Monday, March 29, 2010
Though they're out of my price range for the moment, I've wanted calling cards for years, and these little cuties with custom portraits are simple and perfect.
The calling card dream isn't dead, though, because they also have a more economical option that also caught my eye.
I'm not really even sure why I want calling cards, to be honest. I certainly wouldn't have my number on them; I'm notoriously awful at answering my phone and returning calls. Mostly because I loathe speaking on the telephone. It's just very unpleasant to me, for some reason. It makes me nervous. Which is, admittedly, weird. It would basically be a card with my name and e-mail address, which seems sort of useless, especially since I rarely have the occasion to meet new people to whom I'd give this card. Still...it's so classy!
What do you guys think?
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
While it's completely normal for a couple to have a roommate in this expensive city, we decided to move out, and started looking a few months ago. Luckily, we found a very cute 1 bedroom TWO BLOCKS AWAY from where we are now! This is good and bad, I suppose. Since living in New York, I have only lived in a general part of Brooklyn: Williamsburg/Greenpoint/Bedstuy/Bushwick. I was interested in moving to a completely different area, to get to know new shops and restaurants and perhaps even....a park, or trees, or something? At the same time, I'm glad I don't have to figure out a new commute (it's nice to be between the G, L, and JMZ....options are good!).
Neither of us really has any furniture. All of the lovely things I acquired before moving here a few years ago is sitting in the basement at my parents' house in the Midwest. Since moving here, I've not had a "home" really...just an assortment of apartments where I had to take other people who weren't my significant other into consideration. While I miss my great stuff back home, I am really excited to start from scratch. We're basically only taking our clothes, kitchen stuff, bathroom stuff, and....ourselves.
I'm excited to "start over" and buy all new things for the apartment. Big items on the list are: a new mattress (a super comfy one, please), a couch (I know it's called a "sofa", but I also call "soda" "pop", so I guess I just don't like so_a words?), and a television. We want a big-ass television. BIG ASS! But, it's the small things that I'm looking forward to. I love it when I walk into someone's apartment and see some clever little accent that makes me smile. I need to come up with some of these things to recreate to the best of my ability (of which I have little) and budget (also seriously lacking...). If any of you lovely readers have suggestions on easy cute DIY projects or places to score cheap pieces (especially in Brooklyn!) please, do chime in!
Monday, March 22, 2010
About six years ago, I was first introduced to the film A Bout de Souffle (Breathless) directed by Jean-Luc Godard. At that time, having lived in a quite uncultured place my whole life, I was not that interested in foreign films. "I don't want to have to read the whole time!" I protested. "Trust me...you'll love this..." my movie partner insisted.
From the first moment Jean Seberg (as Patricia Franchini) appeared on the screen, I already loved the film. Not so much because I found myself intrigued by the French New Wave, but because I could not take my eyes off of this Jean Seberg character! I couldn't believe that I had never heard of this actress. I'm not a film critic, so I can't speak to her acting talent, but she was most definitely a mesmerizing person to watch onscreen.
Six years later, I realize that I've gleaned a lot of my personal style from Jean: simple pieces, and stripes. Lots and lots of stripes. Mmm...stripes!
Unfortunately, Seberg's life was rife with problems. She suffered through failed marriages, the death of an infant, being chased by the FBI (seriously), and an addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol. She killed herself in 1979, at the age of 40, leaving behind a note that read, "Forgive me, I can no longer live with my nerves." I wish she were still around...it would be nice to know where her career would have gone, and how her style would have changed. For now, I will just have to honor her influence with this silly blog.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
After spending too much time looking at fashion/style/design/art blogs anonymously, I've decided to start a blog of my own and interact with the online community, in a sense.
It won't be anything too special. Just things I like in general. Maybe some things I don't like, too, because what's the good without the bad?
If you'd like to swap links, or share inspiration, or anything else, please leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.