If you’ve been wanting to buy me an extravagant gift for no reason but aren’t sure where to start, look no further: My “it list” of wants is now posted over at sfgirlbybay! Victoria was kind enough to ask me to share a list 12 things that I desire most right now, and I was happy to oblige.
Go take a look! (And be sure to give me a heads-up before the SMEG refrigerator is delivered, okay?)
Maybe this post should actually be called “April! Stuff I Tweeted”, because it appears that I can really only remember to assemble these round-ups on a semi-monthly basis. (And I love that I start each of these posts with an excuse. Heh.)
(Also: CAN YOU BELIEVE IT’S APRIL ALREADY?! Yeah, April. Craziness.)
Anyway, here are my favorite tweets from the past couple of weeks! Have fun clicking your way through…there’s some good stuff here:
+ I love this use of plywood PRÄNT boxes, as seen on IKEA’s Livet Hemma blog. They’ve been painted inside at random, then joined together with binder clips to create a modular shelving unit. Nice!
Wow, so this is super-exciting. As I’ve mentioned, Dwell is one of the few magazines I hold onto after I’ve read it (and one of only two magazines that I currently subscribe to). I’ve been reading Dwell since long before I ever even imagined I’d someday be a homeowner and home-renovator, so to see Door Sixteen mentioned within the pages of the April 2011 issue is kind of a dream-I-never-had-but-could-have come true.
It’s icing on the cake to be listed alongside some of my most favorite fellow home blogs: Chezerby, The Brick House, and My Scandinavian Retreat (all three of which have been featured here multiple times in the past), as well as the new-to-me Hollywood Renovation. (And in the “cheap and chic” issue, no less! Cheers, fellow thrifty-pies.)
New here? The name of the city I live in is Newburgh, New York, which sits on the west bank of the Hudson River about 60 miles north of New York City. The City of Newburgh is a fantastically beautiful, historically significant place, stocked to the brim with architecturally stunning (and stunningly affordable) homes—a great many of which are in dire need of renovation. We’d love to have you join us.
Okay, now I’ll go be excited in private.
Thanks to Jaime for sending me the scan, since I’m too impatient to wait for my own copy to arrive in the mail!
+ I love this short film of Daniel and Valeria of Hindsvik‘s home. It was shot by Pascal Perich for Etsy, and it gives a really nice little peek into D&V’s living space. It’s amazing how different a house can look in video than in photos…
No, I don’t have a secret son or a much-younger brother, that’s Dan from Manhattan Nest! We’ve been hanging out a bit lately, and let me tell you—I think we’re ready for our own TV show. About what, I have no idea, but is that really important? I’m sure we can come up with something.
I’m sure this is going to make Dan blush, but you know what? Aside from being super-smart and funny, he is just one of the nicest, most considerate people I’ve ever met. He’s a really good gift-giver, too. As if buying me Amy Sedaris’s new book, Simple Times (OH MY GOD, IT’S SO FUNNY), wasn’t enough, do you know what he gave Evan and I for Chrismukkah? You’ll never guess…
We each got our own Clarisonic. No, seriously. Can you even? Evan and I are going to have the cleanest pores on the planet, and it’s all thanks to Dan.
I, on the other hand, am horribly thoughtless. You know what Dan got in exchange? He got the honor of baking banana bread with me at 10:00 at night. Cool, right? Okay, and a cup of coffee. And I wrapped up some of the banana bread for him to take home. Come to think of it, he also got to spend an awful lot of time snorgling Fritz and Bruno (they love him), so I guess he made out pretty well. Maybe I’ll even let him renovate my kitchen, too, if he’s lucky.
Thanks for being a good friend, Dan. I’m glad I met you. 2010 was the year of Manhattan Nest, and I predict all good things for you in 2011.