Friday’s are fun, but why not make them extra fun by checking out these five things from around the internet.
New year, new space. How to declutter your space as determined by your zodiac sign.
Home photos dominate my Instagram feed. I’m not sure how many interior and architecture accounts I follow, but there’s always a steady stream of perfect photos to look at. Recently I’ve become obsessed with photos of architecturally modern homes in the snow. It began with this photo and quickly snowballed into a ton of Pinteresting and web browsing.
Being from Arizona I’ve only seen snow about a handful times. I rarely make it up north as an adult anymore, and the last time I did, I was not stoked by it. I do find it visually pleasing especially when paired with modern architecture. The darker paint colors and wood of the homes against the bright white of the snow is stunning. I really love the unique shapes of these homes and their use of glass. I’m not sure it’s entirely ideal given how cold snow and winter are, but it certainly is pretty. There’s just something warm and inviting about the lighting in many of these despite the coldness outside. If I had a winter retreat, I would certainly want it to look like one of these.
Saying “misters” feels a little strange, but in order to be fair, I just had to create a gift guide for the guys in our lives. Brothers, friends with great taste, or, if you’re lucky, a boyfriend or husband. They deserve a little bit of high quality love too especially when it comes to things they may not even realize exist. Let’s face it, some of them aren’t known for their quality choices, right?
This guide is filled with some interesting, unique, and thoughtful gifts. I mean, who else is going to enjoy a chocolate salami or a meat subscription box service? What I’ve learned in life are boys are pretty complex, but there’s a few universal interests. I just really enjoyed the idea of a lyric print in the shape of a record and Taschen makes some of the best books on design, art, and tons of other subjects. I am obsessed with the Studio Yonoh Perpetuum Calendar which looks like an old scale slider and has great wood accents. There’s also joggers, sneakers, and a beanie because if they are going to dress casual, they might as well do it well. No ratty clothes around here.
SHOP: Chocolate Salami, Carnivore Club subscription box, Beats Studio3 headphones, Fossil Smartwatch, Studio Yanoh Perpetuum Calendar, Urban Ears Stammen speaker, J. Crew hoodie, J. Crew joggers, Adidas sneakers, Shake. Stir. Sip: More Than 50 Effortless Cocktails Made In Equal Parts book, Woodford Reserve Bourbon Cherries, Everlane wool-cashmere beanie, Personalized Lyric print, The Marvel Age of Comics: 1961-1978 by Taschen, Native Union phone case, Munchies: Late Night Meals from the World’s Best Chefs cookbook
I was too young to fully understand what my parents were saying when they told me I was gonna be a big sister. I think once I figured it out the family photos of me looking less than impressed holding my new baby sister said it all. But really my sister and I were the only kids around growing up in my family for the most part so we got into a lot of trouble together. We may have had disagreements about who “borrowed” (stole) what from who and she may have been my guinea pig too many times (okay so it was real make up not play make up, mom. Sorry), but I always had her back. No one was ever going to tell her the truth about Santa or let her take the fall for breaking something she never even touched. That’s what makes sisters awesome sometimes.
First, let me just welcome you to the very beginning of what I’m going to call Holiday Overload. When planning out blog posts I realized that nearly all of them over the next few weeks will be holiday themed. I was conflicted about it but then I realized it’s many people’s favorite time of year (myself included) so I figured why not. There’s going to be everything from specially crafted gift guides (as if you need more of those in your life right now) to my favorite recipes, movies, and other fun things. At the end of the month as usual I will share my favorite albums and songs of 2017 just in time to kiss this unusually hellish year goodbye!
But where do we begin? 5 minutes into my family Thanksgiving dinner it started. The constant questioning “so what do you want for Christmas?” has been happening ever since. As a kid our Christmas lists were made before we even sat down for Thanksgiving dinner, put into the mailbox, and mailed off to Santa in the blink of an eye. As an adult it’s a bit harder and a much less fun. There’s still plenty of things I know I want, but there’s no Toys R Us Big Book for adult life so remembering what those things are is a little difficult. Finally after the 7,000 text message I decided to give it a go and pick a bunch of stuff that has caught my eye or that I can truly use in my life. Whether you’re looking for something to get me or just a gift in general here it is: My Christmas List.
ONE: Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes by Alison Roman, Never Us Futura by Douglas Thomas, and Simple Fare by Karen Mordechai TWO: William’s Sonoma Copper Wine Opener THREE: Zara Parka FOUR: Saxelby Cheese Grilled Cheese Kit FIVE: EP-33 Bluetooth Record Player SIX: Lightwell Candle SEVEN: Wusthof Knife Set EIGHT: The Beatles Christmas Records Collection NINE: Zara Leather Mini Skirt TEN: Rifle Paper Co Los Angeles print ELEVEN: Crate & Barrel Copper Wine Rack
I feel like its such a cliche girl thing to say “I can’t believe it’s already November!,” but I genuinely can’t believe it. It feels like literally just a couple of months ago it was New Years Day and I was eating those pancakes hungover in a diner feeling so hopeful about 2017. It’s such a bummer to realize maybe I should have set the expectation bar just a little lower so I wouldn’t be so shocked it’s November. Since October just ended about 5 minutes ago, I thought I would share some things that have been on my radar lately (or over the last month really). You know, same ol’ same ol*
*And laundry is really, really boring today
This weekend I have a little fall break and I use that term loosely. While I have a “break” I’m not much of a break person. I just find something to do or get ahead with so I’m not stressed later. Unfortunately I’ll likely be cleaning or organizing, but hopefully I’ll get to make some yummy food (or some sea salt chocolate chip cookies at least).
As usual here are some really interesting and, hopefully, fun things from around the Internet. Sorry it’s a little design centric this time, but those were definitely some interesting reads over the last week or so.