Saturday, May 29, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Peony season is almost over...


Where has the time gone??

Love you, mean it


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cat Cafe

Yet another reason why Japan is cooler than the US...

Sea of Shoes recently visited the lovely city of Tokyo as a fashion tourist. Amidst her purchasing she set aside time to stop in at a "Cat Cafe."

A Cat Cafe is sort of like a regular cafe but it's filled with cats. You can go there, purchase some caffeinated beverages and an hour's worth of pettin' kitties. Once you remove your shoes and wash your hands of course ;)

Over a dozen of these cafes have opened since 2008. Some with as many as 25 felines on the employ.

Heaven? My thoughts exactly.

Read more about Cat Cafes here.

I'm hoping some lucky so-and-so will read this and get the hint: American's would be less grumpy if they could pet cats and drink espresso. At least in my humble opinion.

Love you, mean it


pics posted via Sea of Shoes

I'm going to miss you

love you, mean it.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Girl of My Dreams

Just got the newest Lula (finally!).

And remembered why I love it so much:

Strawberry Shortcake

Kirsten Dunst

Joanna Newsom

Mui Mui

Shelley Duvall

and more lovely and inspirational pics than I can shake a stick at!


Love you, mean it


check ye local Borders for the latest copy (that's where I found mine - it took FOREVER!)

Dear Me (of the Future)

"The worst enemy of creativity
is self-doubt"
wrote Sylvia Plath.

Do you ever wish you could remind yourself of something in the future?


remember to be curious
nap more
create often
buy toilet paper
etc. etc.

Now you can! Through a wonderful little site called you can send letters to yourself (or another person) in the future. Most often these emails are set aside for momentous occasions but it's always nice to get little reminders too. Big things that fit somewhere small.

That's what she said.

Love you, mean it


photo: care of Sabino


Love you, mean it.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dear Barton:

I wish I was going with you <3

Love you, mean it


photo from blackeiffel - yeah, again.

Swap the "A" with "E"

Dear you:

Here are some things that reminded me of you today. So I just thought I'd share them with you, coz ya know, we're in love and stuff:

expensive cat toys.

my new favorite shop.

the loveliest note.

a good resource for designers.

my favorite design sisters with martha.

my new favorite tv show (i know, i'm a little late on the wagon).

Love you, mean it


photo from blackeiffel

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Today I saw this rather depressing story:

Which led me to read this other one...

If this week weren't hard enough already :P

love you, mean it


photo courtesy of the Cut

Monday, May 17, 2010


a bit more of this.

thank you to everyone who was so SO supportive of the school process.
its been a long hard road, but i am now educated.

a special shout out to my lovely blog-mate, who endured long periods of silence (blog wise) during hard school times.

You're almost done too! Go Emily go!

love you, mean it.


Saturday, May 15, 2010

Two Ladies from Austin

So Barton & I's friend arrived today from Austin, Texas. In her honor I figured I'd post something from her current homeland. Here are two crafty kittens from where she now hails:

This video makes reupholstery look easy (ish). I also feel like my life is now incomplete without a staple gun. I used to have like 4! What happened?!? Merrrr... Anywaybles, I now feel inspired to recreate some furnishings. Preferably some sans bedbugs... Which I think is the real danger of getting used furniture.

love you, mean it


Friday, May 14, 2010

givin me goosebumps

there's nothing more I can say.

this pretty much sums it up.

bon weekend!

love you, mean it


video inspired by cafe con lesley which is funny cause that's not how her name is spelled...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Charlotte Can Wait

My girl crush Charlotte Gainsbourg recorded this song with Beck. They are both too hot.

Recently I heard some disturbing bits about Charlotte Gainsbourg and her bits. Some of those bits ain't nice. Apparently I wouldn't want to see Antichrist. And I can live with that.

love you, mean it


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

the owls are NOT what they seem

Lately I've been crushing on the owls are not what they seem.

