Friday, August 21, 2009

Room Envy

I've been obsessing over home interiors lately and Kazu Makino and Amedeo Pace of Blonde Redhead's apartment is no exception. I love the comfortable and casual feel this place exudes. I'm envious of that "I just threw this together, and oops, it looks amazing," vibe this apartment pulls off perfectly.

(via Small Adventure)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

250 Years of Guinness

Guinness beer celebrates it's 250th anniversary this year. Check out some of their old advertisements below, I like the one with the ostrich looking smug and content after swallowing an entire pint of it! I'll have to do some celebrating of my own this weekend by ordering a cold glass..

(images via Cool Hunting)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Best Dressed

Boy, am I loving this dress. Do you ever see something and think, "That would just look great on me!" Although a little self indulgent, that's what I thought to myself when I saw this gorgeous dress...I don't see an issue with knowing what would and wouldn't look good on yourself, right?

(found on 13bees)

Roald Dahl

One of my best memories as a kid was taking summer road trips in our family minivan down south. My parents used to remove the middle seat and my older brother, my younger sister and I used to spread out and play games, (which would often turn into a mini wrestling match) read books, and try to entertain ourselves for the hours before the next rest stop on the highway. At the end of the day, my Dad would open a book and read to us aloud in his best school teacher voice as we drifted off to sleep with the constant humming of the engine in the background. A few of my personal favorites including The BFG, James and the Giant Peach and Matilda made appearances on more than one occasion.

(image of Dahl's writing room via The Guardian)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Pictures worth a thousand words

(images found on Etsy via bomobob)

I found these cool photos while perusing Etsy today. Wouldn't they look great on a wall blown up? I like the dreamy quality the photographs portray, they make me want to travel across the country in a convertible equipped with a tent and a camera, taking pictures along the way..The red one is actually a shot of a "Fire Run," a Catalan tradition called Correfoc involving what looks to be some pretty stunning dancing and fire demonstrations.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Decorating madness

I think I've mentioned this before, but I recently moved - as in over a month ago now and am still trying to figure out what will work best for my apartment decorating wise. As I get older, I realize I care more about the places I live and making them comfortable and uniquely my (and my roommate's) space. I've never been a huge decorator, always preferring a simple and clean look over lots of kick knacks and clutter, but never quite knowing what exactly my style was. Romantic? Modern? Vintage? Shabby Chic? (oh god, I hope not shabby chic) So, my goal is to make the most of a spacious (for New York standards) apartment and bedroom that will make me happy without breaking the bank. Below are some rooms I'd be head over heels to hang out in.

(image via Style Files)

(images via Emma's Design Blog)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

President Obama

"Obama is a multiplatform natural: He’s done books and audiobooks; he commands audiences on both YouTube and from the podium; he BlackBerrys; he makes a nice photo. He recognizes that, in the same way a blog can’t survive on just one post a day, a presidency can no longer survive on one message per day or one press conference per year. Instead, you have to turn on a fire hose."

New York Magazine

President Obama knows what's up.


irregular flow from 4khz on Vimeo.

I came across this video today and just think it's really nice to look at and listen to. I have no idea how people who make videos do something like this, but it's pretty cool.

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