Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Domino Magazine is making a comeback!

One of my all time favorite home design magazines is coming back to print! 

Photo via curbed.com

When the economy took a turn a few years ago Domino was one of many magazines to be taken off of shelves.  Myself and many other decor junkies were very sad to see it go. It will be coming back this Spring reincarnated as Domino Quick Fixes and "will be full of Domino’s best home decorating stories, focusing on easy, often inexpensive changes that make a big difference – from quick spruce-ups of dowdy furniture to more involved DIY projects like painting stairs or reorganizing a home office." The issue will be on newsstands April 17 through July 16 and a second edition is planned for the fall. At $11 for each issue it is more than the original Domino, but I have a feeling that the quarterly sold issues will be jam packed with even more great details and will be well worth the price.  

To read more about Domino's return to the press check out the Curbed article here.
I can't wait to read the issue for myself!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

A lovely weekend

My perfect afternoon
I spent a great part of the beautiful day reading the Design*Sponge at Home book looking for design inspiration, drinking tea out of my new Jonathan Adler mug and admiring my new mini succulent garden. The Design*Sponge blog is such a great resource for DIY projects and I always feel like I can build almost anything after reading their posts. The book has proved to be just as amazing! I am bursting with inspiration.

A close up of my adorable succulents. Love them!
I hope you all are enjoying a great weekend and the sunshine here in the city.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Winter Reading

Even though the cherry blossoms are in bloom here in the city it is still cold out and makes me want to curl up in a sunny spot with some tea and read a good book.  I thought I would share a few of my favorite books that I love.

How did you get this number
by Sloane Crosley
If you like Davis Sedaris and a witty writing style you will love Sloane's hilarious book of essays about life in your twenties in New York.  Her first book, I was Told There'd Be Cake is equally awesome.

The History of Love
by Nicole Krauss
Incredibly well written and tells the story of an old man remembering the love of his life and how his path intertwines with a 14 year old girl who has more in common with him than either of them realize.

The Gospel According to Biff: Christ's Childhood Friend
by Christopher Moore
This hilarious fiction novel explores what the life of Christ's might have been like through the eyes of his childhood partner in crime - Biff. I honestly laugh every time I read this book!

What is on your favorite books list?

Any upcoming releases you can't wait to grab off the shelves?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Attention List Lovers

I am a little obsessed with keeping a notebook in my purse at all times. I often have random thoughts, to do lists and errands that I know I will forget unless I write them down. Recently I stumbled upon these great notebooks from Smock which I absolutely love.

Each notebook is 3.5x5.5 inches, made from 100% post consumer recycled paper and has 40 blank pages to fill with your thoughts. A pack of 2 is only $6 so feel free to stock up! Smock also sells cards, decorative boxes, gift wrap and more.

And if you are a paper nerd like me you will enjoy knowing that the Creative Director of Smock Amy Graham Stigler is also the founder of Snow & Graham!

Happy list making everyone.

By Definition

I've been thinking a lot about the things I want to build in my life lately. Career choices, friendships, romantic love, and family were all swirling around my head. Which lead to some random internet surfing... For some reason I found dictionary.com's definition of the word "create" exceptionally inspiring.

create -
evolve from one's own thought or imagination, as a work of art or an invention.

To cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.

It made me smile to think that the lives we all create for ourselves can also be thought of "as a work of art." For me life often feels like I am constructing some elaborate flower arrangement, slowly adding each bloom until suddenly I see a beautiful bouquet.

What are you trying to create in your life?