Browsing Tag

vintage

  • small improvements: metal shelf pins.

    Our kitchen has two sets of cabinets. One set is quite a bit older than the others. These cabinets are painted white and sturdily wrought from solid wood. They likely date to when the…

    April 12, 2021 7 Comments
  • going to sleep in a room of our own.

    This post is sponsored by Brooklinen. Carving out a second bedroom in this new apartment has been one of the most restorative projects of the past year. Before we moved in September, it had…

    March 23, 2021 13 Comments
  • beeswax tapers FAQ.

    As it is with all things sourdough, our humble homemade beeswax taper operation is entirely James’s domain. I’ve long been the wax scrap hoarder and re-melter and tea light pourer and I’ve rolled more…

    December 16, 2020 30 Comments
  • my week in objects (mostly).

    five little things that made my week. 1. this bowl of grapes.  {for being on our table again, just like clockwork.} 2. these works in progress. {and a good way to put this lunch…

    September 21, 2018 11 Comments
  • simple stuff: throw rugs.

    Simple Stuff: A series devoted to talking about the stuff that might prove useful or helpful or otherwise necessary while making a home in a small apartment or anywhere. Its aim is to provide a…

    September 27, 2017 30 Comments
  • simple stuff: drying racks.

    Simple Stuff: A new series devoted to talking about the stuff that might prove useful or helpful or otherwise necessary while making a home in a small apartment or anywhere. Its aim is to provide…

    July 20, 2017 44 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #147: Check your sentimentality.Here’s a short list of the things that I’ve decided to part with in the past month or so:+ A mirror. (Sold).+ A rug. (Sold).+ Three canvas tote bags. (Stooped.*)+…

    October 3, 2016 20 Comments
  • cedar birds.

    found in a box of old things. wintry inspiration for a tiny space. and other things: * these blossoms already have me itchy for spring breezes. * winter scenes caught on film. * a seriously…

    January 6, 2012 5 Comments
  • holler & squall.

    in between picking up champagne and cornichons for our new year’s eve festivities, james and i popped into neighborhood shop, holler & squall. it was as lovely inside as the view into its windows…

    January 3, 2012 11 Comments