Thursday, April 30, 2009

Vincent Moon: renowned creator of music videos that feel more like out-takes from a fabulous other universe where your favorite (indie-ish) band sings and plays in your subway car or in the apartment across the hall...or on the ferry to Vashon Island (Seattle, ho!)

The online repository of "take away shows" is La Blogotheque. The site is in French but most pages can be translated to English. Below are a couple of my favorites. Disclaimer: I've only sifted through about 18% of the videos. There are many to browse.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Everyday Japanese ephemera by way of French (-Canadian?) blog
Character hunter ! ! !

Thanks again M~

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Oh I think I need one of these. Or is it just my mid-afternoon kind-of-bored & hungry personality talking?

photo of Hazelnut Chocolate Muffin by La Tartine Gourmand

Advice to Sink in Slowly Vol. 2

A pack of personal advice postcards by design grads of University College of Falmouth in Britain.

Thanks M!

You can peruse the set here.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Some snaps of Japan in springtime.
Photos by the all-around lovely person extraordinaire Yuko. Thanks for sharing your travels with me Yuko!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The New York Times is posting one new story/slide show per week about a new York City "character". The project is called One in 8 Million and seeks to collect "passions and problems, relationships and routines, vocations and obsessions". It is, admittedly, a bit addicting with titles like the "Urban Taxidermist" and the "Singing Waitress". The photographs are very beautiful and the stories, if somewhat idealized, are too.
The new earth-friendly bamboo i-phone...i-wood. With such useful apps! Including but not limited to Meeting Ignore, Tiny Map, Know-it-All, Garage Door Opener and Friend-B-Gone. I can't live without mine!

Thanks to C for posting about the i-wood where I-would see it.
Moment of zen via Soule Mama. Amanda Soule writes a great blog about family and crafting and education.

Picture by Amanda Soule.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry?

...a book by Elizabeth McCracken I've been meaning to get at the library. She also wrote The Giant's House, which is a fantastic book, especially if you are intrigued by librarians.

Pictures via Apartment Therapy.
Apartment Therapy is running the Fifth Annual Smallest, Coolest Home Contest. I think this entry from an apartment on New York's lower east side deserves some sort of special prize for best use of green paint in a kitchen with a bath tub.
Glorious yellow

Photo by garance dore

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I found these images while browsing through The City Sage, a great home design blog full of pictures.

Purple room photo from Perfect English
White room photo from Living, etc.
Blue room photo from Found Style
Moment of Zen via The City Sage. Photo by Anna Williams.

Friday, April 3, 2009

A truly fabulous music video.

Peter Bjorn and John "Nothing To Worry About"

Perusing the Totokaelo blog (you need to sign up to view I think). Totokaelo and Impulse are both Seattle shops owned by Jill Wenger. The only thing these outfits need is warmer weather.
Another internet must-have: rubber stamps. Via The Small Object. Our guy above has a title: Little Helmet Pal.