Posts Tagged ‘Starred’

Starred 7.24.09

July 24, 2009


Happy Friday! It’s been a lovely week at the Bungalow, and it’s looking like it’s going to be an equally lovely weekend as well! We’re tasting cakes on Saturday evening, and on Sunday, the ladies are crafting again. We’ll make more paper birds, finish the name banner, and discuss the logistics of how the garland will be made/where in the yard it will drape. There will be pictures, I’m sure!

And now, here are the things that made me smile this week, from all across the internet:

via the dirty prettys

via the dirty prettys

  • When I came across Death to Cupcakes by Sarah DiGregorio (via Just a Girl in the City), I was, like Kelly, taken by surprise at the amount of animosity for the very existence of cupcakes! A & I were kind of planning on them for the wedding, and I just think they’re so cute and whimsical and fun– although I guess I understand the dislike of ubiquitous, kitchy boutique bakeries. I dunno though. Hating cupcakes is like hating kittens, it makes me judge you funny. :)
  • Things I Like About Coffee, via Le Love:
via le love

via le love

(& things I like about…)

  • The lovely Dita Von Teese in Jean Paul Gaultier. We’re all over him, this season, too. But Dita is just flawless:
via haute macabre

via haute macabre

  • I love sweaty cans of coke in summer. Via Just a Girl in the City:

via just a girl in the city

“Candy took a long sip, and watched the soda slip up and around the bend in the straw. It seemed to take a long time to reach her tongue, but as soon as the fizzy, cinnamony sweetness swept in, her eyes widened as childhood flashed before her eyes. ‘I don’t know how people can drink Diet Coke,’ she quipped, and began jumping on the bed in the manner of a well-dressed, pink-cheeked third grader.”

  • These dark, haunting watercolors by Nat Carroll have the opposite feel of the Happy Coke Drinker, but I love them anyway.

    via nova style

    via nova style

  • This article from MakeUnder Your Life. I thought it was a pretty good synthesis of all that stuff your mother tries to teach you, but that you don’t really believe until much later when it has proved itself true for he millionth time. Plus, the article is filled with gorgeous photography & positivism! Just the right medicine for a busy couple of days.What adventures are on your horizons this weekend??

Starred 6.12.09

June 12, 2009
lobster & swan via this is glamorous

lobster & swan via this is glamorous

Since I haven’t posted a Starred roundup in forever, this is just a little glimpse of the bookmark hell I need to go through at some point… But I also need a complete reformat of my laptop, so first thing is first. Ophelia must work properly before New England Noir’s plans can swing underway.

What a gorgeous week it’s been at the New England Noir bungalow. No, the rain still hasn’t stopped, but you know, it hasn’t kept us down at all. Productivity is the word this week, facilitated by the fact that my teacher synapses are firing “The end is near! The end is near!”. This is how I work– I funk out for a few weeks and can’t function doing more than one thing at once (these last few weeks the focus being work, with seniors leaving, graduation, finals, packing, year-end reports, etc)– and then a second wind sweeps through, wherein I destroy everything on my to-do list with an efficiency that makes Martha Stewart one jealous lady.

What did the internet show you this week?

Starred: 5.1.09

May 1, 2009


The bookmarks were kind of out of control this week, which means I spent too much time on the internet. It’s funny, I’d like to have a neat blog featuring my projects and adventures, but I find it hard to maintain any kind of routine with it. Working full-time is forcing me to mismanage my internet empire. Alas! :)

