Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Such great heights.

Luke Beard is creating artwork based on a song lyric, every day for a year. Him: brilliant. Me: jealous. Found via Hot Child in the City.

Monday, February 22, 2010


This color makes me quiver with excitement. I have no idea what it must be like to have a dress custom-made for me, but I'd sure like to find out.

Monday, February 15, 2010

It's true.

Yes, I just posted a video of a car commercial. But: I think this is a fun ad for an interesting campaign ("The freedom to change your mind..."), and, most importantly, what a great song. It's called "Oh Boy" by Miss Li.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


This gives me chills.

Lesson time.

Have you seen Obsessive Consumption? Brilliant blog (& now a book) detailing one woman's "battle" with consumerism. Kate Bingaman-Burt draws what she buys and posts it on her blog. It's visually interesting, but it also makes you think twice before you grab a bunch of crap off the check-out aisle at Target. Consumerism is a pretty complex and interesting topic, and I really like her approach.

I also really like Annie Leonard's "The Story of Stuff," a blunt but fun look at the problems related to consumerism. Here, now, the latest in the series: a look at the front-running "solution" to the climate change problem. I just wanted to share!

Monday, February 8, 2010


"Hiroshima" by Daniela Spector. I wish I could speak Hebrew so I could sing along with this gorgeous melody.

Knitting as character-building?

I made this for my friend Jess, after she showed me a picture of a J. Crew oatmeal-colored aran scarf she liked. I did my best. Knitting cables is a pretty hardcore experience, but the triumphant feeling I had when it was all over pretty much made it worth it. I used Bernat Roving, which is cheap but pretty neat to work with, and size 11 needles.

It's cold.

Snuggling is the only option.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Badass bedspreads are generally hard to find. I think this qualifies.


Trixie Delicious is full of lovely, ladylike plates and teacups that have been modified with decidedly un-ladylike statements. This falls into the category of "things I wish I had thought of."