Wednesday, April 15, 2015

'Hillvetica'

It's already been a pretty big dose of excitement the last few days what with Hillary Clinton declaring her campaign. "I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century" - you go girl! But all seriousness aside, I'm also thrilled with her graphic campaign so far. The reveal of her "H" logo along with the rest of the alphabet is bold and youthful.

Designer Rick Wolf is actually trying to make an actual Hillvetica font - please please say it's true! 



Friday, April 10, 2015

My 'Go-To' for Great Gifts

You know when your sister randomly gives you the perfect rose lipstick, or a friend brings you a new candle for spring just for fun? I love getting 'out of the blue' gifts, it's always such a sweet surprise and it makes me feel special. When I'm looking for fun gifts I always have a 'go-to' where I know I'll find something...can you guess what it is?
Art museums. As an avid museum junkie I've learned a few things - the fastest routes to my favorite pieces, the 'slow' times to go to see the real good stuff, AND that the gift shops are stocked with some of the most unique and beautiful small finds! My recent favorite? These Soap Stones by Pelle Designs in Brooklyn. They're hand made and are truly gorgeous in their packaging, clean lines, and lovely scents. 

What's your favorite place to go for fun gifts? 



Monday, March 23, 2015

Clever NYC Loft

As an interior designer & a college student living in small cramped spaces I'm always on the lookout for creative space saving ideas. This NYC loft in the Tribeca area is a mere 900 square feet but feels extremely spacious. 
The original partitions in the loft were removed and replaced with a central mass that houses the kitchen unit, a master bedroom and adjoining bathroom. 
Looking for a little privacy? 

A grey curtain separates the bedroom from living area without having to waste swing space from doors. 
I love how seemingly simple the floor plan is and the functionality of the space. Check out even more photos of this amazingly organized loft at Design Milk. 




Thursday, February 26, 2015

WHY THE VIS-A-VIS BENCH IS THE PERFECT SOLUTION TO PUBLIC SPACES

The other day I was sitting on a bench in a restaurant waiting for my table to be ready, while I was waiting someone sat down right next to me. Now, it wasn't the fact that someone sat next to me, it was that it was just a small enough space that they popped my personal bubble. We all know how uncomfortable it can be to have your intimate and personal space invaded by a stranger in a social or public space (i.e. bus stop); which is why the Vis-A-Vis bench is perfect. While you're most likely sitting right next to a stranger, the opposite views give you a little bit more privacy and separation. Hello comfort zone, we missed you. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fun Instagram Series

My awesome sister, Sarah - who's an English major - has the coolest ongoing instagram series...
What she's currently reading. Occasionally she'll snap shops of the books, articles, essays, and more that she's reading, and they're always look so dreamy and magical. It's actually one of the reasons I started reading for fun again!


Check out all of her photos here

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hey Hi Hello!

If you haven't noticed, I've taken a much more lax approach to blogging lately, not totally on purpose either. Just wanted to drop in and fill you all in on the haps around here. 

Since I last blogged...
Spring semester started - much too vigorously if you ask me. But it's week 5, so I'm not complaining. 

I'm staying in my current apartment after school (for the summer) so I'm trying to spruce things up - I just picked up this rug - and it makes a big difference. 

It's been frigid here, so I've been staying warm in this. It's changed my life. 

Sarah and I took a personal day to have a leisurely lunch, shamelessly see this movie, and hit up a Zumba class. Personal days are highly recommended around here. 

And this weekend, Alex is skiing in the American Birkebeiner! So we're heading up north to Hayward, WI for some good old winter sporting. 

image via tumblr


Monday, January 5, 2015

To a New Year


Happy 2015, everyone! Did you know this is a the year Marty McFly visited in Back to the Future 2? Can anyone say hover boards?! I'm excited for this new year and looking forward to all the new opportunities, changes, and more! 2014 was great, and I expect this one to be even better. While I'm not one to stick to my resolutions, I do always try to make a few to see if I can stick to them. I did succeed with my 'drink more water' goal - so let's see if any of these will work out!

I heard that the more specific, passionate, and fewer goals you have, the more likely you are to complete them: 

Eat a veggie or fruit with every meal: I always say I'll "be healthier" but it's hard to stick to something to completely vague. This is simple, and will at least make it easier for me to get my daily dose of greens!

Try new things: A few years ago, Sarah and I would take one day over the weekend to visit a new bookstore, coffee shop, or museum as a way to better learn about our city. I loved doing this, and it was a great way to relax and have fun! I'd really like to get back into doing this. 

Make time for myself and others: Life gets so busy, that sometimes I leave myself and loved ones by the wayside. I want to be better about setting aside time to forget about school, work, or the like for at least a little bit each day.