Monday, October 31, 2011

Blog Tips For David, Part Four: Pages

STEP 1: Activate Pages Gadget

Select Design Tab.

Select Add a Gadget.

Select Pages in the new window that appears.

Edit (if you want to) and save.

Save new blog layout. You have enabled Pages for your blog.

STEP 2: Use Pages

1. Select Posting tab and then Edit Pages. Select New Page button.

2. Add anything you want here ... just like a post.
It will live on the new page and not mingle with your regular posts on the home page.
Add text.
Add links.
Add images.

Publish and view page or blog.

3. Here is how it looks:

You can create up to ten pages.

Now when you select Edit Pages, you will see all pages all as icons. You can view, edit, and/or delete them as you wish.

STEP 3: Rename, reorder, delete pages.

1. View Blog; click on crossed screwdriver and wrench icon.

2. You can drag and rearrange the order of the pages, rename them, or hide them here.

3. Remember: to delete a page, visit the Posting tab and then the Edit pages link.

Scarf Tying

Courtesy of Making It Lovely.

Grub: Hallowe'en

Ghost Meringues at Anthologie
Eyeball Cookies at Craft Gossip
Snakes on a Stick at
Anatomical jellies.
Cthulhu like Spaghetti Dogs by Plum Pudding.
These might look great with meat balls too. Can you boil meatballs?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cinéma Verité: Amy Merrick at Design Sponge

Amy Merrick at Design Sponge tells you how to live like they do in the movies.

Some Personal Favourites:

Fortnight Oxfords from Howards End
Lana Shoes from Heathers
Pith Helmet from The Sheltering SKy
Holly Golightly's sleep mask from Fled Flare

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

(Good Looking) Chocolate

Clever Pie Chart from Chocolate Editions - also their funny Googly Eyes
Ticket Kitchen's ingot-like chocolates on a stick - I love how the mint squares are jammed into the chocolate of these (courtesy of Simplesong)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Connect Four

It is all Making It Lovely's fault: a dreamy photo of Connect Four, being played by her darling daughter, and mention that the pieces are pink and brown!
Now, what is not to like about Connect Four? And how to resist one that is as pretty as this one? I am even willing to overlook the JC packaging.
My rationale is that it will make an excellent fine motor skills development tool for Big Boy. As for the pink, well, he can use the brown discs.

19.x.11 UPDATE: CB2 is carrying a beautiful version of this in Monkey pod wood and rubberwood. Sold!
Image by CB2.

Friday, October 14, 2011

T-Shirt Hack

Becky's T-shirt widening tutorial at Craftzine - not that I would ever need to make a T-Shirt bigger.

Dollhouse: Inspiration

Image from The NY Times Magazine

Enfilade - but at a Gustavian scale not a Baroque scale
Eloise Moorehead's renovation of her childhood dollhouse - but also anything else she has to say on the subject of dollhouses.
Now I know what to do with that small, white, glass Red Rose rabbit that has been rattling around my kitchen.

Diary of a Dollhouse
Lucy May Schofield's Dolls House
Lonny's 2010 1 Week Challenge Dollhouse from Curbed.
Mousehouse's bright and pretty, but still modern, playline renovation.
Michael Williams's Johnathan Adler-esque Barbie House - this one is actually a set of dioramas but is has a great, bold sense of colour and pattern.


Secret Rooms - Meghan Boody’s at The NY Times Magazine (courtesy of Eloise Moorehead) - The Secret Playroom reminds me of my less tricked-out cupboard childhood lair

Phases of the moon like those by Bartsch
Cole & Sons Woods wallpaper - ominous
Cole & Sons Woodstock wallpaper - à la Suspiria

A ribbon for a runner like at Making It Lovely

Painted Wall Patterns

Not wall paper but painted walls from Bartsch - I agree with Jordan Ferney, Croissants de lunes are the best

Container Gardening

Compact and integral system Mobile Food Garden by Nancy Wang (Courtesy of Shoebox Dwelling) - elegant but are those pots really big enough?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Big Wooden Boats

Image by Postlerferguson

And here too.

Cottage Town

Remember Minature Gardens and Thyrza Segal's creatures?

In a similar vein: Cottage Town by Ontwerpduo. From their site:
Change your potplant into a mini village with 'Cottage Town', and ordinary plants will be turned into huge trees or fields. These tilted tiny constructions in soft colours are made of waterproof 'paper', and can resist rain from a watering can. Fold and place your own house into the nicest plant you can find, or give away as a present with the enclosed wishcard.

Available at BijzonderMooi

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book Stand

Image from Levenger.

I have always wanted one of these in a kitchen for cookbooks. I need to get the kitchen big enough to hold it first!

Night Stands

DH said look at these. He likes this one.

I like these:
Kalon Studios Caravan Dresser - mod lines in wood
This oldie but goodie from Martha Stewart

Levenger actually has some promising tables for readers:
Periodical table - imagine an Ipad on that lower, sloped shelf.

An argument for a higher bedside table at Apartment Therapy.
Inspiration at Apartment Therapy NY

Monday, October 10, 2011


DIY Moroccan Pouf by Bromeliad - pattern and tutorial


Anton by Stadler Form - review at Shoebox Dwelling.

Naoto Fukasawa for Plus Minus Zero - $$$$ at Japan Trend Shop

Friday, October 7, 2011

(Big) Baskets

I need a robust, huge basket in which to put some huge blankets that are in heavy circulation but always underfoot.

Pottery Barn's Beachcomber Baskets fit the bill but those handles!
Crate & Barrel's Basay Basket is in a similar vein


Image from Leif.

Glittery but not impractical spoons by Leif (courtesy of Making It Lovely) - they also have tart and salad servers!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Grub: Breakfasts-To-Go

Crustless Mini Quiches at The Kitchn
Ham and Cheese Casserole at, again, The Kitchn - Aychihuahua recommends not cubing the bread.
Heidi Swanson's Cottage Cheese Muffins.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


What are nupps?

Echo Flower by Jenny Johnson Johnen
Evelyn Clark's Swallowtail
Funky Summit Shawl - are those snakes or circles?
That Peacock Shawl by Gail Nightsong.
Canary Knits Wishlist - Aeolian and Laminaria are pretty.
Torreyana Shawl

Shawl Yarns To Consider:
Tanis Fiber Arts Pink Label