Monday, November 14, 2011

Music and Movie Mondays: Bone & Bell

Check out new artist Bone & Bell.  I think you'll really enjoy the dreamy vocal stylings.  And who can resist a ukelele?

Listen here.  My favorites are Flying, Falling, Crawling and O' The Death of the Caspian Sea.
Full disclosure:  I went to high school with Heather Smith, the brains (and beauty!) behind this operation.  But it's actually really good.  Just ask NPR!  Or Peter Bjorn & John!

Top photo by Kristy Ralston, bottom photo by C.B. Lindsay.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

$30 Thursdays: A few more calendars

I know, I know.  I already did a post on this.  But I couldn't resist sharing these!

$25 (maybe my favorite one yet...there's a bear, after all):
$25 (for when you're feeling optimistic...):
$20 (...or pessimistic--but determined nevertheless):

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wednesday Wishlist: Mrs. Pomeranz

As a result of several recent ill-fitting purchases, I've sworn off online clothes-shopping.  (Please don't remind me of this later when I give in!)  But the dresses from Mrs. Pomeranz are so lovely that I may need to make an exception.  And she'll even make custom pieces for you, if you have some extra shillings!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tuesdays are for Traveling: getaway girl

I'm headed to Fredericksburg, Texas on Friday for a ladies' weekend.  On our itinerary:  hiking, drinking, lots and lots of sausage and beer (it's a German town!), hair braiding, you name it.  How I wish that Caroline over at greedy girl could design the perfect getaway outfit for me.  Have you seen her recurring post "getaway girl"?  Genius.  The best ones?  Taos, Memphis, and Marfa.

She did this one for Portland, but maybe it would work for Fredericksburg?  Of course, I'm not the expert...

Monday, November 7, 2011

Music and Movie Mondays: The New Classics

Slate just published a story on "the most enduring books, shows, movies, and ideas since 2000."  Some of them are pretty good.  The Wire?  I'm into that.  The iPod?  Who could argue. 


I will be seriously depressed if I Gotta Feeling is how future generations remember this decade...

Please don't even play that video I posted.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fridays are for Families: Bookplates

Doing anything fun this weekend?  We're baptizing Violet on Sunday, so we have family in town.  Which means lots and lots of eating.  Yay! 

Now, how about these fantastic bookplates?  I love love love them.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

$30 Thursdays: J.Crew Sale

J. Crew has some great stuff on sale right now.  Just when I'm getting excited about fall, they make me miss summer!  So, for any of you headed off to the southern hemisphere...


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wishlist Wednesdays: Love letters

Well, before I get started, I want to acknowledge that I've been a TERRIBLE friend to you all.  I've completely abandoned you these last two weeks.  Sorry, everybody!  Work has been just crazy and I haven't had a moment to spare between 90 hour weeks and trying to see my fam every once in a while. 

But I'm back!  I hope you haven't been too lonely without me.  ;) my wishlist:

Who wouldn't want to get one of these beautiful love letters?  All you have to do is come up with something nice to say and the folks at paperfinger will write it out for you in the most amazing calligraphy.  (Ahem, Beau.)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

$30 Thursdays: Dishtowels. Yes, dishtowels.

"Sweet!  Dishtowels!" you must be thinking.

Or not.

But, for real, there are some super-awesome dishtowels out there.  Looky here:

$10 (I have these.  My friends joke that I have scarves hanging on my oven door):
Almost makes me want to do some dishes.  Almost.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesdays are for Traveling: Macchu Picchu

I can't wait to go here some day.

Canto XII from The Heights of Macchu Picchu

Arise to birth with me, my brother.
Give me your hand out of the depths
sown by your sorrows.
You will not return from these stone fastnesses.
You will not emerge from subterranean time.
Your rasping voice will not come back,
nor your pierced eyes rise from their sockets.
Look at me from the depths of the earth,
tiller of fields, weaver, reticent shepherd,
groom of totemic guanacos,
mason high on your treacherous scaffolding,
iceman of Andean tears,
jeweler with crushed fingers,
farmer anxious among his seedlings,
potter wasted among his clays--
bring to the cup of this new life
your ancient buried sorrows.
Show me your blood and your furrow;
say to me: here I was scourged
because a gem was dull or because the earth
failed to give up in time its tithe of corn or stone.
Point out to me the rock on which you stumbled,
the wood they used to crucify your body.
Strike the old flints
to kindle ancient lamps, light up the whips
glued to your wounds throughout the centuries
and light the axes gleaming with your blood.
I come to speak for your dead mouths.
Throughout the earth
let dead lips congregate,
out of the depths spin this long night to me
as if I rode at anchor here with you.
And tell me everything, tell chain by chain,
and link by link, and step by step;
sharpen the knives you kept hidden away,
thrust them into my breast, into my hands,
like a torrent of sunbursts,
an Amazon of buried jaguars,
and leave me cry: hours, days and years,
blind ages, stellar centuries.

And give me silence, give me water, hope.

Give me the struggle, the iron, the volcanoes.

Let bodies cling like magnets to my body.

Come quickly to my veins and to my mouth.

Speak through my speech, and through my blood.

                                                  ~ Pablo Neruda

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

$30 Thursdays: Color pop!

How about these babies

$30 Thursdays: Calendars

2012 is just around the corner...

$30 (A birthday calendar. So handy!):
$32 (OK, it's $2 overbudget, but it's so awesome that I couldn't NOT include it):

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wishlist Wednesdays: allen company inc.

My favorite online vintage shop

Here and here.

I just bought this 1970s fair isle sweater from them:

Wishlist Wednesdays: Wishing these cups were still available

How awesome are these?  Totally weird and beautiful at the same time.  My favorite combination.
Let's all write Natalia and tell her she must make more of these lovelies!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tuesdays are for Traveling: Airport outfits

What do you wear when you travel?  I like to look reasonably put together while staying comfortable.  So, my go-to outfit is a silk maxi dress with flip flops and a cardigan. 

If you want to see how the stars travel, you can check out this website, devoted entirely to celebrity airport stylings.

Miranda Kerr looks just adorable:
I love Cameron Diaz' white luggage:
I'm not sure what exactly John Mayer's trying to do with that hat:
And, finally, just your basic traveling outfit: