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Thursday, December 20, 2012


Sex Education, 1929

This picture cracks me up every time I see it so I had to post it...

I haven't been on the computer much this week - too much saying goodbyes and christmas dinners with friends, christmas shopping, organizing, errands, thinking about packing...ughhhh.

I'm basically like: 





Napoleon's Apartment

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

This gorgeous apartment in France was renovated - supposedly Napoleon used to live there so the architects wore Napoleon-esque hats for the photo shoot...pretty neat feel to it! See more photos here

Wesleybutt

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hey Monday!

I'm sharing some Wesley pictures because it's been awhile - he's two and a half months old, can you believe that? Can I believe that? no! I'm in love with this kid, especially because for a few weeks now he's been sleeping from 7:30pm to 8am - it's incredible. I need sleep and that first month or so really sucked. My favorite thing is to get him up in the morning. He sleeps on his stomach and when I flip him over he gets so excited and smiles really big and his legs shoot up like he has all this pent up joy and happiness...and then i'm smiling and we're all smiling and this is BEFORE coffee. I've never smiled before coffee before ever...

So anyway, on Saturday we are flying back to the states for Christmas...I'm excited but mostly I'm not excited because I feel like this will wreak havoc on his sleeping all night. Any tips? have you flown across the atlantic with a baby before? What happened?? (please only tell me the good stories).

Dispose

Thursday, December 13, 2012


You know how that one time I talked about how if you're walking around at night how it is fun to look in to people's windows to check out what their lives are like? I stumbled across this online photography magazine that also fulfills this weird spying habit but I guess in a less creepy way...

Dispose magazine offers people around the world a disposable camera and they are to take pictures throughout one day. Four people are then published in each issue. When I read about it I was all OH I'LL SEND SOME IN NEED VOLUNTEERS??? and then I realized, with contributors like weed dealers, artists, DJ's, fashion designers...I'd need to up my game a little to lend them some credibility. But, super cool concept - interesting photos.......and I get a glimpse in to random people's lives....I love it.
"We believe that people want a glimpse into the lives of others, it seems to fulfill a curious human characteristic. When we look at contemporary forms of media, whether it be through social media, blogging or even reality TV, people seem to have a major interest in the uncensored lives of others"
-editor, Bruno Levy (he backs me up!)
(quote extracted from article on Cool Hunting)
I've been getting my kicks from Real Housewives episodes and my neighbors are boring so I welcome anything that can be deemed as a little more cultural ;)

Christmas Gift Ideas Part III

Wednesday, December 12, 2012



hola! here are some more christmas gift ideas...if the person you are buying for is anything like me...and maybe I already got that LA shirt! Afterall, it's my birthday month and I'm not opposed to celebrating it for the whole month ;)

P.S. Gift Guide Part I & Gift Guide Part II
and a stocking stuffer!

1. Beanies are all the rage $24/TopShop
2. Tortoise Shell is always classy $40/Loren Hope
3. Because I need it for blazers. $36/TopShop
4. Because these shoes are pretty $65/asics
5. Always wanted a see through umbrella $16.99/Target
6. A cute onesie for my boy, because lets face it, his clothes are for me really $10.99/Gap

Northern Goods Co.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Would these not make a cool last minute (and affordable) stocking stuffer? (variety of colors available)

So excited to introduce Northern Goods Co. as a new etsy shop to be aware of. I'm not sure even how long Mat and I have been reading eachothers blogs (long time!) but I can guarantee the guy has style - you can read his post on the opening of his etsy shop at his blog, buckets & spades. I'm excited to see what other products him and his partner, Hollie, have in the works. Def go say hi!
(you can also follow Northern Goods Co. on Twitter and FB to get updates)

Winter photography

Monday, December 10, 2012

I fell in love with these 2 photos of winter (taken in NYC). We've had such beautiful snow this past weekend - the snow globe kind!
(via)

Have a great start to the week, you guys - and tell me about your weekends! Last week I was mostly down with the flu and recovering...M was sick this w/e and Wesley has a mad snotty nose, but we are keeping it together and happy to be back on our normal schedule today (i.e. mark could go to work and wesley and i can listen to random music and dance around while drinking bottles and coffee...the usual...). I did get to have fun this w/e though with a Tapas date night and another night of fun music at my fave irish bar in zurich. Life is good!

Looks.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Old t-shirts and blazers - two of my favorite things. together its magical. yes, clothes are magical. shh.
(via)

Instagram

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My life on my instagram lately! There is no beer, therefore it is not quite realistic ;) Also, it snowed a lot yesterday, yeah!

P.S. yesterdays post: Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Ideas Part II

Monday, December 3, 2012

A colorful laptop cover by Baggu - especially for when I go on vacation and people spill drinks in my laptop bag destroying a year old computer. so yah, def a laptop case ;)

The Where, They Why and The How - a book that explains how things work but is illustrated by several famous artists....design and knowledge wrapped up in one cool package - I can see both guys and girls loving this book!




Copper mugs. Because they are awesome.





















A leather camera strap


Organic Handwoven Turkish Bath Towels

Have a great Monday and start to your week! 

PS. Part 1 is here

Weekend + Links

Friday, November 30, 2012

my tumblr

Have a great weekend you guys. I plan to hang out with my boys,  maybe some shenanigans with my girls, maybe some shopping in zurich...and definitely checking out some christmas markets!

As usual, here are some places around the web that caught my attention this past week: 

 +Try the faux leather legging look for under $20 - thanks Carly ;)

+ Hilarious - the worlds biggest leaf pile and jumping in to it

+ Geometric food art

+ The cutest gender reveal photo series that I think I've ever seen

+ A great article on Authenticity by London-based solo artist Jono Mccleery. Also, a beautiful song by him here.  (I saw him perform last Sunday at Blickfang in Zurich, it was incredible)

+ Last week was post-natal depression awareness week: I really loved and appreciated reading this honest blog post regarding the subject by a mother. 
+ need a sharpie and a white ikea chair for this cool DIY...
+ I would not mind owning this turntable
+ The 100 notable books of 2012 
Here is a recap of the posts here from this past week:

- Betsy & Iya Jewelry
- Really cool baby illustrations by Adele Enersen
- Christmas present ideas
- Snowflake Christmas cards
- My favorite time lapse video yet
- Micro-Cottage Dorms
- Aerial photos of Intersections

Intersections

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Love these Navid Baraty photos of intersections from above - very cool idea. and inspiring..

Micro-Cottage

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I stumbled on these micro cottages for students and thought they were so cool to see so I had to share. I never would trade in the college dorm experience to have been able to live in one of these, but...it's a pretty interesting set up! See more photos here.

P.S. I bought the sweater. My friend says I can pull it off, I'm sure going to try! 

Time Lapse video

The picture above is a shot from a really awesome time lapse video of planes approaching London Heathrow's airport - the video makes them look like toy planes floating around...it's one of the coolest time lapse videos I've seen - check it out here

Enjoy your Wednesday, it's grey and rainy here..perfect day to me ;)

Snowflake Christmas Cards

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

These Christmas cards are by far the coolest I've seen around. The seller explains, “This collage of snow crystal micro-photographs was originally taken in the 1920s by Vermont farmer Wilson Bentley; individual snowflakes were caught on black velvet and photographed before melting.”

Do you send out Christmas cards? Some years I do, some I don't - I'm definitely not on the ball every year (the guilt!), but I want to be!

Purchase here
Via teenangster

P.S. These were my favorite cards last year

Christmas Gift Ideas

Monday, November 26, 2012

































Sooooo I'm not in the Christmas spirit quite yet...or I'm really lazy, but I have not worked up the motivation to work on christmas guides (which I usually love to do). But I do have the motivation to like things myself...so I think every now and then I'm just going to throw up some things that I fancy and maybe it gives you inspiration?
Have you started Christmas shopping? I have actually! Have you started listening to Christmas music? If so our friendship is over. I'm kidding!!! Seriously, I am. But I can't do it until December. Then we can be friends again and even listen to it together.
 
1. Earrings by Kerrie Yeung ($42) - because I like shiny things
2. Ryan McGinness To-Do List Calendar ($24.95) - because I make a freakish amount of lists
3. Onesie pajama's (107 gbp) - so I can match Wesley. and they are amazing.
4.  J. Crew Moccasins ($39.50) - because I'm FREEZING right now and the washer ruined my other ones.

