Nanogarden photo by Wim Noorduin/Harvard University

I can’t believe May is almost over! This month has just whoooshed by, and I mean whoooshed, leaving a huge mess in its wake! I’m leaving the country in TWO weeks, just when Portland gets gorgeous and Summery…and trading it in for unending rain during Tokyo’s steamy-hot rainy season….followed by mosquitoes breeding in droves as soon as the rain stops. I’ll be bringing my open-toed rain-proof sandals! School’s almost out and the year is wrapping up…and there’s been a ton of interesting info online this past week:

Dream It: Inspiration & Creativity

An installation of colorful masking tape in Japan. I wonder who got all that washi tape when they were done with it?

This may be an older post, but it’s still super-relevent. 21 Ways to Be More Creative will help kickstart those creative juices when you hit a roadblock!

Amazing micro-flowers: Nanogardens grown on the surface of a penny. Is “nanogardening” the next new thing?

Buy It: Shopping Picks

Designer merchandise is currently on sale at, and you can snag a gorgeous Summer shirtdress for only $55 (marked down from $138). Can you say score??

All tortoiseshell glasses and sunglasses are on sale here for 15% off for the month of June. Snag them while you can!

Oh, I need this dress in my life, state. It would be the perfect Summer dress….plus chevrons. Who doesn’t like chevrons??

Make It: DIY

5 Anthropologie knock-off ideas for your home will help beautify your living space easily.

This DIY Racerback Muscle Tee Recon video will have your old tee festival-ready in no time.

I’ve just discovered a new DIY Blog/Tumblr: Dream a Little Bigger, which has a ton of links to tutorials all over the internet. So many great projects to visit!

Live It: Lifestyle

If you shop cheap, this is a must-read: How to Make Your Fast Fashion Items Last. Take care of them, and your affordable clothes may just live through their first wash.

Now’s the time to ramp up your interaction online: Your social media profile might be your next credit score.

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