iTunes Shuffle 6/14/2012

  1. The Hives Introduce the Metric Stystem In Time -The Hives
  2.  Broken Drum – Beck
  3. Ordinary World -Above and Beyond Remix -Aurora Feat. Naimee Coleman
  4. No Me Vayas A Enganar – Ormara Portuondo
  5. Howlin’ for You – The Black Keys
  6. Bonita Applebum – A Tribe Called Quest
  7. Black Betty – Ram Jam
  8. The Engine Driver (Live) – Colin Meloy
  9. Bohemiath – Steven Wright
  10. Lounge Act – Nirvana
  11. Open Book – Cake
  12. Not My Idea – Garbage
  13. Blame It On The Tetons – Modest Mouse
  14. Geek U.S.A – Smashing Pumpkins
  15. Que’Onda Guero (Remixed by Islands) – Beck
  16. I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
  17. Shake Your Rump – Beastie Boys
  18. Emily Kane (Original) Art Brut
  19. If I Only Could Stay Asleep – Patsy Kline
  20. The Circus – Erasure
  21. Back In My Arms Again – The Supremes
  22. It’s Bad You Know – R.L. Burnside
  23. Skin and Bones – The Naysayers
  24. Gimme Some Lovin’ – The Blues Brothers
  25. Marry Young – Tony Bennett

RIP Ray Bradbury

I was saddened to hear of the passing of another great writer today. Ray Bradbury passed away at 91. A great American fantasy, horror, and science fiction writer, Bradbury was often credited for bringing the genre into the mainstream.

Fahrenheit 451 is one of my all-time favorites, you know how I love a good dystopian work, and I have to say that the film adaptation of Something Wicked This Way Comes is one of the top five scariest movies from my childhood. I mean talk about nightmare material:

Pantone Palette for the Queen’s Jubilee

God Save The Queen! To celebrate 60 years on the throne Pantone and Leo Burnett London have joined forces to create a high design homage to Her Majesty with a limited edition color guide of the different hues of the Queen’s famous ensembles through the years. This guide uses Pantone color references and gives the date and location of each outfit Queen Elizabeth wore. Who knew the Queen was so colorful?

RIP Maurice Sendak

I was so sad to hear about the passing of Maurice Sendak, the author of “Where the Wild Things Are.” This is one of my favorite children’s books and I am so looking forward to reading it to Joe one day. The illustrations are amazing and I love how Sendak captures the emotions of Max and the monsters so artfully with very little text. It is one of the most beloved children’s books of my generation and I know that it will continue to be for those that follow. RIP, Mr. Sendak, I know a wild rumpus awaits you in heaven.

Happy 100th Birthday, Oreo!

On this day in 1912, the National Biscuit Company sold its first Oreo cookies to a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey. Today Oreos are the best selling cookies in the world and are sold in over 100 countries.

And still sinfully delicious after all these years. I raise my glass of milk to you. Cheers!

Royal Wedding

I found it wonderful how the entire world took the time to watch and celebrate the royal wedding. So nice to have some joy in the world instead of the usual sturm und drang. Congrats to you, Will & Kate. Hoping the rest of your marriage is as full of happiness as the world has for you today.

Make your voice heard.

No matter what your political beliefs are, please take the time today to do your civic duty and vote. It is the foundation of what makes this country great, so if you believe in this wacky and wonderful democratic system of ours, please do your part.

Blog Love

Today, the hubby asked me to give him a list of current fashion/design blogs that I like right now. This was pretty hard for me, since there are about eleventy billion blogs out there, but here’s what I came up with:

Camp Comfort: fashion blog dealing with clothing, accessories, shoes. I really enjoy her style.

Oh Joy!: : Major player, has a good mix of fashion, home accessories, and textile design. Has her own stationery and wall paper designs. Favorite posts are "this & that" which pair home design with fashion. 

Urban Weeds: Similar to The Sartorialist, a street style blog. 

Cup of Jo: Major player, also blogs for Glamour magazine. Hits on fashion, design, photography, etc. 

Frolic! : lifestyle blog that has fashion that mostly focuses on weddings, parties, etc. Photos are great.

Off The Rack: this is the fashion blog for ReadyMade magazine. Great mix of independent designers (many from Etsy) style inspiration, DIY, etc. 

Modsih: good mix of design and fashion. Captures that NW boho-chic thing that is going on right now. Also focuses on small, independent designers and artist. Good vintage posts as well.

Design*Sponge: This is my favorite right now. Another major player, it has more to do with home design, but has a good dose of fashion as well.  

Polyvore: This isn’t so much of a blog, but an online fashion community. Style advice, blogs, products,trends, etc. Awesome site. This is where you can create your own "sets" (like the one I made for my last blog post) as well as check out those made by others.  Products are usually linked with price and where you can purchase. This thing can get addicting. 

What blogs are you into right now?

What’s your IKEA name?

Oh, excuse me, I mean what name would you have if you were a product made by a famous Swedish furniture company whose corporate colors are yellow and blue? Find out here, if you’d like five seconds of silliness to start your Monday.

Happy Birthday Sesame Street!

Can you believe that Sesame Street has hit the big 4-0 today!? Yes, it was first aired on November 10, 1969. What an amazing feat for it to still be on the air, let alone still relevant and much loved by children across the globe.

Ernie and Bert. I could write on them for days. They describe the perfect relationship to me. Compatibility, silliness, give and take, understanding. I even describe my marriage as Shawn is the Ernie to my Bert.

I must admit, that I still look up some of my favorite sketches on YouTube. Here are a few of my favorites: