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This interview with Patti Smith on npr.  She’s mostly discussing her relationship with Robert Maplethorpe.  I love the way she talks.  Something about the accent.

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January 27, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Posted in art, music

just something pretty

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Cause there’s been a whole lot of ugly on this blog lately.  Apologies. 

I want to wake up here from now on.  Kate White Young – invite me over!  Let me sleep in your bed!  When I leave I’m taking the decorative screen with me.  That screen is mine.  You have been warned.

via Selby

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January 26, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Posted in decoration

finished: wolf hall

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I’ve been recommending this book to everyone I know.  I really cannot think of a single person who wouldn’t like it.  Political machinations haven’t been this interesting since 2008, y’all.  Pick it up – even if you’re normally turned off by the “historical fiction” thing.  Nobody does it better than Hilary Mantel.   

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January 26, 2010 at 12:42 pm

Posted in books

verb/adjective I wish would go away

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“thrifted”

As in:

“Hey, I love that sweater – where’d you get it?”

“Oh, this old thing?  It’s thrifted YSL.”

or

“I thrifted it at the flea market last weekend.”

Something about it just makes me go yuck.  Why not just say “vintage” or “I found it in a pile of crap at Beacon’s Closet”

Style bloggers overuse it.  In the same way design bloggers over use “curated.”  “Thrifted” isn’t pretentious in the same way “curated” is – but it still bugs me.  I don’t have a good reason why.

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January 26, 2010 at 11:34 am

Posted in Randoms

this song is !!!!!!

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A new favorite. 

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January 22, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Posted in music, videos

something to think about

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January 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm

Posted in politics

shorts and tights

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It’s what I’m wearing this weekend.  You dig?

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January 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Posted in clothes