Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pug Love for the Day

While searching for spuds on the Internet, Angelle found this little guy. It's a Baked Pugtato!

Thanks Angelle for the picture!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

How Could You Be? So perfect for me? Oh oh oh.

Anxiously awaiting The Strokes' 2010 album debut...
Currently obsessing over Julian Casablancas's solo album Phrazes for the Young...
Seriously in love with this song...

Julian Casablancas – Out of the Blue on David Letterman 1/6/10

Monday, May 24, 2010

World Cup Vanity Fair Photos

Annie Leibovitz has done it again. Blown my mind. And sparked my, well, curiosity. For the June issue of Vanity Fair, Leibovitz photographed some of the biggest soccer stars set to play in this year's World Cup. Now, several of my friends are already talking about their excitement over the global tournament. I'm really looking forward to it (The World Cup begins Friday, June 11th). However, I must admit that most of my interest in this sport doesn't stem from a longtime love of fútbol. Based on the pictures below, you can probably take a guess why I'll be watching.

Photographer: Annie Leibovitz
Pub: Vanity Fair
Photo Series includes: Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Ivory Coast’s Didier Drogba, Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o, Ghana’s Sulley Muntari, the U.S.A.’s Landon Donovan, Brazil’s Kaká and Pato, Italy’s Gianluigi Buffon, Serbia’s Dejan Stankovic, England’s Carlton Cole, and Germany’s Michael Ballack

Schedule of the matches found here.

acid (brain)washed...

I know. I know. Who in their right mind would want those tapered, acid-washed jeans from the 80s? And I'm not talking about the hip versions they're now selling at Urban Outfitters. I'm talking about the real deal, you-probably-owned-a-pair-circa 5th grade, baggy old, hand-me-down jeans. The one's that you "pegged" aka "rolled up" to fit nicely above your sneakers. Yes, those.

Well, I want a pair! Bad. And what's worse is, I also want a similar pair that I can make into cut-off jean shorts. You might think that my fashion sense has gone to shit, heck, you might think I was a Florida Gator, but before you judge, check out the chic, stylish picture below. I think if I paired these shorts with a striped top or a loose fitting blouse, I could pull it off. Then again, I tend to think I can pull a lot of things off. Regardless, I'm super intrigued by this trend so I'm going to give it a try. Now, where in the world (or on the world wide web) can I find something like this? Any suggestions?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Reason to Have Another Cookout

As if my roommate and I really need a reason to throw another cookout at our house. But these awesome deck chairs from Artware Editions would be the perfect excuse for one. That, or an excuse to drive to the beach!

Chairs designed by Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Sir Peter Blake, Keith Tyson, among others.
Visit Artware Editions or email to order.

Young Talent

Eleanor Hardwick, a British born photographer, has been capturing amazing images since she was twelve. Now, just five years later at the (still very young) age of seventeen, Eleanor has seen success far beyond her years. The kind most of us can only dream to achieve in a lifetime. Take a look at her truly extraordinary talent and her fun, quirky style.

and on FLICKR

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Build Your Own Bike

How cool is this? Urban Outfitters has teamed up with Republic Bike to let you build your own customized bike. If I didn't love my vintage cruiser so much, I'd be all over this. Check out how to create your own bike here. Also, take a look at all of the fun accessories they have to offer. Wicker bike basket? Um yes please!

Bike Types: Aristotle Fixed Gear & Plato Dutch Bike

UO Accessories

Monday, May 17, 2010


So as I was perusing my daily reader, I stumbled across this post from Creature Comforts spotlighting Terrain. I immediately loved what I saw so I clicked to visit the website.

And then it hit me.

This is the new extension brand under Urban Outfitters Inc. that was in the works while I was working at Anthropologie two years ago. Terrain has a very similar selection to the things you would find in the home section of Anthro, but with a bit of a gardening, outdoorsy theme sewn throughout. Does anyone know if they've opened a retail store? I believe I remember something about free wine tasting... and if so, I need to visit immediately.

Read more about Terrain here and here.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Happy Sunday

It's the first Sunday I've had in a while where I've been able to relax and enjoy the day. And it was just what I needed. A little me time. A little time to reflect on the past few months and all of the new experiences I've had since I moved to Winston-Salem. I think I'm finally getting used to this small town. I love my job. I love this town in the spring. And I love all of the new friends in my life. I think everything is starting to fall into place.

