Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New is the new

A few new things...

I just ordered these rings from day-lab, one gold finish and one silver finish. I've mentioned day-lab before, and although I don't necessarily fawn over everything that Amy carries, I can't help but return for more subtle, vintage-inspired jewelry. Come to think of it, I wore this ring from day-lab today.

Thanks to this great big world we call the internet, I have a new blog in my daily mix: 10engines.

And thanks to James at 10engines for introducing me to rebeldata. There are some amazing images here, a few of which include hand-painted signs, like this gem:

Aside from my epic affordable bag quest (I might cave in to that brown Urban backpack yet), I've also embarked on an epic tea quest. Original Good Earth is perhaps my favorite tea of all time: sweet AND spicy. Alas, Shaws has some aversion to stocking this deliciousness, so I've had to resort to ordering it online. I love this great big world!

Credit: rebeldata

Monday, January 26, 2009

Wanted: new alarm clock

I've had my alarm clock since high school. Sadly, that's a long time. Although I value its simplicity and efficiency, I'm considering moving on...

Furni has a sleek alarm clock that I've coveted for a couple years now. 
Here's the Alba:

L.L. Bean has a few classic options. I like the Moonbeam, but I don't know about waking up to a "gentle illuminating light." I need that bell! But it's so darn cute:

The 1949 Big Ben seems like it will do the trick. No gentle illuminating lights here, just a "pleasant beep" that will no doubt scare me awake in the morning. And that's just what I need:


Mandy made this stylish cat bed for Malachi. The bed sits on top of a radiator and is now his favorite spot in the apartment where he spends hours on end. 

It's not just any cat bed, it's a crack bed.

The Holy Trinity: The Soup/Mad Men/Reading Rainbow

Oh my!  The Soup sometimes blows my mind.

That's Joel with a few fine fellows from Mad Men...and LeVar Burton. Mad Men! Reading Rainbow! It doesn't make sense but it is definitely AMAZING. 

Don't worry -- I won't go into detail about the beards that Vincent Kartheiser and Aaron Staton are sporting. Check it out here.

Non sequitur

When I saw this recent picture of Joaquin Phoenix...

it reminded me of Zach Galifianakis...

And if there's something I love more than beards, it's absurdist humor, a la Mr. Galifianakis. 

Mix together equal parts outrageous facial hair and absurdist humor, add a heaping spoonful of both Will and Zach, add a dash of tractors in a bucolic landscape, and a pinch of Kanye and what you have is the recipe for something truly amazing. Case in point: 

Monday, January 19, 2009

shorty let me tell you bout my only vice/ it has to do with lots of lovin' and it ain't nothin' nice

Q-Tip is killing it with The Renaissance. Seriously, a mix of new Q-Tip and old Q-Tip (hello Tribe Called Quest classic "Electric Relaxation"!) has helped me get through these snowy January afternoons.

Other tunes in the mix:

And my man Otis is always in the mix.


I'm digging these two dude-centric blogs:
A Continuous Lean
Ready for the House

Another recent discovery is William Hoffman's website, anyone. everything. found via this week's Radio Lab podcast. Incredibly good stuff to be found here, so check it!

Credit: ACL

Some type: Coming and going

Found in Cambridge:


Will Oldham's new album, Beware, is coming out in March. Here is the album cover. 

Epic. Gotta love that dome.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Wanted: affordable bags

In an attempt to be realistic about my finances, here are some affordable bags that I have my eye on...

I've convinced myself that I need a backpack. I still want this one, but these puppies from UO could do the trick.

Hayden-Harnett + Target = Love. I might get this one in brown...after I get some cash money. Hooray for payday!