Friday, February 27, 2009

A and I went to the movies last night. We saw Coraline. I had very little idea of what would happen, how the movie would look but I loved it. There are some subtle behaviors and movements by Coraline that are so dear and true to the world of independent little girls.

This picture reminds me of the movie. It's by Melissa Bryant of my wire empire.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

My Moment of Zen, via food stylist/photographer Matt Armendariz of MattBites.

Now that I am back at work and woefully swamped (on my to-do list, make more to-do lists) I'm reminded of the Muji-designed Chrono notebook. Maybe this concept will placate the traffic jam in my brain. I'll just live my way around the clock.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blues in DC

DC's U-Street Corridor

Monday, February 16, 2009

beautiful words by Jenna Hein

I bought a paper string garland like the one in the top picture, and use it all the time. Right now it's draped over some branches in a vase which stood in as a (very deconstructed) Christmas tree last year.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This American Life is never not good but this one, about two performers who thought they caught their big break on the Ed Sullivan show (the night the Beatles premiered), is so so funny and sweet.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

High on my wish list...
Made by Betsy Walton
J bought me a membership to the Seattle Art Museum for Christmas, which includes the Seattle Asian Art Museum (a beautiful building in Volunteer Park with an equal view of the city).

I can't wait to see this crazy-gorgeous exhibit at the Asian Art Museum:
Garden and Cosmos: The Royal Paintings of Jodhpur
January 29–April 26, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Irreverent luxury. Seems comfy. Would need bigger closet.
Photo by The Sartorialist.

Easier than goldfish, right?

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Inside Out

Human Heart by bluebicicletta
3"x 5" digital print
DNA by Wayne Pate of Good Shape Design
18” x 24” Silkscreen Print

Photos from Portland work trip last month. We stayed at the Ace Hotel, high on hipsters and also great coffee. There's a Stumptown connected to the lobby. They will bring coffee to your room!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

There's something sorta liberating about "reclaimed" keyboards. Like if I had one at my office job, my job would be edgier. Of course there's the liability of inky fingertips...

The top picture is a keyboard made from Scrabble tiles. I've been playing again with M (at which he pretty much schools me) and listening to a quick little podcast about Scrabble (Judith Thurman expounds on the popularity of the game at The New Yorker) and reserving Word Wars on Netflix.

2nd photo by Lily made art

It's a sunny day in Seattle (and only February at that!)

miniature seattle by CORDAN
sweet little tapestry by CASTLE

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sometimes you have a violently positive spiritual connection with material objects. Whenever I see pieces by I. Ronni Kappos I want to be a better person.

P.S. If you live in the Pacific Northwest...first of all, lucky you! and second, you can find these dynamite necklaces (and charming bracelets) at Twist.

Blue is the color of my true love's hair...

Blue items (some on sale!, like the darling purse above) at Beklina, a well curated "green boutique".

blouse by Lina Rennell
purse by Ivana Helsinki
native american beading

I wholeheartedly recommend renting The Edge of Heaven, a German/Turkish movie with dense and sometimes ambivalent characters: a Turkish professor of German literature who owns a German language book shop in Istanbul, his pathetic father, and the women whose lives they both ruin and save. The interweaving lives of the people in the film remind me of Babel but this movie is a in a class above. Rightly so, it will represent Germany for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars this year.