Thursday, January 29, 2009

How We Go Out - Leslie Hall


Fleet Foxes - He Doesn't Know Why

One of my favorites right now!

Troll Toll - Its Always Sunny Continued...

Continued Again....

Tiny Boy - Its Always Sunny Continued..

A continuation..

Dayman Musical

Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia is perhaps one of the funniest shows on television today. This last episode for last season went out with a bang. Enjoy! Day man!!!

Animal Collective - My Girls

Animal Collective has a great new CD out. I highly recommend listening to these guys!

V-Day Gift Idea

Chic and adorable is a damn tough combo, but Linda & Harriet Notecards manages to pull it off. We dig their subtle—not sappy—Valentine offerings, such as the "I like me with you" Pig Love Card ($5), and the send-to-everyone, pop art-esque Summer Dress in Fuchsia Notecards ($18 for 8 cards).

Vespa GTS 300 Super

Finally, a Man-Vespa. An update to the popular GTS 250 mid-size scooter, the 2009 Vespa GTS 300 Super ($6,200; March) is the company's most powerful yet. The 300 gets its go from a 22-hp 278cc four-stroke single cylinder, liquid-cooled, electronic injection engine — which should be good for a top speed of around 80 mph and a mpg rating of about 70. The 300 Super also also has new 12-inch alloy rims, double-disc brakes, red suspension covers, new grilles, and lots of cargo room.

Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future

Following their breakout self-titled debut featuring the infectious "Again and Again," LA-based duo The Bird and the Bee are back with their sophomore effort, Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future ($14). Featuring more of the electro jazz-pop they're known for, Ray Guns is filled with intelligent relationship-focused lyrics, set to relaxing compositions and terrific bursts of harmony. Standout Tracks: "My Love," "Love Letter To Japan."

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Archie Mcphee's

Yes. Eat your heart out bloggers!

New Balance 420

Another great retro pair to come from New Balance.

Made in the mid-80's for amateur athletes, the New Balance 420 ($70) has made its way back to stores and onto the feet of hipsters. They sport a simple suede and mesh upper and are available in a handful of colors inspired by US track and field college teams.

Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Shampoo & Conditioner

I swear by this stuff!

You shampoo and condition every day, so let us suggest you make it an experience. The soothing fragrance of lavender and the fresh notes of tea tree and mint in Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Lavender Mint Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner ($39 for both) will make your scalp tingle with pleasure. This hydrating duo will also calm unruly locks and moisturize coarse ones, and is safe enough for color treated hair. Score.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Weekend Guide: What To Do!

Get right on target.

Forward, Back, Right, Left
Swedish artist Jacob Dahlgren plays with the Constructivist, Minimal, and Pop Art movements to create installations that uncommonly incorporate common objects such as cans and dartboards.
Why: Take some direction.
When: Thru Apr. 19. Artist lecture, Fri., 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington Campus, 15th Ave. NE & NE 41st St. (206-543-2280). Map It

La Rousse/Last Waltz Winter Sale Kickoff Brunch
Save 30-70 percent on Heatherette, Del Forte, Odyn, and more while enjoying hot cider, mimosas, baked treats, and vegetable strata.
Why: Join the ladies who brunch.
When: Sat., noon-2 p.m.
Where: Last Waltz, 1406 18th Ave. (206-328-5512). Map It

Les Amis & Essenza Winter Sales
Rozae Nichols, Gary Graham, Erica Tanov, Mike & Chris, and more up to 50 percent off at Les Amis; loungewear 30 percent off at Essenza.
Why: You can’t discount it.
When: Sat.-Jan. 31. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Les Amis, 3420 Evanston Ave. N. (206-632-2877); Essenza, 615 N. 35th St. (206-547-4895). Map It

Art + Architecture Tour
The two-hour guided walking tour exposes the intermingling influences of architecture and art on our fair streets.
Why: Walk the talk.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.
Where: Begin at Seattle Architecture Foundation, Rainier Square Atrium, 1333 Fifth Ave., 3rd flr. Register at Map It

The Big Roast
Get schooled on roasting coffee and cacao by Theo Chocolate and Caffé Vita, plus receive a bag of coffee, custom chocolates, and bubbly.
Why: Bean there, do that.
When: Sat., 3-6 p.m.
Where: Begin at Theo Chocolate, 3400 Phinney Ave. N. Call 206-632-5100 to register. Map It

The Future Tens: Eats Under $10

For those feeling all doom and gloom, we’ve got a little ray of sunshine in our pocket: a Hamilton. Here’s how to get a good turn on the investment.

$10 Baña calda at The Bohemian.

$9 Braised pork with tomato, rosemary, and homemade flatbread at Olivar.

$8 Mozzarella with ricotta, squash caponata, and pain au lait at Branzino.

$7 Citrus-cured king clam with lemon peel relish at Spring Hill.

$6 Ocho’s garbanzos with applewood smoked bacon and kale in a sherry smoked paprika sauce.

$5 Risotto croquettes with Taleggio and red onion jam at Juno.

$4 Prawn skewer with shiso leaves and plum sauce at Kushibar.

$3 Sweet potato fries with chipotle aioli at The Leary Traveler (early evening).

$2 Taco at Rancho Bravo Tacos truck.

$1 Homemade macaroon from Oddfellows Cafe + Bar.

When your belly’s full, it’s hard to see the glass as half empty.

The Moody Blues: A Winter Playlist

Because misery loves music, we’ve stitched together this cozy patchwork of songs for the dark months. Just promise to crawl out from under the covers come spring.

Bogachiel Rain Blues,” by The Moondoggies
(A little water perks them right up.)

Agoraphobia,” by Deerhunter
(You’ve left the house for only coffee or booze.)

Green Rain,” by Shugo Tokumaru
(The city’s anthem.)

