Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Clothing Swap!

Hi ladies of Austin! I am so excited to be headed to one of my favorite boutiques shops tomorrow for my very first clothing swap! Star, the Über stylish owner of DOG+PONY is hosting the event tomorrow evening. I have been so inspired in preparation of choosing my FIVE items to bring along. I have completely cleaned, purged and sorted through my closet and It has felt great to get rid of a little extra baggage. Now I simply can't wait to see what treasures I end up with tomorrow!

NEED TO KNOW: Bring five 'current' clothing items and $5 at the door - all proceeds to help out Austin Pets Alive, or possible any other worthy local charity!
8-10p at the D+P store on 2712 Guadalupe Street [up by UT campus].

I hope to see you there!

Is It Right To Draw Their Fur

My newest crush is on Is it right to draw their fur, a new book out by Dave Eggers. At first, you may think this book if for children with it's child-like sketches of animals and loose leafe format fitted inside what looks like an artists carrying portfolio, but what the animals have to say is much more whitty and "adult". Being an animal lover myself, I understand the though that each one "has a voice" and here Dave Eggers shows us just how clever they really may be. I love the simple yet thoughtful process involed in each animal sketch - here's what Dave, himself, has to say about it...

“This past year I went back to drawing animals. The process for these pictures is pretty simple: I find an old photo of an animal that somehow has some intrigue, and I use a China marker to freehand a version of that animal onto very smooth paper. Then I think of what that animal might be thinking — if that animal had an antagonistic relationship with humans and was vying with those humans for the favor of a Catholic God.”
-Dave Eggers

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sweetheart wish list

My wonderful and adoring boyfriend is amazing at buying thoughtful and beautiful gifts for me. I never feel the need to give suggestions on what I would like for birthdays or holidays because he knows me so well, but on Valentine's Day, this year, I wouldn't mind a few of these...
Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters By Marilyn Monroe would make a lovely addition to my book collection. 

Decedent Theo gray salted vanilla caramels would shake things up from the typical box of chocolates (not to mention salted caramels are some of my favorite sweets these days). You can find these a Terrian along with may other goodies for the romantic holiday.
I saw these Sweet Nothings pendant necklaces a few years ago in one of my neighborhood shops in Brooklyn (before I moved to Austin). They're from In God We Trust and they make me smile every time I see them. My personal faves are "with love" and "really f*ckin cute".


Feather painting found on etsy, sterling silver feather earrings from In God We Trust

With Love {from etsy}

Spread the love: Sewn Heart garlands by Kategreiner 

A sweet treat: an assortment of whoopie pies (my personal favorite) 

For Him: 
Personalized "carved" wood tree trunk cufflinks from Allterationz {$10} 
and a sterling silver monogrammed money clip from Kitkingdesigns {$70}

For Her: 
'Octopus Lovers' from BlackBaroque {$10} 
and a sweetheart locket from CreationsbyJuliann {$29}