Month: January 2015

How to Create the Perfect Bedroom

“You’re either in your bed or in your shoes, so it pays to invest in both,” maker of fine shoes and fellow sleepyhead John Wildsmith once noted. And so in keeping with those little wellness rituals that make a big difference, I’ve been working on some changes in search of a better night’s rest. After all, at eight hours a night, we spend a third of our lives in bed! FLAX LINEN SHEETS After finding that pure linen bedding stays warm in the winter and cool in the summer, wicks moisture without feeling damp, and has one of the smallest footprints of any fabric, I was sold on trying linen sheets. One week into making up the bed with an organic linen set, there’s no way I’d go back to anything else. Our linen sheets and duvets are from Veratex, Restoration Hardware, Ikea, and a Russian tailor I found on eBay. There are some beautiful made in USA options from Linoto, Rough Linen, and Etsy’s handmade options. If you’re on a tight budget, West Elm, …

Winter Wellness Rituals, A Mega Post

So. I’ve been ruminating and rewriting this post over the past few months. This is going to wrap up a lot of last year’s personal projects and what I’ve learned. And I’ve tried my best to organize it all in such a way that I don’t seem an incoherent, crazy person to you. I know, I’m such a good friend. THE POWER OF SMALL HABITS Have you ever started a small project in one area of your life, only to find it quietly take strong roots in other places? Each time I stand behind an idea and build a routine around it, something new in my core beliefs is also unearthed. Like a polaroid in the open air, I find that when I potter away on my little projects, the bigger picture develops all on its own. INTO THE WARDROBE And so if my mission to edit down my closet and the Nothing New project have taught me anything, it’s to more aggressively question what I buy and keep, and why. When I pointed that …