Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm not entirely sure what year these Polaroids are from – I'm guessing sometime in the early-'90s – but it may well have been the last time I had a proper, family Thanksgiving at home (eg., with my parents, in the house where I grew up).  That is, until today, when P and I joined my parents for a small, just-the-four-of-us holiday that was as delicious as it was lovely, and entirely laid-back to boot.  In short, lots of laughter and lots of love, which is what I wish for all of you – a very happy holiday!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Credo » Robert Browning

A little reminder this week to be thankful for the simple and the beautiful things in the world.  

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The Pitch » Mercedes-Benz, 1978

You do, however, have to fly one to get the cool black passport and to have your parking tickets waived.  So, you know, still some benefits to the diplomatic corps, if that's the route you want to go.  Also apparently super-special duty-free shopping, where you can go on and buy your own Benz.  And we're back where we started from – a round-trip, if you will.*

*But you don't have to.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Story » "The Rebel," Esquire's Big Black Book F/W 2011

The Duke and Duchess of Windsor seem to be everywhere lately, and I'm not entirely sure why the sudden romantic fascination for these well-dressed yet highly controversial historical figures.  Regardless, this spread from Esquire's F/W 2011 Big Black Book is the best editorial I've seen, so I thought I'd pass it along.  Her pink Isacc Mizrahi number is a particular favorite of mine. 

This » Letterpress Bookplates

As you may have noticed, I'm kind of a book person.  More or less.  And while my dream is to have custom bookplates for our shared library, until we can agree on a design (and, you know, afford to print a few thousand or so) I'll content myself with the pre-printed variety – these letterpress versions from Etsy fit the bill nicely.  I'd put the peacocks in my art books, the cozy chairs in our battered classics, and of course the red shoe in the fashion books...but what for history, politics, and reference?  Hmmm...

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

LVS » 15.11.2011

Doing my very best batty-old-English-professor today; mostly because I got cold and this vintage tweed number was the warmest blazer to hand.  I will say though that I'm hoping dressing the part will bode well for today's dissertation effort – I sure could use a burst of productivity.  Anybody else already over this week, even though it's only Tuesday?