Saturday, July 30, 2011


 I like to make special breakfast on the weekend
and have been oogling over
these tasty ideas from BKFST.
Everything looks so delicious and fresh...
now I'm hungry!


LET'S  just say that if I was going to attend the
5-9yr.old Expanded ART class on Tuesdays
at Beehive, my mom would be dropping me off in this rig.

In fact, I think I can see us jumping around in the back seat! 
I can remember the smell of the bus, the great view, our dogs in the back, 
getting my finger caught in the door and my mom driving  to the train station.
We loved this bus. My dad, however, was livid it didn't fit in our garage. 

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Outside in

I dream about these thistles in January
when I cannot walk around my house due to the huge snow drifts. 
My friend Ellen gave them to me from her garden when we first moved here 9 years ago. 
They grow in the hot hot sun, next to the tomatoes in the back of the house.
In shades of  blue and purple, they're prickly to touch,
and have a wonderful grape scent.  I love them so much I had to bring them in. 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

All you need is love

 Spark and I watched  i am sam  last night.
  We have watched this incredible movie again and again.  
We  laugh and sing and cry cry cry every single time.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

midsummer favorites

Sarong from Upstate.
Beirut and their new single  'East Harlem' 
My birthday gift from E and G found at Paloma's Nest.  
Dr. Bronner's Organic Lotion,  summery and crisp Patchouli Lime.
That's where I'm at.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

BIG color

Big color,
big shapes,
big paintings...

that's what we painted yesterday with THAT colorful palette,
big paper and
lots of rollers.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

color inspiration

                            Today we will be painting from a palette of this colorful combination, 
                                          inspired by photograph taken by kateyjoy.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

fabric frame photo

 We LOVE to create frames at Beehive,
this time around we were working with a wood frame.
  I have a huge collection of tie dyed material/scraps
that I just knew I'd be diving into this summer.
I cut the fabric into smallish shapes,
the kids then glued selected pieces on to their frames.  
The cherry on top is the colored rice, one of many tidbits
I learned from my friend Susanna .

                                                                      simply beautiful

Slow Club - Two Cousins

                                                I will be loving this all week

The brilliant video for the new single - Two Cousins - taken from their forthcoming new album, 
                                                                       out in September.

Friday, July 15, 2011

go get 'em..

                                                 and may your weekend be full of surprises!

                                                        photo: new found inspiration hearblack

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

good food

                                          Refreshing works by Amsterdam artist  Mirthe Blusse.
                                                                                 l o v e

Monday, July 11, 2011

rikshaw is in the studio

I know I know.. I have emailed, phoned and sent smoke signals near and far spreading the word that rikshaw design is coming to Beehive. 
I have just unpacked the
Boho Trunk Show
(bedding, pillows, children & women's clothing
and accessories).
I am completely NUTS 
about it all. 

aqua pillow detail
  children's aqua crab kurta
children's seahorse kurta
One of my picks,  udaipur kurta

children's  kurtas and bloomers

The Trunk Show is this
Thursday 5:00 - 8:30pm and Friday 9:00am -12:00.

If you cannot make it during these hours, stop by the studio any day this week 10:00 - 3:00  for a peek. 
You can also check out the entire collection here.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

studio carta

I found Angela's cotton ribbon sampler at a 
holiday show and bought 
one for myself and one for my friend.
I didn't know what I was going to make or do with this ribbon, I was just crazy about the combination of colorful rolls in the clear packaging.
  Recently, I started to make cards with the collection and now...
well.. I just can't stop. 
I like to mix up the colors
and sew the pieces onto flat cards.
  They remind me of a clothes line, 
                                                  simple and beautiful. 
                                                       For more loveliness in the card, stationary,
                                                        ribbon and letterpress world visit Studio Carta.       
                                                             Thank you Angela!