Monday, December 14, 2009

Just a few random things..

Dear Lemon Lima
My pal Amy Osborne shared a link with me to a movie called Dear Lemon Lima. I loved the website and the music. It is a feature film written and directed by Suzi Yoonessi, based on her short film by the same name. Visit the website and click around, check out the music, and watch the trailer. It has a more light-hearted Virgin Suicides feel to me. Here are some pictures I found online from the movie.

I'm kind of glad I don't have an iPhone, because I can imagine all the time I would be wasting with this cute app called Younicorn. You just take a picture with your phone and razzle dazzle yourself into a beautiful unicorn with all sorts of majestic colorful backgrounds to choose from. You can download it for 99 cents on iTunes.

Here is a quick painting I did for the art show that happened in November, but I finally got a decent picture of it.

And last but not least, I saw the Let's Die Friends/Toddland wallets at Urban Outfitters this weekend! I was so stoked!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My good friends at Toddland asked me to curate a holiday playlist for their blog. The theme is "songs that sound like snow" - a playlist full of dreamy songs I could imagine listening to if it were snowing. The two exceptions to the theme are Best Coast, who actually reminds me of a sunny day. And also Of Montreal. I love acoustic Of Montreal. It shows that beyond the extravagance and fanfare and crazy effects, when it's just Kevin Barnes and a guitar, the songs are still so solid and amazing even stripped down to their barest form. Please visit the Toddland blog, and I hope you enjoy the music!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Today I'm home sick from work. It's pouring rain outside and I'm sitting on the couch in front of Food Network in my jammies. It would seriously be the best day ever if I didn't have a sore throat and stuffy head. I thought of a fun way to keep myself entertained.

One thing I look forward to each holiday season is the design*sponge gift guides. There are always tons of great gift ideas, both for giving and receiving. So today I am going to channel my inner-Grace Bonney and make my own gift guide. But I'm a little more selfish... my theme is me haha :)

Turquoise polkadot tights, $20. Philosphy "Pink Frosted Layer Cake" shower gel, $16. An assortment of acrylic paints. The ingredients to make this cocktail. Tasty taco brooch, $6. Mike Perry prints, $75. "Our Mountain" a book by Steven Harrington.

Vosges Haut Chocolat 16-piece holiday truffle collection with special holiday flavors, $43. Betsey Johnson bunny ring, $50. Jonathan Adler ceramic whale pitcher, $95 (I think I would use it as a vase!). Jonathan Adler tall cermaic bird, $68 . Kimchi Blue t-strap flats, $28 (I like the girliness). Snuggie, $14.99. Novelty socks from Fred Flare, $10. Ostrich necklace, $118.

And finally...

These amazing clothes from Dear Creatures. I love their 60s-early 70s aesthetics, and the way they style their models. I like attention to detail like that. Sometimes I see clothes that are really awesome, but they're just hanging there on some plain girl. They also have great photoshoots and the post-production on their Fall 2009 photos is UH-MAZING. See what I mean:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's here! We put a down payment on this loverly piece of furniture back in July, and finally paid the rest off last week. It looks great in our new place.

We got it at Woody's Antiques in Orange at the Orange Circle. Not only do they have tons of amazing mid-century furniture, but they are extremely friendly, helpful, AND they have a layaway program. We would have never been able to buy this without it. If you are in the area, go check it out -- after you have breakfast a few doors down at The Filling Station. Sounds like a great Sunday morning to me!