Month: June 2011


Shelterrific, June 29, 2011 A few months ago, Sarah C. introduced us to Shelfari and a few readers chimed in with their pick for favorite social networking, bookworm-friendly site: Good Reads. Thank you guys, I’m hooked! I was looking for a way to keep track of my reading list online (I’m constantly writing down suggestions […]

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Want it Now: Tea Diver

Shelterrific June 28, 2011 I tend to drink more tea in the summer than I do in the winter thanks to the frostbite-inducing office air conditioning. That means that, year round, I’m on the look out for cute tea accessories. My newest obsession comes from Yanko Designs. The Tea Diver ($20) is based on the […]

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etsy Find: Monster Shark Soda Can Koozie

Shelterrific June 27, 2011 As far as I’m concerned, summer movies begin and end with Jaws. Gripping and terrifyingly authentic, Jaws defined the summer movie blockbuster. It also makes me homesick. I grew up in New England and spent many summers on the beaches that the fictional monster stalked (da dun. . . da dun. . […]

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Summer Necessity: Pole Dweller Ice Cream Scoop

Shelterrific June 23, 2011 When it comes to cooling off in the summer, I’d much rather have ice cream then sit in air conditioning. Hands down. If you follow my line of reasoning, the pole dweller ice cream scoop from Mod Cloth ($12.99) is a necessity for your utensil drawer. Penguins too mainstream for you? […]

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American Apparel Gets Stationary

Shelterrific June 22, 2011 Perhaps we should expect some grainy, provocative pictures of pencils and desk lamps in the near future because American Apparel has just launched an office and stationery line. In all seriousness, the products are pretty cute! From tiny erasers shaped like teeth and fruit to crayon rocks, the new stationery line […]

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Show Compassion, Not Others' Panties

Chicago Tribune’s RedEye June 18, 2011
Forget universal health care. Forget gun control. Forget the vast socioeconomic divide ripping the country apart. We have failed as a society when there are young ladies walking around with their skirts tucked into their panties.
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