Saturday, June 27, 2009

You don't need poltergeists for sidekicks.

Finding a new band is one of the best feelings ever. I recently discovered Mother Mother, Canadian indie rock superheroes. According to me, anyway. This song, "Ghosting," off O My Heart, is definitely worth sharing.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Why the world goes slow.

Who but Regina Spektor could pull off a gorgeous & catchy song that just so happens to contain the phrase "macaroni pieces"? Regina Spektor makes beautiful music, and she is sort of weird. If you've listened to any of her other albums in entirety, then you know both of these things. If you haven't, then this is as good a place to start as any. Far is her fifth release (her second major-label one) and boasts the same insanely catchy melodies, lovely piano and vocals, and, well, weird stories as her other work. There might be a few too many songs here but when she's good, she's good and therefore it's forgiveable. 4/5 stars.

Brought to you by the letter K...

Words would cheapen the experience, I think. Just look at this beauty. From Kent & London, who make really expensive furniture.

Silver lining included.

I just love these. Everything at Roll & Tumble Press is pretty sharp--vintage-inspired, but still clever. I have a giant apartment with precious little artwork for the walls--tragic, I know. And if I had an unlimited budget, I would certainly have me some of these posters.

In other news, you should visit a friend's project here and read an interview I helped proof-read, given that I am an obsessive grammar wizard (and proud of it.)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Your two eyes are like two doves.

Dirty Projectors played a show here on Sunday, and I went, and they opened with this song which is perhaps the loveliest piece of music I've heard this year. "Two Doves," off their new album, Bitte Orca. Thoughtful album review coming soon, because I cannot stop listening to it.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Modern Material

Over the weekend I went to the Gahanna Jazz & Blues Festival (meh). But on the bright side, I discovered Modern Material, a Columbus-based "indie designer rock brand" which markets everything a chandelier-and-fleur-de-lis obsessed gal like me could ever want. Paper goods, apparel & accessories. Go shop!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Robot love.

In honor of the robot-related GeekFest at Wild Goose Creative, which I did not attend but wished I had, behold. Handknit robot sweater, designed by Good Egg, who must be some kind of genius. Here is a brilliant quote from her Etsy shop: "i think about the knit stitch as a pixel. look for an intersection of modern and traditional motifs and displays of dense colorwork."

This is a work of art. And it just so happens to be done in the best color combination in the world. Check out her shop for more astonishingly clever knits.

Unrelated: thanks to anyone who checked out my web project, Undefinable Need. If you looked at it early on (Wednesday or Thursday of this week), you might want to have another look because it absolutely exploded with activity. And, if you can think of anyone who might appreciate the concept, please do pass it along.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A project.

A new project of mine, documenting the un-define-able concept of "need." It lives on the internet, here. Go visit. Tell people. I would appreciate it very much!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Write this down.

I love the idea of this calendar for keeping track of birthdays. It's a "perpetual calendar": no years or specific days of the week, just dates. And the floral illustrations + offbeat lettering style for the months just makes me so, so happy. From Amy Marcella.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

All the names in the world.

"Consolation No. 2"

At any given moment
there are hundreds maybe thousands
of things to ruin you
and not in subtle ways either.
You might be swept off by the wind
and no one notices. You turn a corner
and some resurrected sadness
knocks you down
(sadness is good at this). But
you might hear someone say
your name and then you know
that at any given moment
despite all the names in the world
there is someone who is only
saying yours.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Dear Frye.

Dear Frye:
There is something kind of creepy about you, because it feels like you are reading wishes directly off my soul.


But really. In all seriousness, these boots could not be more lovely. I love the added detail on the harness and the higher angled heel that separates these from the regular harness boot (which is also a thing of beauty, don't get me wrong.)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Breaking & entering.

Found via the Perfect Binge. This is from A Softer World, where everything is brilliant and wonderful. Go here for more photo-comics. They're not funny. Not that kind of comic.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I rent, so I have no right to daydream about home improvements. However, this dreamy wallpaper from Ferm get me started anyway.

And while we're at it, I'll take her shoes, too.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I love the blissful expressions on these darling kitties. And yes, I like my cat more than I like a lot of people--what about it? More lovely illustrations at The Dancing Cat.

nearby & neighborly.

If you haven't heard local Columbus band The Floorwalkers, you need to get to it. You can find them every Wednesday at Ruby Tuesday on Summit but this weekend is your extra-special chance to hear them sans cover charge: at the Columbus Arts Festival. Saturday, 6:45. Go!