  • There were two entries from Oh, Joy! this week that I absolutely drooled over: new bags from marimekko (you know them, Ikea uses a lot of their fabric) & this house in Los Angeles— I love, LOVE the grass-growing wraparound deck on the second floor. I showed it to A, & we both agree– when can we move in?
  • The Thinking Man’s Take On: The Album. The point is made that the market is over-saturated with songs from the Hit Machines & that compromises the concept of a true ‘album’ in the sense of Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road or Are You Experienced? I cite Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood, and Neon Bible as my reasons for disagreeing with a good chunk of the article. I’m much more drawn to the concepts behind albums than the radio hits on them. Probably because Pioneer Valley radio is lacking, save the college stations.
  • Check out the paint job in this Stockholm apartment (via homebug). It would be so cool to paint an apartment like this! Though honestly, I’d hire someone. Paint and I have a love-hate relationship: I love to paint, paint hates to look nice when I apply it. :)
  • These photos of model Jamie Bochert are simultaneously beautiful and a darkly haunting. I’m reminded of that photoshoot in W a few years ago, with Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt as the husband-wife duo of the 1960s. This kind of “the-eyes-have-it” pictures are my favorites.
  • The Moldy Doily makes it again, because she has a purse with the B. Kliban cats! I enjoy internet cat ladies, as I am one of them.
  • The Japanese poetics of hair: To punish men/for their endless sins/God gave me/this pale skin/this black hair.

What’s on your link-list this week?

Starred 4.24.09

April 24, 2009
imagine, dallas clayton, terminator, fish bottles @ oh, happy day!

imagine, dallas clayton, terminator, fish bottles @ jordan ferney

I’m so behind on my reader this week, and I simply refuse to ‘mark all read’ and move on. As a person who chooses bizarre things to be compulsive about, things like my google reader (and iPod, and desk calendar, email, etc) cannot be compromised for the sake of time. I thought I’d share some more New York pics, too– thanks, Megan!

  • I love this photo set from the portfolio of Jac de Villiers, via Oh, Happy Day!. I’ve been surprising myself this week, being attracted to designs & patterns I don’t normally choose– this spare, masculine space (that uses fish bottles!) is very different from the functional-clutter, floral-filled rooms that so often catch my eye.
  • The vibrant, fluid color in these Kaitlyn Sullivan ink-drop paintings immediately caught my eye while I was perusing Where the Lovely Things Are this week. A & I have been discussing creating a painting/print/photo collage on one of the big, empty panels in the bungalow, & I think something whimsical and kind of psychedelic would help to blend the kind of disparate collection of photos & such we’ve amassed for the project.
  • I am kind of fascinated with the idea of a vegan bechemel sauce, but truth be told I think I’d just adapt this recipe to suit my dairy-loving tastes. The rest of it sounds delectable, so whyever not? When I worked at the People’s Market, we carried vegan cheeses of various sorts, and I couldn’t imagine it as anything less than foul. Alas, veganism’s hip cause is just not for me.
  • This poem by Dallas Clayton made me smile when I needed it, so he makes the list again this week. I’ve used a few of his poems in my English classes; I always find a basket of gems peeking out from behind the curtains of his glasses, & the kids like that sometimes there’s a riddle.
  • Obligatory wedding links: The Little Goddess headband by yellowgoat is such a delicate, unique piece to complement an outdoor wedding & $2000 Wedding gives hints on how to find a great vintage wedding dress.

    Happy weekend & enjoy the first hot days of New England summer!

    Starred 4.17.09

    April 17, 2009


    Been kind of quiet around here this week. I had a job interview yesterday and as such skipped TiLT due to extenuating nervous circumstances, so I’ll compensate here a bit. I know all four of my loyal readers were disappointed with no TiLT this week! Tomorrow, I’m leaving Massachusetts for the weekend to head to NJ & NYC, where I’ll be staying with a friend from college and then seeing The Daily Show taped on Monday! So, so excited. I mean, aside from the driving four hours alone part, but to combat loneliness and boredom I cleaned off my iPod & added tons of new stuff to listen to (Cinemasophia‘s new album, Neko Case‘s new album, Au Revoir Simone, some others) & charged up the voice recorder, so I can try and write. Definitely going to bring along my trusty laptop, digicam & cable connector and keep record of the debauchery. Must remember to get batteries.

    I hope everyone has a lovely weekend. Get lots of sunshine & eat lots of fruit!