Tuesday, December 30

nye


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wish us luck!!

My year in cities, 2008



copying Kottke

Toronto, OT
Summit, NY
Tokyo, Japan
Miyajima, Japan
Paris, France
Baltimore, MD
Boothbay, ME*

*I have not gone there yet, but will be there tomorrow (New Years Eve 2008)

Saturday, December 27

back in new york



how was everyone's holiday? GREAT i hope!



everyone eat lots? parties, and had fun, but glad to be home?



i am.

Thursday, December 25

bokeh

it's strange using this word to describe blurry, (it's japanese for blurry) anyway, seems like the GEEK thing to say...








Merry Christmas everyone!

Monday, December 22

big safety pins



there's been something in the air.... that has made these large antique safety pins come out of the woodwork.... lovely things, but i am not sure what they were used for.... (any ideas?)

anyway, i got my filson hood in the mail today (just in time for the dry sunny weather!) and there are some button holes in the back (to attach the hood to a jacket), and i thought the safety pin could be used to attach it to another jacket (i don't own a filson jacket) or, to 'sinch' they hood.



speaking of modifications.. i was successful at sewing in a liner for my cheaply made j. crew bag. i had a small piece of a liberty print fabric, and luckily, i didn't screw up too much...



expensive (for what it is) UNLINED leather bag



and after about 2.5 hours of machine sewing and hand sewing



the part that i screwed up was when i measured the bag, i just measured the top width, and cut the fabric for that measurement, and later realized that the bag gets bigger (wider) towards the bottom! so, i had to sew in a extra strip of fabric. and the hand-stitching to the bag was difficult (to say the least) and it isn't even or straight. oh well.

Friday, December 19

Let It Snow!



current playlist:

"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Diana Krall
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Harry Connick, Jr.
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Lena Horne
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Chicago
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Jessica Simpson
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Frank Sinatra
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Johnny Mathis
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Mitch Miller
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Bing Crosby
"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!" by Dean Martin

Thursday, December 18

gifts



i know it's Christmas time when we receive blue cheese at work. I'm not a blue cheese eater (because of previously mentioned issues) but a client always sends us this very nice cheese for the holidays.... he used to send these beautiful, whimsical gingerbread houses, but they weren't as much fun because, well, they weren't really edible.

Wednesday, December 17

film cameras

i know i was late to the trend... but not as late as this NY Times article!!!



i love these tights.. i wish i were careful enough that i could wear such delicate things, but i think with sherlock, my scruffy nails and general carelessness, i would have snags in them instantly!!

presents



thank you!

Monday, December 15

sherlock



sherlock has been cross with me the past few days... (i have scars on my arms to show it). we cannot figure out why, but several nights last week i woke up with an angry cat attached to my arm with teeth and all four limbs. It's a frightening experience, but i'm used to it by now. it comes and goes, but usually it happens after we've been away on vacation and he is 'angry' at us. But we've been home a lot and haven't been gone for long periods of time since October.

I guess this is the true nature of a feral cat?

Tuesday, December 9

kindred spirits?

i visit these sites daily to find out what new clothes they are offering...


Totokaelo


La Garconne


and for fashion inspirations


grey


this is naive


secret forts

Monday, December 8

lucky strike



haven't been to Lucky Strike in awhile, but we found ourselves hungry and cold in soho... It's been a long time, for whatever reason, we got tired of it, but i think it may have revived itself on our places-to-eat list (maybe?)

anyway, it was nice that things haven't changed there, except their drink list... no more cosmopolitans! strange... it's been replaced by some kind of fancy mojito cocktail. boooooooooooo!

Thursday, December 4

normalcy?



i'm still trying to 'catch-up' with myself after my trips in october... i cannot believe it is already december! this perpetual feeling of slightly living in the future (always worried or looking forward to something on the horizon) or, feeling nostalgic for the not so distant past (warm weather, travels & vacations) is kind of driving me crazy. it seems like i'll never feel like i am 'living-in-the-moment'... i know, i know... i just have to concentrate and that it is all in my head.

Tuesday, December 2

cool louis vuitton windows









kind of reminds me of a carnival, ferris wheel lights, or something. really nice and festive!!

lactose intollerant



i thought i had beaten this problem, but it is back, and i am suffering from it. but i can't give up the dairy. i love yogurt and i love a good latte. good thing it is too cold for the frozen yogurt.