Category kids

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 […]

BEDROOM BASICS: bedding

As promised in my Love My Bedroom Post, a post on bedroom building blocks. Crafting a bedroom grown-up enough to satisfy the “escape + nest” instinct but that can withstand children is a give-take I’m ever working on. In my BEDROOM BASICS series there’ll be observations, successes and about-faces in the almost 2-year life of […]

please love my bedroom

Again? Again. Once again, we’ve (I’ve) gone and entered a contest on Apartment Therapy. And this time it’s truly personal – I’ve entered my bedroom (shared with husband and 2 kids of course). The contest: My Bedroom Retreat (sponsored by Legget & Platt) seeks: The bedroom is a retreat, the spot in our homes that […]

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 […]

when we roam + antiquing for kids (rooms)

Better than a day antiquing upstate? Leaving the (big, tagged, draconian urban ugliness – or at least stretches of it) behind… And reaching this… Then this and here-in finding such treasures as make it all worth while. Even if I’d go for the drive alone… Bonus? Finding pieces at prices as if from another, kinder/gentler, […]

imperfect = you

Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There’s a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen, Anthem Leonard Cohen’s zen spin on the Japanese “wabi-sabi” – the art or embracing of the imperfect, the impermanent and incomplete. Variations exist in many faiths and cultures, though (tragically) […]

people and their stuff live in houses

A few week’s back, the Thursday Style section featured KATE YOUNG, stylist to smart stars, who worked with Anna Wintour, attended Oxford and, knocking it out of my park, stylist Kate Young LIVES IN CLINTON HILL Brooklyn!!!!!!! (I live in Clinton Hill Brooklyn so it’s just possible that Kate and I read AM New York side-by-side on the C train, bought the same broom at the Fulton […]