Monday, June 29, 2009

Almost Lover

A sad song by A Fine Frenzy. Select lyrics and stills below. Got this from Jane's FB post on Friday. Thanks for the sap, babe. Watch the video here.

Goodbye, my almost lover
Goodbye, my hopeless dream
I'm trying not to think about you
Can't you just let me be?
So long, my luckless romance
My back is turned on you
Should've known you'd bring me heartache
Almost lovers always do

I cannot go to the ocean
I cannot drive the streets at night
I cannot wake up in the morning
Without you on my mind
So you're gone and I'm haunted
And I bet you are just fine


Friday, June 26, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Binary Impact

Your daily source of awesomeness : Gaming, tech, and all things geek. The blog of an old elementary, junior high, and high school buddy of mine, Jon Saed (new link to right). He is apparently infinitely smarter than I am because I can't understand more than half the stuff on his blog, but what I do pick up on, is pretty cool.

Below is a diagram outlining how a new treatment can lift bacteria from the system through electromagnetism. Read more here.

Sant Ambroeus

I remember finding this little matchbox at my friend's apartment and marveling at how exquisite it was. I set out restaurant hunting the next day and passed by Sant Ambroeus randomly. I dropped in to check it out (lovely little space) and picked up my own business card and match box. Found the rest of the identity system on ffffound.




Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Alli Coate

I met this very sweet girl while in school. I came across her portfolio site recently and love the little stitched pieces she's done, shown below. Both are quintessential Rhode Island and summer. View the rest here.

John Stevens

It is always so lovely to see this art form being carried on. More work here.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Ninjabama

Via Jeff Pak. Stealing this quote too: "Obama is a ninja."

Rebecca Thuss

This woman has a special talent for transforming the ordinary into something magical, gorgeous, and precious. View her extensive portfolio here.

Le Soleil

Chicago, you make me melt. Literally.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cries for Freedom

set me free, leave me be / i don't want to fall another moment into your gravity

Sara Bareilles, Gravity

Friday, June 19, 2009

Berry-colored dream

Some beautiful wedding inspiration via Ritzy Bee.

Photography: Corbin Burkin | Wedding Planning: Duet Weddings

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Alice

I love Alice in Wonderland, as creepy and trippy as it is. Via Jeff Pak Forever.

Info Grafix

Nerd is the new sexy. I love info graphics because they take so much complex data and make it so simple so that even a kindergartener could appreciate the visualizations. Oogle more here, here, and here.

The Feltron 2008 Annual Report

Various examples of info graphics from someone's best of collection. I love this coffee one.

AirBnB

Bed and breakfasts, youth hostels, sublets, or couch surfing are not a new thing by any means. But put them all together and what do you get? AirBnB, a new way to travel. Basically a global network of rooms offered up by locals. A very cool and contemporary spin on traditional ideas of hospitality. I gravitate towards it only because our family is constantly offering up rooms in our house for out of town guests. I have yet to participate but I hope to in the near future. In the mean time, I'm going to go check out the AirBnB meet up at Rodan tonight!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

NYC Metro

As dirty and unreliable as those subways are, there's something I love about them. However, I'm not there often enough to have memorized the routes and I always feel so conspicuous whipping out my Metro map or even staring at the maps above the doorways. This ultra cool and not as conspicuous Metro cuff by Tiffany Burnette is what I need for my next trip out to NYC.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sparkles

I am half kidding about this post only because it looks almost identical to my Halloween costume this past year. From Arden B.

Hermione!

Emma Watson as the new face of Burberry! View the rest here.

Friday, June 12, 2009

BCBGMAXAZRIA: Spring 2009

Beautiful color palette, gorgeous drapery, and airy volume. Yum. Thanks to D-Glove.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bizarre Love Triangle

Every time i think of you
I feel shot right through with a bolt of blue
It's no problem of mine but it's a problem I find
Living a life that I can't leave behind

There's no sense in telling me
The wisdom of a fool won't set you free
But that's the way that it goes
And it's what nobody knows
While every day my confusion grows

Every time I see you falling
I get down on my knees and pray
I'm waiting for that final moment
You'll say the words that I can't say

I feel fine and I feel good
I'm feeling like I never should
Whenever I get this way, I just don't know what to say
Why can't we be ourselves like we were yesterday

I'm not sure what this could mean
I don't think you're what you seem
I do admit to myself
That if I hurt someone else
Then I'll never see just what we're meant to be

Every time I see you falling
I get down on my knees and pray
I'm waiting for that final moment
You'll say the words that I can't say

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Can't get enough of this song. 80's is beginning to grow on me.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Crossing Borders

Edit: Here's the link to the interview!

I found out about this too late, but Mike Kim, founder of Crossing Borders was on Anderson Cooper 360 earlier tonight, talking about North Korea. For those of you that don't know, Crossing Borders is a faith-based non-profit that works to restore the lives of refugees from North Korea.

Mike is the author of Escaping North Korea which is an amazing account of the 4 years he spent in the country, helping refugees cross over from North Korea to China while posing as a Tae Kwon Do student. It exposes the inhumane and twisted tactics of the N.K. government through the voices and stories of the North Korean friends Mike made there.

More recently, N.K. has been getting media heat with reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee having been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in the worst of labor camps where they will be faced with much hardship should the negotiations for their release go sour (not to mention the possibility of nuclear war for the rest of us). Though they are in the most frightful of situations, being at the mercy of a psychotic regime, they do have a major world power petitioning on their behalf. But who is crying out for justice on behalf of the oppressed North Koreans?

Eurail

As found on notcot, an interrail travel guide complete with key info from Athens to Copenhagen. View more here.