Thursday, April 24, 2014

Oh Snow

Last night I watched the extremely beautiful, well produced and award winning extreme skiing movie All I Can. Here are two of my favorite clips.

Isn't JP Auclairs clip great!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Internet Roundup

I have been amused and inspired this week by of course the internet. Here are a few of the things making me laugh, think, and in general appreciate life.

1. ‘Nine times out of ten, you probably aren’t having a full-on nervous breakdown – you just need a cup of tea and a biscuit’...
My posthumous advice for my daughter
Caitlin Moran

2. 'There has been an abundance of articles circulating the web on how to talk to your daughters about Miley Cyrus or how to talk to your sons about Robin Thicke after their shocking performance of Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” at MTV’s VMAs, but the greater conversation still appears unspoken: have you talked to your children about their shitty, shittytaste in music yet?'...

3. Sarah Walton's sewn artwork series of old ladies and their dogs.

Sarah Walton from Sew Sarah Walton

4. OK more old people art. My Grandparents retired to a place called Sun City so I dod have a special interest in this project bit I just love this image.

Peter Granser from his project "Sun City"

5. Illustrations by Diana Sudyka
Diana Sudyka

6. And lastly here is a song I keep listening to by Valerie June.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Madewell Giveaway wishlist

Madewell Giveaway wishlist
Last month Madewell had a giveaway, for a $2013 gift card for 2013. In my head I have been repeating, " pick me, pick me, pick me" well we'll see. I have never had particularly great luck at random contests. I do know a couple of lucky people who do seem to win everything. Oh well I am still hoping.

Madewell Giveaway wishlist by edith-pearl featuring long straight skirts

Friday, December 7, 2012

Holiday Music

I have a confession, I have been listening to holiday music -- am I crazy or what-- don't answer that . I suppose it has been long enough since I worked in retail and had to listen to Christmas music starting in early November, that experience killed it for me for oh about 8 years, yes that is how bad it was. Well I am happy to share a link the Paste Magazine Holiday Music Sampler, it is a free download but you do have the option of donating money to the cause-music making. I have already begun making my festive playlist but will likely add a couple of these to it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Holiday Gift List 1

All right being that is December and that time of year here is my December wish list/gift list.  How cute is this wooden note holder below from Anthropologie, I definitely know someone who could use that and I just may have to get all the ladies in my life argan oil from Josie Maran -- I just started using it and am shocked that my sensitive skin actually likes it.

Holiday Gift List 1

Friday, May 4, 2012

I Love 60's Rock Ballads & Dylan

Alright, no big secret I love me some good 1960's rock and roll, and of course there are some unparalleled ballads. Here is a Friday song you, for me, for us all Bob Dylan performing Just Like a Woman at the Royal Albert Concert Hall in 1966.

I also really love the Manfred Man cover of this song, and surprisingly I am not fond of the Nina Simone cover.

"I break at noon and again at nine, and heal the cracks with song and wine."

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Today is a Beautiful Day, I Will...

appreciate the 70 degree weather
ride my bike to run errands after work
photograph the flowering cherry trees
start the first draft for the new painting
be productive
be positive
be helpful
and if there is time I, bake, sleep.

Bicycle Baskets

Ohh la la, one of my favorite topics (in the world) bicycles. I know that bike aficionados really run the gambit of what they are in to and at the moment I am thinking about bike baskets, I have one that works really well for me, and I purchased the cargo net from Public Bikes which is so immensely helpful. On my bike I have a front basket and a rear rack that I can attache panniers, a box, or a basket onto. Originally I bought a collapsable plastic box to use on the rear rack but I found it so useful, while not on my bike that I never installed it. Anyway what got me really excited this morning was seeing posted online the Bent Basket which is currently in production and not yet in stores-from what I could tell-too bad I really want to get one for M.'s bike. The Bent Basket is sleek, utilitarian and not too feminine for dude's commuter bike.

Here are some other bike baskets/accessories, feel free to check out my Bicycletopia Pinterest page.

My Wald bike basket, this photo is not of my bike, but pretty close...

...and my cargo net, which is a real fancy series of bungees.

Now for some other bike goodness.
Here is a girls best friend, the handbag hugger.

I love this, the Linus Sac pannier

Of course, for those traditionalists there is always the wicker basket-which might I add so fall apart after a few seasons of heavy use and do not rain very much, but to each, his own. I do like the selection from the Nantucket Bike Basket Company.