Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The Way Life Should Be


The way life should be.

New Hampshire

I just recently got back from my trip to New Hampshire and Maine. Nothing like those White Mountains. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Blue Period

A few years ago, Joanna Goddard wrote a fascinating article for New York Magazine about New Yorkers who dress in all one color--that isn't black. I love these quirky New Yorkers' discipline and vision. It's like Picasso's Blue Period but through clothing.

I'm joking that I am having a "Blue Period" right now. It's like a silly way not to take my frustration/disappointment from this job search too seriously. It's just an artistic phase. Maybe I will wear only blue this week?

Some blue inspiration:

Top photo from The Sartorialist
Middle photo from What I Wore
Bottom photo also from The Sartorialist 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Out of Print

Last year for Christmas, I was thinking of getting my friend Greg this awesome T-shirt made by the company Out of Print, a company that designs T-shirts featuring classic book designs:

I loved the shirt, but then I remembered Greg doesn't wear T-shirts so that was out. (He also didn't even finish reading the Great Gatsby until this year when I threatened him. Just saying.)

After I nixed it as a Christmas gift idea, I forgot about this cool company. Then yesterday I saw Out of Print advertised as I was flipping through the Southwest Airline magazine (only after I read Sky Mall. Duh). It turns out, they are going to be bringing their vintage book cover designs to iPad and kindle cases soon thanks to kickstarter. Not only do they look great, but they are designed to feel like a real book, making reading from a digital screen slightly more authentic and cozy. I definitely want one when they come out.

Some other rad shirt designs, in case you need gift ideas for your friends who wear T-shirts:

P.S. Greg, I guess you will get another book or CD this year :)

What Happens When You Don't Go Grocery Shopping

The "side dish" for your take-out gyro dinner is cereal in a measuring cup consumed with a serving spoon.

P.S. Mom and Dad, I swear this is a rare occasion and we really do go grocery shopping (see post about Whole Foods and how it has a bar), and we don't just eat burgers and pulled pork and greasy fries from the Athenian Room all the time.

Us Eating Yummy Food Again

This time at Lillie's Q in Wicker Park, an amazing BBQ joint that has like ten different BBQ sauces on the table so you can sample them all, sweet potato fries, AND they serve their beer out of mason jars so it feels like being in New Hampshire. Also, the buns are like eating pure butter. So good. Smith & Page give it two thumbs up.

Speaking of New Hampshire, I am in the Granite State itself until next Saturday, when Andrew flies east to meet me, and we spend time in our beloved Maine. Likely more pictures of the ocean and Barbour jackets to come.