Thursday, May 28, 2009

map of the world.

Okay, so a map of the country. Anyway, I'm not sure how I got signed up for this guy's email list but I did, and it turns out I'm glad. Because Dolan Geiman has some of the neatest paper prints and I have many a bare wall that could use adorning.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

shake it like a polaroid picture.

Polaroid cameras rock, let's face it. In light of this rock-ness, it's pretty sad that digital photography has taken over the photo world; Kodak ceased production of all Polaroid film production as of last year. How long will it take to deplete the global stockpile of instant-film supplies? We may not have to worry about it, thanks to the brilliant folks at The Impossible Project, an independent organization "re-inventing"the technology behind Polaroids. Science + art = swoon.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

ida maria.

Think I'm a bit late on getting on the bandwagon here, but here it is. This is from Ida Maria's (say it: ee-dah. She's Norwegian!) album Fortress 'Round My Heart, which is like 35 minutes flat of bouncing around the room. Love it. She's got a great look, too -- I want that blouse.

fortune cookie fortune.

Among other things, I am obsessed with fortune cookie fortunes. I save them, because it seems like they could be a part of an amazing project at some point. Anyway, the other day I went to a Chinese restaurant with a friend and we both got the same fortune, this one here. And, in fact, it was one that I already had in my collection. This takes away some of the magic, I guess, but it's still a lovely message.

Once, I got a fortune that said, "Duplex switch stuck on." ::shrugs::

Friday, May 22, 2009




pulp fiction.

And not the movie, either. Although I am a fan of that as well. Who knows what went wrong in my youth to make me obsessed with "hard boiled" detective stories, but something did. I'm not a collector but there are bound to be interesting characters at this convention here in C-bus, July 31 - August 2, downtown.

trouble is my business.

Reading Raymond Chandler, early stories. "The minutes went by on tiptoe, with their fingers to their lips." Anyone who disagrees with me about the genius of Raymond Chandler needs to step outside.


Diving Bell & the Butterfly home for the weekend. Among others. Will report back.

on the street where you live.

My neighborhood, coming alive Saturday, June 13. Music, art, wine tasting, home tours. There is a community yard sale on this day as well. Let's go? More here.