Jul 20, 2014

PSA


Fruitfly season is upon us. Don't find yourself unprepared! Take action with my handy guide and learn how to create the most kick-ass Fruitfly traps known to man.

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There you have it. A tiny little fruitfly hotel. It really is fascinating how effectively these traps work. Watching them fill up is almost as interesting as observing ants disassemble a dead bee. I typically release the fruitflies in the wild, but if you'd like to make their stay more... terminal... add a drop of dish detergent to the vinegar to break the surface tension of the liquid and they'll drown in sweet oblivion. Happy hunting!

Jul 18, 2014

Red no.7

Mia Wasikowska in Interview magazine editorial. wrinkles, no eyebrows, bleached eyebrows, dusty rose red lips, lipstick. Styling by Karl Templer, photography by Craig McDean muted pallette.
Styling by Karl Templer, photography by Craig McDean / via
My current color treasure hunt is this red on Mia Wasikowska's lips from the August 2014 issue of Interview magazine. I've found it on dusty old dried roses hanging in closets... now, tell me: WHERE oh WHERE does it exist in a lipstick tube? Hmmmm?
I'm not huge on buying and having lots of things, but necessity means I do go hunting from time to time. My wardrobe staples wear out so infrequently and I usually fix them when they do, so I seldom need to replace my major players. Thinking on it, the way I approach building a wardrobe is actually more akin to the acquisitions of professional hockey teams. My current overcoat's contract is up next winter. She's won me many Stanley Cups and I believe the league should retire her number after she leaves. The hunt for a rookie replacement will be an exciting chase - I've been scouting a few talented players from the remotest islands in Canada.
In the meantime I'll just stick to making little fruitfly traps and putting them near my garbage can. 

Jun 27, 2014

Porch of Avalon

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Currently reading Mists Of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Currently sipping Campari + Soda. It smells like Peonies, Grass, Tar, and Homefries. There is some Yellow Pollen in my sweater. It sounds like Birds. I can hear the Neighborhood all around me.

May 1, 2014

Gr8 Cranberry

I took a trip to the outer islands with a friend this week. It's always windy out there and most everyone is related in some respect. The ground has been softening into a nice mud so, needless to say, the noisy duck population is thrilled! We shared some wine with lunch and spent the afternoon looking after the animals and scrooming around in a rattly golf-cart.



Apr 28, 2014

Pretty Green

Here we go!

Stepan Kolesnikoff "Spring Blooms"
Jean Cooke "When the Wind Blows My Garden"

Apr 15, 2014

Fall 2014

It's SPRING, but that certainly hasn't kept me from admiring all the Pre-Fall / Fall 2014 collections this year! Springtime where I live is notoriously long and brown and I find these outfits highly applicable to 'mud-season'. For me, spring un-earths gigantic new impulses and and points-of-reference so quickly, I can scarcely keep up. This year, I am definitely riffing on some sort of medieval druid meets cyber-warrior thing. I'm not sure where it's going yet... If you need me, I'll be out in the peat bog wearing a pair of platform sneakers.

Tibi, Pre-Fall 2014

Elizabeth and James, Pre-Fall 2014


Acne Studios, Pre-Fall 2014


Creatures of Comfort, Fall RTW 2014


Creatures of Comfort, Fall RTW 2014


A Détacher, Fall RTW 2014


Calvin Klein, Pre-Fall 2014


The Row, Pre-Fall 2014


The Row, Pre-Fall 2014


Apr 14, 2014

Mile High City

Just returned from a quick weekend trip to Denver, USA. The air was very dry.