Adele Enersen


Happy Monday friendos, I trust you had a lovely long Thanksgiving Weekend? Or regular weekend? I watched the James Bond movie, shopped, celebrated Thanksgiving with some american and swiss friends, and spent Sunday at Blickfang in Zurich (an International Design Fest) - the weekend was relaxing, fun and full of good friends. And now to the week!

I'm dying over these hilarious sketches by Adele Enerson using her baby Vincents sleeping poses :) You might have heard of her before as she is the creative mind behind the 'when my baby dreams' photos and book.
You can see more at her blog

Betsy & Iya

Thursday, November 22, 2012


The structural awesomeness that this necklace from Betsy & Iya would bring to a simple outfit is perfection. (which is basically true of all of their jewelry).

I also love these earrings...

Find:
Betsy & Iya on FB
Betsy & Iya on Twitter

P.S. Have a great Thanksgiving all of my Americanas! We are celebrating on Saturday night:)

Calendar

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


This is such a fun calendar, yah?
via fine
purchase here

The famous Cabrio

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I had to share this fun photo from our ride on "the worlds first convertible gondola" that we tried out when marks family was visiting a couple weeks ago...it was pretty cool! I was impressed that it was a convertible and felt thrilling...Mark was impressed with the hydraulic mechanics of it (if that means anything to you). Wesley was not impressed that his ears were popping (or not popping, who knows).

{If you are ever in the Luzern area and want to go up a mountain, I'd definitely recommend this ride that takes you up the Stanserhorn as opposed to the tourist loved Pilatus mtn}

Question

Monday, November 19, 2012

































Yay or Nay??
(via)

Weekend + Links

Friday, November 16, 2012

image via

+ Mysterious/Eery polaroid pictures
+ Really neat murals found throughout Stavanger and Sandnes in Norway
+ Why German is so great...so true :)
+ If you missed it on my FB page, interesting interview with Milton Glaser (designer of the famous I  Love NY icon)
+ Grandpa's Magic Trick...this is seriously cute
+ Anthro $18 fleece-lined leggings
+ Coffee beans and tea lights
+ I made this broccoli soup last night and it was delish
+ Creative Income for the Holidays via Side Street Style

Happy Weekend you guys! I'm not sure what we are up to - having no plans is fantastical, I tell you. Is hanging out with Wesley a plan? Maybe hot chocolate by the river? Christmas shopping? Because omg christmas is next month.

Can I just tell you that Wesley slept for a 9 hour stretch last night. The kid is 6 weeks old...He's been sleeping long stretches but that was pretty amazing. And when he wakes up at 4:30 and I change him, he is smiling and laughing (and pooping) I almost don't want to put him back to bed! I say almost...because dudes, I like sleep. 

Ok enough bebe talk. What are you up to in life?
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This blog/This week:
- a catch-up
- can't help myself, cute boy onesies
- a beautiful letter to new people
- pretty bracelet


Jewels

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I saw this on Of a Kind...so cute.

The First Day On Earth

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

photo by me
A long time ago I read and saved this beautiful post titled, "The First Day on Earth"- I revisited it recently and knew I had to share. So dear wesley and dear all of you:
First, you need to relax. I know it's not as warm as it once was but you get used to the cold and warmth can be found in the people around you. Secondly, do not get used to crying to get things. Some people never grow out of it. Avoid them. Spend time around people who smile in the face of despair. Learn from them all you can. Everyone is a lesson. A story. A unique and wondrous perspective on the chaos that is human existence. The more people you talk to, the more you understand it. But never speak if you have the opportunity to listen. Especially if you want someone to like you. There's nothing you can say that'll endear someone to you as much as really and truly listening to them. You are on day one of a sometimes remarkable, sometimes terrible, sometimes beautiful, strange and always completely unknown journey. Be ok with this. Worrying about what happens next will ruin the surprise. You will meet strange people along the way, some good, some bad. This is a pattern that will more than likely repeat constantly as you grow up. Some things will be good, some things will be bad. Neither will ever last forever. Nothing will stay the same. Appreciate every moment of happiness and remember it when you despair. Hold them close. And when you are happy, remember the moments of despair and think to yourself, "I told you so." Never let someone else define you. You are your own creation and only you decide how you feel, who you are and what you want. This can be scary at first but it is liberating to truly and utterly embrace your own identity. People who hate you for not being like them are not worth hating back. Please, let go of hate whenever you can. Accept love whenever it is given and give it out freely. It is the most powerful force on earth.

