Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Frost Heaves

Around here winter has taken it's toll and the inevitable "frost heaves" signs have begun popping up all around.

So bumpy roads are inevitable but at least we have pretty frost patterns around.

Also inevitable....the fact that I can't take a clear photo.  Someday I'll get it right!

Monday, February 10, 2014


I have been feeling very stressed out lately and not like myself but every now and then something happens that makes things better.  Besides spending more time with friends that make me happy, I also stopped to see the Chinese New Year parade yesterday on my way to grabbing lunch.  Parades are one of my favorite things to see.  I have no idea why but, whether it's the Hasty Pudding Parade in Harvard Square or the freezing cold parade at the Carnaval de Quebec, I feel compelled to take a look.

I didn't see a parade in the standard sense, though there might have been one, what I saw was a bunch of little parades, each with pairs of lions. I have to admit ignorance about what they were doing but a little research told me:

"Local businesses leave vegetables and fruit hanging from their doorway to entice the lion. In turn, the lion performs a dance and offers the local business owners good tidings for the New Year."

Other than the vibrant colors and the dances, what was most fun was how happy everyone was.  The little kids were running after the lions, there were firecrackers going off all around, and cabbage flying everywhere.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

BCBG :: Paper Garland Window Display

I didn't get the best photo of this BCBG window display but it's a nice example of something super simple.   Just some clothed mannequins and floral paper garlands {they might be snowflakes}.

The paper garlands remind me of this garland light by Tord Boontje.

Super simple but really effective, and I like the shape of this garland light much better when the garland is contained in the globe rather than drooping over a bare bulb.
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