May 21, 2010

Week IX: Potted.

At least I think it's week nine!


Yummy. We love teriyaki chicken + veggie kebabs. Kay Bob?

May 5, 2010

Invitation Inspiration

I get to help one of my very closest friends design her wedding invitations for her wedding this summer (Kelly!). Here's a sneak peak at the visual inspiration I gathered up after lots of excited chit-chat with her about the styles she loves most:

Soft greens with pops of coral and sparkly gold... this should be a fun one : )

Happy Love Songs

I made this mix for some of the folks in my family for Christmas. Seems a little late to be posting this, but the songs are bubbly and appropriate for the nice spring weather.

01. Sea of Love | Cat Power
02. Home | Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
03. I Was Made for You | She & Him
04. Kick Drum Heart | The Avett Brothers
05. Silver Lining | Rilo Kiley
06. The Heart of Life | John Mayer
07. You and I | Ingrid Michaelson
08. One Eyed Cat | Jenny & Tyler (UD Alumni!)
09. Rollercoaster | Kimya Dawson

I've been in the mood to make more mixes lately. I especially like the process of narrowing it down to no more than 12 songs. Time to get on it!

May 4, 2010

Jónsi Concert

Scott took me to the Jónsi (of Sigur Rós) concert last night. The theatrical set blended with the music to create a completely hypnotic experience. When the music stopped at the end of the night, I felt like I was awoken from a trance.

It's really out there stuff — very ethereal. I find it soothing and inspiring to work to. Most of this album is in English, but it sounds like Icelandic to me, really.

We sat on some stadium bleachers in the back so that we could take in the whole experience, which was a good move (and I'd recommend it), but I would also love to have the opportunity to go again and stand right in the front. Maybe when the next album comes out.

You can read more about the set design here (by Fifty Nine Productions). It worked so well with the music, in fact, that I find it kind of amazing that they weren't all created at the same time. It even seems like the motion graphics could have inspired the music. This video will give you an idea of what the concert was like:

Jónsi — Sinking Friendships (live) from Jónsi on Vimeo.

And you can listen to the whole album, Go, right here:

And lastly, there's also an interesting interview with Jónsi (pronounced "YAWN-see") on NPR's All Songs Considered right here:

So hey — who's ready for a trip to Iceland?

May 1, 2010

Seedlings: Week VII

I think the zucchini started to show signs of powdery mildew, so I took a tip from You Grow Girl and sprayed them with Powdery Mildew Brew (a mixture of milk + water).

Well, dope that I am, I did this inside.

And they sat in the sunniest window.
Sprayed in milk.
All afternoon.

Needless to say, the house smelled like garbage by the time Scott got home. I fessed up, but Scott didn't tease me nearly as much as I deserved for this goofball move.

So! I moved all of the seedlings outside right away, without hardening them off. Like a real gardener, I worried about them surviving that night, but fortunately it's been a really warm week here in Philly. They're still looking happy, and they're getting more sun and better air circulation.

I can't believe I haven't killed these things yet.