Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Jan Balet

I have had an obsession with mid-century ranch homes for the past two years.

There is something so appealing about the open layout. I picture a fireplace that is always on, a warm glow in contrast to cool slate and an out-of-place camel back sofa. It works. Trust me.

Jan Balet did this amazing illustration for BH&G in the late 50's. His drawings are inspiring. See more here.

Friday, December 19, 2008


This song feels like the snow-week we've had.

With melody....

Bon Iver - Babys

New EP out Jan. 20th.

Best Behavior.

I'm your biggest fan.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Famous images from the 20th century re-enacted by senior citizens.

Thank you.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Are you popular?

1947 educational video.

Are You Popular?
With the end of World War II, the wars at home began: women were forced to yield their wartime jobs to men; cities stagnated while suburbs blossomed; friends of the Soviet Union turned their backs on communism; and kids got to be kids again. Like their counterparts in other parts of the world, American youth bore the brunt of the nation's wartime social problems. While parents were shipped overseas or worked long hours in defense plants, kids were often left to fend for themselves. Many dropped out of school and took factory jobs. Juvenile crime and delinquency increased dramatically and were publicized as major social problems. Teenagers indulged in considerable sexual self-expression and made headlines for doing so, especially the "Victory Girls" who slept with servicemen. Finally, the young began to believe that nothing mattered, that the future was not worth living for.


The Material Review

New favorite obsession.

Images via: The Material Review

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sweet, Sweet Dreams.

Wintery ones. Like about waking up to snow on Sunday morning and walking to get coffee and breakie with the ones you love.

Comfy cozy. Snug in a rug. Two little bugs. One antlered sleeping bag.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ted Sears' Family Christmas Cards

These are possibly the cutest and most clever cards I have seen in ages. They were done by Ted Sears, a Disney animator during the "golden age of disney." He did stuff like Cinderella, Dumbo Alice in Wonderland and Snow White. All the goodies.

And the cards are to die for.

(Photos via molliesc on flickr.)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mad Men

can't. stop. watching.


how they drink & smoke all the time.
the exaggeration of stereotypical gender roles.
the clothes.
the music.
the art direction.

xoxox Mad Men

Me too.

Love this illustration by Patrick Moberg.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I made an online advent calendar with my friend JFP.

So. Much. Fun.

Jesses in Dresses

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Glasses Addiciton.

i have 5 pairs on the way right now including these ditties.

xoxox cheap glasses for the under-insured.


I have a big ol' celebrity girl crush on Gweneth Paltrow.

Her new website Goop is pretty cute.

She makes everything look effortless and completely chic.

Like her uniform.

I can't afford the Uniqulo sweater or skirt....or the Bottege Veneta boots but I can afford some like 'em.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Porcelain Stacking Rings

by anne black.

la la la. i want six.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Winter Sleep

There are hidden stuffed animals.

So Great!

Let's have a cuddle party.

Jealous of a 12 year old.

No seriously. You are too. It's ok.

This is not a good side of me.

(Image via style rookie)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I Love You But...

we have all been there.

(from leah face.)

Dream Outfits.

These photos have me thinking about how I can deconstruct my old leather jacket into something new.

So chic.

Monday, November 17, 2008


I would totally make my spawn wear tiny tom's. SO freakin' cute.

Plus, with each pair you buy they donate another pair to a child in need.

xoxo The Smiths

yep. yep. yep.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I have a new roommate.

These are our adventures.

Life with Brett.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Grey Anne

Busy night. Our friend Anne also has an album release tonight at the Artistery.

Read about it here.

Come. Enjoy!

Linsey Ann

My dear friend Linsey Ann has her trunk show tonight at the Seaplane Pop-Up. Her stuff is absolutely stunning.

We did the photo shoot last night with Leah-face, the fantastic model Erin and make-up artist Claudine.

It was such an amazing group of women and so.

Come tonight if you have time!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Playing on my personal soundtrack...

Yep. I love sappy 8os rock and equally sappy 80s music videos.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The Electoral Map

via: NYTimes

Fashion Origami

Where was this when I was six?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yep. Uh Huh!

Portland was alive last night. Dance parties in the street, good friends and lots-o-barack-tails.

Oh wait, I think there was one more thing...what was it....right, a renewed faith in our democratic system.

Yep, Yep! Uh, Huh!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

For the Birds!

Happy belated Halloween!

I wish I could wear a feather tutu everyday.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Passion Pit

At Berbati's tonight.

Back from my road trip. Boo.

I got back on Sunday from a super duper road trip with the bf.

Still can't get back into the groove of normal life.
Complicated by the fact that I am out of coffee right now...

To sum up the trip:

Day 1: Scarey imaginary bears + closed campgrounds.
Day 2: Wrong turns + darts + sissy face.
Day 3: Fish bellies + albino alligators + jelly fish
Day 4: Sizzling cast iron bowls + raw eggs in LA.
Day 5: Heuvos + beachy time.
Day 6: San diego sunsets + dinner with fam.
Day 7: Shooting stars + late night mimosas.
Day 8: Oatmeal + elephant seals + BIG SURfers.
Day 9: Golden gate bridge +turkey dinner + The Karen & Ellen letters.
Day 10: Home sweet home + kitty faces + cuddles

Duffle Duffle

Yes please! It is getting cold again.


Dear Carissa,

I think this is it.

And it is even from the "tough" university.

Although, I like yipster better.



Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blue Suede Shoes

Ooh la la!


Empty dark campground.
Boney fingers. Clenched too tight.
Kiss. Crunch. Swish. Bear? Rain!

Monday, October 13, 2008


Making my day....

Friday, October 10, 2008

Web Colors

I have been staring at the expanded CSS3 web colors for too long. I now see things in hexadecimal.

I think the geothermal pools in Reykjavik could best be equated to AFEEEE.

I think i'm going blind.

My Song For Today.

I feel sleepy and sloth like today. Yep, like that.

(iConcert cal tells me Passion Pit will be in Portland on the the 29th!)

Passion Pit – Sleepyhead

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