I finally made my terrarium! My lovely boyfriend was kind enough to pick me up some potting soil on his travels yesterday. I thought when I ordered the starter kit from Terrain, it would include everything I would need. Silly me, it didn't include soil!

Since I posted about purchasing terrarium materials (about two weeks ago) two of my succulent plants died. I was upset about this but then realized I wouldn't have had space for them anyway. I am currently on the hunt to find a pretty bird or little gnome (my sister suggested tiny monkeys) for decoration.

I am very pleased with how my first terrarium turned out. I already have my next container and will pick up some little plants this weekend!


juniper park moleskines

i would like to buy all of these notebooks designed by juniper park

via lovely package

city vs. country

I go for weeks loving being in the city - thinking that I could stay here forever. Then I see something like this and I want to move to the country. Two barns (a studio and guest house), a pool, a garden, room for Sophie to run around... check out the selby for more awesome inspiration.

summer project #1: jar some pickles!



new products {including pillows} coming soon to the visually delicious etsy site.


terrarium obsessed

I went to the Philadelphia Flower Show this weekend specifically to visit one booth, Terrain.

I have recently become terrarium obsessed. As a birthday present to myself I bought a big glass container, 5 small plants, and then ordered the starter kit from the Terrain website, as they were out of charcoal soil and stones at the booth.

My starter kit arrived last night. Tonight I make my very first terrarium.

David Maisel

Design Observer is my current homepage. I read Adam Harrison Levy's essay Deaths Bloom this morning and found myself unable to look away from the accompanying photography.

"From 1913 to 1971 five thousand one hundred and twenty one mentally ill patients were cremated on the grounds of the Oregon State Hospital. Their remains were sealed in copper canisters. The canisters were stored in the hospital’s basement until the 1970s when they were moved to a memorial vault underground. The vault was subjected to periodic floods. In 2000 they were removed from their institutional crypt, placed on plain pine shelves in a storeroom, and were left virtually forgotten until David Masiel heard of their existence and photographed them..."

Please go read the article. Look at the images. The exhibition catalog, Library of Dust, is officially on my wish list. These images are ephemeral and beautiful.

via Design Observer