After a ridiculously long hiatus, I’m happy to announce that Big Daddy Seashell is again open for business!!!  I can’t wait to post in the coming weeks all the wonderful things I’ve been inspired by, loved, hated & experienced since I last posted over a YEAR ago.  I hope I haven’t alienated all my readers by my lack of new material & I hope you all will enjoy what’s to come!

Slightly blurry photo of the beautiful ceiling medallion at the John G. Shedd Aquarium!


May 20, 2010 at 9:39 pm 1 comment

The Kinks – Juke Box Music

I am extremely thankful that my dear friend Darby reminded me about how AWESOME this song is!

May 14, 2009 at 5:29 am 1 comment

From the New York Times today – Inspiration

Maira Kalman - The Inauguration-New York Times

I have posted about Maira Kalman’s work before, but I was really moved by her piece at the New York Times today.   I encourage everyone to go check it out today!  Have a great weekend.

January 30, 2009 at 3:06 pm 2 comments

Flight of the Conchords – Sugar Lumps

Only the best new song this year….so far. And the best video. I don’t think Bret & Jemaine have ever looked hotter. Am I right ladies?!

January 27, 2009 at 6:21 am Leave a comment

Long Time, No Posting….

I hope you all haven’t missed me too much.  I have been RIDICULOUSLY busy for too long.  Anyhoo, I couldn’t resist posting these gorgeous photos I saw today while perusing this article by Michael Pollan for the New York Times Magazine.  They were all taken by Erwan Frotin for the New York Times.  I would love any of these framed in my dream kitchen someday:

On a side note, if you haven’t read “The Omnivores Delimma” by Michael Pollan, you should.  It is a wonderful and inspiring book.

October 10, 2008 at 4:55 pm 7 comments

A Dream Come True….Mad Men

Once again, I apologize for my long absence.  We went on a little trip to Door County, Wisconsin & have spent the rest of the time engrossed in our new little entertainment purchase – Mad Men.  We just finished season one last night & I CANNOT WAIT for the season 2 premiere next weekend.  Everything about this show is fabulous; the acting, direction, casting and writing are all superb.  But what has really been blowing me away is the spectacular set design, props & stunning costumes:

I can’t get over this show.  I almost want to start watching it right away again.  Maybe this time I won’t interrupt every two minutes by squealing over lamps, wall hangings, office equipment, phones, dresses, shoes, & headboards.

I LOVE that headboard.  It almost makes me want to be a 1960’s era housewife.  ALMOST.  I think I’d miss the women’s liberation & the Diet Mountain Dew way too much.  Have a great day & go watch Mad Men right now!!!!

July 21, 2008 at 11:34 pm 6 comments

Welcome To The Family!

My Dad sent me pictures of the newest addition to his family, & I couldn’t resist sharing:

Readers, meet Atticus.  Atticus, meet my readers.  How frickin’ cute is he?  I can’t stand it!  I hope you all have a very happy Fourth of July.


July 2, 2008 at 5:43 pm 1 comment

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