Ahh sweater weather. That magical time of year when Pinterest boards are aflutter with layering ideas and magazines are packed with a million and one ways to style your sweater (sweater/ jeans/ boots...Read More
As a closet nerd, I have many paper-bound books. But as an artist and visual merchandiser, a messy bookcase gives me borderline-intense anxiety. My home library contains many (Ok, mostly) books with brightly-multi-colored-eye-catching-neon spines (because I do judge books by their covers-- literally, not metaphorically), but looking at the books displayed all together in disarray stressed me out and makes me feel like I'm at an underground rave in 1980s London...Read More
Being a hipster is all about independence, and Independence Day is a hipster's chance to shine. Hipsters are too cool for family fun and backyard BBQs, obviously, but Main Street parades on single-speed bikes melt their hip-hearts like warm apple pie, and 4th of July fashion makes their American-Apparel-led pulses race like they're running a three-legged one...Read More
I run on the beach when I'm in San Diego, and I run in the woods and through corn fields when I'm in Maryland (#farmlife). The cornfield I typically frequent backs up to a school's soccer field and playground, and almost every day I find newly orphaned soccer balls, field hockey balls, or baseballs between the rows of corn.
It's all fun and games until the ball goes missing, so when I see a stray ball, I kick it deeper into the cornfield and laugh, thinking about how children's recess dreams will be crushed forever because now they'll never be able to find that kick ball. Ohhh, how I laugh...Read More
Every time I go to my grandfather's house, I try to steal one of his hats. Say what you will about Poppie (that he's adorable, charming, wonderful, a keen business man with the spirit of a hustler and a knack for the ponies…), but one indisputable fact is that man's got style. Donned in...Read More