Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cold Splinters

For those of you who know Jeff you know that he's as modest as they come so don't expect him to share this with you.

"Cold Splinters is a perspective, a worldview, a looking glass to the outdoors that’s filtered with Kodachrome, cigarette smoke, and old leather moccasins. Am I not making sense? Okay, to be more literal, Jeff Thrope uses Cold Splinters to write about the outdoors, but he writes about days gone by, even when he’s writing about stuff happening now.
Cold Splinters is filled with wonderful archival images (the 1930s, ’50s, and ’70s are well-represented), old folk music, pioneering mountaineers, bearded poets, and so much more it’s ridiculous. It’s like he’s the curator of a culture that meets at the intersection of the Whole Earth Catalog and a Ford Fairlane station wagon. He makes you want to grow your moustache out, strap on an external frame backpack, and tie a blue bandana around your forehead."

Monday, December 14, 2009

Laura Aviva

Laura Aviva travels the world searching for soul and history in each textile she discovers. Her online store L'Aviva is filled with treasures found in all corners of the world and desired by every home.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Happy Sunday


Masons, when they start upon a building,
Are careful to test out the scaffolding;

Make sure that planks won't slip at busy points,
Secure all ladders, tighten bolted joints.

And yet all this comes down when the job's done
Showing off walls of sure and solid stone.

So if, my dear, there sometimes seem to be
Old bridges breaking between you and me

Never fear. We may let the scaffolds fall
Confident that we have built our wall.

by Seamus Heaney

Tree's Lounge

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Earth Walker

Jeff, Daniel and Hanley directed a music video a few weeks ago that is now ready to watch on stereogum!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

best books of 09.

There has been a huge lull in my reading habits the past few months. Maybe because of a shorter commute or laziness but the NY Times just came out with the 10 best books of 2009. I'm daring myself to read them all.


Monday, November 30, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Go to Saltie...Whether you're a fan of Marlow and Sons and Diner or not, Saltie will surely hit the spot. It panders to the savory lovers such as myself. The pretty mess pictured above is naan bread layered with hummus, quinoa, pickled beets, cilantro and tziki.

Sandrine Place

Here's a peak into french stylist Sandrine Place's home. I love the subtle amounts of bold color sneaking into each room. Checkout her quirky fun portfolio here
*via Design Sponge

Friday, November 6, 2009

Robert Frank

“I am always on the outside, trying to look inside, trying to say something that is true. But maybe nothing is really true. Except what’s out there. And what’s out there is constantly changing.” –Robert Frank

I saw the Robert Frank exhibit at the Met today...It's pretty spectacular.


cheeseball I know but I couldn't resist...

"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself."
Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, November 5, 2009

This week I'm liking...

Leaf crunching

Allie's pattern combinations

Tim's new do

Monday, November 2, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

can you feel it?

She really knows how to pin-point a mood in the simplest yet most beautiful phrasing possible.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


Courtesy of Annie!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ingrid Sophie Schram

I've had a total girl crush on Ingrid Sophie Schram since mid summer. So happy Backyard Bill got to spend some qt with her!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I missed the screening in San Francisco so I'm making sure to buy my tickets early to see our dearest Daniel in TSROAW: The Strange Rebirth of Andrew Weil.

Monday, October 12, 2009

product placement

Delancey Essex

Family Band!

Family Band performed one of their most "radical" shows yet. It was an unassuming Sunday night. We were filled to the brim with buns, ramen and raw fish on ice blocks, from Sui Ren, a new favorite. We headed over to watch Family Band play on a rooftop nearby . Little did we know, once we walked up to the roof we would be welcomed into a large moon-like bubble with psychedelic images displayed on the dome... It was more than epic. Watch clips from their show here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hair Inspiration!

I'm bored with my hair AGAIN...Is this taking it too far? Am I getting ahead of myself?
Kate Lanphear, style editor of Elle, pulls this hairstyle off way too well.

Thanks to the pretty ladies at Matchless :)

Monday, September 28, 2009


So good. Checkout Daniel's blog for some good tunes! I am not technologically saavy enough to upload mp3's (yet).

Carolina Irving!

While rummaging through fabric scraps at work today, I came across Carolina Irving's fabric and was instantly intrigued. After heating up my new Douglas Fir Tip Tea (thanks Heidi)! I did some major research and fell in love with her homemade, vintage-looking prints.