the floodline

I’ve been following Lisa Golightly’s work and career for some time now, and her latest series – the floodline – is just as exceptional as the rest. In it she experiments with cold press watercolor paper, acrylic paint and fabric dye and ends up with lovely abstract results.





I’ve always been a big fan of reading. I grew up having the magic of it engrained into my little mind. Of course this had a led to a decent-sized collection of books over the years and only limited space to store them. I have two tall vertical sets of shelves that are just about maxed out, but I think my mantel would be a great visual display lined with spines. These organic agate and petrified wood bookends available at Evolution just might make the perfect end caps. (via Mrs. Lemons)


Happy Weekend


01/ looking forward to hoarding apples and making these apple ring fritters
02/ a mini version of this garden wall would look so good on a back porch or patio
03/ this hanger shelf is a brilliant use of space
04/ pretty DIY thread-wrapped hair combs
05/ Joy knows how to throw a cat a birthday party
06/ off-the-wall silkscreened paper masks
07/ typeface birdhouses!
08/ help the wildfire relief efforts in central Texas with these graphic tees
09/ all receipts should be this beautifully organized
10/ make an ombre denim button-up shirt


Where else I’ve been this week:
01/ In Honor of the Ice Cream Cone
02/ DIY Newspaper Gift Bags
03/ DIY Faux Zinc Letters
04/ Make It: Paper Pumpkins for Fall


Dark Chocolate Studded Banana Bread

Wednesday evening was the epitome of fall. A fall that doesn’t normally show its face in Oklahoma until well into November, if not December. After a hellishly hot summer full of over one hundred consecutive days of 100+ degree weather it’s been well-earned and is being welcomed with open arms. Anyway, back to Wednesday. I walked outside around 8pm and was greeted with the crispest weather and a cool breeze that smelled of bonfire. The favorite weather of this Pennsylvania girl. Something had to be done, and that something was Dark Chocolate Studded Banana Bread. The result was dense, not too sweet, and perfect for breakfast or dessert.


Dark Chocolate Studded Banana Bread

• 1 3/4 C flour
• 3/4 tsp baking soda
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 3/4 C sugar
• 1 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
• 2 eggs, beaten
• 1/2 C oil
• 3 medium-sized ripe bananas, mashed
• 1/2 bar Ghiradelli dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, soda, salt, sugar, and cream of tartar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, oil, and bananas. Add wet mixture to dry, stirring until moistened. Pour batter into greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan. Break dark chocolate into bite-sized pieces and stick into batter, placing pieces an inch or so apart. Bake for 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. (This recipe can also be used for muffins. Grease muffin pan and bake for approximately 20 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.)


The Alphabet 2

The Alphabet 2 from n9ve on Vimeo.

The Alphabet 2 is an eye-catching developmental spelling video where each character visually represents the meaning of the word itself. The short plays with techniques and materials, little and big spaces, but always keeps Helvetica’s font proportions in mind. Basically, it’s got it all. (via Colossal)