Aaahh…. it’s official! Springtime has arrived when the azaleas bloom! Despite being a New York transplant for many years now, deep down I am southerner and my biological clock that measures the seasons doesn’t kick in until the hill behind my home literally glows from the showy azaleas planted there. Hot pink. Red. Coral. White. [...]
Nothing heralds springtime quite like the early flowering bulbs that peak through the earth even before the blades of grass do. Masses of dafodils and muscari are lavishing my garden with color right now along with a few Azaleas and Bleeding Hearts. I’m clipping furiously to bring some of their abundant goodness and color inside [...]
I am so pleased to unveil my first designs for the newly launched Keds Designer Collective. Using the freshest, newest patterns from Wooster & Prince’s best selling collections, I created a line of Keds that, to me, perfectly blends vintage surface design with this classic American icon. We had such a great time interpreting which [...]
Springtime in New York is a flighty season. The tease of a few beautiful days, sprinkled in with otherwise wintry ones, keeps us guessing whether spring has really arrived. When those precious few 60+ degree days come along, I try to take advantage of every second by moving our meals outside to soak up the [...]
With lists of flowers, bulbs and herbs swirling around my mind, I decided today is the day to make the first draft of where these goodies will be planted. Being an entirely visual person, it all begins with a hand-drawn sketch (my “sloppy copy”, as my boys call it) that I then re-draw in Illustrator. Just as with my design work, beginning with a sketch helps me organize my thoughts and gives me time to find a direction that feels right. Moving the idea into Illustrator allows me to create a garden framework that I can re-arrange to my heart’s content. So much easier than moving the plants themselves!
Creating these little cups is quick and easy. If your hobby store doesn’t carry paper ice cream cups, borrow a few from your local ice cream shop. (They won’t mind!) Tear one apart to use as a template and place it flat onto your favorite decorative paper. Trace the outline with a pencil and cut [...]
There is nothing more appealing than the subtle, soft green in Japanese Green Tea ice cream.