"Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain."
9 Letters From Young J. D. Salinger Unearthed →
i love this, i’m so glad these letters exist. this is why i’m the last person on Earth who still writes cards/letters and pays the ever-increasing postage cost (even though the post office is terrible and loses 1 out of every 3 things i mail).
granted i don’t write as charmingly as Salinger, but i’d like to think the future would rather read my handwritten correspondence over a slew of random texts/tweets/emails after i’m no more (unless Google death destroys these things).
take note, creative team working on saving USPS’ ass (mccann?) more excerpts from the letters here
spent a stellar birthday weekend in San Francisco. def. worth the obnoxiously long cross-country flight.
art: de Young museum, Mission graffiti
ate: oh so much, wordplate summary here
out & about: Twin Peaks, TN Valley Trail (pictures at TN Valley trail’s end)
friends, food, art, sunshine, hiking = happiness.
thanks for the perfect bday weekend, amy, claire, marla, alex, squeegee, michael & martin!
thought i’d post a few more photos of my apartment for my far-away friends, now that the art wall is finally complete! the best thing about my overpriced box is the giant window; if you crane your head just right, you can see across the river.
so exciting to be past the part of my life where everything was from Target/IKEA (though i still love IKEA things, like my lamp!!); i’d say my current apt is 60% West Elm, 30% IKEA and 10% CB2. lots of blues + a varying spectrum of greige <3
one day i will be able to afford 100% Room & Board, right? ;)
when i moved into my Brooklyn apartment in the summer of 2011, i thought, “hey, i should have a little art wall in the space above my desk.” little did i realize this would take me almost 2 years to accomplish. granted i procrastinated
a little a year, but this is not a simple task.
1) you have to buy some frames and pick out what goes in them (which came first, the chicken or the egg? i had to parallel-path this). i’m still not sure if i’m fully committed to the art i currently have up.
2) then you gotta figure out how you’re gonna arrange them (photo 1), and harass your two best friends to help you settle on the best option (thank you C & A).
3) once you decide on a layout, you need to hammer some nails in your walls (thank goodness for West Elm’s handy pink papers that come with their frames).
i can never leave my current apartment now because who knows how long it would take me to do this again? also, i have no idea how to patch up nail holes in the wall.
|c:||i dont like it when people make a big deal
|c:||my scandinavian nature i guess
|me:||i was about to say ditto
|me:||but. you know.
|me:||we're a designer breed
|me:||like a labradoodle