Good old fashioned lawn chairs, via a continuous lean, are always and forever summer. they’re made for beers in the back yard and listening to baseball on the radio. i like how the webbing gets sun-faded and stretches slightly but is always there to support your derriere. they even sell re-webbing kits! these lawn chairs are also american made, which makes them extra good.
my summer soundtrack is always dr. dre and the chronic album. sadly, all i can find is the clean version:
Rookie is really really smart.
It was born out of the spirit of the beloved Sassy magazine that raised me, and they put out consistently great content.
someone sent me this Rookie conversation about female bodies in public space and i wanted to weep, both for finally seeing an open conversation about this subject and for knowing that every single woman i know has to live like this is normal. like how a few weekends ago i put on a rad vintage dress and went to brunch with my man friend and a man yelled at me from his car: “lift up your dress!”
why are Rookie and Tumblr the only spaces i’m seeing conversations about bodies and feminism and fashion and being proud of who you are? why, still, is feminism something i’m not really supposed to talk about in mixed company? props to Rookie for doing it, for existing and talking about everything from makeup to empowerment and knowing that those two things are not mutually exclusive.
being a fierce lady is really awesome, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. everyday i’m hustling.
see also: this very thought-provoking social justice league article on kim kardashian and feminism.
images from: blck_grrl.tumblr.com & grrlgoneriot.tumblr.com
these posters from designer alvin diec are just fantastic. i want that st. vincent one right now, and the handsome furs one would make a lovely creepy wedding invitation. aside: doesn’t matt beringer from the national have the most shiver-inducing voice?
gatbsy trailer. i have feelings. i like leonardo dicaprio as gatsby, and carrie mulligan as daisy. tobey maguire? MEH. the shirt scene (my favorite) seems maybe too over the top? i care too much mayhaps. kanye and 1920s and baz lurhmann? i think i can do this. me and a movie theatre and christmas have a date.
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coffee is the best. iced coffee is better. discuss.
even better then the best best? vietnamese iced coffee, which is strong dark coffee w/ sweetened condensed milk. why not make some, drink two cups and then decide your pantry really needs to be reorganized? have at it.
recipe from bon appetit.com, or try cold brewed iced coffee without the sweet.
2 tablespoons dark-roast ground coffee (Bon Appetit says preferably Trung Nguyen Premium Blend or Café Du Monde Coffee with Chicory, but i say blue bottle coffee b/c it’s from san francisco and is rocket fuel)
2 tablespoons (scant) sweetened condensed milk
There are two ways to make Vietnamese coffee. The simplest method is to steep coffee grounds in a heatproof container with 2/3 cup boiling water for 4 minutes. Pour through a coffee filter into a heatproof glass.
Stir in condensed milk until blended. Add ice, stir, and serve.
art + skateboards + good cause = yes please. the good wood skateboard art exhibit is an online auction to raise money for a skatepark sculpture park in detroit. the project will create a new use for the forgotten and dismissed landscapes of detroit. watch this video:
if that wasn’t lovely enough for you, how about rad skateboard art from incredible artists? bidding is open until saturday 5/26. don’t outbid me on the neckface though ’cause i’m in it to win it!
sometimes you just need some music to shake it to. diplo.
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hey hey hey. my huge work event is over and i’m back to the land of the living. how about some instagram fun (i caved – it’s pretty neat) from my san francisco life.
my new-ish bike has a basket, and i never tire of the joy. baskets for life!
new desk and dog.
my momma. my mom’s face in this photo is emblematic of our family birthright of bitch-face. it’s amazing. i love her pleated skirt.
some friday morning teddy pendergrass. smooth jams.