brooklyn love

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Today, the day after the first full moon of Spring (at least in the Northern Hemisphere), marks Holi. Celebrated throughout India and Nepal – and wherever diaspora communities dwell around the globe – this festival of colours boisterously & jubilantly celebrates the emergence of Spring. I know there are valid concerns now (environmental – the […]

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 […]

but not really. I’ve just returned from a few days on the other coast.  And it was lovely.  San Francisco’s charms are myriad…as evidenced below: clockwise(ish) from top left: 1. blue bottle coffee 2. oyster picnic at the Tomales Bay Oyster Company 3. Gandhi ji overlooks the farmer’s market at the Ferry Plaza 4. iconic […]

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 […]