Friday, March 10, 2017

People Have The Power

If we keep writing it. Keep saying it. Keep singing it. Keep feeling it. Keep doing it, then it’s true.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

New York Fashion Week Favorites: Fall 2017

Sies Marjan — The colors on this show were amazing. Varied and subtle yet totally saturated and vibrant, from sea foam and mint to khaki and peach to shocking pink, dusty rose and coffee brown. The silhouettes too had this beguiling mix of ease and shapelessness that was

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Crystallize Your Ideas

Crystallized book Alexis Arnold

Have you ever loved a book so much you wanted to freeze time so it wouldn't end? I was feeling that way about Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. When I finished it I looked it up, as you do these days I guess, on Instagram. I was rewarded with these beautiful, warped, crystal-covered tomes by SF-based artist Alexis Arnold. She's invented the perfect way to stay in your favorite book forever. No kindles.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Women's March

Women's March
Gauzy yet powerful images by @clairelindsay of the 750k-strong LA women's march 💪🏽

Two weeks ago, along with hundreds of thousands of other women (and men), I traveled to D.C. to be at the Women's March on Washington. It was an overwhelming experience that's hard to encapsulate, but here are a few thoughts.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday Mini Mix: More Baltimore


I've never been to Baltimore, but these two songs give me lots of feelings about it. The dichotomies of city life versus country life. Trying to make it in the city. Plus, The Wire. Plus the way that Baltimoreans seem to pronounce the name of their city with the 't' somewhere between a 't' and a 'd' in a way you can't really achieve unless you're from there. Plus, John Waters.

Streets of Baltimore was written by Tompall Glaser and prolific Nashville songwriter Harlan Howard (whom I'm reading a lot about in this Waylon Jennings autobiography) and has been covered a lot. I haven't heard every version, but I'm still pretty sure GP's is my favorite all the same.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Strong Week Links 34

"It’s powerful sometimes, to take up all the room with your outfit." Love Rachel Comey's designs and take on fashion shows and this article underscored that on the 15th anniversary of her first show. Plus, her boots? Swear by them.

We listened to Pitchfork's top 200 songs of the '70s for an entire weekend on a roadtrip down to Joshua Tree and I highly recommend. It's a diverse and interesting mix of hits, originals whose covers were way more popular, funk, punk, foreign language songs and more. I know I couldn't, but I found myself seriously wondering if I could survive without music from any other decade.

Love these concrete cylinder earrings.

And the recently launched vintage site Petra Von Kant. Great styling and reminds me of the heady days of eBay vintage stores before the big ones got big. I often think vintage styles don't get the credit they deserve for influencing modern designs, but you can see it ins contexts like this.

For fellow La Croix addicts: design your own La Croix can. Not sure where it went, but they had a 'top flavors' section with some hilarious names. Maybe they'll bring it back.

Photo via Petra Von Kant

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Strong Week Links 33

I've been a big fan of Linda Rodin since I first encountered her amazing style, and I'm excited to try her new line of lipsticks. Especially now that my lip balm ring has run out.

Would you drink a coconut ice cream and ginger kombucha float? It sounds weirdly good, but then again, I'm a fan of weird things. Probably defeats whatever macrobiotic point there is, but I don't think rum would be misplaced here.

A cute affordable plant stand.

There is now a Baggu in Temescal Alley! Love their practical bags. Might have to pick up this puppy.

Art + roadtrips+ gas stations+ words + the American west: definitely want to check out this Ed Ruscha exhibition at the De Young.

New commute shoes I have my eye on.

Song on repeat: this

Rodin lipstick photo via Mille