Love List

Friday, June 21, 2019

Some Good Things

1. Oyster Earrings

I'm oddly obsessed about having these some day.

2. Acrylic Plants

Because I can't keep plants alive anyway. By Nobel Truongs

3.  Incense holders

By Xenia Taler, to support my new found incense obsession (it makes it much easier to fall asleep!)

4. A Converted Church in Amsterdam 

5. Pop Styling (Wardrobes and Food)

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Emergent Behavior - Thomas Jackson

These photos by photographer Thomas Jackson are hauntingly beautiful.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Austin Kleon - On "How to keep going"

One of my favorite Newsletter authors, Austin Kleon, on how to keep going in the creative industry.

One of my favorite quotes from the speech on not always being "on brand" and/or being uncertain sometimes:

"But certainty in art and in life is not only completely overrated, its actually a roadblock to discovery".
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Best Shopping in Switzerland

Hey That's Nice, Bruchstrasse 46, Luzern

yeahhhhhh!!! thanks for all your congratulations!!! I still sometimes wonder if I really have a store - but when I get to work in it (a few times a week) I wake up so excited! here's a better pic of the inside...and only half of it :D

i'm coming back to village soon - now i'm kind of tying up a lot of loose ends, and trying to start this online shop!

on Instagram
on Facebook

Sunday, March 25, 2018


Happy Sunday! I hope you've had a relaxing and fresh weekend!
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Opening Night!

hellloooooooo!!! It has been a crazy whirlwind of a momth - putting the finishing touches on the store, working on a to do list the size of the wall of china and finally preparing for the hey that's nice opening party last Friday!

I basically took 1 picture the whole night! Thank goodness my side girl went snap happy because i'm not sure what I would have done without all of these magnificent (if spontaneous) photos and videos didn't exist. Also, there's a pink light which is why all the pics are pink, ha!

I have to say, it was 5 days ago and I'm still feeling it all sink in. Its hard to process...being at the pinnacle of making a dream a reality and now the road ahead. Part of me is like 'ok, i did it, i can relax now' but now the real work begins of building a business, showing up, and figuring out how to actually be successful, ha!

I honestly couldn't have done it without the support of everyone - from you and your encouraging words, to the friends i've told over the years that i've wanted to do this and their encouraging responses, to my close friends here who showed up and remained available for when i needed them to my boyfriend who spent so much time building the interior for me and who sometimes had to kick my butt out of the house when i was feeling overwhelmed. I didn't do it...all of us did it - and I'm totally feeling wrapped in support and love and good vibes. And the opening party was the perfect night to celebrate this - I didn't stop smiling.

So thank you. And thank YOU for being there along the way and your notes and follows and support.
Friday, February 23, 2018

Linking you UP!

image via

Have a great weekend everyone! My plans include working on hey that's nice, going to see a girl about a dress (literally), and maybe brunch?

and you?

Good Links

+ homemade face masks for the lazy (aka me)

+ my website for hey that's nice is getting pulled together finally!

+ the jumpsuits by the brand lonely look so great!

+ this way to store towels

+ this brown and yellow color combination has me swooning a bit

+ i fell in love with a bluetooth speaker

+ beautiful business cards

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Some Good Brands on Instagram

I guess that part of my job now is scouting great new designers/creators and/or just seeing whats out there for inspiration (FINALLY I can say I'm working when I look at Instagram. That was my goal all along). Here are a few accounts with great images and great items that I've run across recently..

1. Miss Brown Vintage


A lot of cool 70's vintage inspired things for sale with cool 70's photos. I want all of those striped sweat shirts!

2. Porter James NY


Modern and vintage home designs - I didn't even know furniture could get this great?

