Archive for August 2007

8.25.07

{artist} leo posillico

I discovered Leo Posillico’s “The Word Series” at my local book store, Kepler’s, where I was stocking up on the fat September issues of various glossies. Whimsical with a touch of retro! Leo’s site says he will soon be selling prints on-line.

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Looking for a Good “A”

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8.25.07

songs of summer

FIRE IN THE BLOOD when I listen to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs new EP, IS IS. In my music world, Karen O has major staying power – the voice, the banshee cry, the moves, the clothes…. despite whatever “backlash” this band is always fending off, I keep coming back for more. Watch this performance of “Down Boy” and tell me she’s not the consummate professional. The dominatrix of rock.

Eisley‘s new album Combinations is more of what the Dupree siblings do so well – gorgeous harmonies and melodies. Listen to them sing about the alien hybrid conspiracy on “Invasion”:

Sally Shapiro’s Disco Romance is like discovering a soundtrack for an old 80’s fantasy movie (think Never Ending Story), but tasteful, luscious and infused with the sounds of Italo Disco (and a pinch of Stacy Q.) If you’re a girl-child of the 80’s, it’ll make you nostalgic for roller skating parties in junior high. Thanks to Rich Girls Are Weeping for introducing me to Sally way back when. Listen to “Hold Me So Tight”:

St. Vincent’s (Annie Clark), Marry Me is a spectacular fusion of musical genres and styles – very Jeff Buckley of her! It’s difficult to believe all this sound comes from one woman and her musical bag of tricks. Thanks to No Good For Me for piquing my interest. I wish Annie’d get a proper video for “Your Lips Are Red.” Keep in mind, the album version is pristine/expansive compared to this:

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8.24.07

IKEA finds

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Love the lines of these horse head (book ends?) Crazy cheap, eight bucks or something ridiculous. Might try spray painting them turquoise.

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The RIBBA frames are fantastic, a nice classic shape, not too flat, real wood. I bought larger sizes for big posters I’ve been wanting to frame (but can never bring myself to drop the $500.) This is a great option for 25 bucks. (Was inspired by Pensive Volcano via SFgirlbybay.)

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I’ve had this Neko Case poster rolled up in a tube for almost two years, purchased on-line at the coolest gig poster shop, THE SMALL STAKES. It’s rare treat when I find a beautifully designed gig poster for an artist I actually LOVE.

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8.24.07

virgin america

Peter writes about his Virgin America experience and makes no mention of MC Hammer on his flight. Can’t touch this.

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8.22.07

GLAM

An overdue congratulations to my friend Becky for her new gig as the Wellness Editor over at GLAM (the largest women’s website in the US!) When it comes to health and healing, Becky is one of the most progressive and experimental people I’ve ever met. I HIGHLY recommend stopping by GlamSpirit where she shares knowledge and discoveries about wellness, wholeness and general goodness! (Today, I was inspired to try Thai Message, aka Lazy Yoga.)

*Be sure to check out her post, Sound and Healing, The Power of Kiai, detailing her Sound Healing training in Hawaii at Chozen-ji Zen dojo. Watch the video!

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8.22.07

maps

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Some of the maps on this map site are gorgeous. (Supposedly, reproductions are for sale, but I haven’t investigated the price yet.) Found on Moon River.

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8.17.07

Wunderkammer

Finding lots of inspiration on Wunderkammer. I want to duplicate this paper butterfly collection with some origami paper. (See her Etsy shop here.) I also love the little crocheted octopus (!), the embroidered illustrations for her “fictive science text books,” and the link she posted to this fantastical barnacle throw from The Fabric of Meditation.

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8.17.07

notes and secrets

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Secret melodies hidden in architecture? This is too cool.

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8.17.07

punkins

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Pumpkin madness! (Thanks, KOS)

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8.15.07

leda

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Second photo from the September issue of W. Found on FotoDecadent.

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