Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Principles of Uncertainty

For her birthday I bought my sister-in-law Maira Kalman's "The Principles of Uncertainty", a compilation of weekly stories and illustrations originally posted in the New York Times Online. Now I desperately want a copy for myself!
Lucky for me, it's still up on NYT. Check it out!

Friday, September 26, 2008

listen Fall, we need to talk.

i'm willing to accept your arrival. really, i know there's nothing i can do about it. but can't you take it easy on us? do you need to rub it in our faces like this? with all the blustery wind, grey skies, and chilling rain? it's killing me.

can i tell you --- i look forward to your visit all year. i eagerly await your crisp air and crunchy leaves. and i haven't forgotten it's on your account that i enjoy hot cider, pumpkin bread, freshly picked apples... but you come in with this bad attitude! i mean, i know you take a tough wrap. i know, and i'm sorry - that would make anyone grumpy. you need to know that, even though it isn't always apparent, we love you. really, we do. it's just...well, could you maybe take it a little slower? give us some transition time, you know?

eventually, we'll come around.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

the art of display

I'm really enjoying Design*Sponge and their series on the art of display. The readers have sent in some great images!

I also love the before/after shots of furniture projects. so inspiring!

Saturday, September 20, 2008


"I want to go soon and live away by the pond, where I shall hear only the wind whispering among the reeds. It will be a success if I shall have left myself behind. But my friends ask what I will do when I get there. Will it not be employment enough to watch the progress of the seasons?"

Saturday, September 13, 2008

pretty great, if you ask me.

there are so many more! here's the full list. now, go on...stock up.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

a favorite

"On the Street......Gatsby Moment, Paris"
"He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole external world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself."
Truly one of my favorite shots from The Sartorialist. He captured a moment that is intriguing and full of life. And his chosen title is positively perfect - it could easily be Jay Gatsby, pretending, with easy charm and provocative conversation, to enjoy himself, when all the while he's really just waiting for Daisy. always waiting for Daisy.

Friday, September 5, 2008

goodbye summer

it's really been quite lovely.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Li Wei

For me, these photographs are both comical and gruesome. He captures impossible images with such a sense of reality. I think his pieces are brilliant. He must have so much fun at work!

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