Posts Categorized: Arts & Culture

Calligraphy practice

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My grandmother Jane on my dad’s side was always incredibly artistic. She did a lot of oil paintings—mostly of the pretty beaches in Maine—but she was also a calligraphy pro. Her illustrated, hand-written poems hang on so many walls in my home. I’ve always had an interest in it, but had never really pursued it…. Read more »

The weekend is here!

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Happy Friday, my darling readers! What do you have planned for this weekend? I’m taking a calligraphy class! My grandmother always used to practice this art form, making beautiful prints that still hang on my parents walls today. I’m excited to give it a try. Wishing you a lovely and relaxing weekend ahead. Here, to… Read more »

Snowy, snowy New York

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I stumbled across Clare Caulfield’s work last year, thanks to Hip Hip Gin Gin, and have admired her gorgeous mixed media artwork ever since. Now, I’m thrilled to report that she just launched her own Etsy shop, stocked with tons of gorgeous New York City prints. I love the way she captures ice skating in… Read more »

City maps by Archie’s Press

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A couple of weekends ago, Matt and I stopped by the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn on a whim. Three hours later, we emerged, carrying the three letterpress maps above, beautifully designed and handmade by Archie’s Press, out of Portland, Oregon. I’ve always loved the idea of hanging up maps that represent the cities I’ve… Read more »

Wall of art

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As we continue to make updates to our Brooklyn apartment, Matt and I recently picked up a rather large frame for the living room wall. Now, the fun part: deciding what to put in it! We’ve been emailing links back and forth to each other with ideas, but it’s a tough decision. Whatever we choose… Read more »