September 8th, 2013


Howdy strangers.

No excuses. No explanations. No blogging.

Mostly there’s been nothing interesting house project-wise to share with everyone, so I’ve made an effort to quell the rampant onslaught of self promotion type posts that were piling up around here and boring folks. Lacking for much else content-wise, summer conveniently looked like a good time to log off to focus on work and all sorts of things that remain dully unbloggable.

FYI, Google Reader shut down like a jerk and destroyed the only way I kept abreast of things. So I’ve assumed everyone has stopped blogging.


As of now?

Things are busy and chug-chug-chugging along. The house is full of boxes stacked on top of towers of more boxes stuffed with some other boxes. Sometimes I run into a small herd of roaming dogs in the chaos. Mostly everything looks like crap all the time. I need a work space, i need some help, this website needs a gut overhaul and maybe we need to find a new house.


So hello again.

I’ve got some diy and other posts lined up for the future and maybe they are good? Who knows, I’m pretty rusty at this crap. Also, I need to catch up on wee bit of self promotion here and there. Apologies in advance. Like now.





A limited batch of leather + brass hex pulls as well as a few of the new white Simple Light are now available in the CAMP shop. They’re really nice. Just like your face.


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  1. nickarmadillo on 09/08/2013:

    Welcome back. Haven’t seen the place in a good long while. I think that a new house tour and/or a recap of recent finds is in order.

    Come check us out at midcenturymidwest.blogspot.com.

  2. Melinda on 09/09/2013:

    Hey you’re still here, hurray. πŸ™‚

    If you’d like for there to be blogs again, you should check out Feedly.com, it’s how I read blogs now that Google Reader is gone.

    Also, this is serindipidious timing because I just saw this wall textile woven.. thing… on craigslist the other day and had a hell of a time explining to my husband why I thought we should buy it and hang it in our house, as an homage to your blog: http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/clt/4051319496.html

    He unfortunately did not agree. But it stuck out enough to me that I thought maybe I should write my first comment to you and let you know. πŸ™‚

  3. Christina on 09/09/2013:

    I just want to tell you how much I enjoy your blog and your beautiful pics – so inspiring and original. We are dreaming of creating an equally lovely feel in our new home (happening soon) so I can relate to the boxes and things looking like crap !
    Nevermind the sporadic posting – just keep putting things up when you feel the urge πŸ™‚
    All the best

  4. louize on 09/09/2013:

    yay – a post… I have missed your updates, including your self promotion – hell, isn’t all blogging some kind of self promotion? Boxes sounds like things are working out CAMP wise? I am happy for you, upcoming DIY sounds good too… I look forward to it!

  5. Florian on 09/09/2013:

    It’s alive! The blog is alive! Me: Yay!

    Simple Light only ships to US. Me: Sad.

  6. julia wheeler on 09/09/2013:

    Maybe you should move to San Diego and share a workspace with Dusty & Summer. Just saying.

  7. Joellyn on 09/09/2013:

    I transitioned my time-consuming blog reading habit right over to Feedly which I ended up liking way better anyway. I’m still a big blog reader. I know I’m just one person but I like your blog. Please keep blogging for me. Thank you!

  8. Welcome back! πŸ™‚

  9. Juli on 09/09/2013:

    We are getting land so that we have room for all our boxes/interests. Our creativity is too bigl for a single family home.

  10. wendy on 09/09/2013:

    hey… i saw you in Sunset magazine!! and i’ve moved to inoreader, which i love love love… nice and simple like google reader was.

  11. Laura on 09/09/2013:

    I saw a photo with leather pull tabs in Sunset and thought “oh that is Brick House.” I was right!

  12. Jay on 09/09/2013:

    So great to see a new post from you! I am going to have to add the brass simple light to my wish list!

  13. Rowantree on 09/09/2013:

    So happy you’re back! I saw your living room design in Sunset Mag and knew your design right away! beautiful and fun! I inherited some great Danish modern furniture (made in Yugoslavia) and used your tutorial to rehab it. Thank you for teaching us; it has never looked more beautiful in my memory. I know it’s just furniture, but when I open the secretarial, I can smell my dad’s pipe tabacco and remember how secret it all felt with the cool keys to lock it up!

  14. Alia (simple savvy) on 09/09/2013:

    I will always read your blog, even if you only post once a year. Sometimes I just scroll back through it, page after page for inspiration. It’s one of my favorites!

  15. Chaucea on 09/09/2013:

    Well hot diggity, there you are!

    Welcome back, and keep bloggin’! πŸ™‚

  16. Janette on 09/10/2013:

    You have been missed. By me, for sure.

  17. Elizabeth on 09/11/2013:

    So good to see you here πŸ™‚ Always love absorbing your gorgeous photos and reading your witty words.

  18. Fat Cat on 09/12/2013:

    What a relief! I thought for a minute you’d done something stupid… like giving up blogging…
    Of course some of your east coast blogging buddies are doing their best to fill the void, but their posts a definitely missing something… like crazy fiber wall hangings ! And awesome thrift finds for under 100$ ! And classic pics of the boy bending over… I surely missed those πŸ˜‰

  19. Suzy8track on 09/13/2013:

    Yay! Glad ur back! I’ve missed your wit!

  20. carmencatalina on 09/14/2013:

    This is one of my favorite blogs, so I’m thrilled to hear that you may be posting more soon!

  21. Anna on 09/15/2013:

    Miss your humor and your style! But totally understand how much work blogging can be. I’m getting tired just thinking about it, but hope to see more from you in the near future.

  22. Nothing wrong with a little self-promotion. Note my signature. Summer was quite a slump all over the place. Natural time to slow down. No worries at all.

  23. ajay on 09/20/2013:

    I am excited to see you back here. Well the images posted above are awesome, keep it up..

  24. Stephanie on 09/20/2013:

    I’ve missed you too. Your blog is tops on my list, even if you don’t post often.

  25. momlovesretro on 09/21/2013:

    So glad you’re back! I’ve missed reading your posts!

  26. Sara on 09/24/2013:

    Hey! No worries! I’m just glad you’re back! This is great!

  27. Greer on 09/25/2013:

    Don’t apologise! I find some blogs post way too often. And most of the time, those are the ones who blog full time or have a team of writers. If you’re like me, have a full time job and only post when you feel like it, don’t feel bad! Quality over quantity my dear πŸ˜‰

  28. Tonia on 10/24/2013:

    It’s like that sometimes. Blogging is job and I agree with @Greer those that blog each and everyday do it full time. Quality over quantity any day of the week.

  29. Wioleta on 10/29/2013:

    Oh, I know, I’ve been there, done that. I couldn’t force myself to blog in the Summer, but I’m back and I’m not going anywhere πŸ™‚ Great to see you back! Looking forward to see your new ideas!

  30. Dawn on 01/19/2014:

    I love those pulls! I placed an order for them in December but haven’t received them or gotten an email about it yet. Are you still selling items from your camp shop?

  31. Woven Treasures Rugs on 06/07/2015:

    Amazing pulls and decorations pieces.

  32. Levine on 12/28/2015:

    Wonderful! I love reading stories like this, you must have been so proud. Hope you’re all doing well now!

  33. Darlene Settle Barrington on 03/21/2017:

    Just had to comment. I love your writing style.
    “Rocks. You bastards.” Made me LOL.

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