coolest damn teatowel


from Third Drawer Down, who makes badass tea towels as well as other goods of note.

three things that make me so happy and so, so sad

My high school English teacher said something once that at first seemed disturbing, then sad, very, very sad, and then, after months and years of contemplation, so, so joyful. Indeed, I don’t believe that there is such a thing as joy that is not also laced with profound sadness.

She said, we are all in love with someone who is dying. Three cases in point that fill me with every emotion possible. They both break my heart and send it flying (click on the image for more):

paint by number jesus

yep. you read that right. you can have your very own here. On canvas, even!

thanks factory 20.

what we do.

So, figure three is me and my sweetie when we buy pretty much anything: orange juice, stereo speakers, shoes. . .. Also, I love XKCD. You should too.

if I had a classroom

I’d post these all over it:

linen obsession

So, I’ve a new obsession. At nearby Star Provisions I came across some lovely Libeco table linens. Libeco manufactures Belgian linens of all kinds (this lends even more credence to the theory that the Belgians make some of the best of the best stuff in the word: chocolate, fries, beer, linen. . . what else?). According to their website:

Linen is crisp, clean and comfortable. Soft, yet strong and durable. The more it is used, the softer and stronger it becomes. It can absorb up to 20% of its weight in moisture before it feels damp, and easily releases moisture to the air to remain cool and dry to the touch. Flax remains colorfast and launders beautifully. It has the additional advantage to be non-allergenic. Flax requires considerably fewer pesticides and fertilizers than other crops. The fibers are recyclable and eventually biodegrade.


My sweet husband bought me a tablecloth and napkins for Christmas this past year, and now I can’t get enough. When I discovered they do bedlinens as well, I think I cried for joy. Let me say, I am a snob of many things, but few things am I as particular about as bedlinens. I used to drop by Tuesday Morning when I needed my discount 750-thread count Egyptian cotton. I swore by it all my adult life. . . until. One day I gave into my suspicions that there’s a reason they’re called bed “linens.” Indeed, they are incredible. I’m sold for life on linen.

I just got a new box of goodies from Libeco, including a new kitchen apron. It smells like a field of flax. No, I’m not kidding. Absolutely wonderful.
You can browse their lovely catalogue here.

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did anyone else know about this?

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i think i just peed myself

because this is the most incredible house i’ve ever seen.

i’m not totally in love with how it’s been decorated. . . i appreciate it, but the contrast is a little modern-harsh for me. one or two of the bright, ultra-modern pieces would be fine, but the outside of the house is so rustic and the inside is so industrial, to add such strong, modern to the decor is just overwhelming. 
but i simply can’t knock the architecture. if i could build a perfect, perfect house this would be it.

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so sad and so beautiful

so, the other morning, there was this bird on my back deck. it’s not clear if it hit a window or died of some other cause. these little bluebirds are all over my neighborhood. they’re so pretty to watch; just these little flashes of blue with a pink chest. lovely creatures. poor thing.

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sexy ladies

So, between Colbert the other night, who interviewed Susie Orbach,  Oprah’s candid talks about teaching young women about sex, and the unbelievable Susan Boyle, I think we may actually be getting some positive messages about bodies in the media. . . maybe.

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