Flour Vintage

February 18, 2011

Flour Clothing is serving up some great kids and adult vintage clothing. I have to admit that I love dressing my kid up all adorable-like, and don’t mind wearing my own rags. (No one pays attention to the parents and a cute kid, anyway.)

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Only in Dreams?

February 16, 2011

Suddenly I want to watch “Reality Bites” and safety-pin something. Real bad.

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Happy 2.14

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone.

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Eyes + Ears

February 11, 2011

Today I’m representing for all the non-Valentine’s Day fans and for all who will have their hearts broken right before Valentine’s Day (bastards). Here’s something to get you through it.

SONG: Rilo Kiley / “Breakin’ Up

ART: Mari Lowery / “Wrong Number

Have a great weekend!

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Bling

February 10, 2011

Technically, my Chinese zodiac is the rat, but I’d lie for that rooster. Or poodle…

[PS: I found this bling via We Less Than Three, a Brooklyn-based design studio co-owned by one of my old college classmates, Ashley Quinn, a fine fashionista with an eye for good design.]

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Runabout

February 9, 2011

Someone needs to buy this ASAP. Or ACASAP (say what? See here at 5:40). Mount it in a shadowbox papered with old maps and stick it in a nursery. Then email me pictures and tell me what a great idea it was (you’re welcome). Someone? Anyone?

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One Shot

February 8, 2011

A few weeks ago, my friend Gavin brought me to this cafe he’d been telling me about in Northern Liberties – One Shot Coffee. We walked in and I was amazed – salvaged tin on the ceilings, suiting textiles on the banquette, and warm wood tones throughout – I felt home. We ordered up some grub and he told me there was an upstairs. “An upstairs? This gets better?” I thought. We passed local hipsters converging on social and business matters, and settled down in the lounge with worn leather mid-century sofas, layers of rich oriental rugs, and walls of gas pipe shelving (a la Ace Hotel and The Brick House). The food was quite delicious, as well. I ordered a grilled cheese with tomato on rye (a special request despite all the yummy daily specials) – almost bit my fingers off it was so good. And I’m dreaming about their Tom’s Dirty Chai (with 2 shots of espresso) – I’ve begged my local baristas to make it for me but it just ain’t the same (sorry dudes).

As you can see, I firmly approve this place and hope you visit there soon!

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Oliver+S

February 7, 2011

Check out this cute paper-doll stop-motion video for the new book Oliver + S has coming out later this month. It’s old-fashioned charm meets crisp modern fashion for kids – with some fun patterns for children, including tutus, backpacks, capes, and vests.

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Eyes + Ears [Double Feature]

February 4, 2011

Brennan Gilbert submitted not one, but TWO songs to me (thanks, man). Very different, too. First up was a sultry house beat with (potentially) nonsensical Portuguese lyrics. It brought me back to my days in college as a hip-hop choreographer:

SONG: Thievery Corporation / “So Com Voce”

ART: Beth Kennedy / “A Little More Silence”

And next is a pretty acoustic song – simple and honest, like it’s paired object:

SONG: The Voyces / “Relate to Me

OBJECT: Sighn / It’s OK Forever Wood Piece

It’s weird how subjective music and art are for each of us, but I love blending them together. And your submissions of either art, object, or music help to introduce some new inspiration to my world. Thanks again for the challenge, Brennan!

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Selleck and Lincoln: Why Not?

February 3, 2011

Words cannot express the awesome-ness that is this work of art:

“This 25”x19” 3 color hand screenprinted poster features 2 great American icons. Abraham Lincoln and Tom Selleck, the dream team. They stand in all their glory against the backdrop of The Bay Bridge and Twin peaks. Also featured is the ferrari 308 GTS from Magnum P.I. The poster is screened in Black, Dark Red and Metallic gold on 80lb Cover Speckletone recycled from the French Paper Company.
Forget Crockett and Tubbs, act like ya know.”

Why, you ask? Why not, I tell you. Why. Not.

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