a new family member
for two days i have been helping a friend of mine do the finishing interior design touches for a new cafe in saint paul that opens tomorrow morning. saint paul is the nerdy little brother to popular and flashy minneapolis, and i have a soft spot for underdogs, so i like to support saint paul whenever i get a chance. i’ve been running around town buying all those things you need at the eleventh hour of any interiors project like cord covers, dent remover, polish, plants, pillows, and pots. among my many errands today was a trip to the local floral wholesaler, where this moody little rubber tree plant caught my eye. the rich, earthy palette somehow fit my mood exactly for this holiday season. so . . . one for me, and one for the cafe. i called it compensation. don’t know how much that translates into in terms of hourly wage. don’t care.
rubber tree plant (Ficus elastica)