Sunday, February 28, 2010

island house.

continuing with the fantasy house dreaming... on the coast of ElliĆ°aey, a southern island in Iceland

Thursday, February 25, 2010

stone house

What a cool house. In Fafe, Portugal. Take me there.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

listen: Declaration of Dependence

Kings of Convenience (an old favorite from Riot on an Empty Street) has released a new album entitled, Declaration of Dependence. Though my precious Imeem has been purchased by Myspace, I can offer a link to this full album on their myspace page here.

I would also suggest listening to their NPR interview. I particularly enjoy how the interviewer continually references the fact that the two of them have trouble getting along. There are also quite a few live ditties.

I hop you enjoy as much as I did.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


After the holidays we now have subscriptions to 5 publications. Which should be great news. I love to read books, but I also love a great article. I used to alternate reading the New Yorker and a book on the train to work. But these days, though we have more to read, I have less time. Driving to work means I have lost my commute reading time, and most weekends and evenings I am trying to catch up on a little work, while also logging a few hours a week at MIT. This means I relegate a few Sunday morning hours to the written word. Now Aaron comes home each day with some little tid-bit or story to tell from Harper's or the New Yorker. And it makes me sad.

So I must make a new commitment to READ before bed, and not allow Anthony Bourdain or The Wire put me to sleep. I can do this. Perhaps.

apartment update

We have done some major rearranging in this place so I thought I'd share.

Bedroom (used to be the office):

Guest room (was guest room but switched furniture):

Office: used to be bedroom, but with all the great built-ins. we thought it would be a better office. It still needs some work though, so I'll post pics later.

Dining room: I found this Lane Highboy at my new favorite thrift store, Boomerang, in Jamaica Plain. After I purchased it I found it on Ebay for 5 times the price. Amazing!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

forty can't tell twenty

Read my friend Jon's blog, forty can't tell twenty. It is new and awesome. Thanks for sharing Jon.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

marimekko love

embracing my inner finn with a little marimekko

i hear mother-in-law minna has some connections. going to have to look into that...
Hello International Year of Astronomy 2009 posters by Simon Page. I want one of each of you.