Archive for July, 2011
Caught this video on The Artful Amoeba and science nerd that I am, had to share. I obsessed about a lot of stuff when I was little, and fungi, slime molds in particular, warranted a passionate devotion. The music is hilariously overly dramatic, but that doesn’t detract from the amazingness of time lapse fungal growth
So I’m having trouble wrapping my head around it, but our Fall stuff has actually started to arrive! This of course means we need to clear out the Spring/Summer stuff to make way and since it’s, you know, still summer it’s kind of the perfect time to buy warm weather stuff. Almost all Spring and early Summer items are now marked down 40% – this includes most ffiXXed, ANNTIAN, Correll Correll, Rachel Comey, Lina Rennell, and Upstate
Summer for me means fieldwork, and while that often equates to 10-14 hour days sweating it out in the summer heat, it does mean I’m outside and getting to see some really beautiful places, plants, and creatures. The past four weeks have centered around vegetation and wetland monitoring. We’ve had a really wet year so the vegetation is plentiful as are fungi, and all sorts of insects (including nasty biting gnats and mosquitoes). I keep a little record of interesting things I see while working, and yes, I’ve an instagram account (*cough*manufactured nostalgia app*cough*) where all of this goes! So here is a small collection of some of the stuff I’ve seen/done over the past month.
Well, it’s been awhile since the last guest post, but the maven of non-weddingy wedding advice, East Side Bride was gracious enough to oblige. Her only request was that it be neither wedding nor fashion related (no problem there, seeing as I’m on the diversification of content bandwagon). Sooooo instead of discussing the latest in mean hipster bride wear (check her blog byline) and the greatest pair of XYZ brand heels she’s ever seen, she’s shared her idea of the perfect, lazy afternoon. Nothing wrong with a little daydreaming at the beginning of the week, right?
Photo of Henry Public by Sam Horine, courtesy of metromix new york
“On Henry Street in Cobble Hill (Brooklyn) there is a bar called Henry Public, where I sat with my best friend S one five o’clock in early May and drank a “Wide Awake Cocktail,” which is made with gin, lemon, ginger (fresh + liqueur), and SCOTCH. I ordered the Wide Awake because I was baffled and intrigued by the idea that whiskey and gin — my two favorite spirits — could be mixed together. You better believe they can.
My ideal afternoon would be to have that afternoon again. Sitting at Henry Public’s marble-topped bar with S, the late afternoon sunlight slanting in, teasing the hipster bartender, laughing at a flock of yipster patrons, drinking the most amazing cocktail. Talking to my friend.
Untitled photo of girl on grass by William Eggleston (1975) via Art Blart
This time we’ll order the oysters. And maybe a burger. And we’ll hire a real babysitter, so S can stay out past six-thirty.”