Bright Lights on Koseli of Original Archiving Co.

Koseli (pronounced like closely) Cummings of Original Archiving Co. is here to talk about her favorite things, and if you’re tuned into her discoveries at Design Mom, you know that they’re going to be good. Koseli’s blog posts are always thoughtful, beautifully written, and tastefully put together. I’m so excited that she’s sharing a bit about her life in Brooklyn here today!

Frock Files | Bright Lights on Koseli of Original Archiving Co.

What do you do for a living?: I spend the majority of my time with our 1 1/2 year old little boy, Silas. I’m also a freelance copywriter and blogger. Last fall, I began writing for Design Mom as her Discovery Editor and also started my own blog, Original Archiving Co. I also have another big blog project in the works that I’m super excited about! Think, Geographically-based mom blog that’s not a mom blog.

Places you’ve lived: Texas, Utah, California, and now, New York. The thing I miss most in Brooklyn is the mountains.

Place you’d most like to visit: Japan. I’m really fascinated by Japanese pop culture and urban living. I’d actually love to live there for a few months to really absorb the sites and culture.

Your favorite indulgence: Blue Marble cinnamon ice cream or Grom chocolate gelato! Or imported stickers. I love cute stickers.

The best advice you’ve ever received: Treat yourself gently.

If you could pick just one local eatery to take a visiting friend to, which would you choose?: We’d grab a whole pizza at Di Fara in Brooklyn. The best pizza in all of New York!

Frock Files | Bright Lights on Koseli of Original Archiving Co.

I love to read. I’ve fallen a bit off the bandwagon since becoming a mom, but I’ve been reading a bit more lately. I just read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and loved it so much. If you love Young Adult fiction too, you’ll love it. I also love the classics and a lot of post-modern work.

This grapefruit spoon. A simple tool that makes all the difference when you’re eating a delicious pink grapefruit. My favorite is from Crate and Barrel.

Even when my son was a newborn and I was a freaky-looking loungewear frump queen, I still wore perfume. My favorites are Tocca Stella, Fresh Pink Jasmine, and Origins Ginger Essence.

I’ve been searching high and low for a perfect shade of lipstick for no joke, like three years. And this weekend I finally found it. I finally feel like a real woman. Guerlain lipstick in Girly. It lasts all day, doesn’t smear, and I forget I’m wearing it. It’s perfect.

Nerd alert. I love new apps! I’ve been using the new Days app to visually record our small everyday happenings and I really love it. It’s an easy way for me to journal our adventures and capture my son’s milestones.

Miniature ice cream cones from Trader Joe’s. Have you tried them? I’m not going to say the ice cream is anything spectacular BUT. They’re mini ice cream cones. Who could resist?

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Comments

  1. I’m going to check out that book and the ice cream-sounds like a perfect combinations:)
    Jana @ 333 Days of Hand Lettering

  2. Love Koseli! So glad you featured her! : ) I’m gonna have to check out that lipstick, cause I’m always having to reapply mine. : )

    • Thanks, Mina! I like you, too. You can snag it at Sephora for $30. I’d also recommend sitting down with one of those cute shopgirls and asking them to pick the perfect shade. That’s how I finally found the colors that looked best on me.

  3. Yes to grapefruit spoons! I’ve found so many great uses for them – perfect for scraping out seeds in squash.

  4. Mere // Not Merely Living says:

    I love this series so much. I’m so excited to meet Koseli. I love all of her picks. I love grapefruit (but I had no idea there were dedicated GF spoons!), and I must try this lipstick. If you can forget you’re wearing it, it sounds like my jam! I’ve heard a couple of people mention this book, so I want to read it asap. Thanks so much, Koseli and Joy, for this lovely Bright Lights!

  5. great interview! i will need to pick up those mini ice creams next time i am at TJ’s.

    I love your blog look/header!

  6. So nice to learn a little bit more about Koseli. All of our paths crossed when we were talking about the book, Quiet via Twitter. (I meet some one the nicest people through you, Joy.) I mean, how can I not l.o.v.e. someone who is smitten with the Japanese culture and would like to live there (ditto!). šŸ™‚ And now I’m off to find out more about this lipstick and that book. Thanks, Joy and Koseli!

  7. Joy, your Bright Lights series is always such a delight! I love grapefruits and never knew about grapefruit spoons until I read this post. Koseli, I recently finished reading The Fault In Our Stars and loved it too. It’s going to be made into a movie and I can’t wait to see who is casted for it!

  8. I almost bought The Fault In Our Stars at the bookstore yesterday, and now I’m sad I didn’t! I just love this series, Joy, especially getting to know bloggers I recognize, like Koseli, a little better!

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