24 February 2010

On the bright side..

Yet another huge snowstorm is forecasted to hit my area in the next week and I seem to have misplaced my favorite winter cap. These amazing hats by Yokoo would be a highly suitable replacement, don't you think?
via Happy Cavalier

23 February 2010

Fiat Love

The tiny retro Fiat cars in Rome struck a chord in me. Something about the position of these teensy cars in the alleys seemed to confirm every preconception I ever had about Europe. My digital camera is overflowing with shots of European vehicles of all shapes but my favorite was easily the Fiat.

19 February 2010

Bixby Bridge, Big Sur

I love that the entire coast of California is now archived with aerial photographs. This coastline has special meaning to me; I finally overcame my gripping fear of driving during a road trip to Big Sur last summer. I even drove over the bridge pictured below! When it came time to buy my own car, I purchased the same model I drove that day because it was the first time I had truly felt comfortable driving a vehicle.

18 February 2010

For when the weather does not suck

Someday it'll happen. The clouds will part, the sun will shine, and the temperature will stay above freezing for more than a few hours. Perhaps then I'll have an excuse to wear some of these cute things:

Gold TOMS, Rayban Wayfarers, AE Cardigan, Target flat sandals, Banana Republic Rope Belt, Victoria's Secret Dress

16 February 2010


I received the most wonderful package last week from Mouse as part of Amanda's Valentine's swap. True to theme, she used a glorious amount of felt hearts and strings to cushion the goodies she sent: a pocket mirror with an R initial, a Playing for Change CD, and a feathery valentine. Perfect!
The gifts were spot-on, of course; I've been listening to CDs lately since I purchased a car, and I am constantly making use of random reflective surfaces to check myself out. I doubt my appreciation for the feathered card needs any explanation.

15 February 2010


It's been awhile, I know. I was in Rome last week(!) and was way too busy taking photos of marble ruins to pick up a computer. While I was there I happened upon Taschen, a publisher attempting to democratize the art book market. The books' spreads are ridiculously stunning; even better, they're sold in the US!

09 February 2010

Polaroids, snow

These polaroids evoke thoughts of the windy, frigid weather that has been plaguing the east coast for the past month. The landscapes are particularly beautiful right now but I'm not sure how much longer I can stand the scarves, chapped lips, and thermals.

04 February 2010

Reasons I need this poster

-I am studying Computer Science,
-I am minoring in Internet Studies,
-I lived in California last summer and fell in love with it,
-My living room walls need more color.

Go here to view it a little bigger--the blurb on the poster is all about the invention of the internet! Or to see all of the other gorgeous options.

02 February 2010

Tattoo lust revisited

Every time I come across something paisley-patterned my heart aches for that damn tattoo. I've wanted it for such a long time now but can't seem to take the plunge. On the plus side, at least this skirt would be removable on the off chance that I grow tired of the pattern..

01 February 2010


The Icelandic Elf School, Álfaskólinn, "teaches about the hidden people and the 13 different kinds of elves that inhabit the country of Iceland". According to Wikipedia, the existence of elves is a relatively common belief in the country.
The best part? The school has certificate programs so that anyone can participate and earn a degree in as little as half a day.
photo via the Reykjavik Grapevine