Super Smashing Pumpkins Bros.

January 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

Just when you thought it couldn’t get nerdier than me raving about my Smashing Pumpkins Twitter RT last night…

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East Coast Winter Storm, take 4

January 28, 2011 § 2 Comments

On Tuesday night, New York got pounded with a massive winter storm for the fourth time since Christmas. There was thunder and lightning, rain and snow, but mostly snow. Needless to say, I had to document this urban tundra with photos of the morning after.

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IMG_1749Contrary to popular belief, New Yorkers are quite polite and courteous of each other in times like these. The sidewalks are often only shoveled enough for one person to walk down at a time and are rarely plowed wide enough to be able to pass a slow-walking stranger. You hear a lot of “excuse me”s and “thank you”s and it’s all very uplifting! That is, until about a day or two after the storm and we’re all tired of dealing with the snow and ice and become rude again ;)

How do you like your yoga?

January 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

My wrist hurts today. I don’t know if it has to do with the weather, but I do know it has to do with being on computers a lot. I was planning on going to a vinyasa yoga class tonight, but I just tried to do a downward dog and move into a plow pose in the storage room to test my wrist for strength and it failed. It looks like it’ll be the gym for me tonight instead.

In the spirit of yoga, here are a couple interesting articles I’ve come across lately. I personally find myself somewhere between the spiritual, Eastern hippie-ness of yoga and the casual, Western version of it. I do appreciate the history, but most of the time I just want a work out, not to learn how to move my organs around and flatten my bellybutton to my spine.

The New York Times is calling Tara Stiles a “yoga rebel” because she calls yoga as she sees it – she doesn’t use the lingo and believes it should be for everybody, while Irin Carmon contemplates what’s wrong with how we talk about yoga.

How do you like your yoga?

photo from Flickr

Doublenaut + Design*Sponge

January 24, 2011 § 1 Comment

My favourite Toronto twins Matt and Andrew McCracken have been featured on Design*Sponge!

Chances are if you’re reading my blog, you already know the McCrackens, but if you don’t, the brothers run a design company called Doublenaut. They specialize in posters, but also create wonderful websites, t-shirts, and more. The company operates out of their apartment that the two share, which explains why it’s so carefully and simply organized.

Check out more photos of their all-purpose space here.

Love story

January 17, 2011 § 5 Comments

Nick and I received an amazing belated wedding present from our good friends Courtney and Jesse this weekend.

Courtney and I had been working on something that was going to be a wedding favour for our lunch reception, but kind of ran out of time and focus and ending up skipping it. I have been looking back at it lately and thinking to myself I should still do something with it, so it was such a nice surprise to receive a big, framed print of it!

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The print is the (extremely brief) version of our love story! Here’s the actual file:

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Thanks again, guys! We love it.

Also, I definitely have to mention that this inspired us to do our own love story.

Don Draper VS Hank Moody

January 14, 2011 § 8 Comments

My Sunday nights still have a gaping hole where Mad Men once was, but at least now Californication is back in its third season to fill some of the void.

Although Californication is only half an hour long and not quite as intelligent, it still satisfies some of my need for outlandish situations and gasp-inducing plot twists. The show also provides an alternate handsome older man to look at while simultaneously being grateful he isn’t my husband.

How much alike are Don and Hank? Let’s take a closer look.

Don + Hank – The Similarities:

  1. Both serious womanizers
  2. Both give occasional feeble attempts to clean up their act
  3. Both suddenly found themselves single (up until the last episode of last season for Don anyway)
  4. Both love the hooch

Don + Hank – The Differences:

  1. Don is a much better dresser
  2. Hank is brutally honest while Don is a pathological liar
  3. Don is much more career-oriented

Other than those major bullet points, Hank could very well be a modern day version of Don. That being said, who would you rather date?

To Resolve

January 12, 2011 § 1 Comment

I love these posters by Motherland Design inspired by New Years resolutions. The To Resolve Project features art by a number of different designers and I think there’s something for everyone, whether you need to name your PSD layers or stop sweating the little things.

See tons more here.

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