my blog almost died like my plants in the u-haul on the way from dallas, texas to salt lake city, utah. its been almost three weeks since we moved here, but we still need lots of things to catch up and my poor blog needs so much watering! i don’t have anything special for today, just a simple diptych of me and my grandma.


chalkboard wall

i’ve had this idea in my mind for quite a while: if i have my own apartment or a house, i would paint my kitchen walls like a chalkboard. you know, that i could write down all my favorite recipes wherever i want. but, hmmm, the bedroom looks even better. from anthropologie’s july catalog via poppytalk.

green chicken

when i was a kid, my favorite toy (if you can call it a toy) was a rocking horse. i’m not a kid anymore, but i still like everything rocking and this jaime hayon’s chicken looks like a green dream came true. found via mankind mag.

crocheted skirt

as my family is still living in lithuania, i keep in touch with them mostly via skype. i do video chats with my mom at least once a week, which is really nice because we can not only talk and see each other, but also show projects we are working on. so a couple months ago my mom showed me a skirt she was crocheting for my niece and i liked it so much that i asked her to make one for me too. so she did, but the yarn she used was so thin that skirt ended up being see through. well, it wasn’t such a big deal, because i simply traced the shape of the skirt onto the fabric, cut, sewed it together, attached underneath, added an elastic on a waistline and it was done almost in an hour. in that case i guess you could barely call it a collaboration, because the input of both of us was way too uneven, but i like to think that way. the top i’m wearing was refashioned when i was in high school, the only thing i had to do now – reinforce all the seams.  

a tiny victorian cottage

if you haven’t seen it at ny times today, check out this article about people who follow their dreams and make them come true. inside pictures are just gorgeous.

tsurubride clutches

apparently my blog is turning into the blog with very strongly expressed animal theme, but i just cant resist posting all those beautiful things like tsurubride clutches. sigh.

ps pelle, mikkel & gullspira

i like ikea. its not the best quality, but its always well designed and very affordable. but i really dont like to go to their stores. too big, too busy and too much… overwhelming. too bad, because i really really like those wall decorations created by hella jongerius. meet ps pelle, mikkel and gullspira.