Thursday, May 28, 2015

lucy's animals

little drawings from eagle rock

Friday, May 22, 2015

Bedford Stuyvesant Neighborhood Guide: Part II, Daily Press, Brooklyn Kolache Co, and Pilar

Here's the first part of the guide!

1. A friendly, airy little coffee shop worthy to hit up before hopping on the C or S: Daily Press. They have movie nights and game nights, and amazing spicy cheddar-chive scones (baked in Brooklyn by Colson). The staff is really cute. And they're right by the Franklin C train. 505 Franklin Ave. Website here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Special report: Flying Tiger Copenhagen haul

Can you imagine a mash-up of Kikkerland, Ikea and Party City? Well, it opened in New York four days ago, and it is awesome. Flying Tiger Copenhagen is a kind of Danish dollar store. I'd never heard of it, but apparently there are 452 locations, though this is the first in the US. I went in thinking, "I'll just have a quick look," and then my eyes turned into spirals and I whipped myself into a frenzy and my "minimal living" "quality over quantity" "please don't buy anything else, Molly, you make $10 an hour"* went out the window.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

springtime comes to manhattan

i don't even know this guy...i just had to take a photo of his puppy

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Favorite Writing Ideas, Part I

Now that I'm coming to the end of my fiction MFA, I thought I'd try to record the most essential lessons I learned.

Friday, May 8, 2015

springtime comes to brooklyn

a bit late but that's okay
plus i read that the more it snows in the winter, the cozier the roots stay and the better the spring...

Monday, May 4, 2015


a stork flying by the badia palace. many of them nested on top of the old walls. they clapped their beaks open and shut, making loud, echoing knocking noises.

Saturday, May 2, 2015


i've been looking back through the blog and realizing how many bits and pieces that i've now imported into my novel i also have recorded in photos. that whole post and its atmosphere have been pretty much what i've been grasping at the past year and a half...

Friday, May 1, 2015

Internet Favorites for May: Things I cannot afford

I wish I didn't like stuff as much as I do. I love stuff. This has a lot to do with the internet, my #1 source of objects and lives that I must have for myself. I read blogs and feel sad until I identify some stuff I truly love, and then, instead of sadness, I feel desire. I guess this is what "inspiration" is?

Thing from the past: I remember when I was living in Italy trying to eat less dessert all the time. I felt like I was eating too much. But I went to a party for which my host family had made a tiramis├╣, and I noted sadly in my journal that the tiramis├╣ was "not irresistible." Sometimes you just want to be enchanted by something, even when you know you shouldn't.

Some stuff I'd love:

1. Lucas Foglia's book for A Natural Order. Foglia is my favorite photographer. More of his photos are here. These photos had a huge effect on my writing project. Not sure if I want the book or the life. Well, if you can't get to Wildroots, wwoofing might be a good substitute.

2. Everything from Ace&Jig.
Simple, soft-shaped garments in the most sumptuous textiles. I went to their sample sale recently but I think I have found the brand I would like to wear at all times ceaselessly into eternity.

3. This Margiela earring, a daisy on a stem that shoots right through you...


4. hand and arrow from datter...

5. And most of all a trip back to Turin.
I was an exchange student in Turin from ages 15-16. One of the strangest parts of being in a real long-term relationship is that traveling is no longer my top priority. But I miss it. I recently learned that awe is the healthiest emotion