Category Inspiration

may day fairy

It has been a while… Just over a year to be precise.  And though our blog has admittedly been neglected while we tend to the projects, homes (in some cases homes-to-be) and the people (aka clients) who inhabit them, we are still inspired –  with greater frequency than is evidenced here – and often intend to share those […]

brooklyn love

our crafty neighbours

via More Brooklyn love? Yup. I can’t help it.  Indigo and Ochre Design has been many things in the 6 months since Courtney and I first embarked on this (ad)venture; in this instance, a prism through which to see/learn about the incredible artisans crafting their skills all around us in our borough. One of our tenets […]

Poems!

April is, among many other wonderful things (husband’s birthday, our anniversary, bringer of true signs of spring), POETRY month! I love poetry! To celebrate, I’ll post favorites through the month, paired with images (rooms, settings, characters, vignettes) that they inspire in my mind’s eye. Today’s poem celebrates the small things of the domestic front. Or, celebrate is perhaps the wrong […]

Elements of Home: Music

So this is part lament, part inquiry, part music review, part Brooklyn-love story (yes, another)… My husband and I love music.  Not always the same music mind you (huge generalisation, but what is it about American men and their fondness for guitar-based rock from 40+ years ago?).  Nonetheless, it’s a joy and appreciation we share and […]

they tell us it’s spring

In Monday’s post I’d promised a follow-up all-about-the-bedroom post today. That’ll come, consider it owed. But on chilly Monday, with snow on the ground, silly me didn’t think to check the calendar before making a promise. And lo, as my informed 3-1/2 year-old announced over his waffle this morning: Mommy, it’s spring. How, after this endless wintering of the […]

art love: claire desjardins

March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb We’re in the leonine phase.  And as I write this (in advance of a quick trip to San Francisco and hopefully sunnier skies), it is bleak – cold and grey with a mix of rain and sleet falling from the skies over Brooklyn. […]

aspiring to less

I LIVE in a 420-square-foot studio. I sleep in a bed that folds down from the wall. I have six dress shirts. I have 10 shallow bowls that I use for salads and main dishes. When people come over for dinner, I pull out my extendable dining room table. I don’t have a single CD […]