30 January 2010

Best Coast

This music really makes me crave the beach. And california in the late 60s, with a dash of noise. Would you call it "noise pop"? I would. With the perfect amount of whine.

Some videos:

Best Coast- Make You Mine

Best Coast- When I'm With You

Best Coast- The Sun Was High (So Was I)

29 January 2010

Tim Burton

I went to the Museum of Modern Art yesterday to see the Tim Burton show. I had heard tons of negative reviews on it and absolutely nothing positive. When I stepped in I was immediately surprised that someone could find it atrocious enough to recommend me not to see it. Honestly, the man has the most obscure imagination I’ve ever seen put on paper. He’s created worlds upon worlds of monsters, characters, gosh, everything. His simple, mostly 9x11 drawings on white paper are hung on the walls clustered into groups. He sometimes writes a caption on the drawing briefly explaining, in his oh-so-glib way, what is going on in the piece. I had a huge grin on my face the whole time, and often laughed out loud at how relatable his monsters and odd characters really are. He hones in on the “awkward” of life... the completely unbearable moments that are so necessary for growth. All in all, I left the place dazzled by my glimpse into the mind of a person who thinks so radically differently than I do. And that’s what I call a successful exhibition.

Here are some samples!

His couples are amazing.

P.S. At the exhibit, they also had the demon barber's blades/knives from Sweeney Todd. SO cool.

All images originally created by Tim Burton.

28 January 2010

Green Feature

Green Living Tips is an awesome website that is dedicated to helping people clean up their lives in order to reduce their personal environmental impact. Another similar site is Green Hands USA (previously RiverWired) which focuses more on volunteering and hands-on work.

GLT posted a lovely article this morning on organic cotton. In my preoccupied mind, organic cotton means many things. Linens, shoes, YARN. But mostly, t-shirts. Feast your eyes on these oh-so-necessary basics!

I love the green contrast in this one.

Some wildflowers from Loomstate.

27 January 2010

Branch: Sustainable Design

10% off orders of $100 or more is currently being offered at Branch!
Enter sweetheart10 at checkout to receive the discount.

Ask me how much I love these Analog Postcards.
Are you in a cityscape or a winterscape?
 Or maybe a birdcage? (Hopefully not!)


Oh, and don't forget to check out the entire selection of biodegradable housewares !

YouMustCreate (YMC)

How about this dealie?


Oh Spring... where art thou?

26 January 2010

Duluth Pack

I've had my eye on this adorable little sack for about a month and three days. It's a bit too skinny to fit any of the 20 (you heard right) books I had to buy this semester. Next Fall's fun purchase? Most likely.

All images Duluth Pack.

09 January 2010

First of this year! plus my ETSY debut!

Catherine has an ETSY shop!


I finally decided to get my name out there and (try to) make some money off of my creations. 

Let's see how this goes!

direct any inquiries to mykodakdelights@gmail.com!