rain on the london eye
It’s rainy, dark and Monday. If I said I had zero motivation to get out of bed and be productive today that would be an understatement. And on top of wanting to hide away until the sun comes back I am lacking in the inspiration department, hardcore. Monday: 1, Leah: 0.
Even though Monday was a holiday, and the week flew by, I was super productive and couldn’t be happier. I would love to go for a romp through some fields (a la Ms. Rumi) to get some quiet time. Escape this weekend and enjoy!
Last week’s weather has me itching with anticipation for spring (even if it snowed a little on Monday). While I have re-embraced the idea of wearing pants this year (I gave them up back in 2009) I am still partial to wearing onesies (e.g., this one and this one). They’re easy to throw on, comfy and you never have to worry about them flying up when walking over subway vents (yes, it’s happened…a few times). This Zucca onesie is on my radar. I’m loving the print and the fullness of the shorts.
My Friday post photos always come from We Heart It and while I was on it last week I discovered this amazing tumblr. It’s totally addictive and every page had a little something that made me smile. The best part is sending specific little things to the people who immediately pop into your head when you read them!
Warning: Gratuitous self-promotion ahead……….
I was never the biggest Michael Jackson fan. Crazy, I know! I do have a few favorite songs (Man in the Mirror being my all time favorite) but he just always kind of weirded me. That was until I met NY-based portrait photographer Henry Leutwyler and started working with him on his NYC show at Foley Gallery.
In 2009 Henry went out to California to shoot the glove for Vanity Fair. He decided to return on his own to photograph all the strange and infamous treasures that MJ was putting up for auction to support himself (this was before he signed his final tour deal). He’s since had a book published of this work, by Steidl, and showed at a gallery in LA.
The show runs from Thursday, February 24th through April 2nd. There is an opening reception for the public Thursday night (this coming Thursday) from 6-8pm.
Check out more photos of the show here.
A long weekend means different things to different people — sleeping in, staying out late… To me it’s all about the opportunity to have an extra morning to enjoy brunch. Yum. Have a relaxing long weekend.
I am crushing hard on these industrial pipe candle holders by Sharingbliss. My apartment is really anything but industrial (although I constantly wish I lived in one of those big old warehouse lofts) but I think these candle holders could be the perfect element to add contrast to my neutral space. Oh and by the way, if you couldn’t tell, I have been trolling Etsy like it’s my job lately…it’s a treasure trove!
The lovely cbone is one of my favorite girls in this city. In my opinion, Caitlin is cooler than cool and if you didn’t recognize that immediately upon meeting her, which you would, you’d be 150% sold after seeing her cute and adorable sweater toys.
This is my favorite. Her name is Lorraine:
Lorraine is a very witty tapir. She loves improv comedy and making people laugh.
Lorraine is made from a recycled sweater. She is stuffed with hypoallergenic polyfil. Her eyes are plastic safety eyes with a shank and washer. She may not be suitable for children under 3.
Lorraine is 6″ tall and huggable.
When I started freelancing I didn’t make much of an effort to create a workspace at home. In fact at the beginning I couldn’t have been any happier than when I was working from bed in my pjs. But now that work has picked up considerably I’ve decided to start thinking about creating a dedicated workspace at home. Lifehaker workspace is the best for inspiration. I love the crisp white office with branches — they can even hold your earphones!