Thursday, July 5, 2012

Welcome to China


Read real time updates via Chelsea Smith, a far better blogger than I.

Friday, May 11, 2012

For my point B

Mother's day is Sunday and I have been so lucky to have so many women in my life fill the role. From nannies, aunts, grandmothers, friends of my mother and friends of mine, I have been truly blessed. Of course above them all I have my own mother. My point B, my friend and my everything else. Happy Mother's Day.

*Poetry written and performed by Sarah Kay 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

*picture via the instagram of a very talented friendsadie4217.

Monday, May 7, 2012

The Sartorialist - Paseo del Prado, Madrid

I have been there! I know where this is! Oh, I want to go back.

Sagrada Familia

El pueblo

I want this!

love lemlem  
IKEA is on an innovative roll these days and have just announce the KNÄPPA flat-pack cardboard digital camera. The KNÄPPA the flat-pack cardboard digital camera (made out one a single folded piece of cardboard) runs on two AA batteries and can hold up to 40 pictures of 2.3 megapixels.It also has a swing-out USB plug, viewfinder cutout, shutter key and paperclip-friendly erase button. The camera will be handed out for free to all customers who purchase anything from their PS Furniture Collection.Check out the video (above) for more info! Pretty cool, no?
What genius! This is a fascinating maketing campaign.

*reposted from love lemlem

Sunday, May 6, 2012

It is 48 degrees Fahrenheit in Santiago, Chile

It's summer and I realize this, but my sunnies post flipped my brain to winter coats.
I mean seriously. Are you seeing this? This is, my friends, what we call perfection.

Oh, ya know just being fabulous in my coat and morning Starbucks.

I mean it is winter somewhere right?
*images via Kate Arends's tumblr witanddelight 1 and 2

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Days when it might be better to be someplace else

Small fishing village of Howth near Dublin, Ireland.

*picture courtesy of  Chelsea Smith of it's not all about me, i promise

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


On the market for some summer shades. I also happen to be in envy of the first two ladies' beautiful coats.

* Pictures via  the Sartorialist,  Garance Dore and lastly Laugh Cry Repeat

Sunday, April 29, 2012

*photograph taken by Jak&Jil


Today I would like to crawl into a book. 

*illustrated by graphic artist David Small found via npr

Thursday, April 26, 2012


The rather tragic representation of my brain after a vile examination in statistics. 

*East Atlanta

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sorted Books

Art and Poetry.
Sorted Books project 
The Sorted Books project began in 1993 years ago and is ongoing. The project has taken place in many different places over the years, ranging form private homes to specialized public book collections. The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom. The final results are shown either as photographs of the book clusters or as the actual stacks themselves, shown on the shelves of the library they were drawn from. Taken as a whole, the clusters from each sorting aim to examine that particular library's focus, idiosyncrasies, and inconsistencies — a cross-section of that library's holdings. At present, theSorted Books project comprises more than 130 book clusters.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Art History


Illustration of Leon VI with a Bulgarian delegation; The Bulgarians routing the Byzantine forces at Bulgarophygon, from the Madrid Skylitzes, fol. 109r, by an anonymous artist, 11th-12th centuries

Monday, April 23, 2012

Pure. Gold.

"I will find Marcel Schindler. And thank him."


I am loving me some LP. Words are inadequate, just listen.

*videos from

Love Lemlem

*love lemlem

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

On cloudy days like today there are really only two things one can do...

watch the Princess Diaries or

watch Star Wars
Everything else can wait.

*picture 1, 2

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Caine's Arcade

9-year-old’s DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed

Caine Monroy is a 9-year old boy who spent his summer vacation building an elaborate DIY cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store.

Caine dreamed of the day he would have lots of customers visit his arcade, and he spent months preparing everything, perfecting the game design, making displays for the prizes, designing elaborate security systems, and hand labeling paper-lunch-gift-bags. However, his dad’s autoparts store (located in an industrial part of East LA) gets almost zero foot traffic, so Caine’s chances of getting a customer were very small, and the few walk in customers that came through were always in too much of a hurry to get their auto part to play Caine’s Arcade. But Caine never gave up.

One day, by chance, I walked into Smart Parts Auto looking for a used door handle for my ’96 Corolla. What I found was an elaborate handmade cardboard arcade manned by a young boy who asked if I would like to play. I asked Caine how it worked and he told me that for $1 I could get two turns, or for $2 I could get a Fun Pass with 500 turns. I got the Fun Pass.

This kid is a genius.

*found via
thatluciegirl from TKOW

Friday, March 30, 2012


Interesting things to help you procrastinate with your time:

OUTER SPACE - it's cool guys. Seriously.

Violins - I love how in the video he speaks of instruments as though they were alive. In a sense I believe this is true. They age and change with the conditions we put them through and the years we keep them. The sound grows just as we do.

A Waltz - so sweet.

Olly Olly Oxen Free - A story that you should read and enjoy because it's fantastic, and written by my cousin.

Happiness For Friday

I love his articulation.

*via wit + delight


Alfred Hitchcock’s definition of happiness

(Source:, via paulsieka)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

*illustration / by Sarah Walton

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Some times dad's know just what to say.

A setting for Fruitloops

This is lovely. What fun would it be to eat your morning cereal looking up at the map, contemplating the memories of where you have been and the dreams of where you would like to go.

*picture: oldtimefriend: by 79ideas found via A 1976 Ford Bronco

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

It's Fridayyy

Lets go find a party.

*picture from Singing in the Rain (aka BEST MOVIE EVER).

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

music for onerous subjects

Oh you sly stats test you. I forgot all about your persnickety hypotheses and confidence intervals. We have a lot to work out tonight if we are to get along thursday...


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Letters of Note

Letters of Note is a fascinating collection of correspondence. I've reblogged Respected Paternal Relative below, but I'm also particularly fond of I like words and well I like them all.

In April of 1866, the future author of Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, wrote the following letter to his father and expertly asked for some money. He was just 15 years of age at the time.

(Source: The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson, Vol. I (1868-1880); Image: Robert Louis Stevenson, aged 15, via EdinPhoto.)



Respected Paternal Relative:

I write to make a request of the most moderate nature. Every year I have cost you an enormous—nay, elephantine—sum of money for drugs and physician's fees, and the most expensive time of the twelve months was March.

But this year the biting Oriental blasts, the howling tempests, and the general ailments of the human race have been successfully braved by yours truly.

Does not this deserve remuneration?

I appeal to your charity, I appeal to your generosity, I appeal to your justice, I appeal to your accounts, I appeal, in fine, to your purse.

My sense of generosity forbids the receipt of more—my sense of justice forbids the receipt of less—than half a crown.

Greeting from, Sir, your most affectionate and needy son,


I must say, I'd pay him.

*Reblogged from Letters of Note

Keep Calm and Carry On

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On (by BarterBooksLtd)

*via electric violets

I never knew.

A room with a view

If I have a garden can I have this one?