Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Happy Feet. I've Got Those Happy Feet.

If I could have any rug in the world, it would be the Positive Rug by Kasthall (above), because waking up and sinking your toes into a positive affirmation just seems like a good way to start the day. No?

However. Its ridiculous price tag means that personal enlightenment will have to wait. So, in the meantime, I'm coveting these Moroccan windowpane rugs from West Elm. Slightly different concept, but I have a feeling that I'll still smile every time I look at it. And, because I love nothing more than a spontaneous add-on purchase (the Old Navy checkout line crap gets me every time), I'll probably throw in these supercool candlesticks while I'm at it.

A Reason to Wake Up on Mondays

I am 12 hours ahead of the U.S. East Coast over here in Singapore, which means two things: 1) We get a number of calls in the middle of the night from people who haven't discovered the benefits of a world time clock yet. 2) Monday mornings are particularly bad, because it's pretty much the only day that there is no fresh content on websites from back home. Every other day of the week, I'll spend a good two hours trolling the web and catching up on what everyone's been talking about when I'm asleep. But Mondays here mean Sundays back home and – not that I blame anyone or anything – nobody has gotten around to updating their site. Except Post Secret, which just may be my favorite website of all and only updates once a week, on Sundays. I try to save it to have something to look forward to Monday morning. It's so wonderfully, heartbreakingly honest that I had to go and buy the book too.

Sometimes, it's good to know that you are not the most messed up person in the world.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Enough to Make Me Actually Abandon City Life

Some days, I really think I'm ready for that log cabin in the mountains. (Other days, I think I would shoot myself if I ever had to live in a log cabin in the mountains. However, if it had broadband Internet access, I am still willing to consider it.) Of course, by "log cabin" what I really mean is "adorable pre-fab cottage", like the wee house from Alchemy Architects. It should probably be pointed out that I am going to need approximately 15 wee houses to hold all my thrifting treasures, which may sort of ruin the aesthetic, but it's a nice thought for those days when a little house in the middle of nowhere seems like a perfect escape plan.