Monthly Archives: April 2012

[music monday]


First Aid Kit was suggested to me just last night by a friend. They are a Swedish folk duo made up of Johanna and Klara, sisters aging just 19 and 22 years old. Their name first started shooting around the internet in 2008 when they posted this cover of Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Pleasant Song.”

They have three albums out now. Their most recent, The Lion’s Roar, came out this January. Enjoy.

[print of the week]

Thanks for bearing with me the last week, guys. I started a new job, am preparing for a giant garage sale and in doing so went through every box in my garage. (Why I still have book reports from 1997 is beyond me. I’m happy to say, those are gone for good!)

Well, thankfully I have for us a Print of the Week today. This week it’s a wonderful screenprint from Fieldguided based in Toronto. “Vu de l’extérieur” is the name of a Serge Gainsbourg album, and it can mean both “seen from the exterior” and “exterior view.”
From their website, “Anabela Carneiro and Geoff Piersol are the couple behind Fieldguided. Operating as a blog and a line of hand-made and artistic goods, Fieldguided encompasses Anabela and Geoff’s various interests in art, design, fashion, music, and literature.

Find Fieldguided elsewhere:
Their blog is wonderful.

  • Paper measurements 15 1/2 inches tall x 11 3/4 inches wide, design measures 10x10 inches
  • $30
  • Black ink on acid-free Maidstone warm white paper (90lb), with deckle edge
  • Click the image to see its shop listing.

    [music monday]


    Yay! A song to share this week! M83 is a band that I am new to. I know I’ve heard their songs, mostly within the past year even though they’ve been around since 2001. When I say “they” I really mean “he.” M83 is the project of French artist Anthony Gonzalez. They’ve had 4 albums out, and I’m excited to listen to them all. Coolest thing I’ve learned about them? M83 was named after the spiral galaxy “Messier 83”. How nerdy and awesome is that?!

    (This video is also pretty sweet.) Enjoy!

    from Fine Little Day

    1/ This lamp by Jason Koharik would be wonderful for my bedside. I’ll take two, please!
    2/ This photograph is the closest thing I can find to the wonderful framed photo seen in this kitchen that I’ve been searching for for years.
    3/ I try not to be a crazy cat lady most of the time, but … this scarf is lovely.
    4/ Wonderful dress from La Casita De Wendy
    5/ I can’t wait to try this pad thai recipe … sounds wonderful and pretty easy.
    6/ Portland, Oregon’s 100 Best Places to Stuff Your Faces
    7/ Japanese food packaging. Eat your heart out.

    Dear friends,
    I sincerely apologize for my lack of postal inspiration these days. It’s pretty ridiculous. I have no music to share. No thoughts to share….But here are some pretty pictures that have been inspiring me this week. My favorite being the lovely bedroom above with the yellow wool blanket and wonderful mid-century side table. My grandparents in California have ones just like them (except maybe more squatty.)

    And if you like the green saucer, you’re in luck! Find it in my shop here! (wink) It’s definitely my favorite recent find.
    Hope you all are having wonderful days.

    All photos found here

    [an etsy shop spotlight]

    Empty SPICE SET Tubes with Concrete Base

    Who knew concrete could be so sleek? Culinarium is a wonderful Etsy shop based in Rhode Island making modern kitchen gadgets and housewares from concrete. All items are handmade by Jordan Castro, a former construction manager. Items range from $12 to $185.

    Find Culinarium elsewhere:

    Small Concrete Salt Cellar

    Concrete Hexi-Bowl

    White. Concrete. Utensil. Holder.

    Green. Refined. Square. Concrete. Coasters.

    Magnetic Knife Strip - Small