newness

perfume*, in my new (albeit temporary) bathroom

So many new things going on right now. The most exciting of which is: I am getting a new website! that will have a new blog on it! and I will actually update this new blog with some semblance (well, hopefully more than some) of regularity!

It should be up in the next month – I will post about it here once it’s live. And then that will most likely be the last post on this blog, because, who are we kidding. Is anyone actually reading this anymore? I pretty much let this site die a long, slow death. I sometimes feel a little bad about it, but, hey. It is what it is. (And for those of you who are wondering – and I know that there are hundreds of you waiting on the edge of your seat – at this point in time I have no plans to take this site down.)

Also – I have a bunch of projects that I am so excited to share, but am saving for the new site. Including my new (temporary) bedroom, which is getting very very close to being done. Which is good, as I’ll be there for less than a year, if all goes to plan. But it has been one of the most fun projects I’ve ever done, and I’m exceedingly happy with how it’s turning out.

And, in the no-one-cares-but-me category of news: I got an iPhone ! after waiting for two years for the iPhone to come out on Verizon it finally happened, and lucky me, my upgrade date happened just a few days later. I am in love, with a phone. sigh.

2011: I think I’m gonna love you.

 

*the “embrace messy hair” print is from here, found via Joanna

moving

After 4 1/2 years in my current place I’m moving, and not because I want to. It’s a long story that I can’t really share here right now because there’s a lawsuit involved. The good news is I have a new space to decorate, as I’m temporarily moving to my parents house and into the room that has been my sister’s for the last eight years (and was mine for four years before that, the only other time I’ve lived in that house.) Moving home feels weird in many ways – I haven’t lived there since I was 18, and I just turned 27. However, it makes sense on many levels right now, not the least of which is the fact that I’m in the middle of an incredibly stressful lawsuit. Also, it’s only a mile away from my current place, which means I’m barely switching neighborhoods.

Today my dad came over and helped me take my chandeliers down (4 total) and put back up the cheapo light fixtures that were here when I moved in – the ones with square glass covers, aka the “renter’s craptastic” model from Home Depot. Sigh.

beach house – before and after

So what I was really digging through my back up drive for were the before photos of the beach. Unfortunately it looks like some of the files have been corrupted in the last 2.5 years, but I found a fair amount of them. Since we’re doing some more work down there in the next few weeks (projects that I am so excited about) I thought I’d remind myself of what it looked like before. I don’t think I ever shared any of these, but here’s the downstairs bedroom:

before

and after

Now that things are mainly done, and I have the before pictures again, I’m going to try to match some more shots to get some more before/afters (including, I think, re-shooting this after, which I’m not super happy with.)

shoes

I was just searching my backup drive for some old photos to post (which will come next) when I ran across this photo, which, while certainly not one of the best I’ve ever taken is definitely my favorite surreptitiously taken photo ever. This was at an art opening in New York a few years ago that I went to with my friend Jon, and the shoes in the photo were being worn by Diane Keaton. Who is very, very tiny in real life, but also obviously so down to wear super crazy tall shoes to make up for it (I swear they looked taller in real life. Also, general kuddos to any woman who is still rocking patent platform stilettos in her 60s.)

Lowe House Vintage Pop Up Sale

I am very happy to announce the upcoming pop up sale I’m having with my friend John (and in conjunction with my friends Annie and Eric over at 3 Fish Studios.) We’ll have a ton of stuff for sale, and everything is priced to move (almost everything is under $20 and a lot of it is under $10.) Come by to say hi!

ps. everything in the photo will be at the sale!

tomatoes

More photos! Because one is ripe! also, because I’m spending way too much time watching them grow. But I’m not alone – I had a garage sale last weekend, and a ton of people from the neighborhood, mainly middle aged women, told me that they love walking by and watching their progress, and complimented me on how good of a job I’m doing with them.

I take pretty much no credit though, because I have almost no idea what I’m doing, and mainly feel that I’m just lucky to live in a good climate. I do, however, fertilize them with coffee all the time (I read somewhere this was good?,) and fertilize with kelp/fish emulsion sometimes. This maybe seems to be helping? Also, very, very regular watering. Now you know all of my gardening secrets.