Monthly Archives: July 2010

Stop-Motion #2

From one of my favorite artists Jan Svankmajer, this brilliant stop motion animated film uses non-food items to make a video about cooking pasta.

{via Village Voice, Svankmajer’s website}

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Stop-Motion #1

I found this video via ChowHound this morning. I don’t know much about it except that it made me smile.

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Mad For Mad Men

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are a mere eleven days away from the Mad Men Season Four premier. Other than all the brilliant design that goes into the show, I love all the brilliant design the show inspires in other people. Like these amazing posters by Christina Perry. They combine three of my loves: pocket squares, Mad Men, and great design.

{images by Christina Perry, found via Kottke}

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Design Milk brought my attention to the Whitemetal Etsy shop. I’m in love with pretty much every piece of jewelry they make, like the ampersand studs pictured above.

I almost always have my Wayfarers hung from my neck by their Croakies. If I had this necklace I could actually wear them all the time!

I love how clean and simple this ring is, while still being just a little bit edgy.

{images and jewelry from Whitemetal Jewelry}

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I’ll Never Delete You

My new job is all about the internet and computers, so I loved this wedding band I saw on Mashable. Some geeky (read: awesome) bride had this USB ring made for her husband. I wish someone would start producing them because I would definitely get one!

{image and story via Mashable}

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In the spirit of posting more, here are some fun links that I’ve pulled out of my Google Reader starred folder!

1. I found photographer Denise Grüsteins on See Hear Say. All her work is dreamy and gorgeous, but I particularly love this one. I’m obsessed with this girl’s makeup; I think it is perfect. {from Denise Grüsteins}

2. These animal clutches are so adorable!! I like the penguin and the hedgehog, pictured above, but go check out the TsuruBride’s Etsy shop. There are so many cute animals I can barely choose! {from TsuruBride, found via Two Brunettes}

3. I have a hoarding tendency, I can’t lie. So I found this post from David Lebovitz extremely entertaining. He hoards glass jars (who doesn’t??) and even has separate stocks of jars for stinky and non-stinky foods. I also use glass jars to hold my makeup brushes and flowers and random other odds and ends. But the best part of the post is the jar tops he found at a shop in Paris, pictured above. Suddenly that stockpile of old jars can be put to fresh uses! {image and post from David Lebovitz}

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Things Are Changing

I know I said I was back a few weeks ago and that was only half-true, but I promise I am really back now. I can’t believe that summer is half over already; in my head it’s still the beginning of June! I haven’t had that many summer adventures, but for 4th of July a few of my friends met in Boston to celebrate and were treated to one of the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen.

I’ve also been thinking this summer about how things are changing. It’s been a year since I graduated from college, which is weird. It used to be that any sentence starting with the phrase “a year ago…” meant that I rewound my memory to college. It’s funny to me that a year ago I was sitting in the same apartment, at the same desk. There are no more mandatory changes in life. No one is going to force me to graduate and move on. Whatever changes come are now our choices. There have been countless tiny changes over the past year, but the two biggest changes recently are:

1. A few months ago I changed jobs, which has been fantastic. Not to mention that working from home is the best.

2. I’m moving at the end of August. My fantastic current roommate is moving to Brooklyn, so I’m moving with my other fantastic friend from high school. As much as I hate the logistics of looking for apartments and dealing with brokers (are there any who aren’t complete sleaze bags???), I do love looking at different units and trying to picture my furniture in the rooms and my clothes hanging in the closet. Of course, in Manhattan I rarely see a closet that can accomodate all my clothes, but that’s a different story.

As summer winds down, expect more posts from me!

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