Friday, January 30, 2009

Ms. Kalman

Everything is refreshing through Maira Kalman's eyes.

Including every aspect of her trip to the inauguration.
Rest stops and all.

Thank you.

via: pursuit of happiness.

one of my favorite blogs of all time.


I have been interested in changing my living room and bedroom a bit. I was thinking of wallpaper for one of them.

Then I thought of the process of hanging, in the future removing and for a moment became a little wiser. I'm not going to do all that work.

While searching through the wallpaper samples in Domino's website (RIP), I came upon the genius idea of stenciling. Not the cheese-y 90's border varieties but something complicated and elegant. Like these beautiful feathers.

image via:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Grey Day

Here's an 8-track to help you with the grey's.

(image via: venice daily photo)

Should I... these cute penny loafers? They are on super, super sale.

What do you think?

L'Âge D'or

I watched L'Âge D'or, a 1930 Luis Buñuel film last night. It was co-written with Salvador Dali.

The premise is that a couple completely in love wants to consummate their relationship but they are foiled by their families, the church and the bourgeoisie.

Grab a bottle of wine, some friends and have an enlightening night filled with surrealist film!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Goodbye, Dear friend....

...until we meet again.

Domino is done.

I'll have to find something new to do with my extra two hours each month.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


pica+holocenemusic+rollerskating= a bruised bum for a good cause.

ethan rose
at oaks park tonight.

Couture + Dior

I think I might have peed myself a little when I saw Dior's '09 couture line.

80 craftsman + 400 hours = one galliano gown


john galliano.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Postal Co. Notebooks

My friend Linsey showed me her gorgeous Postalco notebook this morning over coffee.

Canvas cover. Primary Colors. Modestly printed graph paper with the tiniest grid...

I'm in love. You can find them in Portland and online at Canoe.

Pendelton + Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony and Oregon's own Pendelton are collaborating on a line for men and women. We should see the goods in August.

I can't beileve I heard about this from the Mercury before Alyson. (Whom works there....)

Nice collab. Can't wait.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

For you.

Sailing on the big picture.

(I'm sure you already saw...)

Let's go!

Chez François and Raphaëlle

Obsessed! Obsessed with this house in Paris.

Blue doors! Herringbone hard wood floors!


via: Apt. Ther.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Clothes Pins

One of my roomies likes leaving patterns in the yard with my clothes pins. Sometimes they make a circle on the clothes line. Sometimes they are clipped onto my pruned rose bushes.

After seeing the clothes pin work of Kate Torgersen I know that he should be trying harder. I'm no longer impressed.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Small Spaces

There has been a lot of talk around here of living in unsavory conditions. Dirt floors, small spaces, no internet etc...

I could live in this small space. I love the creativity that stems from uncomfortable situations.

Accordion walls, 24 rooms in s 344 sq ft space.



Jacob was there.

Hooray! Obama!

Monday, January 19, 2009


One of the best movies I have seen in years.

It reminded me of a TBA performance in film form. The art direction is sublime. You could pretty much take stills from every scene and they could stand alone as a fine art piece on any wall.



Dear Laura,

This scarf thing is our next project.

Image via: lars borges

Beachy Time

Went to the beach this weekend and guess what...It was gorgeous!

It was about 65 degrees and sunny. No joke.
The sunsets were great. There were 1,000s of stars out.
We made risotto cakes and drank wine.
Went for an epic walk.
Ate ice cream.
Chased shadows.
Made fun of dog people.

You know. Normal beach things.


Oxford Love

i want a pair of cute oxford flats. mens ware style. some light detaling.
i will wear them with cropped, wool, glen-plaid, pleat front pants.

yeppity yep yep yep.

like these & these

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Chapel of Love

I love this feature on New York's Chapel of Love.

So sweet and romantic.

Thanks C!


No one will ever play with me. Maybe it has something to do with my deal making savvy. Like offering amnesty and rent control for alliances. But all deals are off if I sell.

I'm in love with this monopoly redesign by designer Andy Mangold.

Maybe I can trick people into playing with pretty things.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Emily Katz

My friend Emily Katz posted her most recent shots for her Spring '09 line. She did the shoot in December at my beau's family farm. So beautiful.

She also makes a mean pie crust.

The photog was the talented fashion photographer Josh Elliot. (Beau's roomie. Gah, Portland is too small and incestuous.) Remember him from this fabulous ultrapdx shoot?

You can find her stuff locally at Seaplane and online at her Etsy. That lovely lavender skirt is available at Anthropologie now.



Every summer in Catalonia, Spain, teams of “Castellers” can be seen competing against each other to see who can build the highest human tower.

I love how much camaraderie and team work it takes to build on tower. That, coupled the inclusion of old and young makes these scenes idyllic. At least to me.

Images via:flickr

Andrea Galvani

xoxo Andrea Galvani.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Where is Jacob?

My boyfriend wants to travel.

Here are his virtual vacations.

Where is Jacob?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Knit Necktie

I got the desire to make a knit necktie and bowtie.

I think i'll start on this cutie tonight.

Running Up That Hill

xoxo kate bush.

xoxo another wispy 80's video.

xoxo pocket dialing an ex while singing this in my car at the top of my lungs.

as some would say...that is so me.

Girl Crush

That's all.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Lace-Up Ballet

Ballet class resumes today. I think i'm in need of a shoe upgrade. I feel like these have been allover blog world lately and it is a sign. A SIGN!

Capezio - Lace Up Ballet

Tiago da Fonseca

Bedtime stories
. You can turn the pages on your blanket and help yourself fall asleep so long as the text comes from say...The Odyssey.


architectural alphabet

digitalized johann steingruber's 'architectural alphabet'.

the letters, created in 1773 are architectural plans for palaces - none have ever been built.
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