Wednesday, August 1, 2012


A workbook for type lovers everywhere. Flip through it online for free, or pre-order!  Kern it like you mean it =)

// flip through the whole book here!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Saturday, June 16, 2012

chief joseph

deciding on just one would be almost impossible.

// from here

Friday, June 1, 2012

gameboy color

Yes, I do feel old when I call my DS a "game boy" and get funny looks from the much younger generation. If I could just find my walk man... oh sorry ipod.

well you're WELCOME for this link to a free gameboy color emulator that lets you play all the oldies online. Maybe if I can get enough of those kids to try it I can make the game boy name cool again.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

brimfield antique show

So last weekend smith and I made the drive out to the Brimfield antique show to see what all the fuss was about. In one word it was amazing.

After about an hour and a half of driving we stumbled upon the mother load of awesome antiquing. I was in such awe at the number of people, smith had to remind me to pay attention to the road.

We walked around until I was sufficiently sunburned (doesn't take much lol). According to the map I printed ahead of time, we didn't make it thought more than 10% of the show in our 3 hours of wandering.

At the end of the day we made it home with a William H Littlefield original and some very cool letterpress type. I'm going back for sure in July, September, next summer, ad infinitum. If you are in the area you should definitely check it out. But be sure to bring your water bottles - I have never seen such long lines for lemonade in my life!

Monday, May 14, 2012

design seeds

Love color. Over at design seeds there are tons of gorgeous schemes. You can search by theme (season, vintage, nature, etc...) or just by colors you love.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

revenge is a dish best served stuffed...

sometimes you have a problem, and most of the time the only reasonable solutions is to put a horse's head in someones bed. Bloody sheets aren't anyone's favorite thing - so consider this much cuter alternative that your enemies can cuddle without having to worry about the clean up.

or, you know, get one for yourself. I'm seriously considering it.

available here for $45.00

Monday, May 7, 2012

I Need Nice Things

A more appropriate name couldn't exist for this very awesome (and affordable) print shop. Check out all the Nice Things here

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

type love : rulebreaker

Jonny Wan nailed his rulebraker typeface.. and his other protfolio pieces are pretty awesome too... check it out at

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

not a player

while this might currently be a lie.. (i didnt blog a lot in april.. i slept a lot) ... this might be the greatest t-shirt i've seen in weeks. and thats sayin' something.

$19 here

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


omg moving sucks. There is so much stuff! How did I get all this stuff? Why did I think it was necessary to buy all this stuff?

The good news is I have officially moved to a bigger apartment and for the first time in my life i dont own enough lamps. I didnt think it was possible, but apparently it is.

Unfortunately I am too tired to care. So harve, polly and I will be sleeping during every minute of our spare time until all the boxes are officially gone (or clawed to shreds.. whichever comes first).

// image from here

Monday, April 16, 2012

tax return tote

Well, i've officially been reimbursed by the state and federal government... sooo I did what I always do and bought a new purse! ohhh how anxious I am for you to come in the mail gorgeous purse!

// from here

Thursday, April 12, 2012

433 jewelry

Ok, I'm going to start by saing I dont wear a lot of jewelry (ok, none). But I am head over heals for pretty much every item over at 443jewelry on Etsy. The dipped metal style contrasts the chunky stone texture so well I simply cant help but drool.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


// Let the speaker love continue! can you tell i'm hooked on the tunes recently? sunnylife speaker is perfect for the beach - i might need to get one of these for my inevitable cape cod vacation! $39.99 @ amazon

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

nerd alert : big fish sampler 5

All romantic big fish games for this weeks nerd alert review! I was on a kick with the knightstone games and just kept going... I cant say no to a good love story

Death at Fairing Point : a Dana Knightstone Novel

teapot | easel | horses

Dana Knightstone is a writer looking for inspiration at a Mansion in the Scottish countryside. Little does she know there is a ghost, and a love story, ready to take her on a novel worthy adventure.

the different areas were the best part of this game - you not only get to explore the house, but the village, and then other houses and locations after that. It was great because I didnt feel like I was constantly returning to the same area over and over again.

Overall strength of the games story line 5/6
Quality of the graphics, especially in the seek and find elements 6/6
How far through the game did I feel I was after the hour 5/6
Odds that I would buy the full version of this game 6/6

Love Story : the Beach Cottage

message in a bottle | shell | sailboat

Your father has left you the beach cottage you stayed at when you were a kid. In slight shambles you explore and revisit long lost memories of lost love and seaside tragedy.

Honestly this game was kind of slow, predictable, and short. I knew that if I had played just a tiny bit faster I would've finished the entire game in the 1 hour trial period. The house was pretty cool, but the interactive areas were limited and left me wishing there was more to explore.

Overall strength of the games story line 2/6
Quality of the graphics, especially in the seek and find elements 4/6
How far through the game did I feel I was after the hour 0/6
Odds that I would buy the full version of this game 0/6

Death Under Tuscan Skies : a Dana Knightstone Novel

books | hat | bone

Dana is at it again, off to Italy to look for a romance that has been lost in history. After arriving at the University, she starts to unravel a mystery involving the disappearance of a student and a young girl with an incurable illness. Scour the libraries and campus grounds looking for clues as to what happened to the couple time has kept apart.

