It’s officially been one year since Jack and I closed on the house and hunkered down to do some work: we’ve tackled crucial repairs and less-crucial upgrades, and though we’re still far from finished, we’re still standing. We are incredibly fortunate to have professional help in the family, and eternally grateful to my parents for […]
There are some really fun parts of running a creative business and renovating a house. There are some really great things about living in Boston and eating and drinking and socializing in Boston and biking in Boston. There are moments that are perfect for sharing and moments that are perfectly photogenic. There are also times […]
We’ve been buried in drywall and deadlines—oops!—but quick, before another week slips away from us, a big thank you to Wayfair’s Boston team for hosting a lovely event with Dwell Studio’s Christiane Lemieux last night! Jack and I have (clearly) had home improvements on the brain as of late, and connecting with local creatives is […]
After New Years, we had finally gotten our house (almost) in order. Tools were still mostly in the apartment instead of the basement, but major pre-winter repairs were done, holiday things were stored away, pipes were fixed so cabinet doors can stay closed, cable was rerouted so we could move our internet setup out of […]
We have not yet had too many exciting house projects to share. So far, aside from rectifying some heinous green paint, repairs and projects have addressed important things, but not pretty things or even remotely photogenic things. This project isn’t exciting or photogenic either—but our much-needed new trash cans were pretty exciting to us.
Lately we’ve been spotting faceted, geometric shapes popping up in myriad places: textiles, home goods, jewelry, fashion, art, packaging, web design, type and everywhere in between. I’ve been keeping score on Pinterest, but it seemed high time to round up some examples of the genre here.
What’s cooler than cold? Ice cold. We are, of course, still working out the kinks in the house, and discovering all sorts of fun new challenges. To be clear, we were counting on this—but expecting the unexpected doesn’t make finding your kitchen pipes frozen solid any less frustrating. When the kitchen in our unit was […]
When I packed up from my small hometown in rural PA and headed to Boston for college, my grandmother quipped (with only the best intentions very early in her dementia) that it was the beginning of the end of me. Leaving the town that houses the majority of my family, then and every visit since, is […]
This morning, at 7:30, our POD arrived. (Sorry, neighbors!) Tonight we move the big stuff, having bribed several very good friends with very good pizza and beer at Penguin in exchange for their muscle. Tomorrow, Jack and I tackle the rest of it.