The BMA has a huge Matisse collection. Red Tricycle has my story on kid-friendly art shows in Baltimore. Check it out if you’re local.
I’m loving Ann Patchett’s new collection of essays, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. From Bel Canto to State of Wonder, she’s got to be one of my favorite writers; she’s so down-to-earth and honest and devoted to (and good at!) making things pretty and real. (She wrote a book about her tragic [Read more]
I first saw Caroline Z. Hurley‘s work in the revived Domino magazine. (Speaking of Domino: Did anyone else find it pretty and tasteful, as expected, but also a little advertorial? The click-to-buy business model feels weird—if necessary—and so many of the pieces seemed to come from a few sources. One whole story—supposedly an editorial [Read more]
(image from Pinterest) Is it just me, or is all the internet/shopping/gifts/cyber/black/bargain/madness just a little overwhelming? I see lots of pretty things, I covet them, and yet I just want to turn it all off. Is it any wonder I’m searching Homeaway for remote Maine cottages? Don’t get me wrong: Thanksgiving was great; [Read more]
Arhaus I’m helping a client give her (already cool and beautiful) house a fresh start after the end of a relationship. I’m having lots of fun finding art to complement her collection—and she’s even trusting me to scout out some furniture pieces for her. For her bedroom, she wants new bedside tables. We’re still [Read more]
I’m reading Homeward Bound by Emily Matchar. It’s a study—researched and annotated, but with a conversational, anecdotal tone—of, according to its subtitle, “why women are embracing the new domesticity.” Matchar talks about her own ambivalence toward all things homey and retro, and she explores the cultural forces that led so many women to [Read more]