:: thanksgiving breakfeast with holiday magazines.
:: out for a walk - glorious cloudy blue skies.
:: crowds at the grocery store.
:: apron from grandma.
:: pie from nana. my first solo pie-baking : success!
:: sunset - more gorgeous clouds.
:: giving thanks chez schwartz.
:: and one more slice of pie.
see more photos of my thanksgiving day in LA at lillieinthecity/ flickr.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
storycorps has declared the first annual national day of listening on friday, november 28.
each day this week, npr has been playing a story from a different person/place, and on friday, they will play stories throughout the day. this is a "call to action" for americans to take time on friday to sit down with someone you love, ask a question or two, and really listen. read more in this interview.
for today's story, george w. bush's sister doro interviewed the outgoing president and first lady about what they will miss about life in the whitehouse, and like most storycorps responses, the answers were surprisingly sweet.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Dougherty's works allude to nests, cocoons, hives, and lairs built by animals, as well as the manmade forms of huts, haystacks, and baskets, created by interweaving branches and twigs together. Many of his works look 'found' rather than made, as if they were created by the natural force of a tornado sweeping across the landscape. He intentionally tries for this effortless effect, as if his creations just fell or grew up naturally in their settings. - Linda Johnson, Curatorcurrently on view at the LA arborteum & botanical garden. (via lacma unframed)
also on view at wheaton college in norton, ma. and more photos available ihere.
:: image from orngejuglr
Monday, November 24, 2008
i was home sick today and indulging in some much needed sleep and comfort foods. my non-medicinal cure-all's include: campbell's chicken noodle soup; stouffer's macaroni & cheese; and cold ginger ale. whether it's my stomach or my throat or my head that hurts, any combination of these make me start to feel better, take care of myself, and slow down.
:: campbell's soup by andy warhol
charlie bucket stared around him in astonishment.
this was the craziest lift he had ever seen.
- charlie and the chocolate factory
british vogue had a roald-dahl-inspired photo shoot. love it.
at fashion week daily (via annplified)
:: image from british vogue
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
InsideOut: The Museum School Art Sale, November 19–23, 2008For 28 years the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) has hosted the annual December Sale, an art sale and fundraiser for student scholarships. Featuring work by hundreds of established and emerging artists each year—including internationally known SMFA alumni and faculty, current students, and affiliated artists—the Sale has become the largest public art sale in New England... more info
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
230 the fenway | boston, massachusetts
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
recipes that are catching my eye now have taken a decidedly autumnal turn.
- banana cranberry bread from joy the baker
- roasted pears w. lemons, nuts & honey from apt therapy
- pilgrim's punch from cocktails.com!
- unfussy apple cake from 101cookbooks
hopefully i can test out some of these myself soon.
so many sweet ways to give thanks!
:: images by joy the baker [left] and faith hopler [right]
Monday, November 17, 2008
young woman drawing, 1801 by marie-denise villers
i think of this picture unusually often. something in her look, the leveling gaze. i remember standing in front of this painting and considering it on more than one occasion during field trips in college. and now when i revisit it, i wonder, why? certainly pretty--mostly quiet and simple, almost plain. but there's something in that gaze that keeps making me remember. and so, worth sharing!
[ new series: art history / images & thoughts ]
Sunday, November 16, 2008
it's 90 degrees in november, the full glory and perennial curse of southern california on fierce display. devil winds, hill-hopping infernos, smoked mansions, torched trailers, barren freeways, and brilliant sunsets lingering in low-hanging canopies of burnt dreams. (latimes)
:: image from our kitchen window tonight, myflickr
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
kiosk is an online/nyc shop that is "the antidote to over-design."
they offer products in geographically-themed colletions, and each item celebrates the simple, sometimes mundane, always well made, and surprisingly unique.
the latest collection explores americana, focusing on new england with lots of massachusetts in the mix.
i love necco wafers and balsa gliders.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
in unsettling times like these,
it would do us good to look at art
and talk about it,
because of the power of art
to console and lift our spirits and
its ability to teach us a thing or two
about our imperfect nature.
- edward goldman for kcrw / please, mr. president, take us on a date
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
tikkun olam | repair the world
this keeps coming up in my world in the past few weeks: work, news, movies.
one of the best things about judaism is called tikkun olam. it’s the idea that the world has been broken in pieces, and it’s up to us to gather them and put them back together.
- nick & norah's infinite playlist
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
a recent addition to my book collection: a year of mornings: 3191 miles apart.
at the beginning of 2007, two friends started a photo blog, each sharing an image from their morning. one friend in portland, maine, the other in portland, oregon, 3191 miles apart. their photos capture quiet moments in the early day--and since they started, i've loved the moment in my day when i visit their website. (and along with many coworkers/friends, i started my own daily habit of using their photo pairs as my work&home computer's desktop background.)
now their morning photos have been published in this book.
and this year, they've continued the tradition with a year of evenings.
:: image from a year of mornings
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
today is one of the most important political moments in modern history. so wherever you are, whoever you are, go to your local polling station and make your voice heard.
and after so many months (and so many years),
i think, i hope: our time is now.
from sooo many months ago, remember: yes we can.
:: images from [top] nikki mcclure and [bottom] www.designforobama.org
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
a new-to-me LA discovery is silverlake salavage where i found an incredible collection of everything and the kitchen sink--old cabinets, tables and chairs, moldings, hardware, windows and doors, tubs, and on and on. the place is HUGE, and the collection endless and constantly changing.
i didn't come home with anything on my first visit (a bit overwhelmed by possibility), but i will definitely be heading back soon.
1085 Manzanita St.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
open daily, 11-6
:: images from myflickr