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Thursday, May 30, 2013

MUSICA: Lydia Mendoza

La Alondra de la Frontera or The Lark of the Border
was the first star of Tejano music. 

It's not just her 12 string guitar skills but also her voice
that kicks this music to the top.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ROOM: Solarium


  1. A room fitted with extensive areas of glass to admit sunlight.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Wednesday, May 22, 2013


This form of folk art emerged with the Pennsylvania Dutch.  Some see hex symbols are purely decorative, but many believe the symbols as talismans, protecting the farm.  

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

ODE: To the Swingline


Perfect shape to clasp and pinch
A metal hook to hold an inch
Of paper stacked and paper slacked
To hold the sheets as one, A-ttack.

A timeless look, a lasting feel,
One loves the classic black and steel.
You rule supreme against any ream.
Oh, Swingline, a must, on any team.

Friday, May 17, 2013

HUE: Sand

Let's go to the beach, each. Let's go get away.

Brass Thin-Frame ChairsJetset Shirt.Surf.Pyramids.esc.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

RIDE: Royal Enfield

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The oldest motorcycle brand on the planet.  Made like a gun, goes like a bullet.

Monday, May 13, 2013

NECESSITY: Salt water

I'm thinking about salt.  
Salt in the sea that is.

For that just out of the ocean, sun bleached, salty, wavy hair.

For a sea salt wash up.  Try this.
For a sweet tee to express your undying love of (sea) salt.

And one must never forget 
the wise words of Isek Dinesen.

“The cure for anything is salt water 
- tears, sweat, or the sea.” 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

READ: Bernice Bobs Her Hair

It's a big day for F. Scott Fitzgerald fans (not to mention fans of Baz Luhrman and Jay-Z)
If you're not in the mood (or lack the time) to re-read Gatz before seeing the new flick, get ramped up for the Jazz Age by reading this swell short story.  Similar themes, more mean girls.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

DESIGN: Gold Leaf


Embellish art, frames, food, and drink
by this gilded means.  
Available at any art supply store.

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