Flavor Paper

So this really cool wallpaper company, Flavor Paper, just moved their headquarters from New Orleans to my neighborhood. I walked by their building a couple of weeks ago and didn't know what it was, so I Googled it and now I'm in love.

Bad cell phone pic

I know most people hate the idea of wallpaper, but Flavor Paper's wallpaper is handscreened and so unique; it's not like the stuff from the eighties.

Some of my faves:

Kabloom in White on Chrome Mylar as seen at Shvitz:

I want to live here!

Cynthia Rowley's custom cherry tree wallpaper in her dining room:

I want to eat here!

Sheba in Bubblegum as seen in Charlotte Ronson's apartment (and her C. Ronson boutique):

Hi Charlotte! My C. Ronson hooded zippy sweater is one of my favorites!

You know, you could wallpaper so many things, not just walls. You could wallpaper the base of a plain table and top it with a piece of glass or a mirror. You could wallpaper wardrobes, shelves, dressers, room dividers... the possibilities are endless!

Like, I recently got the Silhouette Bedframe from Brocade Home and it needs a headboard of some kind.

I love my bed! I love my bed!

I could have someone cut a piece of plywood into a really cool shape and wallpaper it. Or, I could get something to hang on the wall above my bed (like in the above picture) and wallpaper that.

Via Apartment Therapy, a DIY wallpapered headboard by Martha Stewart:

You're so clever, Martha!

Anywho, check out Flavor Paper if you're looking to spice up your home.

And check out these links for inspiration:

Also, just Google "wallpaper." I stumbled upon this picture of wallpaper rolls...

Ooh... we so pretty

...and it made me think you could make covers for books (just fold them like we did in high school) and make your bookshelf look amazing!

Okay, I'm out now. If anyone from Flavor Paper is reading this, welcome to the neighborhood!

Hmmm...

Via the NY Times...

Saving a Squirrel by Eating One

RARE roast beef splashed with meaty jus, pork enrobed in luscious crackling fat, perhaps a juicy, plump chicken ... these are feasts that come to mind when one thinks of quintessential British food. Lately, however, a new meat is gracing the British table: squirrel.


 

I could make quite a living farming squirrels, seeing as though my balcony has become a squirrel haven.

(Oh, I'm kidding, animal lovers. I can't even bring myself to kick little buggers out.)

Cayenne Pepper

A lot of people suggested I sprinkle cayenne pepper outside to get rid of the squirrel and it reminded me of a funny, albeit gross, story. Consider yourself warned.

If you read Save Karyn, you might remember that my old roommate Scott had a Jack Russell Terrier named Veda.

When we first moved in together, Veda was a puppy and was completely out of control. At the time, I only had Elvis, and Veda developed a habit of rummaging through his litter box and eating his poop. (As gross as this is, it's quite common for puppies to do.)

As you can imagine, Scott and I weren't exactly excited about Veda's new habit, but no matter what we did, we couldn't break her of it. We moved the litter box, put a lid on it, added a door... but somehow she'd always figure out a way to get inside.

After a while, someone suggested that we douse Elvis' poop with Tabasco sauce, so we decided to give it a try. After waiting for Elvis to "make a fresh one," we uncovered it with the scooper and gave it a good douse. As terrible as it is, we then led Veda to the litter box and encouraged her to dive in.

Within seconds, Veda found the spicy piece of poop and completely devoured it. When she finished, with her lips-a-smackin', rather than freak out and run the other way because her mouth was now probably on fire, she instead looked back at the litter box and dove inside for seconds. I mean, the Tabasco sauce didn't even phase her. She was like, "Mmmm, sauce!"

Anyway, sorry for the gross story, but I had to share it. Oh, and as for Veda, she eventually stopped eating Elvis' poop. When she moved out.