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Put a Penny in Your Loafer and Make a Wish…

Back in 1980, a little book called “The Preppy Handbook” came out. I was 9, and somehow convinced my parents to fork over the $3.95 cover price for a copy. Something made me think it was a necessary read. As I just am flipping through it now, all bent and dog-eared, it’s all coming back to me. It seemed the ideal lifestyle to aspire to. Apparently, I thought I was going to come into some money at some point. Age unappropriateness aside, I think what dazzled me were the fashions –  different enough from our good, old St. John’s navy blue parochial school uniforms; but tame enough to skip out of the house in to have a good time. Put pink and green together (cha cha!) and there’s bound to be some trouble! Well, now there’s a sequel coming out. Really, how have we gone without one? Perhaps that will be what I need to ease into 40 with grace and style…

(Thanks, Daily Beast!)

1. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=44046723
2. www.theblackdog.com/product.php?productid=16615&cat=307&page=3
3. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=43138815
4. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_list_13&listing_id=40175760&ga_search_query=plaid&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_7428838
5. www.freshdeal.com/deal/2072/sporto-original-duck-boot-10-off.html
6. www.vineyardvines.com/product__79254_____14680_13051

Sunday Night…

Another weekend has come and gone, but at least spring has finally arrived here in upstate New York. We still may get snow, but a taste of spring is what we needed. Sorry for the lack of posts. My bookmarks, notes and desktop items to blog about are piling up. Here’s to a good week ahead!

Work-wise, I think I am headed for an all-time low in my 17 year career as a graphic designer. I saw this in the paper today and feel the need to post it somewhere in my workspace. Maybe it will help. Or else just putting it up will make me feel better. Calmer. Namaste.

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but I did get some cool suggestions of other Irish blogs.

Aideen’s blog, i like local*, was featured in my St. Patrick’s Day post. She is a  writer and designer based in Ireland, and passionate about the promotion of design and architecture. Her blog was recently included in House & Home Magazine’s Irish Hot 100 and is a finalist in the Irish Blog Awards 2010. Congrats, Aideen, and thanks for the following links…


Hello, NY – good-bye OC. Here’s all you need to know for tonight!

I hope Jill has a kick-ass season. Go Team Jill!

I don’t know about the rest of them. Sounds like they all have their own stuff going on, but every time I see Ramona, this is who I think of…

Big in 2010 – Ping Pong

I went back and forth on whether or not to do this. Should I, or shouldn’t I? Good idea, bad idea? You get it.

1. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=20974606
2. www.paper-source.com/cgi-bin/paper/item/Dining-Table-Ping-Pong/3301.010/439834.html
3. http://tobiasfraenzel.com/

4. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36578762
5. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=36867738
6. www.nytimes.com/2009/12/30/sports/30pingpong.html
7. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=37566790
8. www.rockstargames.com/tabletennis/
9. partnersandspade.com/
10. cargocollective.com/iveland#194648/Bolda-Display
11. x.couver.us/urban-style-dancers-wrist-bands-73/urban-style-skaters-wrist-bands-53/
13. www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39089456
14. www.spinyc.com/
and www.thedailybeast.com/beast-board/item/1271/laura-lane/place/?cid=hp:buzzboardpick2