Kathryn Pritchett

About me

I am a freelance journalist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I primarily write about design topics for print and online publications as well as on my blog thingselemental.com. However, I’m also working on my first novel inspired by the immigrant journey of my great-great-grandmother from rural Switzerland to Brigham Young-era Utah where she became a polygamous wife.

From my website

California Color Dreamin’

As summer draws to a close, the landscape here in rain-starved California is dominated by straw-colored hills dotted with silvery-green foliage.  It took me years to appreciate this dusty color palette having grown up in a place that was either bright with summer rain or starkly white under a layer…

Earthquake

Yesterday I woke up in the early a.m. dark because my bed was shaking.  Actually, not just my bed, I realized, but the whole room.  Eyes wide open now, I recognized that it wasn’t just my room but my entire house that was shuddering in the night. “Earthquake!” I elbowed…

Friday Things: The Floor Tile Edition

After taking a few months off from home-remodeling projects to travel and entertain house guests, we’re back at it. Today I’m trying to hear myself type over the bang-crash-clang of demolition.  If I didn’t know better I’d think some super heroes were duking it out upstairs.  But no, it’s the…

 
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