Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Big Green Skirt

Here's a look I find I've oddly fallen in love with: the gigantic green skirt. What the heck? It's all over my image collections, most often, though not always, paired with pink. Many of these images were originally found via the inimitable Wear Color. All of them strike me as almost impossibly perfect. Above is from The Clothes Horse.

 From Teen Vouge's Paris Fashion Week reportage

From the Topshop Tumblr

From A Lacey Perspective

Ok, not strictly speaking a big skirt but the color combo just fit too well with the rest of this post to pass up (and that's what you get to do when you're the one driving the bus)! From W Magazine.

Monday, April 14, 2014


Mabel sits in a sunbeam with her panda, pretending to cook a pink piece of wooden food (bologna?) in tiny frying pan, most likely either narrating her own doings to herself or singing a little song. This is the way the world goes on.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Art of Japanese Manhole Covers

The other day I discovered on Colossal photographer S. Morita's images of Japanese manhole covers. Did you know that this is a thing? Apparently all over Japan municipalities go out of their way to make the most gorgeous manhole covers they can. Art right under your feet! How had I never heard of this before? Add it as reason number 4,327 on the list of Reasons I Want to Visit Japan.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Next in the Still-Continuing Poem Series Based on the Long-Ago Spring of 2006

March 31, 2006
Bright blue sky this morning

with small white clouds
scudding here and there
and sun for the first time
in a great many days

but pouring rain
by lunchtime
of course

image source is here

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hello New York & Meanwhile in San Francisco

The other night I had the great pleasure and honor of attending a book event for two books by two amazing artists and authors. I've talked about Julia Rothman's Hello NY and Wendy McNaughton's Meanwhile in SF here before, but I must say that seeing these two fantastic women chatting together about their respective books and cities at Haight Street bookstore institution the Booksmith was a real treat.

Photos for this post were liberally borrowed from the Instagram feeds of Julia Rothman, Jennifer Daniel, Stephen Houghton, Lisa Congdon, Peter Perez, Christina Amini, Chronicle Books, and my own self. Thank you all for being such fab photographers and tireless documentarians.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Vacation Report

Last week we went to visit Mabel's Grandma, aunt, great aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends in North Carolina. We even spent a couple of days at the beach, affording the girl her first real glimpse of the Atlantic. Spring is just starting to burst forth back east, and it was a positively lovely time to be there and see the family. Here are some of our inspiring adventures:

Monday, April 7, 2014

Rock Star

With all due respect to the many fantastically awesome women of my acquaintance--this is by far the coolest girl I know.