Thursday, April 30, 2009

here's to april

April was kind of a crazy up and down month for me. But the best parts about the month were definitely enough to make it a great one in my mind.  Here are some things that stood out to me.

Friends to share disappointments with and then laugh about it later. Friends to color Easter eggs with and go stilt-walking with, to debate with and go house-hunting with.

Days spent watching new blossoms appear and things grow greener. Walking around town taking pictures of pink trees and letting the petals collect at my feet. 

Sudden summer weather on the perfect weekend. Letting the hot sun sink in and erase the last chill of winter. Diving into a still cold lake and having my breath taken away.

An anniversary that makes me quite happy indeed. 

Monday, April 27, 2009

monday music: cryptacize

Last year about this time I become completely enamoured of a little album called "Dig That Treasure" by a band named Cryptacize. I fell in love with it's quirky yet dramatic songs and lovely vocals. So imagine my delight in finding they have a new album out! "Mythomania" has everything I loved about the first album and more. I think the band has grown by leaps and bounds in just one short year, creating an album that is even more enjoyable than their first. "Mythomania" is full of off-beat songs that manage to be harmonious and fresh-sounding. They have a style that is completely their own.

You can check out a track from the new album here, and a semi-creepy video for one of the new songs here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

creative space

I love, love, love the idea of hanging pictures from ribbons. I also love the yellow couch... and walls... and the gold lamps.

Monday, April 20, 2009

best party ever

My first love was Peter Pan. No, seriously. When I was five years old my biggest dream was to be able to fly away to Neverland, meet Peter, and help him defeat evil pirates. That's why I love the photos from this party so much. What a great idea! 

monday music: of montreal

This week's music selection was made easy by the fact that I went and saw Of Montreal last night! Their live shows are known for being completely out of this world crazy and they did not disappoint. The stage was full out ninjas, tigers and other crazy shenanigans. Not to mention the band member themselves, who were decked out in their finest. It was an amazing show. Check out the music video for one of my favorite songs off of their latest album, Skeletal Lamping.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

hinged and unhinged

I love the light in this part of my house.

bedroom inspiration #2

This looks so peaceful and wonderfully close to sleeping outdoors.

a cure for the blues

Yesterday I was in need of some cheering up, so I decided to do a little YouTube exploring and found this.

A cute kitty never fails to brighten my day.

Friday, April 10, 2009

that crazy beat generation...

St Francias came to me alive last night & tole me 
some strange things--he said everybody is green & trees
are blue & hills are wheelbarrows turned inside out--that
a tree is a cane & the eyes grow old because of tears spilt
because of the Tokay Sun--& that life is much more
than a charming bracelet--he said life is more like a 
Chinese tea pot--a big one for lots of mouths--then
he came closer to me & almost through his eyes into mine
& he sad All the Saints of old were all right but they were
not good enough because they dedent feel enough faith & love
in man to carry out his own individual life--

St Francias is at different times all over my body--
some times--like above me he is in my mind & heart--
other times he is in my stocking & I walk on Him &
how it hurts us both--other times he is in my left pocket 
& I take him out to show to little children
who laugh when I talk or look or make faces--one time
he was under my arm, & my finger nails are all broken
because he cralled in there--&when I was sleeping last night
he ran all over my hand with his chizel & hammer,
carving lines--
                                                         Peter Orlovsky

Monday, April 6, 2009

monday music: god help the girl

I've been waiting to hear more about this project ever since listening to 'Perfection as a Hipster' a few months back. Dreamed up by Belle & Sebastian's own Stuart Murdoch, God Help the Girl is described as being a story set to music. About a year ago there was an open casting call for vocalists and now there is a video giving us a look (and listen) on what the album is all about. You can also check out the official website for more info.