Saturday, September 24, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I Fear the Murderer May Be Amongst Us

These are some of the most clever illustrations // coolest art I've seen of late. The artist of Aled Lewis, a London-based. I own the artists' Threadless Thermos (I got it at Target!) and when I picked it out, didn't even realize it was the same person who made these hilarious photos. Prints are back in stock at inPRNT. More below...

And that's the Thermos.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

There Is No Reason This Should Affect Me As It Does

I mean, he plays the electronic keyboards. The other dude is playing— what? A push button phone? I don't even know what that is. James Blake is a very white, nerdy 20-year-old Brit. Who repeats himself. A lot. And yet, this song, I think it's all that breathy space in between the words, just kills me. It hurts.

* Click the youtube logo in the corner and it will play there.

I really have been wondering when someone would create an online teen magazine that had the old Sassy vibe but was thoroughly modern and real. And not another Jane thing, either.

Rookie is a that, or at least, it is thus far. They make fun of the ridiculous diets of women's magazines, they have a boy write about his love of all things girly, they lists songs to date to, they tell you how to buy a guitar and they do it without a Hello Kitty or pink lightning bolt in sight.

It's from young style blogger Tavi Gevinson and originally was supposed to be an off-shoot of Jane's xo site. But it's not now and I'm okay with that.

So far, I'm a fan.
I Can't Wait for This Movie!

Even though I really do not enjoy the artistic stylings of Charlize Theron. But what a great idea for a movie. The whole reason I wrote for teens whilst in my 20s and 30s is because I was still, in every imaginable way, a teenager.

This is the plot synopsis:
Theron plays a 30-something alcoholic writer of young-adult novels who, on a whim, decides to return to the small town that she left behind years ago to aggressively pursue her ex-boyfriend from high school (Patrick Wilson) -- only, now he is happily married and the father of a young child, which certainly complicates matters, and leads her to another high school classmate (Patton Oswalt), and no shortage of trouble.

Diablo Cody wrote it. And the poster is great, too. Got to wait till December. Damn.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Patti Smith in Sweden

She's in town to pick up that prize by the King. I absolutely love her reaction to Sweden's First Aid Kit singing "Dancing Barefoot":

Monday, September 05, 2011

I (Sort Of) Labored Today

Actually mostly what I did was sit at home and read blogs and download apps. And now I'm gonna share them here. I came to find the Biz*Ladies section of Design Sponge by way of the Girl's Guide To Web Design, which is an online class I want to take about Wordpress because I'm on Blogger and have web envy. The gal who conducts the class has contributed to Biz*Ladies (about Wordpress, of course) and when I started reading back posts on Biz*Ladies I got ever so inspired and excited and I even emailed my ol' pal Keva with new ideas (mind you she had emailed first, a few days ago, but still, I haven't emailed new ideas to Keva in years!) Really there are some very wonderful posts over there, in particular, I got a lot out of the following:

* Get a Website in a Weekend (a Wordpress primer)
* Advanced Functions of Wordpress
* The One Simple Thing You Need To Know For Your Online Business (hint: relationships)
* Free Publicity Techniques

But they were all pretty good.

Then I spent some time trying to retrieve my notes that I (thought I) lost on Evernote, but voila! They were there once I got back into my account. And now they have this section on their site called The Trunk that showcases all sorts of iPad and iPhone and Android apps that integrate with Evernote and so I spent an hour or three exploring those and downloaded quite a few, in particular I liked these:

FastFinga - A handwriting app that allows me to write notes with my finger on the iPhone screen
JotNot - Nifty document scanner
FotoNote - Captures text from a photo and does a decent job of it, too. This is going to come in handy at the hair salon where I always read interesting things in their magazines and try and shoot them with the iPhone camera and well this will convert it if I want and send it to Evernote and I like that.
ScanBizCards - Bet you can figure out what this one does? The free version let's you scan 2 cards a week which is enough for me.

*Those are the nachos that Keva and I shared last time we saw each other. Yum, Roxy.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

I got one book, ordered another.

I had an Amazon gift card that I hadn't used because I read mostly on my NOOK now, but cookbooks and craftbooks are better to touch and feel and so I picked out one of each. I got this one:

It looks fun and has recipes for weird things that you don't think of making from scratch like rice crispies and corn flakes and cheese doodles, plus chipoltes in adobo sauce (no more cans!), lentil crackers, slightly better for you nutella-esque spread and there is even a section on roasting your own coffee beans!

And the book I ordered that hasn't come yet is this one:

Could the title be any cuter? I love cute. And I love me cute, simple dresses. Here are some pictures from inside...