Monthly Archives: June 2010

Running with a camera is definitely a different type of running. I find I become extremely observant even in areas I know so well.  It makes me want to explore new roads and paths, and I see  beauty, humor, or “weirdness” in things I may have just passed by. Yet I still love my camera-less runs where I can focus inward, get into a good rhythm, and go. Here are some photos from my runs the past few weeks.

My favorite house in Edgartown

The Old Whaling Church


Oak Bluffs

“The Gingerbread Cottages”

Edgartown Lighthouse

Eel Pond

It’s really nice to read a story about a celebrity that is worth reading. Waiting for an appointment the other day, I was browsing through an Elle Decor magazine and came across an article about Meg Ryan’s house on Martha’s Vineyard. The story included two of my favorite things, Martha’s Vineyard and good interior design (and I can’t lie but Meg Ryan has been one of my favorite actress’ since her role in Top Gun and When Harry Met Sally.) After reading the article and seeing the gorgeous images of her house I wanted to share it with you all. Click here to read the article.

{via Elle Decor}

I think all kids would love to have a clubhouse or a treehouse growing up and sometime adults need a quite space as well. Well Manuel Villa designed a polyhedron garden house on the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia.  Arch Daily explains that it is designed as “an area where the young parents and their newborn child would enjoy an independent space from day to day house activities, a space for reading, playing, etc.” This space was inspired by the cognitive learning process of children from the understanding of basic shapes, to acquiring reading skills  and geometric basic concepts.

I love swings, especially when they are indoor! A couple of years ago my boyfriend and I installed a swing that he made for our artist loft in Boston. We use it daily as a seat, as natural air conditioning during the hot Boston summers, and it is always a hit with guests. We can easily move the furniture, which gives us the ability to fully swing (even do the underdog!). Ever since we put it in I am aware of all the different types of swings out there. Here is one that is made out of retired wine barrels found on  UncommonGoods.

{via NOTCOT}

Our loft.

Traveling and exploring are two of my favorite things to do in life. For her masters thesis Magda Lipka Falck designed a travel guide complete with a set of cards dishing out creative ideas on how to explore your area, the world, and your mind. A couple of examples include,  “Imagine a song you haven’t heard in a long time. Move your body with the music. Turn right when the song ends.” Or, “Ask a stranger which is their favorite street. Go there.” I love that one!

This is how Magda describes her book:

“There are many different types of travel. Sometimes they carry us right across the globe, sometimes out into space and sometimes just around the block. Sometimes there is a journey going on inside us.
(Magda) has created a travel guide that is situated somewhere in the middle. A travel guide that will hopefully lead you to places you have never seen before – though you may visit them every day. A place you have forgotten, a place you have never searched for or a place that does not exist.”

{via  Cool Hunting}