Wouldn’t you love to open your mailbox to one of these sweet MatchCardens after a bad day? I’d set my tiny garden on the windowsill above my kitchen sink and promptly order five more. (via Colossal)




Vases Galore

Kahler Omaggio vases
{via MAIYA}


West Elm’s Hive Vases


DIY Fire Extinguisher Vase from Wit & Whistle


This past Sunday I went to a bridal shower for a good friend, her mom used to be a florist and blooms were everywhere. As I was leaving they handed me a vase that had been on one of the tables to take home. I never realize just how much I love having fresh flowers in my house until they’re actually there. Then the entire space feels lighter and brighter, and I’m happier.

My vase collection consists mainly of the glass variety, in all shapes and colors. My favorite is a clear short one that says You are my sunshine on the side. I think I paid three dollars for it in college. I love the beauties sitting up top there.


Happy {Spring} Weekend

PHOTOS: mrs. french


01. how to make your own seed bombs
02. but of course French Paper Co. has lovely business cards!
03. hope you had a lovely Pi Day
04. I’d love to stay at the Whitepod Resort
05. now you can make your own Pop Rocks!
06. create a secret doorstop stash for your valuables
07. if March Madness isn’t for you, maybe Beard Madness is
08. print your own fabric
09. I forgot to do a pie roundup for Pi Day, Amy’s got my back
10. genius idea: visual note taking at SXSWi


Kelly Lamb Planters

Geodesic shapes are kind of a big deal right now, popping up everywhere from hotel pods to fashion runways. I’m especially fond of Kelly Lamb’s contribution, these concrete finish planters.


Wearable Planter

Have a green thumb or undying love (pun intended) of plants that you want to show off to the world? Enter the Wearable Planter by Colleen Jordan. Pluck a sprout, succulent, or tiny flower to go with your outfit and start a conversation.


Grow Bottles

Grow Bottles are upcycled planting kits composed completely of sourced and re-purposed materials. The containers are made from cut reclaimed wine bottles, half of which is inverted, and come with organic seeds. Choose from basil, chives, mint, parsley, and oregano. {via The Dieline}


Square Containers 1.0

I like the idea of having a container garden, something not quite as permanent and less traditional. A whole mess of these Square Containers 1.0 from BILT Products would do nicely. They’re made of 12 gauge steel and range in size from 3″ square to 12″ square. Eventually, over time, the edges will rust giving them even more character. {via Simone LaBlanc Inc.}


Happy Weekend.

{The devil’s crayon}

+ I love these DIY flower bulb favors.

+ Yesterday I shared some out of the ordinary wedding rings over on Oh, hello friend.

+ I also answered a few questions for Annie at Poetic + Chic.

+ More Halloween cards + invitations.

+ I’ve been wanting to paint some Mason jars, so this DIY is perfect timing!

+ Sad I didn’t think of this idea when I moved into my first apartment.

+ Every designer, actually every human, needs to read these words from Milton Glaser.

+ Wowed by these courtroom sketches.

+ Web designers rejoice and meet the Gridulator!

+ I can’t wait to pick up a copy of Baked’s second cookbook.

+ WANT: these Maple Candied Apples in my face.

+ One more reason I need to my ass to NYC: FoodParc.

+ Did you know you can visit illustrator Edward Gorey’s house?

+ Looking for a reason to make + wear a fall leaf mask.

+ New garb for your desktop 1, 2

Happy Weekend!


Monkeys Always Look.

I came home from work yesterday to find the guy who mows my lawn going at it for the first time this year. And then I panicked. Because all I could think about was the three months of dog crap in my backyard that I had planned on scooping up this weekend. No, really. But he just ran it all over and I checked “fertilize lawn” off my list! Now I can focus on planting.

Or I could have someone talented plant things for me in cute terrariums and call it a day. And not have to step in mulched dog crap to see results.


Sky Planters.

It’s official! I’ve got spring on my mind and all that comes with it. Quality time spent outdoors, patio parties with friends and all things green. In the meantime I’d settle for a few of these Sky Planters indoors. Fresh herbs in the kitchen? Yes, please!