I do love the whole mysterious lost love idea behind the Dana Knightstone stories. Its expecially fun in the spooky setting of an Italian college. You arrive at night and start searching right away - solving puzzles, and exploring the historic campus.

Overall strength of the games story line 5/6
Quality of the graphics, especially in the seek and find elements 6/6
How far through the game did I feel I was after the hour 6/6
Odds that I would buy the full version of this game 5/6

And the winner is...
I ended up buying Death at Fairing Point! It had a pretty solid ending, the story was good and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


The trees are just starting to bud here, and I cant wait for it to be spring for real (not just super odd hot weeks of 85 degree afternoons)...

After you watch this, you wont question why its called 'Spring' ... in fact you might wonder why it isn't called 'Explosion'

Life of flowers from VOROBYOFF PRODUCTION on Vimeo.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

will return - April 1st

"You can do anything, but you can't do everything"

After a year plus a month of everyday posting - I've decided to take the month of March off from blogging in order to pay some attention to projects that have fallen by the wayside. Dont get me wrong - I won't be taking time off from Harve & Polly, I just have some ideas that require a little more time commitment in order to reach fruition. In the meantime I will still be pinning so be sure to visit me on Pinterest!

See you all on April 1!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

fireflies exposed

This long exposure photography has me dreaming of long summer nights laying in the grass looking at the fireflies. Ohhh I cant wait for warm summer. I hope they have fireflies in massachusetts! (otherwise I'll need to visit OH)

// from here

Thursday, February 23, 2012

stickers on the walls!

These lovely walls are coved in stickers! yes, hearts and baloons and strawberries! see mom? stickers on the walls arent so bad =)

// from here

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

nerd alert : broken sword | the shadow of the templars

Nicole is a journalist who has uncovered a dangerous lead linking the deaths of some very powerful men all over the world. As she investigates a recent terrorist attack who just killed her latest lead, she meets George Stobbart. George is an American tourist in Paris, and he is about to embark on an adventure that follows the last moves of the Knights Templar as they hide what remains of their great treasure.
Originally released for PC, the Broken Sword series consisted of 4 games released between 1996 and 2006. Shamefully, I haven't played any of them until this past weekend - and I will say better late than never because the first game in the series, The Shadow of the Templars, has set me off in hot pursuit of the remaining 3 games. This point and click adventure game doesn't lack anything in the puzzle department, and translates to the DS quite well - too bad that top screen was mostly a screensaver the whole time though! 

01/ cross ring $6.00  //  02/ knight chess pieces $5.00  //  03/ elephant $9.95  //  04/ skull cupcake mold $11.95  //  05/ clown nose $4.99  //  06/ paris manhole cover $24.99  //  07/ magic carpet $64.00

5/6 Toes // Overall

1 // Graphics

The game was originally released in the mid 90's so it is going to be judged by era. The illustrated style of the game goes well with the DS interface and it doesn't look like an older game on this platform (on a PC it might be a different story).

1 // Storyline and Characters

I'm not going to lie - the whole Templar thing was WAY overdone in the 90's/00's (come on - Gabriel Knight, Post Mortem...)
but this may have been the first one, and since I don't have a timeline of all the Templar games in front of me I will let it slide. The main character George, is likable and you get a little tug and pull on whether he is good or bad in some situations. I originally thought Nico would be a toggle character, but you don't get to control her after the beginning of the game. Story-wise though - I couldn't put it down and loved every puzzle ridden minute of it. But seriously Nicole, what is up with those blue shoes?

0.5 // Soundtrack and Sound Effects
Nothing too stellar (it was the 90's) but I do appreciate they didn't change anything from the original. There are sound effects for all the actions in the game, and the cut scenes have additional sound - I did like the typing sound that accompanied the talking portions... but I would've liked talking more.

1 // Length of Game and Price

So for $19.99 at GameStop, this game entertained me all weekend and then some (about 9 hours total). so definitely would recommend. You can probably find it cheaper for PC or used - and I even heard a rumor its available for the iPhone.

1 // Replay Value

I could see this series becoming one I replay ever few years. It has good bones and I cant wait to see what happens next.

0.5 // Puzzle Difficulty

The DS version has a little hint cheat in the upper corner, I'm not going to lie - I was glad it was there and even used it once or, ok, twice. the puzzles were inventory and location based - but overall were more enjoyable than outright difficult.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

new digs

01/ cb2 pillow $29.95  //  02/ industrial pendant lamp $99.00  //  03/ river rock shower curtain $39.00  //  04/ woodgrain towels $19.00  //  05/ cb2 pillow $49.95  //  06/ cb2 pillow $39.95  //  07/ beam coffee mug $2.95  //  08/ Madison Dinnerware $189.95  //  09/ cirrus rugs $24.95

So over the weekend Smith and I signed a lease for a new place. We'll be moving in April - but that isn't stopping me from doing some serious premature planning & online window shopping. I think I have the layout down.... now for some accents!

Monday, February 20, 2012

LEGO Life of George

LEGO Life of George is an App based Lego game that challenges players to build what they see as fast as they can! This would be an awesome gift for anyone with Lego love.
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