Saturday, May 23, 2009

Full Circle

It all started May 23, 2008 with a first date to a M83 show.

A girl standing in front of us was wearing a hat with a fake mohawk. We traded places so you could see better half way through.

November 27, 2008 we went to M83 again to celebrate 6 months.

That girl with the fake mohawk was there with an equally annoying hat. Although, this time she was not right in front of us.

Tonight, May 23, 2009 M83 is playing again in Portland.

xo luv, it has been a great year.

Friday, May 22, 2009

DIY Umeshu

OMG. Totes have to try.

Where can I get green plums? I don't have a tree anymore.

Love, love, love the kitty cameo.

image via: Delicious Coma

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Northern Lights

In Our Talons was one of my favorite albums from '08. I was super stoked to see them at the doug fir in December. Then the canceled the end of their tour. Boo.

Well, all is good. They have a new album due out in July and are going to be at Mississippi Studios in August.


Bowerbirds: Northern Lights

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Castle Crags


Jacob and I stayed here on the way down.

It is near lake shasta and very pretty.

We are not two...

...we are one.

Great lyrics, great poster.

Bonus points for band name and song title.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Hrm. Do you think we are sister?

Ror & I dressed as brownies for Bay 2 Breakers last weekend.

Klas Ernflo

Pen + Ink drawings for Domus magazine.


Monday, May 18, 2009

Sandra Beijur

“I would describe my style as a French musical from the sixties, because that’s how I want my life to be.” - Sandra Beijur

So great.

More on her flickr.

via: nyt

Friday, May 15, 2009

Off to Cali.

The boy and I are road trippin' to visit the sister and friends.

Be back next wednesday.

Until then I hope I am wearing something like this everyday until I am back.

Outfit via: Camp Comfort.

Orland Nutt

Trinity of Three Dragons from Orland Nutt on Vimeo.

Local video artist Orland Nutt won Peripheral Produce's Invitational again this year.

I liked his film but preferred Roger Beebe's. As did most of my group.

Trinity of Three Dragons is what he won with last year. And, It was by far my favorite of '08.

3/50 Project


I went to a networking event last night. One of the women there owned a small consignment boutique Here We Go Again. She brought in fliers for the 3/50 Project.

It is such a great idea. I can do it! You can do it! We all should do it!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Do you think I can get away with this outfit.

In my size, obvz.

Is it weird that my new style icon is approx. 3 years of age?

I'm kinda in love. In fact, I think I have all the pieces.

image via: Katie Did.

Anvil! The Story of Anvil.

I have been dying to see Anvil! The Story of Anvil since I heard about it at Sundance.

I watched it on Sunday night and was moved almost enough to buy their new album. I don't even like metal. Maybe i'll just buy the new album and movie for my dad for Father's Day instead.


Watch it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

American Science & Surplus

I am in love with the Militaria and Garden sections of American Science & Surplus.

I need an ACS projector and British Military Ship card set.

A cute website too. Line drawings of all items?!?

So great!

What Claudia Wore

Holy blog crush!

I've been wanting to start a Babysitter's Club Book Club. Well, just re-read one of 'em with some other die hard bsc fans. I think I would only have one book in me.

The I would realize how bad they actually were and ruin a key part of my childhood history.

Maybe i'll just stick to dissecting the fashion from fictional 80s pre-teen icons.

What Claudia Wore

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

We Get It!

There is an ongoing joke about how much the New York Times loves Portland.

I keep wanting to disprove it but everytime you turn around there is a new feature.

Like Sunday's Frugal Portland.

I grew up in New York but have lived here since the 90s. Sadly to say, I am almost as local as it gets. My Mother's boyfriend moved here from NY last spring after reading so much about it in the times.

I am okay with people moving here. Boo to raised rents, any loss of indie spirit, more traffic blah blah blah. But please, dear god, bring decent jobs with you so we can stop reading stories like this.

Photo: via nyt

Life with Brett.

My roommate is going away for two whole months.

This morning he reminded me why I started Life with Brett in the first place.

I kinda let is slide but now I am sad he will be gone.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Bird & The Bee

The Bird & The Bee - Don't Stop The Music (Rihanna cover)

Heidi Merrick

I want summer to come so badly.

Then I would wear dresses like these everyday.

And spin in circles.
And lay on the grass.
And eat from my garden.

Also, her blog says she wants to a dress to an actress from BSG I went to high school with. It makes me want to say i'll take one too and put you in touch! Do you think she'll go for it?

xoxo Heidi Merrick.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ham + Biscuits

These have been on my mind all week!

Who wants breakfast?

The Great Slumber

Dear Jess Price,

So I've been thinking about you and your babies and I feel like something is missing.


Can you please start making some pillows to go along with them?


Your friend,

Jess Ris.

The Great Slumber FromKeetra

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Excellent show at the Holocene tonight.

Hauschka is some of my favorite piano music. Excellent to work and drink your morning coffee to.

I love when musicians can stretch the limits of their instruments and use them in unexpected ways with unexpected results. Volker Bertelmann has attached beer bottles, telephone cords, and any other random object he can find to create delicate and sometimes haunting experimental piano music.


I also have a thing for skinny Germans. Oops.

Working from home blues...

Most of the time I love being at home and doing my own thing.

I don't worry about my boss catching me on facebook.
I'm tired? Take a nap! Who cares that it isn't even noon.
Pajamas? Boyfriend jeans & stripey socks? Spring dress? Anything I want!

I do miss co-workers the change of scenery and listening to other peoples conversations.

These offices made me jealous.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Garance Doré

Fashion Illustration was one of my favorite classes in the Apparel program.

We were off'd points for thinking outside the box on project guidelines and therefor not allowed much room for creativity.

It was mostly lame.

Wish I could have played around more like these illustrations from Garance Doré.


Looking for a reason to order these from Nice Packaging.

Birthday? Mother's Day? Father's Day? Just Because?

Do I need a reason?

Monday, May 4, 2009


My peonies are on the verge of blooming.


They might be my favorite flower ever.

image via: flickr

I Wish I Could Read Faster.

Never a truer statement said....

Also, Interesting project.

via: Time Spent Alone

Saturday, May 2, 2009

100 Abandoned Houses

Here are six.

I would like one. Then I would like to re-build it.

And turn one of the bedrooms into a closet.
With a divan. Another into a sewing studio. Big island in the kitchen.
Claw foot tub.


100 Abandoned Houses
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