The Purpose of Art

We had another long conversation about art last night. (Read last week’s post on this topic.) Since we both went to art school in what feels like a prior life, the act of thinking and talking about art as construct feels familiar. Compare the impulse to make art to the impulse to start a business:…

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New Year 2017

We will be up north, and hopefully it will snow. There will be a fireplace, a sauna, and nice walks down to the harbor.  Maybe we’ll run into the Captain who married us, who probably still thinks it was a last-minute elopement. We’ll let him know we’re still married. I’ve been reflecting on the post I…

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A Little Bit of Press

Some recent interviews and Q&As we have done: Nightly routines with The Newsette (Scroll to the bottom!)  – climbing, cats, and breve cappuccinos. Talking about underthings and unmentionables with Clementine Daily Sustainable & Super-Simple Underwear Brands with NYT T Magazine Online  

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New Family Portraits

When I answered questions for this online piece from T Magazine, I realized that Daniel and I desperately needed some decent headshots and good quasi-professional couple photos. So we plied friend Ryan with wine to press the button, and made some nice pictures.

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Designing Handwriting

When I was in elementary school, I liked to experiment with handwriting modification: redesigning how I formed the letters to be more elegant, or cleaner, or so forth.  It was an interesting body/mind exercise. Now, as an adult, I have my handwriting and it’s not too beautiful but it is fast.  I always admire people who…

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Small Things This Week

Small, nice things this week: Folding, spring cleaning, “sparking joy.”  This newspaper, The Hanging Gardens, الجنائن المعلقة which has so many lovely things to report about life in Maine, among other things, and is the first Arabic Language newspaper in the state.  Pick up a free copy at any of the Arabic markets.  I moved…

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Safe Words for Working Together

Yeah, not that kind of safe word. Daniel and I have been working together for seven years now, and in a romantic relationship for four and a half. As you might imagine, we’ve developed certain patterns of working together.  Let’s just say: it’s easy to allow work-conversations to become unprofessional if your business partner is…

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