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Fashion Find!

  My newest acquisition: a dress split between a deep burnt orange and mustard yellow, incidentally two of my favorite colors! From Zachary’s Smile in Greenwich. Looks like I got more out of my visit to the dentist this afternoon than a mouthful of clean, polished teeth

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“Put an ‘Owl’ on It!”

Last year, I got hooked on a sketch comedy series called Portlandia that satirizes, ever so gently, the righteous lifestyles of the Pacific Northwest’s boho-urban elite. One of our favorite episodes parodies the cliched “bird” prints as an icon in Portland’s earth-loving, greener-than-thou, eco-fashion sensibilities. You’ll recognize references to the sketch whenever you hear the phrase: ”… Read more »

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A Better Way to Keep Necklaces

If you’re like me, you rarely deck yourself out in jewelry unless it’s the bracelets and earrings you’re still wearing from the last event you bothered to dress up for. And it’s not that I don’t like accessorizing, I love it! But my laziness shows up in the strangest ways (for example, I’m too lazy… Read more »

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Recycling Precious Fabric on an Old Bag

Recycled some fabric last weekend! Bam. and from an unlikely object… a beloved old purse that I’ve been reluctant to part with over the years, even though it’s become worn and ratty. Normally a little patina just makes my heart grow fonder, but somehow the design on this bag doesn’t pull off that threadbare aesthetic… Read more »

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WANTED: Kickstarter Backers for Exit Clov’s New Album!

In case you hadn’t heard 😉 … Exit Clov is in the throes of fundraising to get our next full-length album out the door. We put together a little 5min video on Kickstarter where you can donate any amount – $1 to … Or just watch and be happy in your heart … that is… Read more »

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Bluebrain’s “Central Park” Project Documentary

It’s a really great feeling when you get to witness a fellow artist’s hard work, sweat, blood & tears come to fruition! Over the last two weeks, we’ve watched two such projects evolve in their little art cocoons and finally be released. The first was Mad Sole‘s “DC State of Mind” video release, and now… Read more »

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A DC State of Mind

Ladies and gents, Chops‘s latest music video, called “A DC State of Mind” If you saw his Metro Status video last year, get excited for this one : ) bboys, Ben’s Chili Bowl, tributes to Duke Ellington, 100% local, all DC. So what’s not to love? plus! I get cinematography credits in it (for the… Read more »

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…aaaand that’s a wrap!

Crafty Bastards 2011 has come and gone. It was a wet one this year, but thanks to plastic sheeting and duct tape, we still had an amazing time! And special thanks to Kim + Sara of the Crafty Bastards crew for continuing to outdo themselves every year. Please note: We’re working on migrating all of… Read more »

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Alexander McQueen: “Savage Beauty”

My sewing teacher mentioned during class tonight that she was waffling about whether to take a tough trip up to New York for the Alexander McQueen “Savage Beauty” exhibit at the Met. The name rang a bell… how could it not – what a name. But I realized it was because I’d recently read about… Read more »

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Mousybabe Goes to Crafty Bastards 2011

…And it’s official! We’ll be setting up shop again at the Washington City Paper‘s famed Crafty Bastards festival in October this year. Last year’s show was a bowl of fun and a resounding success! But we’ve come to expect nothing less from the organizers behind this festival who seem to have craft-festival-curating down to a… Read more »