Friday, February 11, 2011

I Heart Green on Friday

pssst... I know I tell everyone I love all colors equally but green and I definitely have a special relationship. Green with green with green I can't get enough of. The clay artist Meredith Dittmar knows how to make a whole lot of greens hum together. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I Heart Green on Thursday

Bakelite. Don't get me started. Especially chunky, carved, dangling, warming, fragrant, lickable, seductive green bakelite. Even bakelite wanna-bees, I am in love. Some choice finds on etsy.

To steal these right out from under me go to banginbangles for the carved bracelet, buttons can be found at baklijewels here, that maple box here, get the bakelite look chain from ivorymorgan here, and it will hurt but the carved green onyx bracelet you can get from janeleven here.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Nature Contained in a Book

My friend, Roanne Robbins is a wonderful force of nature, with mother nature's sometimes overlooked lovelies. She can take the lowliest twigs, bit of moss, whisper of shard and make an arrangement that will stop you, draw you closer, and catch your breathe. Ro does it all very casually with a little yeah, whatever twinkle. I love walking around my yard or any little patch of green with her. The trickle of information and inspiring possibilities she shares is genius. And I very rarely throw the overused "G" word around. She's written a book with Sara Begg Townsend for Storey Press that guides you through 4 seasons of container gardening. Beautifully executed, with photos by John Gruen, the book gives practical information that is a starting point for your own creativity. I keep sneaking peeks inside to remind myself Spring will come again and there's still a lot of beauty to be found outside my frozen door step. For more Roanne inspiration go to her blog, Nature Contained here.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Seduce Me

For weeks prior, I always anticipate Valentines day with lots of romantic, sweet possibilities. Then all of a sudden it's here. Yikes do I have enough candy hearts to spell out exactly how much I love my sweetheart?  Maybe not completely, but what it really comes down to is stopping and looking at each other and acknowledging he or she still makes the knees wobble. I am a sap, the whole falling in love and chemical attraction thing fills me with wonder and actually cracks me up. How do we go toward one person and not the other? Guess it is a lot of science. Or smelling they tell us. I've become totally addicted to Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno on the Sundance Chanel. If you haven't seen the series, sit with your valentine and giggle through these little shorts on how animal's mate. But be prepared, even though the sets and costumes are fabulously kitchy, and have child's play quality, there are A LOT of penises. And some shocking facts about how animals and bugs make love. Isabella writes and performs and the talented Andy Byers created the sets, costumes and wrote the score. I am green with envy, I would have loved to have done all of it. To see the whole collection you can go here.