I’ve finally gotten around to listing some of my best antique-store finds in my etsy shop, CabinFeverNYC. Still need a Christmas gift for that crazy-chic friend? Well, enter coupon code HOLIDAY2010 to get 20% off all items–and shipping to the US is always free! Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find:


Filigree Necklace

Filigree Necklace


Celadon Teacups

Celadon Teacups


Owl Fragrance Brooch

Owl Fragrance Brooch


I was so enjoying looking at my desktop background today, I thought I’d share it. I took this picture last October from the Brooklyn Bridge promenade in Dumbo. Just click the picture to save the full-size image.


Brooklyn Bridge at Dusk


new beginnings

I thought this would be a fitting segue.


Why on earth I thought this year, my second year of law school, would be a good idea to try to knit everyone in my family Christmas gifts, I have no idea. But here goes. I only started knitting a few months ago, so I’m not even that fast yet, and homework/outlining is really eating into my knitting time. But here goes anyway. Above are three projects I’m working on now: a scarf for my dad, a hat for my mom, and a ruffly scarf for my stepmom.

I always, as a rule, ¬†have three knitting projects ongoing. I am a serial starter, and if left to my own devices, would have about seventeen projects started by now and none finished. But if I limit myself to one at a time, I get bored and it winds up half-finished as well. Three is perfect–I make sure they are different enough to keep me interested, and the desire to start the next project acts as a great incentive to finish one I’m working on.


little brooklyn

Hello, anyone who is still there (were you ever there?) I’m sorry for the prolonged, unexplained¬†hiatus. I guess you could say this blog was having an identity crisis.

You see, I love reading other people’s blogs, and I really wanted to take part in what seems like a nurturing, vivacious community. The only problem was that I had nothing to write about. I figured if I kept posting things that caught my fancy, I’d eventually figure out what it was I wanted to say. Only I didn’t. So I stopped saying anything.

Well, today I decided what about me I wanted to share: me. What I do. What I want to do. A big part of my life is about doing. Making. Creating. I think that’s why I named this blog what I did. So this, from now on, is about my life, which is sure to include at least the following:

  1. Cooking
  2. Photography
  3. Travel
  4. Crafts
  5. Books
  6. Music
  7. Art
  8. Things I want
  9. Academic musing

Note that this is not an exhaustive list, just what I came up with today in my Constitutional Law class (an aside: this is the reason professors really shouldn’t let students use laptops in class.)

It took me a while to come to terms with just how navel-gazing this blog will really be; I mean, a blog about my insular life when there are so many more important things in the world? Maybe, but ultimately, I write this blog for me, as a record of my life (as it is and as I hope it to be). You are welcome to read along, too, but consider yourself warned.

i could keep going…

these amazing color slides, commissioned by the farm security administration during the great depression, are stunning. they have completely changed my perspective. the depression looks real, or real as seen through a hollywood movie.

denver post plog via huffington post

lie to me

les amants, Noemie Goudal

reminds me of silent movie sets.

les passeurs, Noemie Goudal

the halloween-costumed work of Noemie Goudal, via ReadyMade.