A few other things that made me happy today...

Love. Just thinking about it made me smile.
image via Disco Animal

The Lake. Looking forward to a lake weekend with old high-school friends in June. Can't wait to see y'all!
image via TUMBLR

Creating. This image reminded me that I love to create things. I hope I never lose this passion.
image via Disco Animal

These lyrics by Joanna Newsom. Just plain awesome.
image via DeadMarch

These photos. I've broken out the camera and I'm getting back into this old hobby of mine. I missed you Canon, it's been a while.
image via TUMBLR

Speaking of Giveaways...

Have y'all had a chance to check out The Bright Side Project? This blog sponsors a daily giveaway that usually highlights the talents and cool finds of other popular bloggers. It's such a great site! I'm totally obsessed with it, not only because I'd love to win something, but I also think it's such an amazing idea. A site created solely to bring a little more sunshine to your day? Brilliant.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Modish Giveaway - $50 Gift Certificate to Quirk

One of my favorite blogs is sponsoring a giveaway to one of my favorite stores. Visit Modish and enter to win a $50 gift certificate to Quirk, a cute boutique store in my hometown – Richmond, VA. They've got some really unique (and for lack of a better word) quirky items. I'm really hoping to win the #52 Reasons to Love Richmond deck of playing cards. How cool? Check it out!

via Modish

Monday, May 10, 2010


Just stumbled across this great stationary site and thought I'd share. Check out the really cool design options for labels, stamps, stationary & more at Paperwink. Very reasonable prices too.

Pug Love for the Day

Another "Pug Love" post but I couldn't resist reblogging this adorable video from SUCCEED Blog.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day, Mom! Here's to all of the great memories and the many more to come. You're the best! Love you!

My Mom & Me
Photos from Old Family Photo Albums : )

Friday, May 7, 2010

Hat Love

Absolutely loving HATS this Spring. All shapes, colors & sizes. They're just the best warm-weather accessory!

Picture Credits (Clockwise from L to R):

Pug Love for the Day

This was too cute not to post. Looks like this little one might be a Pug mix... a Puggle perhaps?

New Albums for 2010

So far, 2010 has been a great year for music. I've been pretty stoked about all of the great new albums that have recently debuted. Definitely give these a listen if you haven't already.

She & Him - Volume Two
The National - High Violet
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
Broken Social Scene - Forgiveness Rock Record
MGMT - Congratulations
Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame
Rogue Wave - Permalight
The Dead Weather - Sea of Cowards
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Band of Horses - Infinite Arms
The Black Keys - Brothers
Goldfrapp - Headfirst
The New Pornographers - Together
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings - I Learned the Hard Way
Titus Andronicus - The Monitor

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Amazing Food Photography

The food photography in Tara Donne's portfolio is some of the best I've seen. Truly stunning. I also think the overhead shots are really new and unique. Now I'm hungry...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

It's 4:30 in the afternoon and I'm already dreaming about margaritas! Here are some fun Mexican themed finds to tide you over until you go out for Cinco de Mayo tonight. Oh, and I threw in some random, yet relevant, pictures of my own. Enjoy! (Spanish Translation: Disfruta!)

Angelle and I at Val and Noah's Mexican Wedding con sombreros
(not a Cinco de Mayo Celebration, but close)

an old picture of me with Ashley Schurott's life-size Guadalupe
(today happens to be Ashley's birthday, Happy Birthday Friend)

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Pacific

Have y'all been watching The Pacific? This 10-part HBO miniseries focuses on the efforts of the US Marine Corp in the Pacific during World War II. Produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman, it definitely doesn't fail to impress.

The intro theme to the show is my favorite part! Directed by Steve Fuller, this is art direction at its best. Check out the amazing pencil and charcoal drawings/animation below. It will literally take your breath away. And watch The Pacific, quick only two episodes left!

these rule...

Is $55 too much to pay for a T-shirt? How about a T-shirt that resembles loose leaf paper? I can totally justify this purchase, just give me some time to think of an excuse...

Artware Editions via I'm a Greedy Girl
Thanks Lillian for the find!