I found a great japanese website called wanokoto that instantly makes your photos old and weathered. It’s in japanese but it is very easy to figure out, just upload your photo and click to convert. I was up all night converting our favorite photos. Check it out.
Archive for September, 2008
This weekend we ventured into DC to the crafty bastards show. Family outings are such a big ordeal now with two kids in tow, but it was fun and Otis mostly slept konked out in the bjorn. He’s looking like a buddha these days. We got to meet Shauna and Stephen from Something’s Hiding In Here and bought some fun stuff from them. Holly picked out the Forget Me Not elephant, much to her dismay she found out it wasn’t the chocolate elephant she thought it was.
A rainy but still fun day in dc.
Check the shop for today for our Thursday shop update. There’s a great selection of wood letterpress type and many more fun and unique items. Enjoy!
This year is the first year I’m packing lunches for Holly. It’s weird for me. I was a latch key kid, both my parents worked and I always purchased my school lunches. So I went all out and purchased a fun bento box lunchbox for, which I found there is even a flickr group dedicated to. I try to pack her stuff she will eat but Holly has a unique palette. Some of her favorite foods are olives, spinach, any filipino food, broccoli, anything with a strong garlic flavor, sushi (california rolls mostly), and cauliflower. She won’t touch a sandwich.
Stu and I think her teacher must think we pack her weird food.
Today’s lunch consisted of:
-seaweed (she likes to make her own sushi)
-sauteed spinach w/ sesame oil
and a string cheese
Have a great one!
ps don’t forget to check our blog on sunday for a sneak peek of what will be in the shop.
A few weeks ago we were driving around and happened upon a sign on the road for an estate sale. We don’t usually go to estate sales but thought we would check it out and see. Much to our surprise the estate sale brought us to a home that was nestled in the neighborhood of our dreams: Hollin Hills.
Each house here in this quiet wooded neighborhood is amazing. Clean, modern, simple and so so beautiful. It’s located just outside DC and with further research I found it was designed by architect Charles Goodman, who was a key player in the development of the Modernist aesthetic in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Hollin Hills is located on a wooded hillside and each mid-century home is tucked away in it’s own little wooded dream. As we drove around slowly in the neighborhood we took in the lovely details of each home an orange door, beautiful steel typographic house numbers, flat rooftops, walls of window, open coridors, and just the straight and simple lines of the homes. We’re glad we discovered Hollin Hills and are dreaming that one day maybe we’ll live in that one with the orange door…
photo credit: (bottom left) Eric Laignel