Sam from the wonderful blog, day•dream, has been kind enough to nominate me for the Tell Me About Yourself Award. I was unable to find the original source of this award online (hence my lack of a link), so I’m going to bend the rules a little bit to turn revealing “seven things about myself” into “seven pictures that reveal something about me.” Here goes:

{source: Unleashed}

{source: Bisous Chic, provenance unknown}

{source: Sunday Suppers}

Rene Redzepi
{Rene Redzepi ceramics, source: Remodelista}

Fergus Wessel
{Fergus Wessel, source: I Love Typography}

{Allegory of Abundance, Sandro Botticelli, c. 1480, source:}

{source: Blomsterverkstad}



Each year, my wonderful boyfriend (now fiancé) gives me the gift of light for my birthday. The yard looks truly magical. Plus, this year’s ensemble included something I’ve dreamed about for a while now: cafe lights!

{source: Designer Dad}


The windstorm a few months back left my neighborhood – and yard – strewn with branches from all kinds of trees. A pine tree down the street was one of the many local casualties, though we benefited from this loss in the form of a lovely new pinewood bench for our garden.

{source: my fiancé’s considerable talent}


I recently went to visit Andrea Zittel’s home/workspace in Joshua Tree, A-Z West, which articulates a fascinating collision between making, working, and living. I was particularly struck by the shelving she creates out of shipping boxes, layered with plastered gauze and strong enough to hold up huge stacks of books.


{source: A-Z West blog}