sustainability

  • giving: a clay vessel.

    Just about one year ago, Rose Pearlman and I began collaborating on simple, useful craft projects that could be easily made from inexpensive hardware store materials and that can serve a practical purpose in your home.…

    December 4, 2019 10 Comments
  • a traveling bag that keeps giving.

    This post is sponsored by TOM BIHN in celebration of their membership with 1% For The Planet and the launch of their first bags made from recycled fabrics. Nearly four years ago, when embarking…

    December 3, 2019 14 Comments
  • giving: a corded rope.

    Just about one year ago, Rose Pearlman and I began collaborating on simple, useful craft projects that could be easily made from inexpensive hardware store materials and that can serve a practical purpose in…

    December 2, 2019 7 Comments
  • giving: guidelines, gatekeeping, and gratitude.

    In today’s New York Times Parenting Newsletter, Ron Lieber, author of The Opposite of Spoiled, says regarding gift giving that “It’s sort of hopeless to try to control the relatives. So forget that.” Control…

    November 27, 2019 38 Comments
  • baby proof: buy nothing baby.

    I know it’s the season to talk about gifts and buying them, and I’ve got plenty of thoughts on the subject forthcoming, but as I’m roundly (heh) in the need-to-pee-with-great-urgency-every-hour and wow-that-was-quite-a-sensation stage of…

    November 20, 2019 30 Comments
  • natural beauty: on my face, recently.

    It took me until I was past thirty to find a regular hair stylist. Before that, I’d hop around from place to place, partially because I moved so much in my twenties, partially because…

    November 13, 2019 49 Comments
  • simple stuff: china markers.

    By now, you know how I feel about labels. When made by someone else, that sucker’s most likely getting ripped off the minute after it comes in our house. But even when made by…

    November 4, 2019 28 Comments