Friday Memo

April 17, 2015Links

My oh my did this week go quickly! Our only plans for the weekend are to check out the Mount Hood Scenic Byway, which starts in Portland. Last Sunday we ate dinner outside at Stammtisch—they threw the doors open to the sidewalk and the sound of the soccer game drifted out to us. Just yes to … Read More

Friday Memo

April 10, 2015Links

It’s the weekend! What are your plans? Last weekend we had the best time in Boise celebrating my niece’s birthday and this weekend we’ve got plans to hit up the Wood & Faulk sample sale on Saturday (from 10-2 if you are in the Portland area). Some links I’ve collected this week: + If you want a … Read More


August 30, 2013Links

Finds from this week include a young New Yorker’s 1872 journey to the prairie and the hidden stairways of Los Angeles.

Links :: An ancient whistling language + Berlin winter guide

February 1, 2013Links

One year ago today we left LA for Palm Springs (see above)! An ancient whistling language makes a comeback in Spain. Watch the video to hear it. Lost and found in the wilderness. A winter guide to Berlin. I like the idea of thinking about December and January this way. What would February be? Our … Read More

Pinboard: Mobile Studio

September 9, 2012Links

Winslow Homer’s residence/studio in Maine might be the perfect way to work on location—if your subject matter doesn’t stray far from the sea. Sometimes I feel like I’m working on location, too, here in this city…but mostly my mind wanders to far off landscapes that I’d like to work from. And so I google and I travel. … Read More

Links :: Airports from above + The power of storytelling

July 23, 2012Links

Image from Holding Pattern by Lauren O’Neill Anthony came across this amazing 360 view of Shackleton’s Antarctica hut in a Facebook post that compared it to the interior of every restaurant in Portland. Kevin Kling talks about the power of storytelling. Love this mobile pizzeria—complete with wood burning stove—created from a shipping crate. I agreed with some … Read More

Pinboard: Picnic Supplies

July 20, 2012Links

We don’t have a balcony in our Berlin flat—much less a backyard—so picnics have shifted from romantic, once-per-summer events to practical, regular affairs. I love it that a good picnic system requires simplicity…and often involves specialty cases. Some of our favorite picnic supplies: 1) No complicated salads or food prep—cheese, bread, and olives are our speed. … Read More