This week, we are immersing ourselves in ‘low country’ – the Carolina islands.Daufuskie, Paris, Port Royal – and also inland, from Savannah to Beaufort. Here are a few scenes from this morning’s ride on a 1920s fishing boat- from the mainland to the island of Daufuskie- an old plantation island in a state of transition. On one had, in a state of intense poverty (the last remaining descendants of the original ‘Gulla’ African culture, trying to hang onto their ancestor’s original island cottages) juxtaposed to the country’s wealthiest folks. In the same few hundred feet you can see the remains of…
We recently caught wind of everything that is Bike A Bee and we are so in love! Jana Kinsman is a bee keeper in Chicago and she does it all by bike. She provides bee hives to community gardens for educational purposes to show the importance and magic of these pollinators. She is an all around bee lover and activist! Pretty impressive if you ask me. We are fans of bees and it’s inspiring what Jana is doing to elevate the awareness of these little buzzers. To find our more information go here!
Hidden under the train tracks in the meat packing district is a little shop that’s been sharpening knives for decades. David was a kid in a candy store. Charlie was a toddler in a knife shop. (So we didn’t stay long) but long enough to find: They have new old stock items, stock that hasnt changed in design in a hundred years, an ancient stone and water grinder. Original signage, a wall of lodge cast iron skillets and walls and walls of knives. ranging from $4.00 to $2500.00 Northwestern Cutlery = amazingness.
1. to save the camp if it catches on fire 2. to water the grass 3. to propel kids down the slip n slide at kids camp 4. to drive in local hometown parades 5. to have an excuse to hire an old school sign painter to letter the doors. He typically likes to spring these purchases on me, especially when they are entirely impractical, like this one. But it’s pretty, so we’ll keep her. (Well, I guess this one is a ‘him’, so we’ll call him Hank.) My little brother Sam found Frank for us- somewhere in Wisconsin, I…
FINALLY! After nearly a year of researching, planning and building- THE WANDAWEGA PROVISIONS STORE is officially open for business. View the online catalog HERE – and – Visit the website HERE WHAT ITS ABOUT: Sometimes Simple is Best: The Camp Wandawega Provisions Store For close to 90 years, the folks who ran the kitchen at Wandawega lake resort relied on the local farmers, markets, growers and butchers to keep the restaurant pantry stocked. Many of them family-owned businesses, run by first-generation German, Swiss, Austrian, Italian immigrants bringing their craft with them from their homeland. Generations of the same families passing down their recipes and skills to their children. Artisinal…
I just found a new blog (to me) that is so sweet.‘birdie blue’. — Voted number one in the POPSUGAR creative moms blog. She shoots, she writes, she has a freakishly adorable house and daughter.I feel equal parts envy and urgency to go organize my junk drawers (well, lets just say it. every room in my house is a junk drawer.) Check out her post on (gulp) both my books- she has such a loyal following.God bless you, ladies! xocharliefrankiet + d
Tucked just under the train tracks 1 block east of Lake street-in the meat packing district-is a teensy hardware store that is untouched by time.Rubber boots to shovels, half of their stock has been on the shelf for (what appears to be)several decades at least. It reminds me of my dad’s garage when we were kids growing up in Beardstown, Illinois.It was called “Surratt’s Auto Service”… and had a similiar patina. If you consider a thick coat of dust patina I hope they never change.
Many of our friends, coworkers and family attended KIDS CAMP last year, and so participated in this summertime shoot- we just got a copy of it! If you are one of the 100+ guests who attended last year, go pick up the August issue- (your kids might be pictured in it 🙂 Thanks for Jane Goodrich & Kathryn Gamble for the great shots! And William Golden for the awesome snow cone bartending action (follow up post on his amazingness with outtakes coming soon!)
i love this sitea collection of random, tiny, little cabins shacks and cottages. it makes me want to go find another cottage and move it. so teensy + lovely!
Pinterest is an amazing place. I am always finding the most beautiful images, products, places and people. I just happened upon Brooklyn to West. Ariele is an inspiring and talented woman working out of New York. She lays claim to any tool and can create beauty out of anything she touches no matter if it is wood, metal, fabric or feather. I was especially drawn to her studio space. It reflects the calculated chaos of being a maker of all things true. To find out more about Ariele and her projects and journey go here.