A COLLECTION OF

Month: October, 2011

P E R S O N

You guys!  Doesn’t  Alec Soth (featured in the image above) look funny and rad and like the kind of guy you want to find out more about? You are in luck. Here is a little bit about Alec taken from his website: My name is Alec Soth (rhymes with ‘both’). I live in Minnesota. I […]

G I V E A W A Y

I know the banner says WINNER but you know I think you are all WINNERS! But there can only be one for the Bar Keepers Friend Giveway and that person is (via random.org)… drum roll please… JOANNA of kneeland co. – Congratulations! Email me your address and a gift basket filled with goodies will be […]

I D E A

An idea from Will Happiness Find Me?, an artist’s book by the Swiss duo Peter Fischli & David Weiss dedicated to questions such as: Can something be unbelievable? Should I get drunk? Could I be Japanese? Is the freedom of birds overrated? Am I a farmer in winter? Does unease grow by itself? About Fishcli and Weiss: […]

A N I M A L

A couple of weeks ago I was relaxing and going on adventures in Kauai.  One of my favorite (daily) adventures was snorkeling – especially at Tunnels beach, which features two reefs: a shallow inner reef and a much deeper outer reef.  A highlight was seeing  green turtles swimming and feeding around us.  Using my new […]

T H I N G

Nowness is a site that delights me muchly. From their website: NOWNESS is the digital leader in luxury storytelling. Each day, NOWNESS showcases an exclusive premiere of the most inspiring stories influencing contemporary culture and global lifestyle, previewing the latest in fashion, gastronomy, art, film, music, design, travel and sport.  NOWNESS is an innovative space where […]

P L A C E

Over the weekend some friends and I went to Occupy LA (Los Angeles City Hall – 200 North Spring Street), and I am excited to report back on the energy and enthusiasm I felt upon being there.  The gardens of City Hall are covered in tents and people cursing with the vitality, ideas and dissatisfaction […]

P E R S O N

Even*Cleveland is one of my very favorite stops on the internet. Curated by Stephanie Madewell, the site is a collection and reflection of various themes. Whether it be veiled women, tennis, or sharks, Stephanie manages to construct visual essays which have me thinking about a hundred different things through a single lens. Here she is […]

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I just finished reading The Sisters Brothers by Patrick Dewitt.   I am not sure what to say exactly except that when I thought of making a graphic for the blog my very first instinct was to bury it and then unearth it (as seen above). Here is the book description from Harper Collins: Hermann […]

A N I M A L

I found this album by Hap Palmer in my husband’s record collection a while ago and got a kick out of it. Seagulls, Music for Rest and Relaxation includes tunes like Morning Gold, Sweetwater Springs, and Lilacs & Lavenders, which can be sampled HERE. From the introduction: Everyone knows how the stresses and tensions of a busy day can build and […]

T H I N G

So excited to do a giveaway with Bar Keepers Friend!  I had acquired some very old, very used but very good pots and some simple cleaning with Bar Keepers friend had them looking beautiful again. I have since been devoted to Bar Keepers friend for all sorts of cleaning, from the kitchen to the bathroom. […]