Wishing you all a weekend full of fun!

See you Monday.

"Winking Bear" print by Jamie Mitchell. Found via wit + delight.


I love the story Meg Ray - founder of the San Francisco bakery, Miette - tells in this video, about the beginning of her love affair with baking. A child with poor eyesight, the spark was lit the day she got glasses. "The first thing I ever really saw clearly was this pastry case. It has resonated in who I am for the rest of my life."


Speaking of dessert, I'll be resuming my Sweet Thing series next week. Can't wait to get started again!

Video by 4SP Films via Kinfolk Magazine. Purchase the Miette cookbook, here.

Clever Quilting.

I first bookmarked quilter Luke Haynes's website ages ago - so I realize this may be old news to some - but have you ever seen his work? I stumbled upon a few images today and just had to share. 

More at the artist's website.

Nicole Lavelle.

Clearly, artist Nicole Lavelle has a way with words.

This last image is my favorite. It's part of an installation that featured passages from a selection of Portland oral histories.

Images via the artist's website and Public School.


It's official. I'm a Photoshop addict.

I (happily) blame Blogshop - Bri Emery and Angela Kohler's Photoshop class for bloggers - which came to New York this past weekend, and which I was fortunate enough to attend. I can't believe how much I learned in just two short days.

Like how to do this:


I should also mention that the food was spectacular, the space was gorgeous, and Bri and Angela are perfect teachers. I loved every minute, and I'm so happy they brought the class to New York.

European readers, did you know Blogshop is going international this fall? Spots are still available in Berlin (October 15-16) and Paris (October 22-23). There will be workshops in Boston and New York in December, as well. If you're a blogger who's new to Photoshop, (as I am), I couldn't recommend it highly enough!

More info, here. Photos by Angela Kohler.


It's the weekend - go out and play!

Wonderful photos by Alexis Perevoschikov. Found via this isn't happiness.

Creative Cakes.

My obsession with beautiful cakes continues. Thank you, Elizabeth Messina, for the inspiration.

Photos and cakes by Elizabeth Messina. Found via Amy Atlas.

It's True.

Illustration: Mischief Champion via Piccsy. Photo by yours truly. 

Furze Chan.

These quirky creations, by Hong Kong artist Furze Chan, make me laugh.

An albino wallaby paper puppet? I love it. 

More on Furze Chan's website, blog, Etsy shop, and lovely online store.


Many of my happiest memories involve travel: riding the train in India; a delirious, 17-hour road-trip from Croatia to Bosnia; milking goats in New Zealand; visiting Vermont last fall with my parents. (Below, two pictures from that trip, including a shot of me playing beekeeper on a friend's farm.)

Here, in a video by filmmaker Galvea Kelly, fifty Chicagoans share favorites of their own.

Have a happy week!

Video by Galvea Kelly, via Refinery29.


I think I could stare at this photo of Chet Baker and his wife, Halima, for days.


Here's Chet in the Italian film, "Urlatori alla sbarra." Enjoy.

Photo by William Claxton. Via reverie.

To the Sky.

Danielle Kroll's illustrations are beautiful, aren't they?

More on the artist's website and blog.

Balloons, Babies, and the Beach.

Max's latest, too beautiful not to post.

Photos by Max Wanger.


Sunday breakfast at Marlow & Sons couldn't have been simpler: a toasted baguette; butter and blueberry jam; a bowl of slick, salty olives. It was so delicious, though, I could have done a dance.

Other weekend wonders: love-letter graffiti,

and a dreamy watercolor painting by my wonderful friend, Natalie.

Happy Monday!

Corduroy Corgi.

One of my favorite Etsy shops, corduroy, has screen-printed an image of a corgi - which I assume was inspired by this photo - on a mug. It goes without saying that I must have it.

I also have a minor obsession with the shop's tiny clay animal figures. Cases in point:

Happy weekend!

Images via corduroy.

Sweet on the Stones.

I was recently lent a copy of the 1968 Godard documentary, "Sympathy for the Devil," which fascinated, startled, and confused me all at once. (You'll have to see it to know what I mean; you can find the trailer here.)

I've always loved the Rolling Stones. (My dad still remembers with horror the night I came home from a Stones concert and announced that I wanted to marry Keith Richards. I was eleven years old.) These days, though my tastes are tamer, I remain a devoted fan.

To celebrate the fact that it's almost Friday, (and also in honor of Fashion's Night Out), here's a video of the band, performing "Jumpin' Jack Flash" in 1968's Rock and Roll Circus.

Images via Pinterest.

Lou Mora.

Last week, I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon showing my (LA-based) friend, Lou, around Brooklyn. Aside from being wonderful company, Lou also happens to be a very talented photographer. Below, some images from his tumblr, a short drink of water.

More on Lou's website, here

A Reminder.

Print from the Etsy shop, onsidewalks

Sweet and Spangled.

My dessert-loving heart skipped a beat when I spotted this pink champagne cake (covered in edible glitter!) on Pinterest yesterday. Inspired by a pair of Miu Miu ankle boots, blogger and baker extraordinaire, Apollina, created the confection in honor of her 30th birthday.

Another beautiful cake by Apollina, here.

Images via Apollinas.

Kaye Blegvad.

I first came across the work of artist Kaye Blegvad on the blog Creature Comforts, where her wonderful handmade paper garlands were featured in an August post.

What I didn't know was that she also makes beautiful jewelry...

...and other unique treasures. Consider me a fan.

Find Blegvad's garlands here, and her jewelry and ribbons, here.

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