Crafting & Art

Nice Birthday Suit

That’s what people are gonna say when they see John wearing the new charcoal gray Banana Republic suit that I’m getting him for his birthday. That’s right, John turned a ripe old 26 this morning, and I’ve picked out something fabulously practical (that suit) and something fabulously house-related (an amazing framed print). I actually found the print in a comedy of click through errors. I was on one site and clicked something only to find myself on, which is where I saw a charming black and white photo of a couple kissing through the window of a subway.

Not only is it gorgeous and graphic (love those subway numbers in the corner), it’s super significant since we met and fell in love in NYC (and clocked about a million hours on the subway together during that time).

I was so excited about the print that I sprung it on him early (yesterday night) because I couldn’t wait for him to see it. Plus I wanted to blog all about it, and since John’s a pretty avid reader of our own blog, I didn’t want to spoil the s’prise. Oh and he loves it as much as I do. In fact, it’s so special that we can’t figure out where to hang it. It has to be the perfect spot, so I’m cool with taking our sweet time.



Cut It Out

In my recent quest to unearth some fabulous art for our achingly bare walls, I’ve discovered Robert Ryan, a Brit with some serious scissors skillz. His intricate paper cuttings have been seen everywhere from Vogue to your media cabinet (he’s designed book covers, and even an album cover or two). And it’s easy to see why everyone’s enamored. Check out his disarmingly charming work here.