Cuddle Fuddle,” by Passion Pit
(You just need to be held — or felt up.)

Let It Fall,” by Lykke Li
(Drip drop you don’t stop.)

Furr,” by Blitzen Trapper
(The warmth minus the flour.)

This Is Not a Song, It’s an Outburst: or, the Establishment Blues,” by Rodriguez
(It’s not just the weather, man.)

Florida,” by Starfucker
(Search for tickets to Miami.)

Heavy Water/I’d Rather Be Sleeping,” by Grouper
(Fourteen hours a night is normal, right?)

Unforgettable Season,” by Cut Copy
(Er, unending season is more like it.)

A Woolgathering Exodus,” by Benoit Pioulard
(Grab your hat and mittens.)

Casablanca – Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Grab this 1942 classic for the first time on Blu-ray in the Casablanca – Ultimate Collector’s Edition ($42; $39 DVD). Named the second-best American film of all time by the American Film Institute, this still-enchanting film stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Paul Heinreid in a love triangle for the ages. Included in the three-disc set are tons of extras, including lobby cards, a senitype image, theatrical poster, and more. Here's lookin' at you, kid.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Polaroid's Camera for the New Age

Small enough to fit in your pocket, the Polaroid PoGo ($200; March 2009) is the first U.S.-bound combination digital camera and printer portable enough to take anywhere. Using ZINK Imaging's Zero Ink printing technology and paper, the PoGo can crank out 2x3-inch sticky-backed photos with or without fun borders in less than 60 seconds, and saving a copy to an SD card. It's truly a modern-day Polaroid.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Vintage Paris Map

Oh, how I love vintage maps. Especially of Paris!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Simplified Map of London

I found this persons idea of what London is like economically speaking, very funny indeed.


Impressive Ecsotype Presse Utility Bag

Anyone wanting to give me a small gift? Well, then here:

Carry your daily essentials in style with the Ecsotype Presse Utiilty Bag($195). Handcrafted in Australia of vegetable-tanned leather and high-density nylon, the bag features several pockets inside and out, a shock-resistant internal divider, nickel and stainless steel hardware, and holds laptops up to 17 inches.

Apple 17-Inch Unibody MacBook Pro

Just because you know something's coming doesn't make it any less cool. The new 17-Inch Unibody MacBook Pro ($2,800) features the same rock-solid unibody aluminum construction as its 15- and 13-inch brothers, but features a slew of upgrades, including a 17-inch 1920x1200 LED-backlit display, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 320GB hard drive standard with the option for a 256GB SSD, a Core 2 Duo processor running at speeds of up to 2.93 GHz, and a revolutionary new built-in battery that delivers up to eight hours of use and up to 1,000 recharges for more than three times the lifespan of normal laptop batteries. All that, in the world's lightest, thinnest 17-inch notebook?

Who doesn't love Natalie Portman?

I mean really.

Interesting Facts for Your Enjoyment:

Natalie Portman (Hebrew: נטלי פורטמן‎; born Natalie Hershlag June 9, 1981) is an Israeli-American actress. Portman has been a vegetarian since childhood[28] and is an advocate for animal rights. She does not eat animal products or wear fur, feathers or leather. "All of my shoes are from Target and Stella McCartney," she says.[29] It has been reported that she will appear alongside actress Elissa Sursara in a PETA PSA to support the groups anti-fur campaign at some point throughout 2009.[30] In 2007, Natalie Portman traveled to Rwanda with Jack Hanna, to film a documentary titled Gorillas on the Brink. Later, at a naming ceremony, Portman named a baby gorilla Gukina, which means "to play."[31] In 2007, she launched her own brand of vegan footwear.[32] Portman has been an advocate of environmental causes since childhood, when she joined an environmental song and dance troupe known as World Patrol Kids.[33]

Portman was involved with the 2004 presidential campaign of Democratic candidate John Kerry and has supported antipoverty activities. In 2004 and 2005, she traveled to Uganda, Guatemala, and Ecuador as the Ambassador of Hope for FINCA International, an organization that promotes micro-lending to help finance women-owned businesses in poor countries.[34] In an interview conducted backstage at the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia and appearing on the PBS program Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria, she discussed microfinance.[35] Host Fareed Zakaria said that he was "generally wary of celebrities with fashionable causes," but included the segment with Portman because "she really knew her stuff."[36] In the "Voices" segment of the April 29, 2007, episode of the ABC Sunday Morning Program This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Portman discussed her work with FINCA and how it can benefit women and children in Third World countries.[37] In fall 2007, Portman visited several university campuses, including Harvard, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Stanford, Princeton, New York University, and Columbia, to inspire students with the power of microfinance and to encourage them to join the Village Banking Campaign to help families and communities lift themselves out of poverty.[38]

On the concept of the afterlife, she comments: "I don't believe in that. I believe this is it, and I believe it's the best way to live."[9] She has said that she feels more Jewish in Israel and that she would like to raise her children in the Jewish religion: "A priority for me is definitely that I'd like to raise my kids Jewish, but the ultimate thing is to have someone who is a good person and who is a partner... I get much more Jewish in Israel."[39] During the 2008 Democratic primaries, Portman supported Senator Hillary Clinton for president, but said that she "likes Obama as well."[40] She later campaigned for Obama during the general election.[41]

Portman has had romantic links with actors including Gael Garcia Bernal and Jake Gyllenhaal.[42] In the May 2002 issue of Vogue, Portman called actor/musician Lukas Haas and musician Moby her close friends.[43] She was linked to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, but he claims they are friends.[44] She reportedly dated Nat Rothschild, of the famous multi-billionaire banking family.[45] After starring in the video for his song "Carmencita," she began dating Venezuelan folk singer Devendra Barnhart.[46]