Morning Dew

Condensing on Leaves:

my first 8tracks list.

Have a listen, won’t you? plays in a random order, but here is what I intended:

  1. Untitled, She & Him
  2. Paris Sunrise #7, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
  3. Day Five, Explosions in the Sky
  4. When I Was a Baby, The New Pornographers
  5. Black River Killer, Blitzen Trapper
  6. Please Concrete, Wye Oak
  7. Red Dress, TV On The Radio
  8. We Own The Sky, m83

Annabel Mehran…

…takes stunning photographs:

She has a way with lighting and texture.  I tried to include some examples that summarize her work, but of course this is impossible to do in just three photographs.  Visit her website for more.

Another Sporatic Update!

I really love StumbleUpon.  It lets you find really awesome, beautiful things.  Here is a list of things I’ve found recently via StumbleUpon:

  • The website of Maria Hinze, an artist who apparently has no concept of a frame, in the traditional sense.  Fortunately this results in beautiful works of art that fill a space, literally.  Her website is still in development, but the small portfolio she’s posted shows some gorgeous works that I wish I could see with my own eyes – I’m sure the photos don’t do them justice.
  • An excellent, Barack-Obama-rific poster that is a work of great typography and a lesson in history all in one.
  • A well written and quite insightful blog all about design:  Core77.  I read the site every day; it’s a great resource for designers (they have daily job listings!) as well as people who dip a pen in design ink.

Plenty of Time to Reconsider

What I don’t get is that he had plenty of time to reconsider his choice while putting those things on.  Seriously – in the hour he probably spent getting pretty for the day, he probably spent at least one hundred and twenty seconds putting on those boots.  And I’m guessing they don’t slip on like flip flops, either.
But really:  Chewbacca from the shin down is a great look, as is Audrey Hepburn from the nose up.

Stuff I Like Right Now

Need something to do online?  Check out these links to the music and words capturing my attention right now.



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I’m Glad “The New Yardbirds” Didn’t Stick

Ever wonder where band names come from?  Why Vampire Weekend, Queen, and Oasis are named the way they are?  An interesting list compiled by DanFalco over at chronicles the origins of various bands’ names from !!! to ZZ Top.  It’s quite an interesting read, and fairly comprehensive.

Check it out!

And by the way, “The New Yardbirds” was the name adopted by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones before they became superstars as Led Zeppelin

Journey to Hong Kong

Check out my latest online gallery of photos from my trip to Hong Kong.

And Happy New Year!