28 July 2010


Song of the Summer: Nomination Five

Extremely high male voices!
Lines like, "You are tiny and your lips are like little pieces of bacon"!
Need I say more?

Avi Buffalo - "What's In It For?"

23 July 2010

Song of the Summer: Nomination Four

The Love Language opened for Camera Obscura when I saw them in the beginning of June.
And they rocked.
Except they're more like awesome pop, not really rock
So they... popped? 
Pop rocked? 
Je ne sais passsssss.
Clap and bop along, if you please.

Grant L. Miller

living life for what's around the corner and 
enjoying the walk down the street. 

20 July 2010

Song of the Summer: Nomination Three

Being the indie nerd that I am (admittedly), Jenny Lewis is pretty significant to me. In high school, Rilo Kiley was my blue and mid-western dream team, my second voice, perfectly formulating the part of me that hated admitting I was a teenage girl. I have every song and know every word (except Under the Blacklight... what was that all about?)

But there were other heartthrobs in my life. Like Johnathan Rice. I acquired my first taste of his music upon hearing "Mid-November" I think it was, somewhere. After absorbing Extended Player 24:26 and Tin Can Love: Demo Recordings, and some singles and random songs from Trouble Is Real, I was hooked. Then A Girl Called Miami came out in '07, and it was pop-ier, but I didn't mind. In fact, I liked it. Then I lost track a bit and casually listened to songs when they came on shuffle or popped into my head while in the shower or doing yoga, you know how it is. Still haven't listened to Further North. It's supposed to be "farther", and that bothers me. Did you know "farther" refers to distance and "further" refers to perception? (You can take the kid out of the Catholic school but you can't take the Catholic school grammar out of the kid.)

THEN I got the news that he was involved with Jenny Lewis. Touring and playing for Rabbit Fur Coat? Right hand man on Acid Tongue? And now they're DATING? (We all knew things wouldn't work out with Blake, right?) Sweet, yes, awesome. If this is the stuff you're creating, please keep going.

[How GREAT is her voice? and how ridiculous is that puppet?!]

And then there was Jenny and Johnny.

There's no official video yet, but if it's good it will be on here when it's released. For now, I give you nomination three for my tune of the summer, "Scissor Runner".

Wahhhhhh, I never wanted to become a hipster icon!

Remember when I wrote about this love connection?

Wellllll, GET THIS:

 I understand the complaint, I guess, but I didn't ask her if I could use this picture.... think she'll sue me? =|

article by PASTE Magazine

Ingrid Starnes - Winter 2010 Collection

I would wear every single piece in this collection. Talk about rare! It is so exciting to find a little piece of the art + design world that matches one's taste so perfectly.

Literally, every ensemble.
All photos Ingrid Starnes via dores.

17 July 2010

Tomo Kohsaka Photographs Breakfast

If you're not a breakfast person, you will be soon enough . . .

all photos from hokipoki on flickr


I feel there is nothing quite like going to the movies by myself. I went to see I Am Love the week it came out. It was a long drive up to Cinema Arts in Huntington, and one of the hottest days of the summer. There was traffic. I won't bother trying to find words to brand this film and push it into a category, which would be neither fruitful nor accurate. But I do know that I felt true appreciation and utter jealousy that a person could make a film so well. Luca Guadagnino, I tip my hat to you.
A note, though: don't leave as soon as the end credits roll. Stick around until it's really over.

Appropriately from "Wisdom", the short film I posted the other day...

Love something. 
I think we've got to learn to love something deeply. I think it's love. 
It sounds sentimental as hell, but I really think it is.
Andrew Wyeth

15 July 2010

The most important Fitzgerald?

fire and loveliness were gone, 
the magic of nights and the wonder of the varying hours and seasons . . . 

The thing was deep in him. 
He was too strong and alive for it to die lightly.

.from "Winter Dreams"

12 July 2010

Dream Life

I wanted to preserve these photos from the internet, but it would be selfish of me to keep such beauty to myself. Everyone deserves a glimpse of this brand of happiness.


my grandparents in love. 

note: these are my family's photographs. if you would like to use or repost them, please ask my permission. they are more dear to me than is possible to express.

10 July 2010

Death is just a door;

we'll be reunited on the other side. 

My grandmother did not understand the internet, but nonetheless, here's to Jennie. All the love in the world could not explain today. Break a leg and enjoy the party.

06 July 2010

The 6 Men In My Life

These fine gentlemen are presented in no particular order. I could comment on each, but the comments would be strikingly similar and all very complimentary. Put simply: they're great. The music speaks for itself, so listen upppppppppp!


Doesn't his new album cover hark back to Bruce?? 

(The next two, DANIEL and BEN, go together a bit seeing as they recently released an album titled 'Dear Companion'. Banjo and cello have never sounded so good.)






Look at this love connection! (as LATFH would say)
I honor this comparison.
This is one of my favorite videos that has ever been made in the history of the world.
(note: soccer ball icon to add vuvuzela to the video. genius.)

There are so many more, but at this present moment these voices are on heavy rotation.

Animation and 100 degree weather!

youtube dude dudunapaz makes some pretty cool videos to complement songs. I love the animation in this At The Drive-In song, though they're not at all one of my favorite bands.

and did I mention it's just about 100 degrees here today? yikes.

05 July 2010

3 Inspired And Inspiring Etsy Sellers

I made a treasury on ETSY a little while ago that I really, really love. It's called LOVE AND TRAVEL. Two of the items have sold already, that's why there are two gaps on the bottom. 

These three lovely sellers make things that are particularly stand-out to me.


FromJLooToYou : Quirky + Peculiar Treasures For You + Home


Helene Smith : photography & handmade cards


elylow : One-of-a-kind handcrafted bags