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things to love: type and time

I am about to geek out on my type obsession and my thing for clocks, you have been warned. I have posted before about how I have a clock in every room of my house. I am always looking for more ideas on how to incorporate type into my surroundings. I am also on a mission to schedule more free time and make this the most stress free summer of the decade (I know the decade just started, but still). I love clocks and these little gems from Soho Clockworks just make me smile. The birdhouse is my...

it’s about time!

I have a tendency to be late. All the time. I think there was an unconscious effort on my part to correct this by having a clock in every room in my house. I never really made this connection until a friend pointed it out to me: how can you always be late when you have a clock staring at you from every corner of your house? Then it hit me. Yes clocks are used to tell time, but more importantly, they contain numbers. Being a type addict (or nerd as some would call it) lends itself to collecting clocks as decorations. After a while of collecting I decided that the clocks don’t even have to have numbers and in most cases the round shape is a complimentary accent to any decor. Even though I pretty much already have a clock in every room, I am always looking for new cool designs. Here are some of my favorites. I love the fishy the most but it will go into my son’s room. He won’t know it’s really for me. Clockwise (pun intended) from top left: Luggage Clock: Pottery Barn Nelson Ball Clock:  DWR Fernando the Fish Wall Clock: DWR Oversized Old World Clock: Target Whatever Clock:...

visual candy

So I was lucky enough to take my first trip to Chicago where I knew I would find great food and entertainment and get to leave my California flip flops at home and upgrade to some sassy new boots for a weekend. What I didn’t realize is what a visually stimulating trip it would be, starting with the view from the sky. Architecture has always been my favorite eye-candy and there was no shortage of amazing buildings to admire, particularly when they were built in the 1920s and they are still standing tall… love this brilliant design, so beautiful and balanced. And who doesn’t love the design of a clock? I’m obsessed, I have 5 clocks in plain site in one room of my house. This big beautiful clock was built for the average joe who didn’t own a watch in the early 20th...