This morning I’ll be volunteering at Second Harvest Heartland alongside a number of my co-workers (today’s mission? Packaging tortillias.), and this afternoon I plan to work from home. Now, I definitely feel good about the volunteering part – but who knew working from home could make a difference too? Check this handy infographic from Mashable…
I can’t imagine what we Minnesotan’s would talk about if it wasn’t for our rather whacked weather. I mean, I’m self aware enough to know the topic can’t be terribly interesting… and yet I keep droning on about it. And today is no exception. (Oh, indulge me; there’s a good song at the end of all this.) You see, it appears we’ve skipped spring this year and moved directly to high summer. Two weekends ago I was attempting to garden wearing a down coat and rain boots, and today, I’m cranking the AC, contemplating the impact of the “dew point*” and trying to figure out where I might have put that sunscreen lo those many months ago… So I give you today’s bit of groove to celebrate a most welcome change in seasons. The Heat (single) by Jungle, 2013.
* We Minnesotans are obsessed with dew points. It’s what we do.
Urban Organics is a local organic food co-op in Oklahoma that retrieves crops from local farmers and brings them to the city, allowing members to purchase local organically grown food direct from the farm. When it came time to do their branding, they turned to the Dallas-based agency Foundry Collective. The approach is as fresh as their produce; modern and optimistic with enough polish to be credible without seeming disingenuous.
In honor of the the final day of the National Stationery Show in NYC, I thought I’d share one of my all time favorites. Pikku is a brilliant line of charming textiles and stationery products by designer Valerie Ormiston. I adore that in a world of constant change and the urge to reinvent, her wares evolve at a snail’s pace – and stand the test of time. Simple, modern, unpretentious and happy. (As always, click to shop!)
Sometimes when there are only 14 words in a song – and they repeat over, and over, and over – I sorta check out. But today’s the sort of day where a good dose of repetitive Euro chill hits the spot. (Sort of transports me to a hipster hotel in London; where quite frankly, I wouldn’t mind being right now.) And I suppose if you listen to the same phrase that many times, it just might begin to sink in. Hayling by FC Kahuna from the album Machine Says Yes, 2002.
As a started cleaning up the yard to ready it for spring, I discovered that several of my outdoor pots and planters did not make it through our long, brutal winter. A couple seemed to have disintegrated – and one, when I lifted it, simply left its base behind on the ground. Which means I’m shopping for new pots. I’m an advocate for simply visiting your local garden center – they typically have great options; but if you’re in the mood for some digital inspiration and exploration, here are a couple fun options. (As always, click to shop)
From Design Options, a fabulous CA-based color forecasting company: a preview of upcoming trends in interiors for the Spring Summer 2015 season. Their outlook includes two distinct trends: Mid Century Modern and In Harmony.
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