my week in objects (mostly).

June 28, 2013

1. this tempeh sandwich.tempeh {and having a husband to make it for me}.

2. this color-coordinated lamp post.
river deli {for making the street so cheery}.

3. this tiny ring and meeting its maker.
another feather ring {sold in stacks of three, but appearing as a singleton here}.

4. this sensitive plant.
sensitive plant {because it curls right up if you get too close. bashful little guy}.

5. this cover.
new yorker {because it was just so sweet of the new yorker to dedicate their july 1 issue to me}!

other things.
i’ve finally come to terms: reader is going away.
here’s the very best reader substitute i’ve found.
there’s also this.
and this.
if you’d like, you can sign up for daily emails from this site. in the sidebar.
the cutest bike basket.
liane finds the best poems.
biodiversity heritage library. cooler than it sounds.

things by me in other places.
stop killing your succulents.
a very weedy salad.
peel up a parking lot.
tabletop planters.
alternatives to ac.

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  • Reply pretty little things June 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    that sandwich looks health and delicious! xo

    • Reply Erin June 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      so much green, hunh?

  • Reply sweet harvest moon June 28, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Ha! Loving the New Yorker cover !

  • Reply Chase @ The Smell of Summer June 28, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    That sandwich looks absolutely delicious!

    Chase Miller
    The Smell of Summer – A Boutique Lifestyle Blog

    • Reply Erin June 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      definitely was!

  • Reply Paige June 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    What is the little plant called?! My grandparents used to have them and I loved them as a kid but have no clue what they are called!

    • Reply Erin June 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      James brought ours home from the lab! He calls is a sensitive plant: technically a mimosa pudica!

  • Reply Sarah June 28, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Ha, I love this week's cover too. As for me, having a child who has just started day camp for the first time, I'm quite flattered to be the inspiration for Jesse Eisenberg's humor column.

    You're right, the biodiversity heritage library is cooler than it sounds–and it sounds really freaking cool.

    • Reply Erin June 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      Ha! I loved that piece, too! So funny to be famous, isn't it 😉

  • Reply josé tonetto June 28, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    when i was a kid, i used to play with that plant, haha. here in brazil, it's called "dorme-dorme" or "dormideira". both can be translated as "sleeper". great photos!

    • Reply Erin June 28, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      So awesome!

  • Reply Wendy June 28, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    that little plant reminds me when we were kids we used to play with them all the time, they were everywhere!

    • Reply Erin June 28, 2013 at 4:41 pm

      That's awesome! Where did you grow up?

  • Reply Danielle E. Alvarez June 29, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    What an adorable plant! I also appreciate The Old Reader link. Hadn't yet heard of that alternative.

  • Reply Annabelle July 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I cannot thank you enough for your "How to Stop Killing Your Succulents" post. I have a black thumb and it is horrible! Perhaps with your advice I'll survive (or rather my plants will)!

  • Reply Kim C. July 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Erin, we are Brooklyn Heights neighbors! The River Deli (and its cheery lamp post!) is absolutely adorable — I've just discovered their brunch. Love your blog and your photos!

  • Reply dervla July 2, 2013 at 3:32 am

    i want all of those objects!! Hope you're having a good week.

  • Reply Roxanne July 3, 2013 at 3:24 am

    I used to love wandering through my aunt's garden, touching those little plants with the lightest little pat of my finger and watching them curl up into themselves. I thought it was beyond magical (and I still think it is).

  • Reply Mel July 3, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    #4!!! I used to live in Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands) and mimosa pudicas grew everywhere in the wild! Since I was a kid and moved back to the States, I've told everyone about these little ferns that would close up when you touched them. After a while I wondered if I just made them up. I'm so glad to know their actual names; I want to find one now! Where did you find yours?

  • Reply Naomi Hattaway July 11, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Am going to give The Old Reader a chance. Am frustrated by the options with Feedly, BlogLovin … Feedly is my fave so far, but I'm finding that I'm opting to NOT leave comments because I am so desperately missing the "NEXT" button 🙁 Anywhooo .. lovely Week in Objects post!

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