July 25, 2008
I'm pretty sure I will never spend this much money on a handbag, but seriously, Vivien Cheng's hand-painted vintage bags are some of the most beautiful pieces of art fashion. Simply gorgeous.
Check out her official website, blog and Etsy shop.
Read more about her process right here.
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July 15, 2008
I don't care who deems it uncool, I want one! It's a t-shirt that changes color with heat. Don't think I ever had one when I was a kid. I was probably too cool for it then. Your pits would always be a different color, though... right? Who cares!
$34 by American Apparel, via notcot.
July 14, 2008
Two things that were, sadly, not as delicious as they looked:
Smucker discovered a treasure in Newark last month: a Chinese grocery store. Scott and I went to check it out, and these are the two purchases I made. The sesame sticky bun thing was rather impossible to chew, and the strawberry sticks were, well... I didn't like them berry much. But I wanted to share anyway.
I was really hoping to find some fresh lotus root because I keep seeing pictures of it and it looks so awesome. I want to make lotus chips! Anybody know where I could find it in Baltimore?
July 11, 2008
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July 7, 2008
Trouper, my family dog, died today. She just turned 10 in June. Thought I'd take a moment to show off some of her better days.
Traveling home won't be quite the same without her tail-wagging greetings. She's one of the sweetest, most loving pooches I've met! I'll miss her.
Just felt like sharing.
We had a fabulous Fourth of July celebration, thanks to all of our amazing friends. Potluck BBQs are definitely the way to go! We played all evening in our backyard, drank beer and ate hotdogs and burgers and pie and corn and watermelon, walked down to the harbor just in time for fireworks (and glorious rain), walked back, roasted s'mores over the grill and played Apples to Apples till the wee hours of the morning.
Bruce & Robin, right before Bruce desecrated the chalk flag.
Tiff & ML (go UD!), EJ & Brian (yay new friends!), Me & Maggie.
Becca & Bill (yay out-of-towners!), me & EJ (go Orange Element!), me & Grant (screaming for PIE!).
The backyard, the fireworks over the harbor, the zoo crew, the UD crew.
Check out Scott's awesome rotating gif of the fireworks! haha.
Life is good : )
July 6, 2008
These kebabs were amazing. [Scott art directed that first photo].
We marinated cubed beef round, white onions, red bell peppers, zucchini, red potatoes and mushrooms in Italian dressing for a couple of hours, then skewered them (and added cherry tomatoes), and grilled.
Tossed the asparagus in olive oil, garlic and fresh lemon juice, and grilled.
I'm not usually a big mushroom fan (they are usually too spongy), but these were delicious. I think they were the best thing on the skewer!
One piece of advice: put all the red potatoes on one skewer, without anything else, and cook them for longer. They'd also be amazing with some rosemary.
Easy, healthy, delicious.
Oh! And I found out both "kebab" and "kabob" are correct.
July 5, 2008
I have a "The Hill" in St. Louis (my hometown) and a "The Hill" in Baltimore (my new town)! And they both have awesome FREE summer events : )
Becca came to visit this week (wahoo!), and we decided to check out Flicks from the Hill at the American Visionary Art Museum. Thursdays evenings throughout the summer they project movies on the wall on the back of the museum, and everybody sits on the Hill across the street to watch, for free. They serve popcorn and sno-cones for $1 each, and you get a dollop of Fluff on your sno-cone for an extra quarter. Sounds strange, but apparently it's a Baltimore tradition.
I got egg custard flavor with Fluff on top. Gross, yet delicious.
We watched O Brother, Where Art Thou? I can't believe I'd never seen it before! Totally entertaining, and of course, the music is fantastic.
I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow
It was a great Thursday night.
July 2, 2008
I'm totally digging this book. I just added it to my Amazon.com wishlist, under "highest priority." Only $16.49!
I've been missing screenprinting like crazy since I took a beginner class fall semester of my senior year at UD. It made me use color and illustration in a whole new way.
So I came across this book at NOTCOT, and I'm thinking it might give me some inspiration for how to make screenprinting possible in my teeny house with no extra space. I really would love to set up some space so that I could make prints and start my own Etsy shop [I'll have to post about that soon. I have a lot of ideas and a serious lack of direction.]. Perhaps outside and at my desk in the basement which I never use?
Anyway, back to the book. Here's where it came from. Same place as the Obama shirt! It tells you every single thing you need to get started.
And it's so purrrrty.
Oh and here is their wacky trailer they made for the book.