• things i will do in may.

    Last night the kids went to bed early. Relatedly, they were sweaty haired and grubby toed and baths are overrated. James and I made a valiant effort to take advantage of our exhausted children…

    May 2, 2022 3 Comments
  • habit shift: kitchen composting.

    We’ve been composting our kitchen scraps since we moved to New York City more than ten years ago. What exactly that’s looked like has shifted over the course of the years and been dependent…

    April 27, 2022 43 Comments
  • make-believe: cherry blossom walk.

    Just a few non-essentials for a carefree walk under the cherry blossoms. Maybe there would even be an extra hour to do a little plein air painting beneath the dancing branches. In make-believe there’s…

    April 26, 2022 4 Comments
  • make your own: recycled potholders.

    Recycled legging leg potholders is a bit of a mouthful, but that’s what these are. In the case that any of you have offspring like mine, you’ll be familiar with the astonishingly short life…

    April 6, 2022 15 Comments
  • things i will do in april.

    Yesterday we went to skip inside a gigantic balloon made from used plastic bags. We walked along a soggy Highline afterward. We split chocolate chip cookies and showed off our jumping skills for patient…

    April 4, 2022 10 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. library books. {and having our branch consistently open.} 2. these violas. {for looking like they might just have survived the freeze.} 3. this sunny corner. {leggy week-old tulips and all.} 4. these tiny…

    April 1, 2022 4 Comments
  • make-believe: spring sleep.

    Wake me up when it’s warm. Until then I’ll be daydreaming about spending the day in bed, devouring a good book, huffing as many flower-scented things as I can get my hands on, and…

    March 31, 2022 2 Comments
  • make your own: braided rag rug.

    Five years since receiving and test-driving a bunch of new bed sheets , we find ourselves with a glut of ripped sheets. It started as a slow wear, a kind of general softening and…

    March 28, 2022 40 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    1. this lacing thread. {ready for action.} 2. this old lamp. {in a new spot this week.} 3. this new issue. {and reading it.} 4. this matchbox. {and the way a strip of gummed…

    March 18, 2022 7 Comments
  • make your own: cowl cap.

    For a little something different, Rose and I teamed up with Misha & Puff to develop a project to make with their beautiful yarn. Just one skein is all you need to make a…

    March 17, 2022 9 Comments