Enjoy your stay.
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lola for kids

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

loving this store, lola for kids, that i found via this pinterest post. i need more monies and wesley needs to stop growing so fast!

OK, for real

Monday, November 12, 2012

aaaand I'm here. the last couple of weeks have been ca-razy. marks family came to visit - it was so nice but we were running all over switzerland and beyond and then i was getting laaaid-up sick for like 4 days with strep throat (timing coincided nicely to have round the clock baby care for the duration though!).  Wesley is like, over a month old now which I'm still in denial I even HAVE a child so pretty much at his highschool graduation i'm going to be like, "you're mine?? i have to pay for your college????? WHERE DID YOU COME FROM? what!!!"  He's sleeping predictably at night....he has taken his first vacation to another area of switzerland, his first boat ride across lake luzern, he's been to Lichtenstein and France and Germany now. pretty much everything he does is a "first" though so writing like this could get tiring....his favorite thing ever is to lay on his changing table, so like a good mom I leave him there for a bit so i can like...make coffee and blog. jk. i don't blog while he is there, he's next to me right now fighting a nap (his other fave thing to do!).

anyway, happy monday you guys. my sister in law, liz, took this gorgeous picture of snowy luzern a couple weeks ago.

lets get back to business after this, k? k!

how are you?

rooms

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

These are gorrrrgeous rooms.
Happy Halloween party people!

November

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Jewels

Monday, October 29, 2012


fo real? these earrings are from charlotte russe? hi brandi, rlc, etc any of my other lovely friends who want to mail me something in switzerland, here is a good idea!!! ;)

p.s do you remember me? i barely do...who knew taking care of someone who basically just eats and sleeps could be so time consuming?? it's basically like a 24/7 video game called "keep baby from crying"...I"m getting pretty good at it...thinking i've advanced a couple of levels. And actually, Marks family (mom and two sisters) are here for a couple weeks helping out, so basically this post is sponsored by them because things are under control in my flat for the first time in a few weeks. extra baby holding arms are great :)

Love

Monday, October 22, 2012

Ummm, best idea/concept EVER!
{full story here}

Hope you guys had a great weekend! I've been busy figuring out how to own a baby. So far so good! (Really glad I'm past those first few days home though)

Marta Altes

Thursday, October 18, 2012

these are really cool..
(pencil shaving illustrations by Marta Altes)
(via the design ark)

Pedestrian Penalty Cards

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


These are genius. Because my road rage from the US has transferred to pedestrian rage in Switzerland since I walk everywhere...So when I saw this website, Pedestrian Penalty Cards, my rage-y heart laughed. an evil laugh.

Wesley

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

HEY! this is Wesley - he is new here!! I don't know what else to say! But his (adorable) expression in the first picture is pretty much how I feel...because I have a baby now (what?) and nothing prepares you for this business...
(he was born on the 5th)
p.s. feel free to throw some advice my way
p.s.s. i have a new found respect for mothers
p.s.s.s. he is amazing.
p.s.s.s.s. he is some serious competition for bama in the cute dept. just saying.

p.s.s.s.s.s. i think when you do p.s's it's actually supposed to be p.p.s, p.p.p.s but i'm not going to change it.

also, don't forget the current Diary Sketches giveaway!

Diary Sketches

Monday, October 15, 2012


Today I'm joining with Laura, of Diary Sketches, to offer you a print of your choice from her shop! She recently decided to bring her hobby to Etsy - it's always exciting when someone pushes their talents further in this way (so congrats to you Laura!).  She has such fun whimsical artwork...I think I would choose the Stay Strong print (above) and send it to someone who needs cheering up - or the Be You print for a cute little girl I know. Good luck!

Visit Diary Sketches and leave a comment below to enter...

{If you'd like to see more behind the scenes, you can visit her blog here}

London Design Fest: V4 Vases

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Really in to these vases by Korean designer Seung-Yong Song!
(via de zeen)

Total Studs

Tuesday, October 9, 2012



for sure!
(via dinosaur toes handmade jewelry)
 

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