Lately I have been spotting posters held up by binder clips. Often the paper is held by the clips, and the clips are nailed into the wall. This is a great, cheap way to hang posters since you don’t need to buy a frame and binder clips are something like 24 for $2.99. Additionally, you don’t damage the paper as much as if you used sticky tack or push pins. Aaand, I just love the industrial look that it gives your wall.

I just spotted this while browsing:

{via here}

First of all, don’t judge. My six year old cousin just discovered star wars, and it’s almost his birthday. Second- look at that! The binder clips are hanging on a wire!! What a wonderful idea for a wall. String a heavy wire across two nails, then hang as many posters as you want across it using binder clips! That way you  can easily rotate posters, and it makes for an awesome floating effect. Incidentally, I saw a similar idea over here, another creative way to affordably hang pieces on your wall. {Then I saw the girl who runs that blog at Madewell, but was too afraid to say anything.} I smell a project for when I return home, and it will be the perfect way to hang my latest poster buy:

{Purchased at RAG}

Awwww, that bear just LOVES California… Feel free to share any other great ideas you have for hanging wall art!




YES! I’m so excited. Yesterday, I booked a plane ticket to Thailand. My lovely friend Sam (who you can follow here) has been there since October, and I miss her too much to wait until she gets back to SF. So, at the end of March I will be on a plane to Bangkok.

Technically, I have been on the Asian continent before, when I was in Israel and Jordan. However, this will be my first trip to Asia proper. I’ve been (kind of) kicking myself for the last seven years over a missed opportunity to go to China, so now I will finally spend some time in the ‘far east’. While we will probably spend most of our time in Thailand, we might also go on a side trip to Cambodia. Angkor Wat is something I have always wanted to see.

So currently I am in the COLD Northeast, dreaming of being here:

I am also excited to wear warm weather clothes – something I rarely get to do in SF, one of the things I miss most about Texas. Do any of you have great recommendations for easily packable, warm weather clothes? Let me know in the comments!