Welcome to the new site

We have just moved the entire site from its previous incarnation on the Squarespace 5 platform to the new Squarespace 6 platform. The new platform has allowed us a new look and some new functionality, which we will do our best to make the most of. The main change has been combining all new WORLD, LIFE and RECIPES posts onto the MAIN page. This way every new post will be in one place. For those of you who prefer to stick to one section, you can choose from the 3 main category links in the MAIN page sidebar. 

Everything from the old site is still here and can be found by either searching or by visiting the lovely {FROM the old site} folder in the top navigation bar. Within the folder are the imported WORLD, LIFE & RECIPES sections. You will notice various quirks of the migration, including dropped images in post excerpts and formatting oddities.  We have also added a sidebar that lists all of the categories from those 3 sections to make finding what you want a bit easier. All new recipes posted in the MAIN section will also be reposted in the RECIPES section, so that it will always include all of our recipes.  Also in the works are a few new pages that are being modified from their older incarnations on the old version of the site. 

If you have any question, concerns or suggestion, please feel free to let us know. I can always be reached via email at: kiersten@greenspotblue.com or comment below.

Inspiration: A bit of everything...

So, I wanted to write something here, but I’ve got a blasting headache and my seven year old is sitting next to me asking endless questions, most of which I can’t even begin to answer. I recall saying that yes, I would be happy to live in Paris, but beyond that I’ve lost the thread and also, the ability to think, form sentences or function it seems. Below, before we get to the pretty pictures, is an edition from Tucker Nichols, Portrait of Sandy from Far Away, available at 20x200. A portion of the proceeds benefit Printed Matter in Chelsea which was damaged in the hurricane and losing 9,000 titles in the flood waters. More in the vein of Art for goodness sake, launching today, also at 20x200, is Art for Sandy Relief, in collaboration with Time. All net proceeds from the sale of the selection of prints will go to charities working directly on the ground to aid recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. Another lovely item now available at 20x200, though not an aid edition, is the second image below, from Matthew Tischler. I was considering buying it for my daughter for her 3rd birthday, but nobody else thought she’d really appreciate it. She may not appreciate it now, but she might later. I would appreciate it now, but I guess that’s not really the point. Anyway, she’s getting glitter glue pens, a Dora doll, a toy stroller, purple skinny jeans and a huge pink bean bag chair instead. All of which she picked herself and all of which she will love and enjoy, maybe even more than I’d love another Matthew Tischler in the house.


{images lost on import, one of those lovely site moving quirks...}


Music: The Humor of Despair

Music: The Humor of Despair
Mark Eitzel reminds one of the gruff, cynical, but bemused, youngish uncle, who if you are lucky enough, you will end up drinking imported beers with on the deck outside during Thanksgiving. He might be your father’s baby brother, whom you always wanted to emulate as you heard your parents discuss his latest adventure with his band when you were in high school and middle school.Read More

Inspiration: A bit of everything...

One of the things that made our post-hurricane week liveable, was our pretty house. It stood strong through even the loudest, strongest and scariest bursts of wind and made it through our second hurricane without a scratch. Despite the less than favorable conditions of the following week, it remained bright, sunny and solid for all of us, even when it was quite cold. The thing is, that we have been thinking of giving our pretty house up, in order to turn another house into a pretty house, and these past two weeks have made the thought increasingly less appealing. So, as a result we’ve been whiffle waffling back and forth between ideas of what we could still possibly think of to do here vs. what we could do elsewhere. it’s still a toss up.





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Inspiration: A bit of everything...(hurricane edition)

We have now had power back in our home for 5 days. It seems like longer. Probably because everyone has been most unpleasantly ill ever since the lights popped back on and we’ve also has a very rudely timed snowstorm as a follow up to our hurricane. Though as long as these past few days have seemed, it’s not nearly as long as the days without power felt for each of us. Along with the lights, the heat, refrigerator, stove, washing machine, baths and showers, television, telephone and the internet all returned in an instant. It’s surprising how hard it can be to go without each of those things for so long, especially with small children. And despite the fact that they were frightened and confused, they did brilliantly and surprisingly better than I ever would have imagined without each of those things for so long. We’re still cleaning up the mess, though luckily our sturdy little house has held itself perfectly together once again, and we have no real damage. (And again we are wondering if we really want to give it up.) As bad as those 8 days were for us and our children, we know so many people lost so much more and are still without power, water, homes. We can only imagine how much worse it could be and know how lucky we really are.

Here are a few places to donate to those in need:

The American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Fund

Or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to donate or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation

The Humane Society

Or text the word ANIMALS to 20222 to donate $10 to help the HSUS disaster relief fund

Habitat for Humanity

Tunnel to Towers Fund for Staten Island

The Ali Forney Center

N.J. Emergency Response Hotline - 1-800-JERSEY-7.

Tomorrow, we are starting back to our regular power-hungry lives, everyone goes back to school after 2 weeks off and hopefully back to usual posts later this week or next week for sure.