A Blog Profile, Olivet
a cool dress a fun looking woman in a house in the south somewhere a poodle skirt cirrus cloud bedding from anthropologie cool hair cool grecian dress amazing bouquet at a rustic table california old fashioned wedding good packaging biking in florida cool bathing suit—very ann margret in Viva Las Vegas cool hair style a safari tent island...
profile of ancient industries →
Profile of one of my favorite blogs: Ancient Industries.
Bonfire of the Vanities
from the blog mindhacks: Superman in the pose of Rodin’s statue The Thinker outside the headquarters of Bancolombia in Medellín. I’m not quite sure about the intention of the statue as in the UK it would probably be considered an ironic take on the stereotype of the financial whiz kid.
Rosemary Clooney sings Mambo Italiano. She has a really great voice. This is my brother Aubs’ favorite song. He goes crazy whenever he hears it. Now I can’t stop listening to it!
Smells of a poem
It is Born Here I came to the very edge where nothing at all needs saying, everything is absorbed through weather and the sea, and the moon swam back, its rays all silvered, and time and again the darkness would be broken by the crash of a wave, and every day on the balcony of the sea, wings open, fire is born, and everything is blue again like morning Pablo Neruda (trans. by Joel Gallo) I think...
In the language of perfume, an “accord” refers to a single scent that captures a...– http://www.cbihateperfume.com/about-accords.html
An incredible company: CB I Hate Perfume →
If you just click around this site, and read what this guy writes, you will see what an incredible company this “I hate perfume” is. He sees perfume as poetry. With each scent he wants to capture an entire feeling. He is also trying to capture and bottle all the beautiful scents in the world. He seems a very fascinating fellow. This is what he writes about his “Room With a...
True Bloggywood Stories
I read Perez Hilton’s latest book, True Bloggywood Stories. I love the way he writes. He has so many good insights. Things I learned: In 2009 celebs got boring, and the people who became more interesting were people like octo-mom and reality tv stars. Celebs stage scenes and mini-dramas to generate publicity for them. Like maybe they pretend to be breaking up and they tip off the...
It Sucked and Then I Cried
I read the book It Sucked and Then I Cried by Heather Armstrong, author of the blog Dooce. It was so bad it was good. It seemed totally stream of consciousness. I like books like that. She makes you feel like she is talking to you, and you know her personally. The book was about Heather’s pregnancy and birth and her post-partum depression afterwards. I learned a lot about how much being...
David Burns is a cognitive behavior therapist and author of the best-selling books Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy and When Panic Attacks, as well as adjunct clinical professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He writes for Oprah about finding the ways to defuse stressful family situations by communicating more effectively....
An old roller coaster. Makes apparent the meaning of hang on to your hats. I love blue light like this There’s always one of these crazies at a national park. this woman looks like my sister Galt Yikes! adult content! this reminds me so much of being in the ocean as a small child. I haven’t gone swimming in real waves in so long. Can’t wait to go to the beach...
You can rent this swedish stuga to stay in in Oregon. It looks divine.
Lions and tigers and bears
from noah’s ark facebook page. A Lion, tiger and bear cub were found in the back of a drug dealer’s van. They were taken to a sanctuary in Georgia and still remain great friends.
everything has it’s beauty, but not everyone sees it.– confuscius
photos I think are cool
this is what the forest looks like in finland 3 best friends who had an adventurers club. very west side story somehow the fun friends of the parents the studio desk This would have been us if we had grown up in california carousels—never as fun as they seem this person’s parents bribed him to eat by putting a canary on the table central park in the summertime ...
Second part of article about stephanie nielson →
This is the second part of that article about nienie, my favorite blogger. The real story of her plane crash and recovery turns out to be different than what she wrote on her blog. Her husband didn’t save her, in fact, he left her in the plane to die. She certainly wasn’t always looking on the positive side of things like she tries to on her blog. She refused to see her children and...
Saint Lucia's Day
Today was St. Lucia’s Day, the darkest night of the year.
My Other Lives
My Other Lives
Who's that girl?
