things i’m loving lately…

i just finished my final thesis review and great news! got my signatures from all the advisors and will graduate with my MFA in may. since then, i’ve been perusing things online and these are a few things i am loving/wanting lately…

emerson fry’s pilot jumpsuit $418

pansybag (on etsy) multicolor leather wallet $49

pansybag’s black leather envelope clutch $49

book design and layout by (via pinterest)

west elm la playa duvet cover set

toms chambray sandals


For Sale in SF: Cute, Dutch-Inspired 3-Speed Bike

2013 3-Speed Windsor Oxford Bike, size 46cm* in “ocean”

Comfortable seat and handles; adjusts easily. Comes with rear rack and a cute little bell. 

I have not replaced the break pads since getting this but I also haven’t ridden it as much as I had anticipated (driving has been easier since I haul stuff daily). The price has been adjusted to compensate that the buyer will probably have to get this maintenance issue done within a few months. 

Since it’s not getting much use, I decided to sell. Seriously inquiries only, please. Thanks!

*Ladies 46cm fits most ladies from 4’10” to 5’7”


#life  #for sale  


Found this old drawing on the ‘puter.
Glad to see I haven’t changed since 2010.

so true. i’d add in some solids of gray, blue, and polk-a-dots, too.

sprucing up

this holiday i caught one of the cold bugs that’s been going around. so while i rest with soup, tea, and other liquids that are supposed to make me get better, i’ve also been relegated to my apartment for several days—with the exception of an hour or two outside to get groceries. as such, i’m noticing A LOT of things that i’d like to update or organize. a major peeve of mine lately has been two small bookcases in my bedroom which house a myriad of objects: printer, photos, books, camera, film, gift packaging paraphernalia, medicines, sunblock, boxing wraps, and—for some reason—yarn. there’s no organization, there’s no nice display of curated objects. it’s literally piles of stuff shoved into two bookcases. one way that helps me organize is looking to replace the two with one larger, modern, clean unit.

alas, the ones i want? PRICEY. the previous post was me trolling on pinterest for other ideas; most of them were diy ikea hacks. i LOVE the unalibreria (by maurizi + pepa) but the scale seems very small. they use the ekby series and the brackets are only about 7”-8” tall. while i could work with the width (the longest being 47”), that height between shelves is minuscule for actual storage. the ikea hack with the now extinct enetri shelves seems like it would have been the best option. anyways, here’s my pull of what my dream bookcase would be and possible cheap-o bases to use and modify. 

sidenote: any recommendations on how to attach/adhere thin wooden planks to these metal shelves to at least get the look of wood and obscuring their metal understructures? (i would like to keep the metal frames”“).

#want  #life  #furniture  #diy  

bookshelf ideas to replace two smaller shelving units. diy ikea hacks and more…

#furniture  #diy  #want  

grad speak

academic and scholarly articles and papers are written way too confusing. i applaud your intellect, but seriously. SERIOUSLY. can we ease the language a bit?

"Dreams suggest a view of fictive communication that is not subordinate to directly assertive communication at all, nor anchored by the assumption of a global referential ground, but rather accountable to generative principles of relevance or salience. I have characterized the difference between dreams and memories in terms of rhetorical orientation: while memories spring from and are accountable to a criterion of representational adequacy to experiential fact, dreams have the same recursive relationship to the representation of subjective significance—to desires, anxieties, values; in short, to the realm of meaning." -Walsh, Dreaming and Narrative Theory

i’d like a dumb version of this, please. i feel like i’ve gotten a very surface-level understanding of this particular excerpt: “dreams are different from memories because they do not correlate to specific experiences but an ‘idea’.” yes? eh. 


just finished watching all 5 seasons of leverage. what series next?




starting a business…

great interview with rachel ball, owner of elephantine (that jewelry store on etsy where i regularly lust after items) and mignon kitchen over at design sponge.

Is it really cheesy to say that every time an order notification pops up in my inbox it feels like a huge success? Well, it does.