Friday, January 30, 2009
So I found my first gray hair the other day. I'm only 22 and yet the promise of middle age seems just around the corner. I don't relish the thought of bad knees, bad skin, and changing metabolism, but I think I can handle this gray hair thing, I decided not to pull it out and go with the flow. I have distinct memories of sitting behind my mom pulling out her gray hair, with warnings to get it by the root. So Gross!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
So with the 30% of JCrew final sale, I had to get these jeans. Only $20! I have been keeping an eye out for new jeans for a while and these were such deal I couldn't pass them up. Hopefully they look awesome- Pamela from the store has them, but she can pull off anything. Better make my ebaying more profitable...
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I just got new boots to replace my favorite but leaking wellies. I love my new ones; they are so classic, and I had an awesome discount code. I imagine myself herding sheep in Scotland somewhere. They are the Hunter work boots that farmers actually wear, called Argyll. And they fit! (my old ones were maybe a bit too small).
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I've always been intrigued by narwhals. I think they are magical and sweet looking and beautiful. I also always thought they were mythical.
Monday, January 19, 2009
Gelatin silver print, 12 3/4 x 11 1/4".
The Saul Steinberg Foundation.
Children's Labyrinth, 1954.
10th Milan Triennial, detail of History of Architecture section of mural.
Ink on paper.
Originally published in The New Yorker, November 17, 1962.
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 1/3 cups skim milk
4 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vegetable oil
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
milk, yogurt and fruit (optional)
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Caitlin showed me this exhibition the other day and its amazing. Martin and Munoz have been making snow globes with these touching and yet unsettling scenes. They seem to use the confines of the globe as a diorama for images of human interaction, sometimes familiar, and sometimes supernatural. The images below are from the Travelers series, but you can also see their Islands series as well as the rest of the collection here. Their current exhibition is in Spain, but have another opening March 1 in Sheboygan Wisconsin. Look here for exhibition information.
Alone Together, 2005
Walter Martin and Paloma Muñoz
Traveler 225, 2007 Snowglobe 9x6x6 inches
Traveler 186 at Night, 2006
Traveler 48 at Night, 2003
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
NPR.org, January 12, 2009 - The songs of singer-guitarist M. Ward seem to drift in on the crackling radio waves of a distant time. Warm and intimate, his largely acoustic and usually spare arrangements are a tribute to what Ward sees as the greatest era for American music: the 1950s and early '60s, when singers like Buddy Holly andRoy Orbison infused country-rooted pop with honesty and romance. Ward's latest album, Hold Time, continues this tradition, with a gorgeously produced mix of finger-picked guitars, upright bass and shuffling rhythms, all tied together by his achy voice.
Hold Time won't be released until Feb. 17, but listeners can hear the entire album here on NPR Music as an exclusive preview.
The new disc was mixed by producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Mogis, with guest appearances by Lucinda Williams,Zooey Deschanel (She & Him), Rachel Blumberg (The Decemberists) and others. Though it mostly features all-new songs, Hold Time includes a handful of cover tunes, including Don Gibson's "Oh Lonesome Me" and "Rave On," made popular by Buddy Holly.
"I think the songwriting style of (Buddy Holly's) period was superior," Ward says in an interview with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen. "There was a certain amount of joy in it, no matter how sad the song is. You get joy in listening to these Buddy Holly or Roy Orbison sad lyrics. I'm attracted to songs that have balance between the darks and the lights and giving them all equal opportunity."
And now I get to head down to Caribou to get school work done. Nice day.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
So I'm back from New York and I loved it. So happy I went and I can't believe I've lived this long without seeing it. By far my favorite moment was walking the streets of Greenwich Village at night. So many great shops and restaurants intermixed with the character of the streets. I didn't need to go inside... they were just as wonderful to observe. I also loved Central Park. How could you not love the park? So magical. I took less pictures than I would have hoped, but preferred just relaxing and enjoying than whipping my camera out at every great stop. Though I'm sad roomie Steve moved, I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to see The City.