Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I'm searching for a new apartment right now, and am realizing the things that are important to me as I grow up and become a (real) adult. Space, natural sunlight, proximity to a train, close to delis, laundromat and coffee shops to name a few.. I can imagine myself living in a place like the above photos. Aren't they nice?

(photos via Lobster and Swan)

Monday, April 20, 2009


In less than a month I'll be traveling to Nicaragua with a few friends for a week long vacation. It's the biggest country in Central America and also has the smallest population, so there's much that is untouched and free of tourists. We'll be swimming, surfing, climbing (and riding down) volcanoes, watching turtles hatch and visiting coffee plantations (yum!). Check out some of the sites:

Friday, April 17, 2009

Pierrot Le Fou

Pierrot Le Fou is the story of a man who runs away with his children's babysitter and together they embark on a surprising cat and mouse journey from Paris to the Mediterranean. It's funny, with bits of absurd reality dropped in for good measure. Anna Karina is a stunning site running around and riding in a convertible looking effortlessly chic. Jean-Paul Belmondo isn't so bad either. This is the first Jean-Luc Godard film I've seen, and certainly won't be the last.



So, I have to say that I’ve been intrigued with the idea of starting a blog for a while now. It’s intimidating because there are so many out there about any subject you can think of. What would mine be about? What would make mine different than anyone else’s? Why would anyone in their right mind want to read anything I posted? Would I care enough to post something more than once a month? I eventually thought, screw it. If the only people that read this are my parents, fine.


Marlene Dumas is a Dutch artist known for channeling themes such as birth, death, sex and violence into her work. The figures are beautifully haunting. I can definitely say I’m disappointed I missed out on her showing at the Museum of Modern Art this past December. The New York Times quotes her saying, “I am not one of those. I don’t go to a psychiatrist. I don’t go to a gym. I run away from my accountant, I run away from my dentist. They are all supposed to help you, but I like to stay in bed, where I have a chance to reflect, like Rossellini.” Coincidentally, I hate the dentist too…maybe I should try my hand at painting?

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