Visual Comfort: Tatsuya Tanaka

I have always had a thing for miniatures. My husband often laments the shelves full of collections of “petits objets” I keep in our home. Piles of rocks from a long hike on vacation, seashells from a day at the beach, or small iron animals that once lived on my grandmother’s entryway shelves. I keep… read more

Friday for the Win

Who wants to join me at the movies??? This Amy Schumer movie, I Feel Pretty just looks beyond. I’ve long been obsessed with movie trailer watching late at night when I have a million other things I should be doing. This one made me laugh out loud. Who wants to see it with me? x… read more

Fabulous Photographer: Brown W. Cannon III

I’m a big believer in “winks”. In our family we call a “wink” any good thing that happens unexpectedly. When John and I headed to Charleston this fall (more about that coming to the blog soon) for a few days we were seeking good food, relaxation, quality time together, and a little shopping on the… read more

Fabulous Photographer: Jim Westphalen

These works by Jim Westphalen have been haunting me ever since we stumbled upon them in a gallery in Manchester, VT. Vermont is a special place for our family, and much of our time in VT during the warmer seasons is spent visiting local swimming holes and small farms. In his most recent series, Vanish,… read more

Rad Art: Cj Hendry

At first glance the works of Australian artist Cj Hendry look like thick blobs of oil paint photographed on a blank canvas. Get ready to have your mind blown – this entire series of hyperrealism drawings, titled Complimentary Colors, was actually created with nothing more than colored pencils. I can’t even. The highlights and shadowing… read more

Awesome Artist: Natsumi Hayashi

If you need a little pep in your step this Monday morning, Natsumi Hayashi’s photos are sure to help you feel lifted. With a camera, tripod, and the 10 second timer she captures herself in incredible positions. It’s hard to believe she almost never has any help, and doesn’t use Photoshop or rigging systems of… read more

Awesome Art: Ann Carrington

In the absence of spring flowers (we are presently buried under a foot of snow in the Northeast) these beautiful floral pieces by the artist Ann Carrington are a nice alternative. I’d love to see one of them nestled on a  book shelf in my library or even on a coffee table in our family… read more

Must See: Captain Fantastic

To me, watching a movie is such a luxury. It’s a pause in the busy commotion of my days and nights as a parent of three plus pup. I love to see films in the theater, but watching at home with a glass of wine in hand snuggled up on the sofa is a second… read more

Art: Floral Crowns

I was completely smitten when I came across these traditional Ukrainian floral crowns. Originally warn as a sign of purity and marital eligibility – a group of Slavic artists and photographers (called Treti Pivni) decided to bring back this ancient custom to bring more beauty and tenderness to the world around them. This is a DIY… read more

Cool Art: Dr. Gary Greenburg

How many times have you sat in the sand, letting it sift through your hands, feeling a sense of calm as you watch the waves come and go? Who knew that within each handful there was such a story to be told, and such beauty in each and every speck. Dr. Gary Greenberg, a photographer… read more