Tuesday, April 28, 2009


This is me right now, flying off a bike surrounded by art supplies. Meaning I am taking a mini-sabbatical from blog posting. If I break this sabbatical it means I have either worked incredibly fast or I am being a bad student. I am not saying that it won't happen, but that is just what it will mean.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Claire her Boyrfriend, and Benny

Clair makes films. Last year she traveled to New Zealand to film a documentary. Clair eats a lot of pickles and sometimes chews with her mouth open - but only when she's alone. Clair has a dog named Yoshi who rides a skateboard! 

Andy is a park ranger in Oregon. 
He protects wildlife and nature on a daily basis. Andy drives a yellow jeep that has no doors, and plays the bongo drum in a band called "Bare Feet". Andy loves Popsicles and thunderstorms. 

I just came across these amazing hand made dolls on Etsy and I am in love!!!

I love the pairing of Claire with her BF in one of the pictures on her listing,  and Benny is red-headed park ranger. Does it get much better?

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I reaaaally don't want to go to class today. But I have done all my homework, and I really should go, so I am.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Where's Waldo?

My friend Chelsea, and my co-creator of the life-size game of Where's Waldo sent me an amazing link the other day. It is a website that has pages from the Waldo books for you to search with a magnifying glass. Loves it.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sara Fanelli

I have the bestest mommy ever. Saturday night she sent me the link to the new book by Sara Fanelli and says if I like she will get it for me. How sweet! Of course I loved the book and now it is on its way to me.

I had not heard of this lovely illustrator before and now I love her. This book sounds amazing, it is a book full of literary quotes and illustrations done by Fanelli. I cannot wait to peruse it!

Below is a picture of what my mom looks like essentially. I look exactly like my mom, and when I have long hair and I straighten it scares me to look in a mirror because I look so much like her. So this her, with a sad face, because I am not on the West Coast as much I wish that I was. (By the way, we both have chins, but it is hidden in this turtleneck, a favorite of the original Betsy)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Lou Doillon

My friend Julianne lives in Paris and she sent me this text this morning...

"Ahh! As I was walking out of the English bookstore here Lou Doillon walked in with her son!! I can't believe I recognized her."

So of course i felt the urge to google her, and I found this amazing picture and wanted to share it.

Happy Sunday!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Brokeback Sexiness

What a sexy pair of brokebackers, I applaud you gawker.

Read the article this is attached to if you care here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Adam Brody

I just watched In The Land of Women. Well kind of, it was on the TV, and I was in the room most of the time. I enjoyed it much more this time around. And I started to wonder where is Adam Brody these days? I have always liked him, ever since his days as Dave Rygalski on Gilmore Girls.

Well I IMDB'd this fella, and he is rumored to be in the upcoming Justice League movie as The Flash/Barry Allen. That should be interesting.

Also, Ginnifer Goodwin is at the end of this movie! I had forgotten that. I enjoy her as well. Isn't interesting how everyone is talking about her now, and I haven't heard about Mr. Brody in ages? My how the tables have turned.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Such Great Heights

I was writing a paper last night and had my iTunes on shuffle and the first song to come on was the Such Great Heights cover by Iron and Wine. I don't think I will ever get tired of this song. I think every cover I heard I have liked, but Iron and Wine might be my favorite.

Garden State can be kind of tiresome now, but when it came out that movie and soundtrack were pretty amazing.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Grilled Cheese, Fries, and a Milkshake

Yesterday was one of those days that just did not need to exist. When I have those days I always find a grilled cheese, french fries, and a chocolate milkshake seem to help. So that is exactly what I had for lunch yesterday, and it was delicious.

I have been in a kind of funk lately, completely unmotivated to do anything. What do you guys do to help get yourself out of a funk?

Isn't that vintage ad delightfully creepy?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Zooey + Cotton

I was watching TV last night when I heard a familiar voice, when I looked up at the screen I saw a familiar face. It was Zooey! She is singing and being beautiful in a new cotton commercial.


