Nature and Village News

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Last weekend we took a trip to the Nature Museum in Luzern and I almost (almost) felt like a kid again. It was really cool. And inspiring I guess because I took a million pictures. A+ to that museum! (even more pics on my insta).

BTW, I mentioned it before, but I'm still in the process of changing Village and working on opening a store and the new name is Hey That's Nice. Important question...do I need an apostrophe in 'that's'? It drives me crazy. But I think I need it. Be honest! Also, if you're interested in seeing the list of names that me, Wesley and my friends thought of, let me know and maybe I'll post it. Its kind of funny.

I started a website but the design is pending - so for now its like a wordpress theme...Funny story - I asked for design help on Twitter and BIG MISTAKE...as I received so many tweets and messages and even Linked In requests and then even more follow up emails so like....be careful what you ask for on Twitter!!

I'll be starting a Newsletter, probably in December. Here is the link if you want to sign up! Then you can look forward to a silly email from me on Mondays with cool links, nice things, maybe some articles here and there - and progress reports on Hey Thats Nice! The Hey That's (thats?) Nice Instagram is also a great way to keep in touch because its my favorite out of all of these. But either way I'll at least keep filling you in here on the progress!

Links Around

Friday, November 10, 2017





+ 13 Questions that Lead to Divorce ... hilarious(ish)!

+ If you're a crafter and interested in selling your stuff online, this article is a must read!

+ What is your biggest regret, people and their honest answers

+ An interview full of gems with Jeff Bezos

+ I love how you can buy air plants on Etsy

+ and if you like plants, here's a beautiful instagram account from a shop in Groningen

+ I would do (almost) anything to have a loft like this. But I would not put those weird clouds in it?? I don't know whats going on there.

+ Piccata everything


Wary Meyers

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


I think its ‘start to think of christmas gifts’ holiday madness…so here are some ideas from the very stylish and earthy Wary Meyers (a husband/wife duo based in Maine). I think one of their candles is supposed to smell like hemp and suntan oil. yessss.

Poster

Monday, October 9, 2017

coooooolllll poster
find in at the Commune shop

mark horst

Monday, September 25, 2017


all these things no. 6

this painting though...and all of the others by Mark Horst capture me a bit. a lot.
I paint as a way to see and to know the world. Yet the world is never finished and the joy of seeing it is never complete—and so my painting points to the fleeting, the glimpsed, to the life that is always present and so difficult to touch. - mark horst
Visit Marks website to read more about him, peruse his resume as well as years and years worth of paintings and drawings

Interesting Links

Friday, September 22, 2017


Whats up? This weekend I'm in Amsterdam with some girls. ladies. what age are we anyway? Do you have any recommendations? That photo is from when I was there 2 years ago!

But anyway, here are some links I thought were interesting this week:

+ From a blackberry lover to you and your new iPhone....the iPhone dongle!

+ But then...the problem with our phones. yikes.

+ A really great article at remembering our advantages when we're discussing inequality (via)

+ This article (not that I googled it or anything): 5 Things to Do When Your Child Isn't Listening

+ I liked seeing the wallpaper inside this detroit fixer upper. and then also this church in London that was converted to an INSANE house.

+ These wall sconces on Amazon are so cool. (via )


+ On wearing whatever. you. want.

+ 12 awesome pieces of art for kids

Preschoolers Pockets

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

When we are outside, I LOVE to see what Wesley finds interesting and wants to keep and "take home". He once spent months collecting "treasures" which we kept in a bowl for when his grandma came to visit - it included rocks, feathers, sticks, etc (and she flew it all home with her)!

Thats why I thought this project by Melissa Kaseman was so incredibly beautiful...called "a taxonomy report of a childs imagination" - go to her website to see more of these pictures as well as her other work!

The bag caught my eye, but the story caught my heart

Monday, September 18, 2017


Beautiful, right? It's by Portland based Kozha Numbers and its called The Utility. (But I have to wait for a bigger one because I'm ridiculous and carry 800 things with me every day)

But what I really like about this brand is the way it started - 2 girls...stuck in the corporate nightmare...wanting to get out - and the idea of these bags were born. Then they bought a sewing machine and spent a year or so researching materials and processes...and the bags were born.
Kozha Numbers evolved in to a brand through the founders (Ilona Gerasimov & Lena Vasilenko) admiration for art, architecture, material and form. (from their website)
Well done, ladies.

 (Sources: Racked, Kozha Numbers)

8 things I'm up to

Friday, September 15, 2017


I think today it finally hit me that fall is here so like every girl ever I took a picture of my feet and the leaves and my coat happened to match the leaves which elevated the photo a little and then obviously instagrammed it.

Here are some things I'm up to...what are you up to?

8 Things:

+ I'm in the middle of "move blog from blogger, do everything wrong at wordpress, take forever to figure it all out" hell. btw.
+ Wondering if I'm the only one who has to google instructions on how to cook rice or quinoa or couscous every. single. time?
+ Giving in and ordering some makeup from NYC's Glossier as its reached cult status and I have to see if the boy brow is everything all these insta girls claim it is.
+ Made this roasted vegetables with Quinoa with this sauce that is insane good. and healthy. and filling.
+ Spending my train rides listening to the Podcast "Open Account" by Suchin Pak. Each episode is an interview with someone about money and how they think about it and handle it - such interesting stories so far.
+ Working on and dreaming of my branding for the new blog, Chemistry, and feeling the fever of opening a store, working with brands and highlighting people who make beautiful things. Do you know any talented souls with creative style to recommend for building a wordpress theme for the blog?
+ Instablogging.
+ Frequently checking back at this instagram account: masha.socialmedia - I somehow stumbled across her and started to read her posts about instagram and social media in general - and its truly solid advice - she's practical, witty and most importantly, knows what she's talking about. I highly recommend her if you're interested!

Vintage Ceiling Lamps

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

I'm seriously obsessed with every lamp/ceiling light in the vintage collection of The Apartment - and actually everything else they have for that matter...each item is on display in restored 18th century apartment in Copenhagen - I can't wait to get back there just so I can visit this store.
The Apartment was conceptualized with a desire to create a unique platform for exceptional decorative arts and design. Our interior is edited with an international scope, and we are proud to feature unique design pieces, usually produced in a limited edition (theapartment.dk)
 store GOALS.
 

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