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"We The People"

Okay, the truth is I have turned from “soccer mom” into “bmx mom.” Also true the fact that Jarek's new bike has finally arrived. Another fine bike from German Company “We The People” called “Trust.” In a matte finish yet bright orange color…with some pretty cool graphics on it-I must say I like it. A […]

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A long time coming

Yes, after many many many years of resistance, during which time all of you got happy and hooked on it, I too finally did start Yoga lessons this week. My teacher is Kate Wester at Yoga Trek in Oak Park. So, here I come Ellen, Bonnie, Joselyn, Laura, Greg, Patrick…


Oh Tannenbaum

Yes, we do have a tree. And yes, it is a real tree. And it is adorned (not with real wax candles as we do it where I come from) but a large assortment of well, ornaments. Jarek and I keep these in a box. Actually two boxes. And every year I am amazed by […]


Domestic Goddess…or something like that

Look, my mother sent us her Christmas Cookie recipes from Germany, as always neatly typed up, since she is convinced that her handwriting will only lead to misunderstandings…”Spritzgebaeck”, “Berliner Brot” and my favorite “Vanillekipfel.” In the spirit of sharing and domesticity and because our new kitchen is beautiful and perfect for crowds, we decided to […]


Remembering Sally

Today it would have been Bonnie’s mother’s birthday. I want to remember her by sharing this raw and romantic photograph of her and her husband Clinton, taken many moons ago. I find this image unbelievably haunting and gorgeous. Sally Ruth Hane Tawse November 6, 1936 – September 29, 2009 …mother, wife, grandmother, sister, aunt, friend, […]


Wood. Not Apple.

Nick Wiesner, our talented graphic designer friend and a trustworthy source when it comes to anything cool, classy and relevant suggested I make a trip all the way up to Two River Wisconsin. To visit the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. So I did. Operated by volunteers of the Two Rivers Historical Society, this […]


Bitter Sweet Sweet Peas

Clearly fall is here…Linnea came over today with the most amazingly wrapped pods of the perennial sweet peas that grow in front of BINTH studio on Justine. She wanted me to plant those in my new garden here in Oak Park, or the OP as we call it…I couldn’t. That little package looked too beautiful […]