Meet our new team of happy fridge girls! These 3 hand-painted ceramic magnets were made by our talented friend Tuesday Bassen. From top left, Eloise, Katy, and Claire.
Visit Tuesday’s shop for magnets large and small (and heart shaped!) as well as ceramic drawer knobs, coasters, plates, and prints of her illustrations.
Welcome back to our kitchen. I know, this blog has been a bit kitchen-centric, but it’s the only thing we have semi-together yet. We’ve spent the last few weeks collecting plants, framing art, and searching for the perfect hanging lamp, and it’s starting to brighten up even more. I love how everything in this nook centers around plants, flowers, fruit, and animals. The Winter Fruit print by Claire Nereim is such a gorgeous, large 10-color screen print.
Future plans also include adding a large woven rug to cover the hideous tile floor, and installing shelves in the right window, to stack more plants and disguise the burglar bars as much as possible (I hate them, but we can’t them out).
I also purchased this painting from Becca Stadtlander recently. All of her work is beautiful, and it’s so nice to see the texture of the paint, and its true color away from a computer screen. It hangs over a little shelf Dylan built to house more plants, a candle, and a drawing of a rutabaga I did a while ago.
Happy Valentine’s day, dudes! I stopped by the Amy Merrick Valentine’s flower shop at Castor & Pollux today and picked up this beautiful little bouquet. So pretty! I also received this year’s card from Mom: a wild, paper-cut piece full of hearts and daisies.
Like many of our fellow city dwellers, our apartment has very limited storage (and not a single closet). As a result, things/appliances/boxes start to get put in strange places. At some point, we looked at each other and got all excited about making a curtain to cover up all the junk we store on top of the kitchen cabinets. Leah put together a quick illustrated surface pattern that matched the color of the sea foam green tiles, and we ordered the custom fabric. I bought a simple shower curtain rod and we put the thing up there.
As soon as I installed it we took a few steps back, folded our arms, and glared at it for a few minutes… I does its job nicely but we honestly couldn’t decide if it was cool or if it was a little too ‘Grandma’s house.’ It’s definitely growing on me, but what do you think?
SIDE NOTE: Check out the flat black spray paint job i gave those cabinet knobs! I think it’s a total upgrade. Also our kitchen tiles are the worst… we’re going get a rug to put down.
There is never have too much pattern at once, or too much mix of new and old. It would be really boring otherwise. Vintage and handmade pieces make the best friends. They’ve all known other people and things before me, so there’s always a lot to talk about.
The rug is a beautiful, new-to-us piece; it’s a 100-year-old Caucasian rug purchased from the rug guy at the Brooklyn Flea. It feels like it holds so many stories, through its worn spots and warped edges. I wonder who’s houses it’s been in, what it’s heard and knows, and if it will tell someone about us some day.
The clutch is by Falconwright, an amazing line of handmade, screen printed leather goods by Sandy Falconer and Danielle Wright. You may have caught my illustrated post over on my personal blog last week, gushing about how much I love it. The leather is super soft, construction is impeccable, and each piece is made in one-of-a-kind prints and colorways. Definitely check out their online shop – there are so many options it will boggle your mind in the best way.