garces’ unreal personal photo journal of his home town Walvis Bay, Namibia.

A vocabulary test that will tell you how many English words you know! Crucial information if you are, like me, a writer, a teacher, and a nerd.

These recipes featuring eggs that look so good I want to cry.

Just ordered this book on Amazon based purely on this intriguing blog post and some of the comments that follow. This is the first time I’ve ever bought a book that I knew nothing about.

A leather jacket I totally want.

Also, this helpful little primer gives practical suggestions for dressing your age. Maybe no leather skinnies for me after all!

Motawi’s brilliantly beautiful new additions to the Charlie Harper collection of ceramic art tiles. I’d love to redo all of my backsplashes with a few of these lovelies.

As a faithful wearer of red lipstick myself, I thought this was a good tip to avoid ring-around-the-mouth.

Have a great weekend!

A place for littles.

Everyone needs a place of their own. Even (especially?) our little ones. I’m so glad to see more people moving away from the old pink-for-girls, blue-for-boys decorating schemes (yawn) and opting to let their child’s personality shine through in their personal space. Even shared spaces can be tailored to reflect their owners. What’s your child like? Curious? Reflective? A sparkling wit? A deep thinker? There’s an interior for every tyke and these cozy spaces show us how it’s done.

1. As seen on mali-mo. 2.As seen on Pinterest. 3. As seen on Planete Deco. 4. As seen on Kika Reichert. 5. As seen on decor8. 6. As seen on Fawn & Forest blog. 7. As seen on Babiekins Magazine. 8. As seen on Pinterest.