my week in objects (mostly).

September 24, 2021

1. this old project book.

{and cracking it back open for the first time in over a year…two?}

2. this file box.

{same old files in a more secure home.}

3. these new stripes.

{a gift for nesting season and goals for construction.}

4. these beads.

{for helping out one of my shades.}

5. these hangers-on.

{even if only barely.}

other things:

ads not fit to print.

retiring a phrase.

undies as clothes.

kitchens by design.

a rickety taxonomy.

the delusion of borders. via ann friedman.

the abc’s of big oil.


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  • Reply Jan September 24, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Sooo, just thought of something that perhaps you could do a future post on what type of papers,etc you save/keep. Of course there’s always the recommended items, but you seem savy/creative with organizing/purging and I think it’d be interesting to hear your opinion and ideas. The pic of the file cabinet gave me the idea. Thanks

  • Reply Cal September 25, 2021 at 2:45 am

    The article about kitchen design is truly fascinating, thanks for sharing. So much in there that I didn’t know.

  • Reply Katie September 25, 2021 at 11:47 am

    Hi! Thanks for the file box idea! How did you print your labels? Is that some kind of labeler? I’d love to know. Thanks!

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE September 27, 2021 at 9:52 am

      I made these labels years ago with a little rubber stamp set!

  • Reply C September 25, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    The secure new home for your same old files is brilliant! Along that vein, how do you handle documents/mail that can be disposed of? Do you blacken out sensitive information i.e. with a black Sharpie, or do you use/recommend another route that has worked for you?

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE September 27, 2021 at 9:50 am

      We don’t do anything terribly complex beyond ripping up and recycling.

  • Reply Laurie September 25, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Hi! I would really appreciate a post of how to organize a file. If possible, thanks in advance!

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