The editor of Italian Vogue. I like her dress. Ashley Olsen is cool. She is an entrepreneur and an innovative dresser and observer of fashion and culture. A clown costume this must be modeled on the beautiful painting flaming june. michelle williams, a cool hipster celeb, in a modern grecian gown.
fifties esque. summer days. grey sheath. the blogger from polkadots and vodkashots intriguing elizabeth bennet happy birthday molly gothic dresses. This looks like something Nigella would wear intriguing Very Joan french maid costume of sorts tunic dress good hair
Stuff White People Like
Things I like: Billowy shirts oversized coats black jeans blue shirts stripes blazers shirt dresses wrap dresses tall black boots black, blue, white
The most gorgeous clothes by Lover. The model is Tallulah Morton, i.e Mark “the Cobrasnake” Hunter’s g/f. I read an article about her somewhere that said when she was born the nurse told her that she was the most beautiful baby they had ever seen. And all throughout her childhood people were constantly asking to take her picture. She...
Stuff White People Like
This book Stuff White People Like is beyond accurate. It’s so right on, after a while it stopped being as funny and made me scared. I suddenly felt I had been tricked into liking all the stuff that white people like. I just checked out the blog. The first thing on it was Banksy. I love Banksy. I read the Banksy book before Urban Outfitters picked it up—very typically “white...
Cut a bagel into an interlocking mobius strip. →
also, read an article on the best bagels in NY. The key is freshness. Bagels have a half life. They should be no more than 30 minutes old, otherwise everything you liked about them, the taste and texture etc, rapidly declines and keeps getting worse. Interesting.
Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1. Good Gifts For Y'all,...
guitar lessons The complete works of Robert Greene Old copies of the A&F quarterly Paperblanks notebooks—so much better than this moleskine stuff. puppies the Dog Whisperer on DVD A subscription to Sirius Radio so you can tune into Afternoon Advice Sappy titles but the best poems inside! Poetry anthologies by Roger Housden and Esselman and Velez. The complete...
beautiful article about nienie written by a true... →
From an article on losing arm fat
“A poor mental strategy will lead to massive undulations in motivation. And keeping a high level of motivation all the time is the key to sexy arm stardom. I grappled with this issue for a very long time. But I found a cure. My cure? Dr. David Burns. He created an outstanding method based on cognitive therapy that virtually anybody can use to change their thought processes indefinitely....
There’s only two types of people in the world The ones that entertain, and the...– B. Spears
I saw a thrilling documentary about Jonestown narrated by surviving members of a family who had escaped. So scary and sad. I saw an episode—well, more than one—of Say Yes to the Dress, a reality tv show about women trying to find the perfect wedding dresses at the premiere wedding dress store. There was one girl who had just lost 150 pounds and she looked unhealthily skinny but...
You can learn so much from TV. Today I watched the Dog Whisperer. I wish the Dog Whisperer could just introduce me into a pack of dogs so that their energy would sweep through my energy and I would be returned to my healthy natural state. Hidden in some far recess of wikipedia I found a link to a saved version of Burns’ old website. There used to be a section called Ask the Guru, which was...
Claire from the TTW
Have you ever seen a person on the street who looked exactly like the way you imagined a character in a book? I once saw Dr. Adam Stanton from All The King’s Men on the train. Sometimes it is hard to imagine characters in a book and you never get a really good picture built up in your mind. There is not always much to go off of. Since I have been listening to the The Time Traveler’s...
Water and Rock
A Swedish island wedding via cupofjo
holden caulfield’s red hunting cap french school girl beret the dreaded alpine hat of right ho jeeves! the aviator cap the midsommer wreath the gothic black bow the huge brimmed flower laden straw hat the boater from the lover and kirsten saves the day (with a bunch of cherries and a black ribbon) the native american headdress
Photos of my other lives
yacht/ I’m on a boat! little boat to jet around in bigger boat to drift around in the mediterranean in and jump out of for a swim horses to tend in Montana. Wild horses to tame and ride to get the doctor on Dear old auntie’s house to be sent to in England to have a summer romance stars to see on a lord of the rings type quest through the wilderness to find the one ring ...
via livian talossa
One day I want a big victorian greenhouse like the one in this photo, though this looks like a botanic gardens. It will have lots of exotic plants, flowers, hybridizing experiments in process, vines, bell jars, a shrine to Charles Darwin perhaps, and birds living in there—flying freely in and out. I will know everything about the medicinal properties of plants by that times and perhaps brew...
The Giant Cuttlefish
One of the most beautiful animals I have ever seen. I was watching TV at 3 in the morning, totally in a trance state, drifting in and out of sleep, when I saw this show on the nature channel about octupuses, squid and cuttlefish. For the squid part, they showed a squid scientist who wanted to swim with humboldt squid (not quite Giant Squid, but pretty huge) who ate fishermen. They were on some...