Saturday, May 5, 2012

Currently Loving: Embroidered Book Covers

I am completely obsessed with these beautiful embroidered book covers from Penguin. These are at the top of my graduation gift wishlist!

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Emma by Jane Austen (I love her multicolored hair!)

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Graduation gift guide

In my family we give art as gifts for big events like graduation. It's a tradition that I've continued with Char (we exchanged prints for Valentine's day) and that means a lot to me. The photograph my dad got me for my high-school graduation is my absolute favorite thing in my apartment, and I love sharing the story of picking it out with friends who ask about it. There's something so meaningful about connecting events and the pieces that I look at everyday. So the top of my list for graduation is one of the beautiful paintings by Michael Carson, featured on the Jealous Curator

"In your face subtlety"


For those who are looking for something other than art, I've created a gift guide with everything under $200 (most are under $100). 


Twig bobby pins, woodlandbelle

Seahorse studs, catbirdnyc

Happy bag, dooney and burk (via bleachblack

Speckled egg silk scarf, shabd

M&Co. Watch Bodoni, MoMA


Yarn and Needle Plates, poketo

Campfire candle, catbirdnyc

Poulain Tape Dispenser, anthropologie

Leather journal, julieboyles

For the graduates of the male persuasion

Tie bar, nikolai rose (via heartoflight)

Camera case, artemis leatherware

Hand printed rocks glasses, vital

Spring Tidings

It's rainy in New Haven, (may showers bring...may flowers?) and I've got a mountain of work to do but we had our senior dinner for Branford College last night and I'm feeling very nostalgic and not at all inclined to do said work. I've holed up in the library for the day, hoping that other people working will inspire me to do the same. For now, some pictures from the end of March.

Eggs blackstone from the pantry

Cinnamon roll pancakes from the pantry

Rainy library windows
Books for a paper on Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire

Harkness Tower as we left the senior dinner last night