Friday, February 26, 2010

Urban Cowboys

Its Barbecue Cookoff weekend here in Houston, which is the start of the annual Houston Live Stock Show and Rodeo.  Having never attended a rodeo before living in Houston my gracious friends have educated me on Rockies jeans, mutton-busting, calf scrambles, and all things Rodeo. To get in the spirit of Go Texan Day, I am reviewing Geoff Winningham's urban cowboy-esque images from the 70's.

Here is to a month of honky-tonk in America's fourth largest city.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Are you checking me out?

You bet I am you fantastic little barcode!  Sure I have downloaded several barcode fonts but these are beyond fantastic!  In my next life when I am a product designer this will adorn my packaging {which will be minimal and eco}.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Colors"-April Smith and the Great Picture Show

I am obsessed with this tune on our new Paste sampler.... and I love April Smith's tutu's.  Their new album was released yesterday...I am definitely going to pick up a copy.

Sending much love to all my family over seas {kiss, kiss}.

"Fugitive"-David Gray

David Gray's voice always stops me dead in my tracks.  In college I would listen to White Ladder ad nauseam (official apology to my roommate Lee).  I love the mood and atmosphere that  Will Barras' illustrations create in this video for "Fugitive".  

David: if you could sing me through everyday then I promise I will take Fugitive's don't hide from life message to heart!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Stenciled wit

Street art: love it or hate it?  I love these images from  Banksy's 2008 trip to New Orleans. Not sure what rock I have been hiding under, but I am only now becoming acquainted with Banksy's extremely popular and controversial street art.  Personally, I think that witty images like these should stay.

Friday, February 19, 2010

"Mingle in the street" crowds...a neutral ground bachelorette party...trees with bling...drum majors in training...batons...pom-pom booties...Who Dats...and Gris Gris, are all what you get when you mingle in the streets. Here are some additional photos from this weekend in New Orleans.

C'mon take me to the Mardi Gras
Where the people sing and play
Where the dancing is elite
And there's music in the street
Both night and day

Hurry take me to the Mardi Gras
In the city of my dreams
You can legalize your lows
You can wear your summer clothes
In the New Orleans

And I will lay my burden down
Rest my head upon that shore
And when I wear that starry crown
I won't be wanting anymore

Take your burdens to the Mardi Gras
Let the music wash your soul
You can mingle in the street
You can jingle to the beat of Jelly Roll
Tumba, tumba, tumba, Mardi Gras

Tumba, tumba, tumba, day


"Take me to the Mardi Gras" -Paul Simon

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Marching Madness

For me, Mardi Gras equals marching bands, and I am obsessed with the kids who light-up the parade route with their sounds and dance moves.  I think I drove my friends crazy as I darted away from conversations just to catch a glimpse of these little darlings.  They are so proud of their craft, just look at that face!
I will post more photos later...just love this one so much thought he deserved his own post!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Love is like Clockwork

February is the month of love, whether you believe in St. Valentine or Hallmark.  Here are some wearable hearts from the collection "Clockwork Love" by Frank Tjepkema shown during Object Rotterdam 2010.  I love the intricate layering of clock movements to create these textures and emotions.....What is your heart mood: Golden WingsExposed, or Burning?

I am definitely feeling Golden Wings!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Throw me somethin' mister!

We are headed to New Orleans for Weekend Gras and we would love to meet up with you, leave a comment and let me know where you will be!  
{Neutral Ground Side and Sidewalk Side images via}

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stay warm littlest birds...

If I Were A Bird
If I were a bird, I'd sing a song
And fly about the whole day long
And when the night comes, go to rest,
Up in my cozy little nest.
by Jackie Silberg

Houstonist Photo of the Day by schemacoma.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cuff 'em: leighelena

My uber-cool-sis-in-law, Claire, gave me one of Leighelena's leather cuffs for Christmas.  Mine is a fantastic purple metallic with gold clasp.  Claire literally looked both ways at the end of her driveway, crossed the street, and entered Leigh's work|studio.  Previously working in mostly enamel, Claire was elated to see the new leather collection and scooped up a few for her favorite ladies. We searched for images online in December but none were to be found.  Low and behold they are now featured in March's Real Simple (and the images are online!).  So this is a congrats to Claire for scooping Real Simple and thanks for your continued thoughtfulness.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I love letterpress. I love pirate jokes.  I love puns.  I love Hello Lucky.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Photos on the geaux....

It was a weekend for the record books and I am still on cloud-nine {wine tastings, scooter rides, markets and a superbowl win}.   Here are some iPhone photos that I snapped leading up to the largest television event, with the exception of the St. Aug Marching 100 which our friend Rob Savoy sent over as a little pre-game enticement for this weekend in New Orleans.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Spring Windows

If you have been around here for a while you know that I am easily excited by Anthropologie and Upcycling.  Check out the new Spring Windows for Anthro on Flicker.  The flowers are made from plastic bottles.
Images via Flicker and Anthropologie email.

I want to be in that number...

I love watching Jewel Brown sing and dance next to Louis {yeah, we are on a first name basis}

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Go-go for the gold.

I don't know what it is about this week but I just can't seem to get black and gold out of my mind...
Zulu coconuts, John McCusker, The Times-Picayune and Gogo Cuffs.

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