Friday, February 27, 2009

Wine (Part I)

Didn't know there were so many different kinds of cork screws. For all you wine lovers/winos. See more here. Thanks to Nat.

The Bull Horn

Hinged Wandler

The Bell

The Gentleman

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Alan Clarke

Nice shots (especially of Jim Sturgess). View more of his portfolio here. Thanks to Mindy.



Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Boob Song

Because I have a court date today for making a right on red. Because I need some light hearted sass and wit. This will bring a smile to your face, I promise. Thanks to my sis.

Nice Backs

The back is no longer an afterthought. There's nothing better than turning around to find something unexpectedly nice and detailed. From Free People.




Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lutz & Patmos Spring

Bring in the spring with metallics and ruffles. I spent a summer interning with L&P. It's been interesting to see their work evolve while staying true to themselves: simple, classic, versatile, and down to earth. View the rest of the collection here.

Mettalic Flounced Top

Lace dress

Metallic Ruffle Cardigan

Belted V-Neck Dress

Facebook

Still up and need to stay up a little longer. I've been on Facebook for the past couple hours, doing a Myers-Briggs personality test and making a CD cover for my fake band. It's been fun and eye-opening (even though my eyes are slowing shutting). I've gone from an INFJ to an ENTP in 4 years which means I used to be the sensitive, quiet type and now I am one of those people that will play Devil's advocate just for debate's sake, coming off as insensitive.

That is beside the point though. My friend, Nobu, tagged me in this cool activity where you create a CD cover for your fake band by following these random steps:

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random” or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. 2 - Go to "Random quotations" or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album. 3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. 4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together. 5 - Post it with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in

It's pretty fun to do and interesting to see what your friends come up with. Try it out and post your stuff. Below are some creations from my friends and myself.

Nobu

Dan

Liz

Monday, February 23, 2009

Swarovski

I am a dork, but I love these. The names are kind of funny and fobby too. Silly luxury. See more here. Thanks to my sis.

Strawberry charm

Growing Boy Charm

Ice Cream Charm

Robot Dreamy Tina USB Memory Key

Greg Williams

The exceedingly sexy, glamorous, and old world fantasy of Hollywood, perfectly captured. More here. Thanks to Rose.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Anthropologie February

Meant to post this waaaay sooner, but a whirl wind of things prevented me.... or rather, a whirlpool. Anyways, some faves from the catalog!

there-you-were dress

krasna dress

chignon heels

orava shift

standing magnifying glasses

Friday, February 20, 2009

A Year Long

Photo Courtesy of Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

This is the most interesting and awesome thing I have read about in a while. Performance artist, Tehching Hsieh has completely merged the worlds of work and pleasure through his pieces. His life is his art and his art is his life. Since the late 70's, he has done these year long performance pieces with very simple objectives.

This particular article highlights his current exhibit at the MoMA, Cage Piece. He basically lived in a cage for one year, doing absolutely nothing. Everyday, a friend would swing by with some food and take his waste (since he didn't build a toilet). Then the friend would take a photo of him.

The sameness and routine aspect of this piece intrigues me. While living in Rome, I remember finding comfort in an established routine. It took the edge off of being a foreigner and helped me to feel like I fit in somehow. Routine or discipline is difficult to maintain sometimes. I have tried on and off to spend my time on my way to work in prayer, but an hour in concentrated silence is tough!

Anyways, you can read the rest of the well-written article here. If you're in NY, pay a visit and let me know how it was.

alice + olivia

Simple, elegant, and sculptural. Beautiful use of color.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

:)

The best onesie ever. Thanks to my sis.

Breakfast Food

American breakfasts are hands down the best. There is no competition in my mind. And it is good any time of day, especially at night.

Found this wonderful article in the NYTimes about how breakfast food has served as inspiration for dessert at various restaurants across the country. From Chicago Moto Restaurant's frozen pancakes to NY Momofuku's cereal milk panna cotta, breakfast food has put a bit of a nostalgic spin on desserts. There is no better way to end your day in my opinion. Read the rest here.

Oatmeal crème brûlée
Photo courtesy of Francesco Tonelli

Momofuku, NY / Pastry Chef Tosi /Cereal milk panna cotta
Photo courtesy of G. Paul Burnett

Moto, Chicago / Chef Roche / Frozen Flapjacks
Photo courtesy of William Zbaren

Monday, February 16, 2009

Garance Doré

Lovely fashion blog from France. Thanks to Sparkles.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lily Allen

Sweet and sassy. For my girls. Free listens here. For more info on Lily, check here. Thanks to Love Doctor for info on the new album.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hey lovers. Happy V-Day. Some cute Valentines to send via electronic mail from Kate Spade. See more here.