These cute chicas, with the rhyming names Joelle and Noel, have been writing a look-diary blog for a little over a year. I am consistently inspired by their wardrobe and their creative pictures. Not only are they super cute to look at, they also sew, altering their finds and creating accessories to fit their ensembles.

I also like their honest and humble approaches to their "look of the day" type of blog. Often times you find that school-of-blog to be shallow and completely self-obsessed. But not these compadres! In a recent post Joelle even conceded to being self-conscious about her thighs (I know the feeling gurl) even though she looked totally adorable.

I also really appreciate the fact that they aren't baby girls. These ladies are grown-ups and their style shows the elegance of someone who is experienced. I often find myself sifting through Lookbook only to find every person on the page to be under 20! As a lady approaching her 30's it's nice to know being fashionable doesn't have to mean being 17.

The owls are not what they seem also make me think of my possible future life. Sitting on a stoop in Park Slope with Barton - enjoying the sweltering heat while sipping an iced latte - yummm :)

Here are a handful of my favorite owl pics in no particular order:

These days you can also catch these girls guest-blogging for or simply peep their blog.

Love you, mean it


Monday, May 10, 2010

a day in the life

If you want to know what my life is like...
Jump to: MeowMANIA and click on the screen over and over again for a number of minutes.

love you, mean it.


Saturday, May 8, 2010

Desire (the Saturday Edition)

Dear Barton:

You, me, this:

and these outfits. Let's do this.

(I need a tuxedo like yesterday!)

Love you, mean it


P.S. Post inspired by Black Eiffel. And the Girls with Glasses who did this video.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Love myself, Mean it

Cosmo Tip of the Day says:

If your vibrator battery dies - why not try the new MyVibe iPhone app?

Apparently this baby has:

• Bigger start/stop button
• Variable speeds and intensity
• Pulsing action
• Video playback while vibrating (?!)
• Music playback while vibrating
• A laser show...

(according to Gizmodo)

All I have to say is - This is just horrifying.

I mean, I'm all for vibrators and a woman's right to know her own pleasure but an iPhone application. Really? Really??

In other similar news: The world's largest beaver dam was discovered in northern Canada. It is about 9 football fields long and can be seen from space.

Love you, mean it


The MyVibe vibrator application can be found at

dear future trip to europe,

my trip looming in the near future is a summer desire... but so is phrasing my journal entries like this:

love you, mean it.


Thursday, May 6, 2010


Summer Desire:
More Film. More Polaroids. Photo Safari.

You in?

love you, mean it.


image and idea: Idathu

its the jam's nam.

my summer desire:

love you, mean it.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

American Woman

A desire to get to the Met...

American Women: Fashioning an Identity
will exhibit at the Met from May 5th (today!) to August 15th.

Read more about it here.

Love you, mean it


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

For the Love of Mixtapes

I used to have this knitting business/project/desire to make projects (accessories mostly) out of completely recycled materials. Included in these were knitted mixtape cuffs, pouches and headbands. But Sonic Fabric took that idea and RAN:

These are 50% recorded audio cassette tape and 50% colored thread woven accessories! You can even run a tape-head over them and hear the recordings! As is evident here.

These would totally make the perfect gift for your DJ mom.

That's a thing right?

Well, to tie it all together: I DESIRE to finish my Bf's Mom's shawl that I've been knitting for like EVER. That's my summer desire :)

Love you, mean it


p.s. inspired by greengrownandsexy

Theme Week!

I'm making an executive decision.
The theme: summer desires...
If we're knee deep in school work, what else will keep us motivated?
Single picture entries. Quick explanations.

In this day and age, one would not be caught dead without sunscreen, and a hat and even a parasol. Our gorgeous Emily had all of those things at her craft fair this past weekend, and it made me wonder how I'm going to possibly travel without a parasol this summer... But how to transport it?

So? Any ideas?

What else makes you think of summer?

love you, mean it.


Monday, May 3, 2010


Grow a pair.

Grow some flowers.

Grow your collection.

Grow your knowledge.

love you, mean it




love you, mean it.