Monday, October 12, 2009



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Friday, October 9, 2009

Most Amazing Thing Ever! The Knife Opera

The Knife's electro Charles Darwin inspired opera. Insanely amazing.

Anders Nilsen





Earlier this week I was in B&N when I came across the most beautiful cover for Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales. Brad said it looked like a Sufjan cover, I defitely agree. The image above doesn't do it justice, you MUST see it in person. Especially so that you can see the back cover and flaps. I rushed home and looked up the artist and was pleasantly surprised to see that he lives here in Chicago! Anders Nilsen is the illustrator and he's absolutely fantastic. His work is so dreamy and beautiful.

NEW Charlotte Gainsbourg

Charlotte Gainsbourg - IRM from Charlotte Gainsbourg on Vimeo.

I am beyond excited. Charlotte is one of my favorite artists ever and she's doing something new! She's just released a promotional video (above) for her new album IRM (produced, mixed and co-written by Beck). Here's a link to a download of her new single.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

3 Movies To See

Trailers for 3 films that are coming out in the near future. I'm excited!

Gentlemen Broncos

White On Rice


Thursday, October 1, 2009




You won! I sent you an email, but just in case you don't see it..hooray, you're a winner! You won one of the three items in this post.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Swedish Music: Updated!


Hello Saferide


The Radio Department


The Concretes

Taken By Trees5_Fotograf Helena Blomqvist

Taken By Trees


El Perro Del Mar


Loney, Dear


I'm From Barcelona


Jose Gonzalez


The Hives




Jens Lekman


Lykke Li


Fever Ray


The Knife

Here it is! The most updated list of my favorite Swedish bands, artists and musicians. I hope this will bring you all to love Sweden as much as I do. Have any other Swedish artists to recommend? Sweden seems to breed so many great ones already, I can't wait to see how many more emerge in 2010!

Rebecca's Closet


I think I found a new favorite person! Rebecca's blog and Flickr have definitely been a huge inspiration for me lately. We definitely have similar styles and she's so adorable with her cute cute hair and her obsession with tights and boots (like me). I'm always a huge fan of anyone who has a "what I wore" blog that wears anything affordable. Rebecca is able to mix vintage with pieces from target, f21, BCBGeneration and other super affordable places. I love you Rebecca! Just another blog to add to my Google Reader!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ida Filippa





Ida Filippa of By the Girl is only 14! Can you remember being half this cool when you were 14? I can't! I was definitely in my awkward stage. Ida is beautiful and has it all put together. What I love most about her is not only her amazing sense of style, but her silly attitude behind it all. She doesn't take herself too seriously and I love that.

Friday, September 25, 2009


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One winner will receive the item of their choice from up above. The bow headband, small ropey scarf or small holey cowl. Winner will also be able to choose the color of their item. To enter, just comment below! Winner will be chosen at random on Oct. 1!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Positively Melancholy




I'm so in love with the latest photos from Positively Melancholy. So beautiful! Stephanie really puts a realistic beauty into her fashion blog.

Lindsey Burnett





Photos by Lindsey Burnett

Friday, September 11, 2009


Tomorrow is the day I've been waiting for ALL YEAR! The Renegade Craft Fair. Also there's a victory party hosted by GreenPeace (completely unrelated to Renegade). I'll be at both, and you're invited too! See you there.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

IKEA Heights

IKEA Heights from DaveAOK on Vimeo.

Being a huge IKEA fan, this show on Channel 101 couldn't please me more! Honesty, it's kind of cheesy and not really well acted, but I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be. This may be my new favorite show, especially since It's filmed at my old IKEA in Burbank, CA. I'm just impressed that they managed to film this without getting caught.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wild Beasts: Two Dancers


I'm constantly looking on Pitchfork for the "best new albums". I was pleasantly surprised to see Wild Beasts new album Two Dancers on the list. I immediately gave it a listen and was hooked. It's nice to see modern day glam-rock doing successfully. Their video for track 2 (Hooting & Howling) is phenomenal. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Weardrobe Conference


For those of you living in NYC, Weardrobe is having a fantastic conference for fashion bloggers! The conference is from Sept. 4-7 and will feature 19 of our favorite fashion bloggers. Especially our model Katy Seibel of Kansas Couture!

The Indie Rock Coloring Book




I've definitely delayed posting about this for no reason at all. I received The Indie Rock Coloring Book in the mail about 3 weeks ago and have had a lot of time to get coloring. All of the sites that sell this book are very vague about which bands are featured in this lovely coloring bible. However, I will not be vague. The bands/artists included are Devendra Banhart, Rilo Kiley, The New Pornographers, The Shins, Broken Social Scene, Bon Iver, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Iron & Wine, MGMT, Stars, Laura Veirs, Bloc Party, The National, Andrew Bird, Wolf Parade, The Dears, The Magic Numbers, The Tallest Man on Earth, Au Revoir Simone, Wolfmother, Joseph Arthur, Holly Throsby, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, King Creosote, Hayden, Sunset Rubdown, My Brightest Diamond, Elvis Perkins and Noah and the Whale.

The best part about The Indie Rock Coloring Book is that all procedes go to the Yellow Bird Project!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Elinkan moves to Radar Magazine!

Our favorite lookbooker Elin Jonsson has moved her amazingly popular blog to Radar Magazine! This is so exciting, some of our favorite Swedish bloggers are on Radar Magazine already. We can't wait to see the Elinkan blog get bigger and bigger.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Why Do You Let Me Stay Here

I found a new music video for She & Him's Why Do You Let Me Stay Here. If you watch the music video, it pretty much explains itself. I'll post the original video (#1) and the new video (#2). Which do you like better?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Softly Sparkling

My friend (and our model) Ashley made an adorable video with her new Nikon D5000. I thought it was so beautiful I wanted to pass it on. Please check out her blog SLEEPY FAWN for more and more beautiful things.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Two weeks ago (tomorrow) I moved from Kansas City to Chicago, mostly just for fun but also because I'm going back to school. When I first moved in, I had so many boxes! No one thought that the contents of the boxes would fit everywhere, but I was sure that everything had a place. Low and did! Here's some photos of the finished product.

The last photo here is of part of my room. You can see I'm starting to have some issues fitting everything in...but it's working, sort of.