live large, but in a small space

book giveaway

I am giving away a book from my own library.  It's used, of course, since I read it! but is like new and instead of sending it to Goodwill or selling it to some random person, if anyone is interested I will send it to one of you instead. See book description and reviews here. […]

making room and bittersweetness

We met this amazing little guy this past weekend.   I showed you the apartment of these dear friends of ours here.  Wherever they live, they really know how to make a home for themselves.  And the wonderful (500 square foot) home they have made for 6-week old Beckett is even more amazing. A lot of people […]

a new blog :: Dear Cottage Living

"Great curb appeal is not about the size or style of your home, but making the most of what you already have." Have any questions about or need help with suggestions on your home’s curb appeal?  Write to architect Hoyte Johnson and Cottage Living editor Rex Perry at the new blog at Cottage Living.  Or […]

all this talk about ‘green’ makes my eyes glaze over

So I was glad to read this article (via materialicious) in the Washington Post entitle "Greed in the Name of Green". Quoted from the article "Really going green, Hawken says, "means having less. It does mean less. Everyone is saying, ‘You don’t have to change your lifestyle.’ Well, yes, actually, you do." Our consumerism and […]

house guests

We are getting ready for weekend house guests. We live in a 3 bedroom house but right now the boy and I have the two extra bedrooms taken over by office functions so we do not have a formal guest room.  This works fine for us since, with the exception of my SIL, our family […]

63 Flying Cloud: a tale of life and travel in Colorado (a new to me blog)

One more post before I sign off for the night! The boy and I always talk dreamily about one day owning an Airstream trailer, especially a Design Within Reach model.  And I came across a unique and really enjoyable blog by Lynn and Michael who live in Colorado and travel around the beautiful state in […]

a WREN handmade sneek peak at design*sponge

who:: Laura Normandin of WREN handmadewhere (geographic):: Park Slope, Brooklynwhere (blog):: design*sponge image from designspongeshop flickr set

weekend & jersey city apartment tour

We went to the Yankees game on Saturday. And then we spent the rest of the weekend with friends in Jersey City.  As promised, here’s a mini tour of Annisia and James‘ great apartment.  You can see the full size photos and tour here. 

::good book:: The Simple Home: The Luxury of Enough

The Simple Home: The Luxury of Enough by Sarah Nettleton I definitely crave a more simple lifestyle and I love that someone has finally written an entire book on how our homes can either foster or work against the type of lifestyle that we are trying to achieve.  In a time where we can go […]

small living and living large

Felicia reminded me about Domino mag and I remembered that I had not yet cracked open my new issue that arrived yesterday.  Coincidentally, one of the features of April’s issue is entitled "livin’ large in a small space", the same as one of my blog categories.  They featured Michael Bargo’s 475 square foot apartment on […]

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