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28 Dec

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Well, here we are! The post-holiday weekend of relaxation. I hope you all had a fantastic week (whether you were celebrating  like crazy or avoiding The “Christmas Story” marathon like it was the plague), and received all of the treats that your hearts desired. I was lucky enough to receive two — count ’em, two! — pairs of flannel PJ pants, which I am thrilled about. So if you plan on seeing me looking swag in January… think again.

In any case, for those of you who are as brain-fried as myself this Friday, here’s some link love.

And Then Some … an assortment of things that grabbed my interest this week:

For Wes Andserson fans looking to redecorate… color palettes galore!

Forget the thrift shop… trade in your books here… for beer!

More literary awesomeness. These are gorgeous!

Those in the mood for a dance party should check out this RCRD LBL playlist.

These wall weavings! I’m in love!

In a word: yes.

I love a good year-end roundup. Man Repeller doesn’t disappoint.

Mumford, Maps & Myriad Links

17 Aug

This week was a doozy, folks. Busy, busy, busy both at and away from work. Sorry about the lack of posts… I keep telling myself that the fall will give me more time for things like HJR, but I think that may be a silly thing to think.

So, as for my week, the highlight was definitely the Mumford & Sons show on Tuesday night (and as for the song at the link… I can’t even). The LC really did us a favor with the festival setup out back, and Mumford, Dawes and Apache Relay all put on a fantastic, raucous show.

Also exciting was the arrival, this afternoon, of the above. I ordered this from one of those bargain sites (specifically, Touch of Modern), last week, and I’m super excited to have it hanging on my walls. My love of London (and maps) really knows no bounds, and this baby’s a map of all of London’s streets – complete with cycle routes! The map’s from a UK-based company called The Future Mapping Company, and if you’re as into cartography as I am, check ’em out!

Although this week didn’t allow me much time to post a whole heck of a lot, I certainly happened upon a number of things that I found worth sharing.

And Then Some … an assortment of things that grabbed my interest this week:

The Short List came up with, well, a list of the 30 most stylish film characters. I’d have to agree with the Dude. No one holds a candle!

David Rakoff was a great storyteller. This clip is both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

When I lived in Cleveland, I volunteered each weekend at the Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL). They shared today the story of Wyatt, a pup who was left in a pretty crummy situation and missing a back paw. This video tells a bit about Wyatt’s story so far, and by clicking here you can donate to his recovery and the creation of his prosthetic!

God, how out of touch is Paul Ryan? Rage? Really? Does he not underst..nevermind. Mind melt. (Also, one time Stef, Mar and I saw Zack de la Rocha on the street in Chicago – with his mom – and he seemed like a total dork. Which was cool).

More from the Gawker universe: Donald Trump is such a blowhardI’m sorry… I mean loser.

Ugh to Putin, but also Ugh to Reuters. How, again, is a short skirt  relavent to this story?

These sculptures are incredible!

Loving this gift-wrap idea.

I’m convinced that the universe is trying to get me to go into an American Eagle again. This is just more proof.

One of the most important things you will click on this year. Trust me.

Big Meals, Big Moments & The Death of Creativity

10 Aug

The meal of an Olympic male figure skater, via photographer Michael Bodiam.

The Internet is full of so much garbage. But also some pretty great stuff. You just have to do some sifting to find the real gems, like photographer Michael Bodiam’s take on an Olympic meal infographic. I’m not sure where he got his information – I’m assuming he did some digging to find out what these athletes munch on when they’re off the courts, out of the pools, etc. – but I’m super impressed nonetheless.

It’s just so charming!

And Then Some … an assortment of things that grabbed my interest this week:

Mohawk guy, obviously.

The Olympics end on Sunday, and it’s been a pretty fun ride. This moment was one of my favorites.

Indie rock meets MLB trade deadline… I know nothing about baseball, but got a chuckle out of this anyway.

More fun stuff from Paste… Avett cover art! Animated no less. Getting very, very excited for Sept. 11.

Misogyny so nice, they did it twice.

Looking forward to a new alb. from these crazy kids.

Something new to covet… Plomo shoes.

Digging this Lolla photo, taken by my pal Ryka. Wish I had seen the shows, but not sad I missed the evac. Yikes!

You guys! It’s really happening!

Don’t Call It A Comeback

15 Jul

You. GUYS. The cray-cray rug is baaaack! I took a last-minute trip to IKEA with my coworker/PIC Kim, and this is what I snatched up (well, in addition to animal-shaped cookie cutters, of course).

I’ve pondered re-purchasing this bad boy at least three times, and yesterday was the day. You just can’t fight true love. Especially when it’s $40.

And Then Some … an assortment of things that grabbed my interest this week:

This home? To die for.

Oh, Internet. Shut up. (But in all seriousness… ugh).

State map prints! Very cool.

It’s as Ann as the nose on Plain’s face.

Remember this?  The world needs more Christopher Walken, if you ask me.

Tres chic. French fashion icons.

Love lists? Have a free afternoon (or week?) Enjoy.

Ah, Spencer Krug. Such a voice. This Sunset Rubdown Black Cab sesh is an oldie/goodie.

Fiona Killed It (Natch)

7 Jul

Photos by Jenny Rogers.

Well, that was incredible. Fiona killed it. Set list? Perfect. Voice? Better than I’ve ever heard it. And she seemed like she had a blast up there. Thanks, lady, for a freaking fantastic show.

And Then Some … an assortment of things that grabbed my interest this week:

Sunscreen in a pill? I’m dubious.

Sometimes I look something up online, which leads me to a site, which leads me to a site, which leads me to yet another site… and I’m in like a rabbit hole of Internet nonsense. And sometimes I strike gold. Does that happen to anyone else? In any case, a recent search lead me to a Wikipedia page that lead me to a Tumblr that lead me to this post on the site for Wow Magazine, which appears to be French, and awesome. Oh, and I was Google-ing Blood Orange, for those who are interested.

Some fine photojournalism that I’ve had saved to my bookmarks for about 2 months now.

Even more prints gone wild – really digging these Loquita handbags, especially the Bird Weekender. Travel in style, people.

This story about two tots on the Titanic is several weeks old, but I’ve read it like a dozen times now. Louis and Lump! It really doesn’t get any cuter.

Whoops, San Diego!

Gold. Enough said.

Get better, little guys!

Because it’s Saturday. We dance.