It’s Friday, High Five!

The New BohemiansPhoto via Justina Blakeney

Late Monday night my family returned from an amazing vacation which I shared HERE and HERE and you would imagine I would be refreshed and ready to get back to work. Unfortunately, sometimes you need a vacation after the vacation. Tired from travel and a little hazy from being on a ship for a week I now faced ten days worth of dirty laundry for four people.  This giant pile of laundry took three days to wash and dry in my tiny Barbie sized washer and dryer, but ladies and gentlemen, the laundry is done! (well at least until the end of the day.) So high-five for getting the vacation laundry done and hopefully getting something useful done next week.

Here are a few more high fives for the week…


1. Decor8 recently reviewed LA-based blogger and designer Justina Blakeney début book, The New Bohemians. It looks like a winner and with gorgeous photos of rooms like the one above it is going straight to my wish list!

2. The trailer for Fashion Icon Iris Apfel‘s Documentary, ‘Iris.’ Can’t wait to see this movie, she’s a fire cracker!

3. Works by textile artist Marna Lunt, you can even commission your own. Love the stitched details!

4.  This Floor Cloth DIY on Design Sponge. I have made these before as area rugs but I love the idea of using them as flooring, as a renter this could come in handy.

5. The jewelry designs of Tel Aviv based Etsy shop Shlomit Ofir.

For my locals: There is a nice little market in Neuendettelsau that is worth a visit and remember to mark your calendars for the biannual Nurnberg Trempelmarkt  on the 8th and 9th of May, this is one you don’t want to miss.

It’s good to be home,


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