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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

How to Identify and Get Rid of Poisonous Pals

(Sophia Loren and Jane Mansfield via Pinterest)


" Take the friend you have in question, and ask yourself this: “How do they make me feel?”
If it’s anything that strays far from “UH-MAZING”, then your friendship needs some evaluating. Friends should leave you feeling inspired and happy. These are the people who are supposed to put you at ease, help you have fun and deal with the challenges of life. If a friend stresses you out, makes you feel like less of a person or exhausts you, then chances are the relationship is not a healthy one. "
Read the rest of the article on Hello Giggles to find out the different types of friends, red flags and how to slooowly back away without getting hurt. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day 2011

"Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave” - Muhammad
Photo of a pilot of the U.S. Women’s Air Force Service by Peter Stackpole, 1943.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Harry Potter In One Word

The cast of the Harry Potter series was given the task of summing up their entire HP experience in only a single word. This sweet summary was compiled by Empire, an UK film magazine. Their most recent issue is all about the Harry Potter films and their greatness. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Last night I saw... Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit

The first single off Been Listening, their most recent album.

This is a song I've heard a number of times but never really paid attention to the words. When they played it last night at the show my ears were opened to how wonderful The Water is. 

You might also recognize Johnny's pretty face from Burberry's spring/summer 2011 campaign.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Plan B - She Said

Plan B, aka Ben Drew, is a very popular British artist who is not breaking in to America and he is not happy about it. He said, “I’m too white for the black radio stations and I’m too black for white radio stations so nobody knows where to place me.” He's gotten numerous awards for his album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks, which is definitely worth checking out. Give him a listen here
(Also, you'll notice Skins' Kaya Scodelario as his crazed ex. Scodelario played Effy Stonem on the UK series first four seasons.)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Burning House Project

The Burning House Project answers the question, "If your house was on fire what would you save?" Creator Robert Holden said, "It's a conflict between what's practical, valuable, and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question."

Hannah Queen, 20, Blue Ridge, Georgia, Photographer- Basket of family photos, old and new - Macbook - iPhone - Wallet - Cast iron skillet
- Leather bracelet with mustard seed charm, which was my grandmothers - Leather bracelet, a gift from my mom - L'Occitane Lavender Hand Cream - L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes
- Lancome Teint Idole Ultra - Letters & postcards from friends - Favorite tea towel, which was a gift
- The complete works of Jane Austen - Blue ball jar, filled with river rocks. Souvenirs from a perfect day.
- Minnetonka moccasins - Favorite wooden spoon - Two forks from old family silverware
- Twig spoon, a gift from a friend - Not pictured, Canon 5d Mark II

Rohan L Anderson, 35, Ballarat, Australia, Photography & Design
- Nixon Chrono Dive Watch - Japanese bone handle knife (had it for 22 years) - Led Lenser torch
- iPhone - Nikon 50mm f/1.4 - 500gig Time Machine Back Up - Macbook
- My glasses. Can’t see without em so may as well gram em! (yes they have real lenses in them) - One of my Nikons. - CZ 22 Magnum. It’s my favourite hunting tool. - Barbor International
- G-Star Raw circa 2004? Love these guys. I haven’t bought G-Star since. I’m happy just to keep these as the best pair of jeans I’ve ever owned.

Tucker Gorman, 23, Maine, Aspiring Industrial Designer
- Lifelong teddy bear Chewy (Chewbacca) - Journal/sketchbook from spring of 2009 in Denmark
- Norse Projects 5-panel hat - Larry Bird autographed basketball - Citizen Eco Drive Watch
- Leatherman Freestyle Tool - Phone charger - Mac Book Proa - HTC Droid Incredible - LL Bean zip-up tote

Laura Pritchett, 24, Southern Delaware, Artist
- The unglamorous but practical galoshes that I wear most often - A painting I am (almost) satisfied with
- An irreplaceable blouse which has no tag and I have no idea who made it, but love - The wooden clothes hanger from my grandfather’s closet - The perfectly weathered belt I am rarely without 
- Candid shot of grandfather and his car - The last remnant of family plaid my grandmother brought back from Ireland - Keys from my childhood scavenging - 1957 edition of the Fanny Farmer Cookbook with my grandmother’s and mother’s recipe alterations handwritten in the margins - The bit I trained two horses with - Klein bag with my well broken in sable brushes - The hatchet my great grandfather used to build his house - The Ball jar that I keep all of my flash drives in - Family Bible - Moleskine journal I kept while traveling in Uganda - First fabric sample produced by Tukula.org with my design for Ugandan tailors - iPhone

Monday, May 16, 2011

Ha Ha Tonka - Usual Suspects

Last time I saw Ha Ha Tonka there were two encores and a whole lot of boot stomping at the sold out show. It was faaaaantastic. Usual Suspects is the first single of their third album, Death Of A Decade. Give it a listen and bop around in your seat a little bit. 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I want that.

I would like this print in my kitchen, please.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Isle of Knowledge - A Map

This clever map by Marian Bantjes was created for the UK illustration magazine, Varoom. The theme was knowledge and the map "refers somewhat to the "known" beyond which lie monsters." Mostly it just reminds me of the map from The Phantom Tollbooth.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Plato Quote

Remember, remember, remember.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Design Sponge - St. Louis City Guide

Finally! Design Sponge has over 120 different city guides and not until today did my fair city of St. Louis have one! They cover Soulard/Lafayette Square, Cherokee, Midtown, Maplewood, Tower Grove/South Grand, Central West End/Forest Park/The Grove, and Downtown.

Print via: Firecracker Press

Monday, May 9, 2011


I think my hair has too many layers but if it didn't I would looove to be able to do this!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mumford and Sons

I am seeing these guys on June 5th and I am getting increasingly excited!

Photo via: tumblr

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Gold Miner, Mozambique

"The glowing hues of dusk bathe a mud-splattered gold miner in the border province of Manica. The area draws scores of workers from neighboring Zimbabwe who pan for traces of the precious metal in turbid waters." 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Teacher's Time Vs. Pay

"Ever wonder how the hours American teachers work and the salary they earn compares to teachers in other industrialized nations? Well, the picture's not pretty. In this infographic courtesy of the Future Journalism Project, American educators work the most hours of all industrialized nations, but are the fifth lowest paid after 15 years on the job. Only Luxembourg, Hungary, Iceland, and Norway pay their teachers less."