Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Make Your Bed!

Who needs Spring cleaning? We love doing a massive cleaning in the dead of winter, when you're stuck indoors—and stuck picking up after all the holiday parties and presents and paper—anyway. On our to-do list: saying goodbye to magazine stashes we've had for almost a decade. (How does that happen?!?) Now that our beloved Lucky magazine is back in print, it was time to let the old ones go. But not without one more read-through (a totally worthwhile way to spend a couple of nights, by the way), during which we rediscovered some forgotten gems, such as this one from April 2006: "The World's Comfiest Bed."

It's a step-by-step guide on how to make your bed à la a Four Seasons Hotel. The tip that's changed our lives: don't tuck your top sheet! Fold it into a 6" "Z" instead. Try it, you'll see.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Avant Gardener

Piet Oudolf's work at Hummelo (Netherlands), Photo by Piet Oudolf
Happy Monday! We've been listening to the new Courtney Barnett song "Avant Gardener" and getting excited for Spring—verrry prematurely, we know. But why not share some inspiration? Now is the perfect time to start planning, after all. One of our favorite Christmas gifts this year was Planting: A New Perspective, by legendary landscape architect Piet Oudolf. Take a look, take a listen, and get inspired yourself!

County Cork garden in Ireland. Photo by Piet Oudolf

Another shot at Hummelo. Photo by Piet Oudolf