Confession: I still have, and use, those dinner plates from the ’70s. Those white ones with tiny olive daisies dotting the edge . . . yep, they’ve got a place at my table. Bold and beautiful plates they’re not, but what can I say? I inherited them when I got my first apartment and even though I’ve moved on in life, […]
If there’s one thing I’m not, it’s a procrastinator. That’s why I’m in brisk weather mode, excited over the Fall 2013 Pantone colors and thinking about my wardrobe now. I know, I know, it’s still summer, but it never hurts to plan ahead. Fall 2014 Pantone color trends range from Turbulence (heather gray/slate) and Koi (yes, as in our orange […]
Sure, appetizers and great music make a summer party memorable, but there’s something about festive outdoor lighting that turns the let’s-linger factor up several notches. Let’s face it, a porch lamp or deck floodlight works, but it doesn’t do much in the “wow, this is going to be an exciting shindig” department.
Look up! The Perseid meteor shower is happening (peaks August 11-12) and I couldn’t be more excited. There’s something magical about catching a glimpse of shooting stars. Confession: I still make a wish when I see one. For the Perseids shower, there might be up to 70 an hour. Hmmm. That’s a lot of wishes. But I digress. For celestial seekers like […]
These days, I’m all about stylish eyeglass cases. Let’s just say I recently had enough of my contact lenses (they’d keep falling on the floor as I put them in or worse, fold over while in my eye). So, I decided to enter the world of eyeglasses. However, like most people with a new purchase, I’ve become very cautious […]
So eBay recently announced its new 3D printing app, eBay Exact, where we can customize jewelry (among other things). Jewelry from a printer? How neat is that? To think this is no hologram-ish or sci-fi thing – it’s totally wearable jewelry made with the help of some concepts, spiffy software and a 3D printer.
I think there’s nothing prettier than walking in a room and seeing a vase of flowers. Of course decorative pillows and a nice painting also do the trick, but something about flowers really livens up a room and makes me smile. Whether it’s a single rose on a table or a massive living room bouquet, they bring an extra dose of cheer […]