Raised Bed Garden Project for Spring 2015

New project this spring that is up and running–an elevated vegetable garden table planter! After a good amount of research, I found this awesome mom-and-pop company in Cali, called Mini Farm Box, that makes all kinds of planters using cedar. It was exactly what I was looking for…perfectly sized for urban homes where you have… Read more »

How to get your dumplings really … bitchy

I could eat dumplings for every meal for the rest of my life, and I think I wouldn’t have one complaint. But sometimes unless your fried dumplings have that delicious crispage underneath (you know what I mean), you’re kind of being cheated of the full deliciousness.

New Pinterest Board — Style Crush!

I get occasional hints at work and shopping g-friends that I tend to buy the same version of whatever dress or shirt or skirts that I already have. My response is always, “Well it’s because I know what will work and what won’t for my shape and height!” That said, they have a point…

Elegant Loungewear by the frenchies at BASE RANGE

It’s become a half-facetious project of mine to figure out what might qualify as “elegant loungewear” to wear around the house…

Overlooking Manhattan….

…a rustic vision of French lavender sitting pretty on my windowsill. i <3 farmers markets.

#PutaBirdOnIt: New Set of Cards!

Had myself a little product development sesh this weekend and made a set of new notecards for our etsy shop. Check out the new listing HERE and photos of the work in progress!

  • Hell Is Other People

    Sartre said ‘Hell is other people’. And I’ve subscribed to that in my ignorance for a long time. But I realize life is meaningless without other people. Without other people, there’s no way to define yourself and nothing to define yourself against. And worst of all there’s no one there to notice whatever the hell… Read more »

  • Everything That Happens…

    Can’t wait for this. It’s their first collaboration in 30 years… I believe that’s a reference to “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts” from 1981, which is famous for using “found” sounds and cross-pollinating everything from world music to dance to funk and sheer quirkiness. Some weirdass shit for sure. And that was in… Read more »

  • Pink Lozenges Gone to Heaven

    Oh woe is me. I got up to go fetch my glass of water by the couch where I had taken a fitful nap. In the darkness I could make out a glass on the floor stuffed with what looked like a crumpled white napkin. That’s weird, since I didn’t throw anything away nor would… Read more »

  • Damnit

    At home all nite with illness. Not good for a hypochondriac…I’m convinced it’s something serious. Damn my wimpiness. I heard the Jukebox and These United States show at Ft Reno was killer!

  • Old Man Look at My Life

    Ragged Glory played Iota Sunday night! This is Ryan and Dave Eelman’s Neil Young cover band. They opened for the Last Waltz, the cover band for The Band. I played vio and sang backup on a couple tunes. Looking back I shouldn’t have because I was already feeling under the weather from the weekend of… Read more »

  • ee cummings poem adapted by Jeff Ivins

    We bust our asses to tour and play music mainly because we love it… “Everything else is just hot air,” to quote Karl Malone in one of his shoe commercials back in the day. (Em and I used to get such a kick out of that commercial). Still nothing beats a few of the kindest… Read more »

  • imoM on DCist.com

    yeehaw. check out the little gem of an article written by arts writer Lynne Venart, who we also met in a surprise encounter at our Black Cat show last Saturday.

  • imoM at 1460 Wall Mountables Gallery

    Last Friday was the opening night of the DC Arts Center’s 1460 Wall Mountables gallery event. This is an annual tradition where the gallery’s walls are divided into 2’x2′ spaces and it’s a free-for-all for local artists to come in and claim their spot. Once it’s claimed, they’re free to use that space however they… Read more »

  • Rocky vs. Generic Ninja

    Oh yeah, we went down to the basement at our mom’s house the other day and we found Rocky and a ninja having a joust. Worth checking out: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkNDylSthZ8]

  • Chinese Women! Come Get Some!

    Mail order Chinese brides… I think they exist! I had to rub my eyes a couple times when I first saw this website ChnLOVE.com. It’s an online service to facilitate what appears to be predominantly strange, moustached men seeking loyal and honest Chinese women for wives. It could pass as just another online dating service… Read more »