Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Few Things

Feeling these things these days:
  • This article
  • Mountain living
  • Healing herbs (getting way into the hippie shit here, I know)
  • Projects around the house--kinda wanna try canning and making my own cleaning products
  • Reading...just finished this (love Margaret Atwood)

Monday, June 27, 2011


I stumbled across some pretty amazing Kodachrome photos on National Geographic this morning.  Trying to shift my thinking a bit on a Monday morning.
Photograph by Thomas Nebbia, National Geographic

Photograph by Franc and Jean Shor, National Geographic

Photograph by B. Anthony Stewart, National Geographic

Photograph by Franc and Jean Shor, National Geographic

Photograph by Joe Scherschel, National Geographic

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Back to Basics

With the help of this trusty book, here's a few things I'm planning on doing this summer:
  • Cut back on unnecessary expenditures, especially clothes
  • Related, pare down to an essential wardrobe that includes only things I always want to wear
  • Sit in the grass
  • Read lots of books, slowly
  • Go swimming (a pool will do, but a lake or a river would be fun)
  • Learn about goat husbandry--I want a goat!
  • Eat good food that's good for me
  • Get creative--I'm thinking sewing, dying clothes, making terrariums, etc.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Cabin fever

Photo by Andy Liffner

Photo by Tom Bies

Photo by David Gagnebin-de Bons and Benoit Pointet / DGBI

All photos from Dwell.

Friday, June 17, 2011


Recommended listening for drinking coffee after running home through the rain.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Saw this on Saturday.  Beautiful and compelling--definitely recommended.

Friday, June 10, 2011


I recently read the Claudine novels by Colette, and they left me fascinated by the french writer.  She was outspoken and scandalous for her time, questioned female roles and norms--all while leading several different lives and writing good books.  I'm planning on reading Gigi this summer.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

True Grit

Nat Farbman/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Photograph by John Eastcott and Yva Momatiuk, National Geographic
Photograph by Raymond Gehman

Leonard McCombe/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011


Hiking sounds just about right for the summer, especially after looking at these photos.
Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures and Getty Images/April 1st, 1949

George Silk/Time Life Pictures and Getty Images/Jan 1st, 1959
William Holden and his wife, Allan Grant/Time & Life Pictures and Getty Images/July 1st, 1949

Ralph Crane/Time & Life Pictures and Getty Images/Jan 1st, 1962