Recently I wrote a story for Domino about embracing fika (the Swedish ritual of taking a coffee break) with beautiful housewares designed in Scandinavia. “Both beautiful and functional, these home goods from Sweden and its Nordic neighbors will help you experience a true fika,” I wrote. To read the story and see the beautiful wares, click on over to Domino’s site.
Richmond-based digital agency Mobelux recently finished transforming this old U.S Post Office into a contemporary office for their growing company. The building was seamlessly restored, while thoughtfully blending original architectural details with new contemporary elements. I wrote about the design project for Dwell Magazine. Read the story here.
I love Richmond and its vibrant design scene, so I wrote a little travel piece for Domino Magazine on some of the places and things that make Richmond a design hub. Read the story here. xo, marissa
In the latest issue of University of Virginia Magazine I wrote an investigative food history story on the infamous grillswith, a 756-calorie dish involving two grilled doughnuts and a scoop of ice cream that originated from the University Diner and still exists at various restaurants in Charlottesville today. The greasy dish was known as a hangover cure and a good way to soak up booze after a night of gallivanting. Read the story here.