Thursday, May 26, 2011

"If you wish to converse with me, define your terms." -Voltaire

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Portland's Pendleton Collection Fall 2011

I know that this news is a few months old, but today's gloomy weather (Hello! Portland! Summer!?) has really got me craving a big-ass grampa sweater and a mug of cocoa. I want basically all of these pieces, but I'll probably end up with just one of those sweaters or that poncho. Can we please talk about that poncho?!

Via Honey Kennedy
And here is an interview with the three designers (John Blasioli, Rachel Turk, and Nathaniel Crissman) from Portland Monthly Magazine. Photos by Chris Hornbecker

Sunday, May 8, 2011



I remember when I would come home you would flop down onto the floor and meow like a chicken til I would rub your belly. I remember feeding you olives and cheese. I remember carrying you around like a human baby and you would purr like a motherfucker. I remember you followed me so closely underfoot that I always stepped on you and tripped over you. I remember you always trying to sleep on my head at night and I would throw you off the bed many times til I finally gave up and you slept curled around the top of my head on my pillow like a furry black hat.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I got a little present this morning

The bird came by as I was making my coffee and presented me with this little gem:

Norman Rockwell collector plate, "Waiting on the Shore" 
from the Rediscovered Women Series

"Norman Rockwell painted 'Waiting on the Shore' in the summer of 1918, on the eve of the Armistice ending what was then called the Great War. It is easy to imagine that when this work appeared in the old Life Magazine, it immediately captured the hearts of a nation anxiously waiting for its young men to return from the trenches of Europe. Even today 'Waiting on the Shore' is a powerful statement of fidelity and patience that transcends time and speaks to us across many generations." [Kathleen Grant, some random quote I found via the internet]

Look how cute! Now I am like your funny little grandmother, offering you Werther's and chammomile tea when you come to visit me on Sunday afternoons, pottering around the house in a floral dress, dusting ceramic knickknacks and humming Lawrence Welk tunes. Love it.

Monday, May 2, 2011

PICA'S TBA 2011 Line Up!

OMG every year I get dizzy with excitement at the mere mention of PICA's Time Based Art Festival. Like, kid in a candy shop excited. Although I am never able to see each and every performance, show, or exhibit I put on my list, this year I am determined to come closer to achieving that goal. For 2011, the theme is "Evidence of Bricks: The building up, but mostly tearing down, of institutions, societies, structures, and ideas." Sounds good to me, dudes.

via PORT

kate gilmore, higher horse, 2008, video still