Friday, December 31, 2010

Popspiracy Theory

Just heard this awesome song:

and can't help but think it sounds a lot like this little gem, from The Oneders.

A Tilt-Shift Lens Makes The World A More Beautiful Place

I got a new camera for Christmas and one of its awesome features is a "miniature" program setting which simulates a tilt-shift lens. The effect explained by Wiki:

"Blurring parts of the photo simulates the shallow depth of field normally encountered in making the scene seem much smaller than it actually is; the blurring can be done either optically when the photograph is taken, or by digital post-processing. Many faked-miniature photographs are taken from a high angle to simulate the effect of looking down on a miniature."

So, the most successful shots were vast landscapes or taken from some height, but really everything turned out adorable.

A look at the effect and how it affects your sweet brain:

From musty ladie's bathroom... adorable gnome's cottage I want to make my home!

p.s. All shots taken at breathtaking Multnomah Falls in Oregon, except
-my parents' living room
-submarine outside the OMSI taken on a rare cloudy day on the Willamette River in downtown Portland
-gnome cottage restroom near the Rose Test Gardens in Portland (How cool is that name?)

The Exquisite Moss Tour: Not just a terrible band name waiting to happen

Some classics from my holiday in Portland, Oregon, home to what I have found to be the most fantastic mosses I have ever seen. They grow under post office boxes, park benches, unused steps, and basically everywhere that feet don't go. In this way they literally create their own world and every time I come here I leave with a camera full of moss memories.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lilli Carre Love

You ain't seen nothin' yet.

He Wears High Draped Pants

Enjoying this today. Favorite line:

"He wears high draped pants, stripes are really yellow, but when he starts in to love me he is so fine and mellow."

Monday, November 8, 2010

All I Needed Was The Love You Gave

Heard this amazing song today in a shop:

And living in the world we do-beep boop beep-90 seconds later, I had this song on my iphone:

Both versions are great. Now then, how much for the patience app?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coolin' Around Town

I love you, Haculla, wherever you are.
nuit blanche

Geoff McFetridge

ninja turtles pizza

This tree definitely speaks with the voice of Sir Ian McKellen

pretty pony on the hudson

tuff bike outside the library


Whoever had the idea to put art in the subway station walls, c'mere, I wanna give you a big kiss.

Deal With It.

Look Up

Rules For My Unborn Son

My new favorite blog: Rules For My Unborn Son! It includes practical advice and great standards for living and style. This guy quotes Steve McQueen, FDR, and Chuck Bass from Gossip Girl. Umm, marriage?

A few highlights.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

New Favorite Hobby

My new favorite thing as of today: collecting stranger's old family photos! The Thing in Greenpoint is a big old store full of literally crap: piles and piles of random photos, postcards, and letters from estate sales of everything from a butt at an office Christmas party to a couple of married art teachers you wish you could sit down with and have tea, and let them tell you how to unleash the fire inside yourself and to have another cookie. It's amazing because they pretty much keep the photos together from when they were acquired, so you are looking at someone's 5th grade class photo and then a note they wrote to someone in a high school typing class, and then a string of weepy never-sent "I still love you but this isn't working" letters. You're taking this beautiful tour through someone's life in a way that you could never have seen even if you knew them.

At first I was apprehensive about actually buying the photos, but then I realized how happy it made me feel knowing someone lived this. It makes the world feel very big and yet you can relate to their experiences: I have always wanted to live in the woods and be an art teacher!
Cinnamon donuts and watermelon at a birthday party? What an excellent idea! What is this cave? I want to visit that, too! Henna tattoes and a black turtleneck maxi dress? What a great idea!

Love you guys. Enjoy!