Tuesday, April 15, 2014


It's been a while since I've posted, things have been insanely busy, but I figured today was a good day to put up some photos I've taken around the city recently.

Central Wharf Co

T art

Snowy Day

Foo dog standing guard

Fenway Park

Best seat in the house at my first Sox game

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Frost Heaves

Around here winter has taken it's toll and the inevitable "frost heaves" signs have begun popping up all around.

So bumpy roads are inevitable but at least we have pretty frost patterns around.

Also inevitable....the fact that I can't take a clear photo.  Someday I'll get it right!

Monday, February 10, 2014


I have been feeling very stressed out lately and not like myself but every now and then something happens that makes things better.  Besides spending more time with friends that make me happy, I also stopped to see the Chinese New Year parade yesterday on my way to grabbing lunch.  Parades are one of my favorite things to see.  I have no idea why but, whether it's the Hasty Pudding Parade in Harvard Square or the freezing cold parade at the Carnaval de Quebec, I feel compelled to take a look.

I didn't see a parade in the standard sense, though there might have been one, what I saw was a bunch of little parades, each with pairs of lions. I have to admit ignorance about what they were doing but a little research told me:

"Local businesses leave vegetables and fruit hanging from their doorway to entice the lion. In turn, the lion performs a dance and offers the local business owners good tidings for the New Year."

Other than the vibrant colors and the dances, what was most fun was how happy everyone was.  The little kids were running after the lions, there were firecrackers going off all around, and cabbage flying everywhere.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

BCBG :: Paper Garland Window Display

I didn't get the best photo of this BCBG window display but it's a nice example of something super simple.   Just some clothed mannequins and floral paper garlands {they might be snowflakes}.

The paper garlands remind me of this garland light by Tord Boontje.

Super simple but really effective, and I like the shape of this garland light much better when the garland is contained in the globe rather than drooping over a bare bulb.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Crewcuts Window Display :: Mr. Roboto

This window display goes into the running for cutest {in a slightly creepy sort of way} children's window display.  I love the cardboard robots because they are made out of paper and boxes just like a giant sized version of what a child would make.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


The marquee letters in this Diesel window display have been everywhere, but in this simple display they have used decorative light bulbs, like this GE bulb, to make the glow more sparkly.  This display is actually on the end of a street I never visit but a friend mentioned being in love with the bulbs so I dragged myself over to see it on a cold, cold night.  I really like the effect.

Would you or have you used these bulbs?  They'd be great in sconces and decorative lighting.

Monday, January 13, 2014

The One That Got Away

My residential work has either been really high end, everything custom, and really low end, bargains galore.  I recently was in a carpet showroom's unheated warehouse in the dead of winter, looking for someone else, and found this David Hicks carpet remnant at a super low price. 

It was an awkward size and I'm really not in the market for a carpet right this very moment, but if I was it would have come home with me.  It would go really well with my living room sofa and pillows.  I'm sure someone else will give it a good home, and I'm even more sure I'll find the perfect carpet when I finally do move and need to find one.

Does anyone else hate the feeling you get when you pass something up that could be perfect?  My life will go on, but still....it was one billionth of the regular price.
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