Friday, July 30, 2010

the city of letterly love.

i love words. and that means i also love letters. and the letters i love the very most are those created by jessica hische, the gal behind the daily drop cap phenomenon. if i were in philly right now, i'd be heading straight over to my very favorite old city shop (art in the age!) for the opening of her letterpressed drop caps show. if you're not in philly either, you can get a little peek at the show above, or just feast your eyes on the letters below. i want them all.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

good wood.

oh, hey, wow, it's been awhile, huh? i'm pretty sure time moves at warp speed during the summer, but that may just be due to the brain freeze a constant diet of popsicles, shaved ice, and soft serve has afflicted me with. plus, my laptop burns like the dickens which i truly appreciate in the cold winter months (it's like a little lap warmer!) but is the last thing i want near me during this nyc heatwave. but aaaanywayz, leave it to a shoe to resurrect my inspiration. i have yet to jump on the clog wagon (don't get me wrong, i love me a hasbeens and a no. 6 as much as the next girl, i just don't love the pricetag), but these swedish beauties (brought to my attention by my boss, the queen of clogs) might do me in. pretty, no?

Sunday, July 18, 2010


many, many years ago, when i was a wee young thing, prone to wearing flip flops with socks and posing particularly unladylike for photos [that's me on the left, obvz], i met an awesome girl [right] who, it turns out, would be a friend for life. there may be an entire country between us, but that don't stop the love. today is her birthday, and when she arrives in new york later this week we are going to celebrate like friends who have known each other nearly their entire lives should: with good food, good wine, and the very best company. happy birthday, jeanette!! i can't WAIT to see you.

Friday, July 16, 2010


man, if only my stitchery were advanced enough to capture the likeness of larry david so i could bite this embroidery. or if only the gal erin who made this masterpiece for one of the readymade bloggers were also MY friend and it was also MY birthday and she also made one for ME! it's fantasy friday around these parts, did nobody tell you? and since we're imagining, this piece would only be the first in a SERIES! and the next two would be based on these beauties:
and then i would have THREE awesome LD portraits to hang on my wall! ah, if wishes were pennies...

Thursday, July 15, 2010

made in dagenham.

i can't WAIT till this movie comes out. ladies makin' history is one of my favorite film subjects, espesh when they're doing it in beehives and hot pants. plus this jam's got sally hawkins (happy go lucky!) AND rosamund pike who i completely loved in an education (even though nobody talked about her awesomeness cause carey mulligan stole the show). just ignore the cheesy drop shadow on the title screens and instead nerd out on the spot-on costumes and girly greatness.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

in the bag.

i am a sucker for a well-constructed canvas bag. these beauties by LAYERxlayer (my other new brooklyn flea discovery! and no, i was not swayed by their RANDOM capital lettering though i DO love it) are my new faves. especially the summer tote below (which comes complete with an extra bag for farmers marketing!). it's totes a tote on a tote! ha! (sorry. my body may be back in real life but my brain's still on vacation.)

Monday, July 12, 2010

the happiest place on earth.

well, i'm back in new york and while my week in southern california was all kinds of awesome, there was one thing on my to-do list that just didn't get done: go to disneyland. does that seem weird? i can't help it, i'm kind of obsessed. as someone who grew up less than an hour from the magic kingdom, the iconic amusement park represents all the best parts of the first half of my life. my parents took me to disneyland before i even remember going to disneyland, and once a year my entire family spent an epic evening there (on firemens' night!)--aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, all running amok and hitting as many rides as we possibly could between getting our mouse ears embroidered and eating the most delicious fritters at that new-orleansesque restaurant by the pirates of the caribbean. i had my first kiss on the peoplemover when the peoplemover still existed (while scenes from tron flashed on the surrounding walls) and i watched the sun rise over the matterhorn after spending my high school grad night there. in other words, i fucking love the place and i just (barely) emerged from a black hole of vintage disneyland photo scouring on the internet. the 70s is my absolute favorite disney era and i couldn't help but post these gems from early in the decade. i wish i could say this is the last time i'll subject you to my disneyland fanaticism but that would be a LIE! so i won't.

images via here, here, here, and here

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

v to the acay.

how stoked am i that i bailed on nyc RIGHT before this "dangerously hot" unbearable heatwave i'm hearing about? VERY. after a weekend in san clemente with the crew (days on the beach, dinners on the grill, fireworks over the water, swilling wine during sunsets, life is gooood) i'm back in l.a. where it's 71 and sunny. aka rolled up jeans+three-quarter sleeve shirts+sandals weather, my favorite. i don't want this vacation to ever end. hope you guys had an amazing holiday weekend!

Friday, July 2, 2010

oh, yoko.

um, can we talk about this for a second?!

actually, i have no words. just love. love for the universe. and for yoko. and for her crazy tweets, like this gem: "Let's sing, dance and hug each other and bring in the most beautiful summer of 2010, and with it, a new world." amen yoks! also, where can i get a pair of leathuh shorts like the one she's rockin' in this amazing vid?? i love these lovebirds. and their freak flags. happy friday y'all.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

hold the phone.

i'm in LOVE with this outfit.