Monday, April 26, 2010

Get Out Of Town - Caetano Veloso




Lately I find myself daydreaming more often than not about swimsuits and espadrilles. I haven't been on a real vacation in over five years. That is much too long. Usually I love and cherish a rainy day. Lately it does nothing for me but makes me restless. Where and when was your last vacation?

(Photos: from links)

Precious, Priceless - Build An Ark






Don't fall all over yourself for a pretty face. This is the same young lady that shouted "f*ck no" at me when I tried to buy her a new sofa.

Fringed Bleeding Heart - She Keeps Bees






"I gave a cough drop to King Lear last week. Does that mean I had sex with him? No and I never would because one, he's crazy. Two, he wears pleated pants".

These are the perfect antidote for a dreary day. I've been laughing and discussing them with my sisters.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Before Today - Everything But The Girl


While surfing eBay this weekend, I came across the most amazing deal, located in NYC. The Ligne Roset sleeper sofa I've always admired going for $50?? Unheard of! I'm not in NYC, but Cornpuddin is. So like any other modern furniture pusher, I call my sister up and proceed to push the sleeper sofa off on her, offering to buy it for her modest apartment, under the thin guise that I would have a place to sleep when I came up to visit. All she had to do was go pick it up from the current owner. Good deal, right?

"F*ck no!" - Cornpuddin' said before curtly hanging up the phone in my ear.

So like any other modern furniture addict, I shrugged my shoulders and bought the sofa for myself (final price $202). Before today, I never thought I could ever afford this sofa. I'm so excited I can hardly sleep.

(Photo: here)

About Face - Grizzly Bear


Lately more than ever, people have been kind enough to compliment my outfits and ask for styling tips. This makes me blush and glance down nervously at my shoes. Truthfully I think the key to good styling is great sources and research. La Garconne, Le Magazine makes it almost too easy.

You Rascal You - The George Lewis Ragtime Jazz Band


How does one get banned from every bar in England and Wales? Skills? Talent? Sheer determination and a drive to be the best? I always say "if you're going to do something, do it well". And well, this young lady is the best at getting kicked out of bars. She does it very well. Laura Hall, I salute you. If for nothing more than your consistency. Consistency is truly underrated.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Petiatil Cx Htdui - Aphex Twin




Well hello there Pierre Hardy A/W2010 . . .
I could write poems about these shoes. And I would read my poems to Aphex Twin in the background.

(Photos: Dazed )

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Bobby James - N.E.R.D.


This morning, I squeezed my body into the restaurant booth aligning myself on the seat with my sister and brother-in-law. Coffee is always free flowing at a family brunch and it is my most favourite time of the week. Jamesy's coffee invaded my nostrils and I welcomed it, ordering one of my own. When it arrived, I quickly began to doctor it with copious amounts of sugar. My brother-in-law (Jamesy), smiled grimly and said "you'll need that, this coffee is pretty assed out".

The Urban Dictionary has four unique meaning for "assed out":

1. out of luck

2. to be done. tired beyond the point of tired. running on empty. used instead of pass out.

3. A major drug high

And my boyfriend has his own meaning:

1. Coffee which was essentially brewed in someone's bowels and shot out into your coffee cup.

Pick your own meaning.


(Illustrations: by Bella Foster at Art Department).

I Can't Get Started - Lester Young and Nat King Cole


Upon the arrival of this month's GQ, my mother takes one look at it and declares, "that man ain't got no lips".

Once again, Mother's truthiness trumps all.

(Photo: Just Jared)

Friday, April 16, 2010

How We Feel - Keijo & Tiitus




-----Original Message-----
From: Me
To: oldersister@doesn'treallycare.com>;
Cc: peas@starvingartist.com ;cornpuddin@ihatemyjob.com>
Sent: Fri, Apr 16, 2010 12:10 pm
Subject: Re: Outnet Sale

Cornpuddin', I'm confused by your query. I was simply expressing that the outnet.com sale sucked my flabby ass today. That's all. As a matter of fact, I think I'm done with all the frenzied bullshit. As soon as I use up my gilt.com credit, I think I'll cancel my membership there. The bottom line is I'm pissed and I'm sick of being pissed off about . . . clothes? Really? What the f*ck!? Every time Gilt.com has one of their stupidly cheap final sales, I find myself heart broken and angry over the sh*t I failed to buy at ridiculously crazy prices because some girl with a credit card who's not on her slow ass work computer got there before me. I'm tired of the frenzy. I'm going to give myself a heart attack. Or worse, more grey hairs. No more. End rant.

- Me

Thursday, April 15, 2010

All Of My Thoughts - Spiritualized



The end of the week is finally here and it didn't arrive a day too soon. Some how this week has left me feeling a bit naked and helpless. I'm going to take some time to wallow in leisure this weekend and think. Smell some flowers perhaps (this is the first spring, allergies haven't attacked my nasal passage with a vengeance).

(Illustration: by Miss Capricho)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tired Trade - Andrew Hill



Do you know how tired I am? I'm too tired to open the two packages I got in the mail today containing beautiful clothes. And you know that means a massive fatigue break down, because in my world, one should always have the energy to rip open packages like a bratty child and shout "merry christmas to me!"

(Photo: from here)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Child Prodigy - Arto Lindsay



This is absolutely why I want to one day teach ballet to children.
Try to watch this without grinning from ear to ear. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Found Out - Caribou



An album to truly anticipate with little to no pretension. And it's about time. It's been a while since there's been any new music for me to get really excited about. And who doesn't love some old school, minimalist album art? Haven't felt so synth pop inclined since I fell in love with Stereolab in college.

(Photo: Stereogum)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spawn - Static


Dear Mum,

I had such a good time not consuming anything with you today. I love how our days together consist of spending very little on anything. We went to Anthropologie and found nothing good on sale. We continued to J. Crew and everything was "too pink". We ended up at Barnes and Noble and left without buying anything (but we sure did browse). I still want this book, however.

Love,

Your Spend Happy Daughter