Thursday | Feb 23, 2006
I don't know how I missed this before: Project
Runway Torino. Two of my current TV obsessions together at last!
Check out Tim Gunn's reviews of the figure skaters' outfits.
In related news, Santino
has a blog! Although I haven't been a big fan of his during the
season, of the final
collections, I like his the most.
Okay, I've gotta go watch last night's reunion episode...
Wednesday | Feb 22, 2006
I am tired of watching the men's ski team suck and the men's speedskating
team bitch (about each other! how's that for sportsmanship!). So
I decided to turn my attention elsewhere... What would happen if
I switched careers and, say, became a hit man? This would be my
Your HITMAN Name
And this would be Jon's:
Your HITMAN Name
Mine sounds like a gardening mishap
(not very menacing). And isn't Jon's some sort of STD? It's shocking
that he's iced more people with his rubber mallet than I have
with my sniper rifle. I've got some catching up to do!
(Apparently this naming program doesn't have spellcheck. Incenerator?)
Tuesday | Feb 21, 2006
I figured out what I want for my birthday (which is only, um,
five months away). I want one of these Modern
Playsheds. I've long admired the Build Your Own Modular Dwelling
kit available via Readymade,
but that required more work than I could wrap my brain and hands
around. But this! This Modern Playshed comes with everything you
need to build one! I LOVE IT!
(I know it's meant for a child, but it is perfectly reasonable
for a small adult to want one, too.)
Monday | Feb 20, 2006
Note to self: Do not walk around barefoot after pinning yards
and yards of fabric. You WILL inevitably get a pin stuck in your
foot. And it WILL hurt.
This weekend, after a delish dinner at Bar Tartine, Evo and Phill
introduced us to the very funny edit of "The
Shining" on Video Bomb. I totally get how many, many
hours could be spent on that web site...
Wednesday | Feb 15, 2006
Sad news: One of my favorite magazines, Budget Living,
is coming to an end (via Apartment
Therapy). *sniff sniff*
On a more positive note: fred flare has launched its second Next
Big Thing contest. If you’re the crafty type, here's your
chance to sell your goods on one of THE cutest sites around.
(This contest got me thinking about how seldom I craft these days.
Before Jon and I got married/bought a house, I used to spend SO
MUCH of my free time making things. Now that we're feeling settled
into our house -- it's been about a year since we moved in --
I think I'm ready to get back into crafting. My next project?
Possibly sewing golf headcovers. Yes, I'm totally serious. I'm
inspired by the Ame
& Lulu covers.)
Anyway! There are a bunch of fantastic new goods on the fred flare
site as well -- including the floral
CD stickers, the DIY
swan ice sculpture kit, the pocket
hammock and the campfire
Tuesday | Feb 14, 2006
- In case anyone else out there is collecting the This Is…
series by Miroslav Sasek: Two more will be released next week
- Need to revamp some old furniture? Check out these cool lucent
handles. (There's an entire bathroom collection -- towel bars,
TP holder, etc. -- to match.)
- My former metalsmithing instructor has just launched the Paddle
Project. Buy one of Julia's lovely silver paddles and a portion
of your purchase will be donated to the Breast Cancer Fund.
Sunday | Feb 12, 2006
So much good eating happened this weekend! We went to the Village
Pub on Friday night, where I was mucho excited to see Mexican
chocolate churros on the dessert menu. Yesterday, we had lunch with
friends at LeZinc
(mussels + fries = delicious). We also made a stop at Canvas
after a trip to the de
Young. And then tonight, we enjoyed a great dinner at Manresa.
(I'll be posting details on the Manresa experience on Taste of the
Suburbs and Girl's Guide within 24 hours -- before I forget what
Oh! A couple of other things I wanted to mention:
1. Having a phone with Blue Tooth absolutely rocks. I am not technologically
savvy (hello? I've never used an iPod), but Jon set things up so
that I can now talk on my cell phone via my car. I don't know what
kind of magic is involved, but it's pretty damn awesome.
2. These new Zia
Priven lamps are sweet. I love the patterned shades.
Friday | Feb 10, 2006
Development" fans: The two-hour season finale airs tonight!
8pm. The third season is wrapping up with four new back-to-back
episodes. (Fox isn't calling it a "series finale," but
the fact that they're running it against the Olympic opening ceremony
doesn't bode well for the show.)
Thursday | Feb 9, 2006
Can you believe it's relaxing-in-the-hammock weather?! Tank tops
and flip-flops! In early February! I love living in the Bay Area.
I feel like a lot of my posts lately have been in bulleted format,
and well, that's because they're all over the place. And today's
post is no different:
- I’m not a big fan of Valentine’s Day, but I am liking this gummy
heart! (As it states in the description, yes, it is creepy and
- It’s been a while since I’ve checked in on Reprodepot, but they’ve
got some cool new fabrics (I'm especially fond of the Match
pattern in ice, but it comes in several other colors too) and a
slew of cute appliqués.
- Even though we have no babies, I’ve been meaning to check out
(from Conde Nast, the people behind Lucky and Domino
-- two of my regular reads).
- I really like the carnival
glasses at Fish’s Eddy; the Brooklyn
platter is swell, too.
- Last week, at Friend, I noticed these lovely laser-cut vases
by Tord Boontje. Less of an investment than his lamps or panel,
but just as beautiful.
- I have a smartphone, so I don’t have a need for a regular organizer…
But if I did, I would go for the Angela
- I think I've mentioned this before? I've been slowly collecting
little works of art to create a gallery in the guest bedroom. I
was planning to frame all of the art, but check out this fantastic
display idea from the Tiny
Showcase Flickr pool:
Wednesday | Feb 8, 2006
This past week, I:
- Watched “Murderball”
(good) and “Elektra”
- Was outraged that Andrae was the latest designer to be kicked
Runway.” I was hoping Kara would get cut, but I must admit,
her floral creation was pretty damn good. (Jon and I were convinced
the final three would be: Daniel, Chloe and Andrae.) Tonight though,
Kara has GOT to go.
- Finally bought a new cell phone.
- Finally got the car washed. It’s been raining so much the past
couple of months, there never seemed to be a good weekend to have
- Indulged in a leisurely weekday lunch with my sister. It was her
first time at Citizen
Cake, so she went crazy at the sweets counter -- ordering about
$40 worth of cookies and cupcakes. (Yes, she is definitely related
- Added "Oprah" to my DVR season pass. (She's good company
when Jon comes home late from work... And that reminds me, the new
issue of her home
magazine is out!)
- Subtracted "#1
Single" (so stupid and annoying) from my DVR season pass.
- Lost $5 at Friday’s
Alive. My highly sophisticated approach to gambling -- betting
on the horses based on their names -- isn’t working out so well.
- Rid our house of the old, cheap Ikea
dining room buffet that we did a horrible job of staining.
- Scheduled Room&Board
to show up with our brand-new buffet. It’s bigger, better and --
more importantly -- not stained by us.
- Bought a pair of Thomas
O’Brien lamps at Target, marked down to $12!
- Found out that the Girls
Guide to City Life is a SXSW
finalist in the blog category.
- Spent too much time fiddling around on the Zillow
site. (Such a cool site for people interested in real estate!)
February: so far, so good. On tap for the next week are several
delicious food outings, and the avoidance of anything pink, red