Wednesday, June 3, 2009

if it ain't baroque...

after seeing Mary Ellen Matthews' photo of Dead Weather for Black Book and Peter Lippmann's new ad campaign for Christian Louboutin, i feel an overwhelming urge to unearth my old comparative literature & civilization textbooks. these photos really stir up memories of sitting in a dark, forgotten basement classroom in university college* looking at slide after slide of baroque paintings and architecture. so, for nostalgia's sake (and because this is my blog and i can do whatever i want), here's my favourite painting from that class - "Las Meninas" by Diego Velázquez.

(via wikipedia)

*for the record, this was the actual name of the building, not me creating a vague name for a post-secondary institution. because.. c'mon, i could make up a better fake name than that. anyways, i linked a map so you could see that the building really exists.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

mommy dearest

my mom's birthday is around the corner, so i've been on the hunt for the perfect present* for her and if my paycheque came with a few extra zeros on the end, this would be it:

this adorable rain collector is one of the first pieces from the recently launched HERO 365, a company that creates "extraordinary resource saving products for everyday life". as my parents' house is in the country and they rely on a well, this rain collector would be extremely handy (it can hold 45 gallons of water!) during the dry summer months. oh well, maybe next year?

*i.e. a present better than what my sister gets her, to cement my position as "mom's favourite child"

Monday, June 1, 2009

she sells sea shells

no matter what the season, i tend to be drawn towards the same colour clothing - black, white, grey, navy and purple. this summer, however, is going to be a bit different. i've spotted a new shade on the block and its got me lusting after it like nothing else. ladies and gentlemen, i give you.......... seafoam green.

tomorrow i'm off to h&m, in the hopes that a toronto location is as stocked as its parisian counterpart. bonne chance à moi!!