Monday, April 13, 2009


Have you guys seen this fictitious ad campaign created by Francesco Vezzoli's on display at the Gagosian Gallery in Rome? I assume very few of you are in Rome right now, but you can see it online. It stars Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman. I tried to be sneaky and snag the exclusive video from Dazed Digital, but I was foiled. Click over there to check out the trailer for the campaign.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


The song Edelweiss will always be a song that is very special to me.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I have always debated with people when you say XOXO which is hugs and which is kisses. I have come to believe that X is hugs because it relates to the crossing of arms with hugging, and O is lips because it relates to the shape of lips. Well my brother just sent me the Wikipedia article debating this very fact. It says:

"Hugs and kisses, also love and kisses, is a term for a sequence of the letters X and O, e.g. XOXO, typically to express affection or good friendship at the end of a written letter, email or SMS text message.
There is much debate on whether X's represent hugs or kisses. Some argue that X's represent kisses, but due to the "hugs and kisses" paradigm, some contend that 'X' is in fact lined up with the 'hug' and 'O' with the kiss. Also, arms crossing while hugging indicate an X while puckered lips form an O. Nevertheless, this proposition is contradicted by the Oxford English Dictionary, which states that 'X' is "used to represent a kiss, esp. in the subscription to a letter."[1]. The Shawks Inc. encyclopedia, an authority in urban lingo, has it that the 'O' represents a hug, and the 'X' a kiss, with the explanation that if you look at each letter like it was representing two people from a bird's eye view, the "O" represents the arms of those persons hugging each other while the "X" is evocative of two people kissing."

What do you guys think?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Gotham Condensed

I love Gotham, so I got pretty excited when I saw this on the typography.com.

Where's Waldo?

At Top Shop of course! I can't believe it has taken me this long to post about this amazing Waldo sighting. My friend sent it to me as soon as it was posted on Racked (which has oddly taken down that link) and I freaked out.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information about our next game of our Life-Sized Version of Where's Waldo.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Olsens Anonymous

I was over on Somersault marveling at the many many posts Annie has done in the last couple days, when I found myself enjoying an image of a perfect looking party. I followed the link and it led me to Olsens Anonymous. How had I not heard of this blog before? 

I have been an Olsen fan for as long as I can remember, I am not even sure how much I like them anymore, but I still love them.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Last Night

Check out Phoenix last night on SNL!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


Oh who is that girl with the awkward Bangs in that photo with Phoenix? That would be me. Those guys are some of the coolest Parisians you will ever meet, and they are all incredibly sweet. ANDDDDD tonight they will be performing on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with the one and only Seth Rogen as host. Sadly I do not get to go tonight, but I am so excited to watch them perform, they are going to be spectacular. When you see and hear them you will wonder why you haven't been listening to them all along. Unless you have been listening to them then you will be patting yourself on your back for your good taste.

Watch the youtube video below to take a listen to 1901, which you may have heard all over the radio and the internet.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Strange Maps

One of my best friends loves maps. He is kind of a nerd about them, but that is one of the things that makes him great. So when on Even Cleveland I saw posts about maps I was intrigued, and even more so when I saw a link to an amazing blog called Strange Maps. It is exactly as the title says, a blog of strange maps. The above is an image from the blog.

Kees Van Dongen

I saw this in the side bar on the NYTimes The Moment Blog and was instantly drawn to it. It took me a little bit to find the blog post, but I am so happy I did. I had never heard of this wonderful artist before, and I love his work.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I discovered the beautiful paper work done by Essimar over on Design Milk. I particularly enjoy this rabbit.


A short film on nytimes.com starring Chloe Sevigny.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Obamas Meet the Queen

Always keep your house tidy in case the queen decides to stop by for a spot of tea!

Flush Left

Presidential Doodles

Barack Obama

Rutherford B Hayes

Richard Nixon


Benjamin Harrison

Warren G Harding

I was at a party Saturday night talking about the usual things, Aaron Carter and presidential facts. A kid at the party informed me about presidential doodles. He told me if you google presidential doodles you can find a whole slew of doodles presidents have done. AMAZING is what I have to say to that. Through my googling I found a whole book of presidential doodles, called oddly enough Presidential Doodles.