sustainability

  • apartment progress: a place to sit.

    On Friday nights we order pizza and watch a family movie, which means that for at least a portion of the evening—before dishes beckon from the kitchen or our two-year-old loses her will to…

    March 14, 2022 10 Comments
  • make-believe: rainy day reading corner.

    Quick, before the sun comes out and I have the will to leave the apartment again, here’s an ode to making the best of these decidedly dreary February days. Here’s what I’m daydreaming about:…

    February 22, 2022 2 Comments
  • at this table.

    At this table we sing with joy, with sorrow. We pray of suffering and remorse. We give thanks. Perhaps the world will end at the kitchen table, while we are laughing and crying, eating…

    November 24, 2021 6 Comments
  • giving: cardboard gifts for kids.

    Say it with me: This year, we’re giving the gift of cardboard to kids and they’re going to love it. Rose and I have taken inspiration from some of our favorite kids’ toys and…

    November 15, 2021 17 Comments
  • make your own: beeswax food wraps.

    Ever eager to cut down on disposables, a small collection of compostable beeswax wraps have been among my small-kitchen essentials for the last decade. For the uninitiated, a beeswax wrap can be used in…

    November 2, 2021 6 Comments
  • small improvements: mending throw pillows.

    We’re in the season of patched up scarecrows and stitched together monsters, and, less spooky, patched throw pillows. I added a new ticking stripe throw pillow to our couch a few weeks ago, which…

    October 14, 2021 9 Comments
  • apartment progress: window dressing.

    I realize I’m maybe pushing my luck on reader investment in my window treatments, but my editor is MIA again, so it’s just me over here calling the shots. I made another roller shade,…

    August 26, 2021 37 Comments