24 May 2010


I love reading, but sometimes I get in a rut and can't figure out what to read next. I usually end up rereading something that is already on my shelf!
Looking for great book recommendations? Check out Flashlight Worthy Books on twitter. He always has some great books to check out.
Right now I am reading Joyce Carol Oates' "A Garden of Earthly Delights". So far, I am really enjoying it. It's great to be back in a good book that I haven't read before.
What is everyone else reading?A Garden of Earthly Delights (20th Century Rediscoveries)

23 May 2010


I saw this amazing wallpaper on the great blog Indie Fixx. I really want to wallpaper a room now. I think I'd better do that when I have my own house. This is somewhat a blown up version of my problem with buying party dresses in anticipation of places I'd have to wear them, in which, I rarely do. Good thing I have a wedding this summer, so I can finally wear my Betsey Johnson party dress I bought a couple years ago. Anyways, now I am afraid I will start buying wallpaper for a house I have yet to own.

22 May 2010

New Hound

New Hound
Originally uploaded by theseawithin
I got a new hound today! He may not be one of my best finds, but there is something quirky about him! He may not be the same class as the Beswicks, but I think they will accept him.

17 May 2010

Animal Kitchen

As you all know, I'm a little obsessed with animals. I have the hugest collection of Berkley Illustration prints. My latest obsession of animal related items are the animal kitchen utensils from Boston Warehouse. I have been collecting these for a couple of years when I first found the whale ice cream scoop. I now own: porcupine dish scrubber, parrot peeler, hippo clip, swordfish bread knife, elephant hook, beaver whisk, woodpecker scissors and the hummingbird cream cheese spreader. They have three different hummingbird ones. One of the ingenious things is that they have three hummingbird ones. Each hummingbird is a different utensil, such as real hummingbirds have species specific beaks. I REALLY want the skunk duster and peacock broom and dustpan.
Here are some examples of this complete awesomeness:
Boston Warehouse Duster, Skunk Boston Warehouse Scrubber, Porcupine Animal House Beaver Flat WhiskAnimal House Toucan Can OpenerAnimal House Bird PeelerAnimal House Swordfish Bread Knife

15 May 2010

New Echino!

New Echino
Originally uploaded by theseawithin
This new echino came out a few months ago. I finally had time to make something with it. It took so long because I didn't really have enough fabric to do my usual pleated bags. The way the image is arranged on the fabric is different, since these are "cafe curtains" fabric. I just realized I should try a bag without pleats! I was really happy with how it looked. I think I will make some others.

09 May 2010

I like

I like this t-shirt. It reminds me of the awesome geology/mineral exhibit at the Natural History Museum in NYC.
It's from Non-fiction Tees on Etsy. Check out their shop! 

05 May 2010

New Music

I rarely buy new music anymore. When I do, it's usually totally impulsive. Someone mentioned Charlotte Gainsbour's new CD and I immediately bought it. Afterwards, I realized it was produced with Beck. So far, I really like it.

02 May 2010


At the beginning of the month, I went for a road trip to Brooklyn to visit my sister. I had a great time. I even got to see my penpal Taina (http://taina.etsy.com). Here are some photos from the trip:

I was on a tight budget but I still made some purchases. I got some great shoes:

I also got a Brooklyn Industries purse and a Marc Jacobs' skirt. Spending a few days there really makes me want to reread A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (P.S.). That is one of my most favourite books, but I haven't read it in years.
Speaking of not doing something in ages... It's been awhile since I made a post and blogger is totally different, but it's for the better, I think.