Archive for the 'art' Category


I love the internet. Last night I was kicking around bed ideas (again) and returned to the giant-painted-canvas-as-headboard thing. I popped into Blick yesterday and noticed they had decent sales on pre-stretched canvases, so naturally I began to wonder what direction my hypothetical headboard would take. Triptych or single canvas? (Single.) Bold color, pattern repeat, […]

My little box is almost completely furnished. In order of importance, I lack only a kitchen island or baker’s rack for additional preparation space, a bed frame, and some sort of housing for adult refreshments. I’ve been considering alternatives to a store-bought headboard or frame for the bed: salvaged mantel, folding screen, extravagantly framed giclee […]

More Etsy love.

If I had a spare grand, here’s how I’d spend it: 1. On this figure by loopyboopy. Chuck would be very happy atop a stack of books in my “library.” 2. More Moschell watercolors! This was named Birdie something last time I saw it online, but unframed, it’s less than half what one of his […]


I am–and will be, for quite a while, I reckon–shelter obsessed. All of my Internet carousing is now dedicated to tarting up my nest. My favorite site today? Full of handcrafted art, apparel and home goodness. (Especially this stunner, which I would LOVE to have in my dressing room, which is what I’m calling […]

On beauty.

Since I’ve been thinking a lot about art lately–collecting, appreciating, valuing–I want you (all three of you) to tell me about your relationship with visual art. Do you collect original works? What sort do you admire? Photography, folk art, local artists, masters? Have you studied? Do you view collecting as an objective in your life, […]