Hey, there! I'm Daniela, and I'm a senior studying Sustainable Development and Sociology at Columbia University in New York City.

I studied abroad in Paris, France, in the fall of 2014, hence all the travel posts - I started this blog under the pretense of writing about my European adventures, but I'm working on slowly moving in a new direction.

What's with the name?...Well, the commonplace book was apparently a thing into the 17th century - a kind of scrapbook for quotes, notes, poems, proverbs, "tables of weights and measures," and more tidbits without any sort of chronology...so basically, the ancestor of Tumblr. I like that thought a lot.

I also like hearing from both friends and strangers, so please free to email me at d (dot) lapidous (at) Gmail. Cheers!