3. Na Nin Studio


I think I saw corduroy shoes somewhere therefore it makes me think its a store to watch. (where do these thoughts come from. i don't know). but i like the dreamy hues of the gram and all the white high waisted pants.
Monday, February 19, 2018

linking you UP!

happy monday!!!! above is me today after a great w/e!
i enjoyed my boyfriends birthday party on saturday, and since his out of town friends were here it turned in to a weekender - and now all of a sudden its monday. but it was such a nice time full of fun, positive happy people that my typical monday grumpiness had no effect, it was great!
then after work my friend made me go for a i might have mentioned i've been totally off the workout train but this was a nice little kickstart. i couldn't even find my running clothes at first and then they smelled musty from the drawer, but hey - i made it and now am enjoying that post run energy...lets see how long it lasts?!
does my tendency to never use capital letters annoy you?

Good Links

+ every instagram travel picture, we are so cliche ;)

+ rise and fall of the waterbed...interesting!

+ I made roasted sweet potato quinoa this week for lunches and it was perfect. But i'd probably add little bit of chicken (carnivore!) and eventually learn how to actually spell or say quinoa.

+ these shoes though!

+ a lingerie brand whose photos are fantastically realistic on their website and instagram. in love.

+ i love this trend where girls are making over their bratz and barbies to look more like real girls

+ i made this creamy white wine gnocchi last week and it was amazing. Sidenote, i used nothing vegan so....maybe thats why it was so good?! (jk vegans, someday i will try it the vegan way)
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Apparatu's magical vase

I guess that I'm super exhausted. Its not even 9pm and I think I'm going to go to sleep after I share this super vase by ceramics studio Apparatu. Who are you Apparatu???? There is hardly any information on your website, just pictures of work. But THIS is my favorite. And I'm so tired that I'm not even going to put more pictures you just have to go the website if you're more curious!


P.S. Can I copy make this vase? 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Best Links of the Week Feb2018

Sooooo it's Carnival (fasnacht) time in Luzern...which means the city goes crazy for a few days (but still, the garbage is picked up before people start going to work and the streets are pristine...which amazes me about switzerland).  I love it - its such a fun relaxed atmosphere and the costumes are amazing. I don't know how this festival is overlooked by the rest of the world - but if you ever get a chance to visit Luzern during Fasnacht, do!!!!!

Some good links

+ I've been addicted to Man Repeller lately. This article/theory on how to get Instagram likes was really interesting to read - but I think the reader comments were even more interesting!

+ 10 years or so later and I'm still reading I Wrote This For You blog

+ a sweet article on how maybe love is supposed to be boring. (again from man repeller, i tell ya!)

+ this still makes me laugh every time

+ a fascinating article on instagram bots and who pays for them (so against those, if a random person has $$,$$$ followers i can't take them seriously)

+ Maira G studio has some really nice blogger and wordpress themes and they are totally affordable (found via queso suizo)

+ this outfit looks so comfortable and cool. i'll never know because they don't ship to switzerland :(

+ I'm totally charmed by "the cheapest apartment in manhattan" - take the tour here!

+ I love this article on taking your power back on the internet! lets get back to the roots!

+ yes yes yes resin earrings!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

New Trend: Shadow Drink Photography

I'm totally delighted that my pinterest shows me all of these cool drink photos. Made me thirsty! And gave me something else to look at other than Maryam Nassir Zadeh shoes (which I have nothing against tho). The first couple were great and then all of a sudden they kept coming and I realize that A. I'm a slave to Pinterest, like the free people to Khaleesi and B. This actually is a new photo trend.

one // two // three // four
Tuesday, February 6, 2018


I somehow entered on this rabbit trail of these cool typography/design logos that I thought were so fun! I guess I never really paid attention to actual logos until I had to start thinking of my own me its so stressful - like how i imagine getting a tattoo would be. its why i never got one, how would i ever decide on something so permanent?
I also find that the more decisions I have to make lately the worse I get at making them. For instance, I'm deciding between 2 colors for my logo - and for the life of me...I can't decide. I'm overthinking things, you know? So its way more fun to look at everyone else's logos!

I also thought this brand identity design was amazing!



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