Friday, July 30, 2010

Movie Review: I am love

Amazing acting, clothing, views, and the damn hair styles...I can't stop thinking about the Italian coiffed hair I really want to back comb my hair now.

Worth the effort to see it in the theater if you're a fan of subtitled films.

My only negative is that I didn't care for how the story line progressed. They were working with a lot of stories and it didn't seem to flow, regardless I could figure out what was happening. I might just have wanted it to be like an American movie that spells every single thing out for you...which was not the case.

A beautiful film. Tilda Swinton was seriously AMAZING.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

New on Etsy today

I always get the most exciting response to my ribbon selects in my photos and deliveries so I've decided to offer up a few selections [more to come] in my Etsy store.

Chocolate brown 1/8" 25 yards for $4.75

Turquoise and Apple Green 1/8" 25 yards for $4.75

Coral/ Papaya colored organza ribbon 25 yards for $8.00

Available in my Etsy store

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I think we did her proud

I wanted a hangtag that I could attach to some pieces going out soon. I found this quote by Chanel recently that spoke to what I do. You really have to feel it to get the full experience but I think this photo might have captured just a tad of what I'm talking about.

enlarge for the yumminess

One small factor

I've figured out the secret. I'm going to share it all with you right this very second. I could totally be skinny and have legs [sort of like this]...

but I like's such a drag right? So close...and yet so far away

photo via People online. I left the photogs credit in the corner

Monday, July 26, 2010

kidney love

It's been fairly regular around here for my kidney to be an asshole if you've been a reader of this site. Currently everything is fairly the same, no ER visits lately but I went to see my Homeopathic dr last week and I had a list of new complaints so he did his wacky magic he does and at the end said well it's not XYZ you have kidney stones.


He gave me a pad of paper and said write this recipe down:

The Kidney Stone Dissolve

one six pack of regular Classic Coke [no substitutions]
Open all six and let them go flat
Drink all six within a 2 hour period of time

after completing that, steam a handful of asparagus and eat it.

Um....OK that's a bit random can you explain?
He said that classic coke has just the right amount of phosphorous acid but only works when it's flat but you need the amount that is present in all 6 cans. The acid will breakdown the kidney stones. After that the asparagus acts as a diuretic and washes the soda out of the kidneys.

I'm on can 2...the breakfast of champions

please note I'm not a doctor, I don't make any claims. You should consult your own health care people before trying anything.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

stacy + clark | trailer from Isabel Gonzalez on Vimeo.

I met Isabel Gonzalez film maker last night at an event. I went to see her site today and found the sweetest video I think I've ever seen. I dare you not to lump up!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


this post is for SGM and her eternal crush on Andy Cohen.

I think we might need a set of these!


A new twist to those subway signs. This I can get behind.
Read about it here at the LA Times

Friday, July 16, 2010

W mag

I just got my W today with the The manly man – Jon Hamm on the cover.

It's probably just me but... I'm not liking this image of him on the cover. He's just not looking his perky best in that well lit studio shot or maybe I'm just use to that smoky haze he has following him around in Mad Men.

The guts though? well done.

images > W Magazine shot by Nathaniel Goldberg styled by Lori Goldstein

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ace Hotel

These people just GET IT like no other brand I've ever seen. cool, funky, messy but still fancy. When I grow up I want to be just like them ;)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

What's been going on around here...

I've been throwing a pretty photo up now for a while because I don't know what else to say at the moment. Sometimes pretty is all I've got.

I kinda feel like painting right now. My boyfriend said to me the other day "when I finish school in August you can go back and do whatever you want"....but I don't know what I want to be when I grow up! Really... I do know what I want to be. And I am doing it, it just doesn't pay the bills [right now]. So now what?

Life is kinda kicking my ass right now. It's a lot...this interview, unemployment, having my own business thing. I think this week it finally caught up with me. I don't seem to be doing any of it all that well.

So, if I'm a little more quiet than normal it's only because I don't know what I'm doing at the moment except wanting to make pretty paper but that no one really wants to pay for it.

what do you want to be when you grow up? will it pay your bills? I hope it does.

on a side you miss Mackin Ink like I do? She's taking a little summer break. I'm getting my fix of her on Twitter. At least I get to see her cute smile every time she posts. In fact? these photos are all her she lead me to them just today.

photos from I'm Revolting
the painter is Cornelius Völker who studied with Gerhard Richter. I'm mostly in love with his studio though. That is art in of it self. My neat freakness would not be able to live in it but viewing it is magic.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pretty Monday

Your secret from Jean-Sebastien Monzani on Vimeo.

I can't recall who's blog I saw this on [sorry] but here's some pretty to start out your week.

oh yah..duh it only came from one of my favorites.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Did you know?

I just learned this today. Did you know that when you send a personal note that if you strike your name apparently it means "of very personal nature"? Or so we think...Crane's Paper wants to know as well if you have the answer.

read all about it here

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Pantone Love

if you're a designer you will understand the love of Pantone.
storage tins $28 available at Show

Me? I want the set of coffee mugs myself $14 each

Monday, July 05, 2010

Yes, orange please

I really, really want one of these. It would be perfect for my little section of town.
Amish made scooter $245

The cutest ice cream ever

Sweet Lucie's ice cream kart. I so want them at my next party. Available in the So. Cal area if you're interested in an event. I should mention that it's all organic and made-to-order per event. Need Rosemary flavored gelato? just ask [though I'm of the vanilla/chocolate sort of crowd myself]

as seen on Utterly Engaged

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Sunday Church in 6 minutes and 57 seconds

I've shared my love of Dead Can Dance over the years. I consider them and Lisa Gerrard's voice truly gifts from God. Whenever you have 6:57 available in your day will you watch this for me?

Even if you're not a religious person, which I would say I'm not. It will lift your heart in ways I can't explain. Her voice is like the best church I've never been to.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

How to tie a bow tie

I have always wanted to know how to do this. I think I may sport one very soon now that I know.

How to tie a bow tie

The great tutorial is on the most fabulous site called Utterly Engaged. It's an online magazine that is really, really top notch Martha Style.

Friday, July 02, 2010

New on Etsy today

Like most of the cards I make, it's really encouragement for myself. I hate change have I told you? it's horrible and painful and I just want my world to stay comfy. Life never works like that does it?

"An ending is nothing but a beginning"

I love this one so much I want to send a card to everyone I know, but alas I'll save some for you if you'd like.

The best part? It's available on Etsy today.
please click to enlarge.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Happy 4th and summertime...

I couldn't pick just one. Here's a mixed tape to send you in to your weekend.

Bananarama Cruel Summer

The Sunday's Summertime

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the French Prince Summertime