Monday, October 31, 2011

Tootsie Rolls are lackluster, but I'll still eat them

Happy Halloween, little darlings. Here's some unintentionally-spooky-yet-perfect-for-Halloween music for you. 

A new Halloween mix on 8Tracks: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Keep The Dog Quiet (Simon Bookish Remix) by Owen Pallett
Calculator by Micachu & The Shapes
Eid Ma Clack Shaw by Bill Callahan
Bones of Man by Chad VanGaalen
Dull Life by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Tack & Tower by Benoit Pioulard
The Dead Dog  by Portugal. The Man
Walk Around The Lake by Lost in the Trees
Warpath (Edit) by Esben and the Witch
Consolation Prize by Julie Doiron
Weight of the World by Patrick Watson
Grown Unknown by Lia Ices
Top Bunk by Gauntlet Hair
Fever Dreams by Nurses
My Body's A Zombie For You by Dead Man's Bones

Friday, October 28, 2011

The weekly wrap up

I'm absolutely loving the work of Francisca Prieto, who uses torn and damaged books, catalogues, encyclopedias, and other printed matter to create new artwork. Check out other pieces from her UNBOUND exhibit here

I scooped up this scarf at Madewell after I saw it hung from the rafters of the Newbury Street store. I originally wanted to frame it, thinking that it was an interesting piece of textile art until a salesgirl pointed me towards a folded pile on a shelf. Ooooppps, embarrassing for me.  It's actually part of a larger collection, the Storyteller scarves, 'inspired by old-timey typography and vintage posters.'

And now I know. Get your own here.

Ah, this etsy shop makes me feel semi-ok about having less than perfect vision. Behold, Tessa's vintage specs collection.

(via Frankie)

Lastly, OMFGMOG, It's Halloween weekend, my favorite weekend of the year! Hope yours is amazing. Feel free to tell me all about your costume / zombie party / make out sesh with a vampire / pumpkin infused diet next week. I'd love to hear about it!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

We're movin' up

Ontario artist Lucky Jackson's new project features a quirky, pop-inspired piece of art each day. Visit her blog, 365 Lucky Days, to watch her progress. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Damn right I'm going to steal this idea... of the day

For the last several months, I've taken random photos of Boston signage for the purpose of... well... I don't know really. I just liked the typography and wanted to capture the moment. Unfortunately, they've been marinating in my iphoto library, unused, because I couldn't quite figure out what to do with them. Then I found NYC Type, a sweet little website that features great fonts from across the city.

Check out the website here. And keep your eyes peeled for a Boston version soon. I'm feeling ambitious.

Monday, October 24, 2011

With bits of garden in your hair

For those of you who are opting for sexy shepherdess, rather than overly-frosted cupcake, Claire Pettibone's dresses are for you.

Check out the full 2012 collection here

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy birthday, you silly little blahg

Oh my goodness! As bright as day is 2 years old today. 

Thanks for sticking around this long, you lovely people. 


Friday, October 21, 2011

The weekly wrap up

Loving these knits from Cardigan

Our very own Island Creek Oyster Bar is making the rounds on design blogs this week. Check out their great design work by OAT Creative. OAT, if you're listening, REBRAND ME! PLEASE!

The Cupcake Project figured out how to put a cupcake INSIDE a cupcake. Best confection hack EVAR.

(via Cupcake Project by way of Notcot)

The greatest thing the internet has given us this week: Generation X Is Sick of Your Bullshit

Lastly, wishing you a perfect fall weekend...

(via The Hillside

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Be honest, gang

Would you totally hate your friend if she made you wear a bridesmaid dress in 'dusty shale'? Opinions welcome. 

(via J.Crew, who churns and burns BMDs like no other)

A playlist for the ghost of you

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I was just a card, caught up in the stars

Artist Jennifer Collier bonds, waxes, traps and stitches unusual recycled paper to create the inspired household objects below. As she says in her artist's statement, she tends to 'find items then investigate a way in which they can be reused and transformed; giving new life to things that would otherwise go unloved or be thrown away.' Ah, a girl after my own heart.

See more of Jennifer's work here

Monday, October 17, 2011

The Weekenders

1. - 5. A visit to Berlin Orchards. Go, people. Drink hot cider, buy freshly made donuts and eat apples until your stomach feels like it's going to explode. Is there any other way to celebrate fall?

Friday, October 14, 2011

The weekly wrap up

Holy smokes! The professor elbow patch just went glam. Check out Zadig & Voltaire's collection of updated classics.

These have been done to death, but I don't even care--I love 'em! Check out Christian Jackson's minimalist children's story poster series.

So, I actually hate bowling, but I'm totally gaga over this bowling alley wedding. What a cool venue!

The Occupy Wall Street movement may lack a cohesive message or any clear terms, but that won't keep me from following along in its progress, hoping for a positive outcome. In the sea of negative media coverage, there are actually a few photographers and journalist who have captured moments of the protest in an honest and beautiful way, like NYC fashion photographer Bradford Gregory. Check out his full gallery here.

 (via Fecal Face)

Lastly, hope you have a apple picking, cider donut eating, weekend (I kind of wish that for myself, too)...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

But I'll never buy a Kindle

Remember Society 6, the online art collective I posted a little bit about here? It's now the perfect place to outfit your electronics. Check out the sweet iphone and laptop cases below, featuring photography by Carissa Beck. They're perfect for old souls and the technology resistant alike.

Get your own here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tap your fleet feet

Just a little CMJ inspired mix for October...


Don't Stop (Color On the Walls) by Foster the People
Lights Out, Words Gone by Bombay Bicycle Club
Older Together by Black Light Dinner Party
Indian Summer (Des Moines) by Canon Blue
Safe and Sound by Capital Cities
Murder Room by Pepper Rabbit
Bury Us Alive by Starfucker
Leaving On The 5th by Voxhaul Broadcast
Ten-Twenty-Ten by Generationals
Is It Me by The Kooks
Future Starts Slow by The Kills
Cough Syrup by Young The Giant
Fleeced by ARMS
It's Enough by Young Yeller

For the front row experience:

Pepper Rabbit plays Great Scott in Boston on October 20th
Voxhaul Broadcast plays TT The Bears on November 8th
The Kooks play The House of Blues on November 19th
Young the Giant plays Lupo's in Providence Rhode Island on November 30th

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Weekenders

1. Finally had a chance to visit Manayunk. And Three Potato Four!
2. Rittenhouse Square, a boy and his pretzel
3. Bulleit rye whiskey, courtesy of our pal Mike
4. Stoddard's to round out the long weekend

Friday, October 7, 2011

The weekly wrap up

I may be an ocean girl myself, but I'm totally loving Nicole Meyer's design project. Her lofty goal? To create a logo for all 10,000 lakes in Minnesota, which should only take, oh, about 27 years. Check out her daily design here.

Love this new set of Now and Then photos up on Miss Moss' blog

Yay for clever sidewalk keyboards in Belgium!

Thanks for everything, Steve. 

Lastly, hope your weekend is AbFab, kittens. I'm headed to Philly / Wilmington for the holiday so leave me some hotspot suggestions if you have any!