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Candy at Christmas 2011

Candy, my parents’ rat terrier-chihuahua mix prefers to sleep in the middle of all the pillows when possible.


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December 28, 2011 at 8:13 pm

annie, dreamboat annie.

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this has been on repeat all week. in part because i misheard the lyrics as “Heading out this morning, in Tuscon….” and i’ve been dreaming of a L.A. to Houston road trip for a few months now. but also because at less than two minutes long, it’s a dreamy song that begs to be on repeat.

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June 3, 2011 at 9:40 pm

peaceful mountain.

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if it wasn’t already apparent, you should know i have a thing for the desert—the American desert that is, the landscape of dusty plains and rolling mountains dotted with sagebrush and cactus that runs from Texas to California. so, please: let’s hold our breath until we can all afford to spend a week at the Amangiri resort, situated in Utah on border with Arizona.

“Architecturally, the resort has been designed to blend into the landscape with natural hues, materials and textures a feature of the design. The structures are commanding and in proportion with the scale of the natural surroundings, yet provide an intimate setting from which to view and appreciate the landscape.”

(thank you, NotCot and Lancia Trendvisions for introducing me to this!)

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April 7, 2011 at 10:00 pm

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Elizabeth Taylor in Marfa, Texas, on the set of Giant in 1956. i wish i could wear pants like that in the desert.

(image by Frank Worth/Emage International/Getty Images via Vanity Fair.)

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March 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm


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a superfan who’s so perfectly Freaks and Geeks, one very adorable groupie, and captions detailing their every thought at a very private Rural Alberta Advantage show. watch and enjoy and share, please!

director – José Lourenço
cinematographer – James Lourenço
producer – Luke Bryant
production company – Adams Corbet

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January 27, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Christmas in Houston, TX

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the Houston neighbourhood of River Oaks is apparently one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in the US, and unlike many of the wealthy areas in Houston, it’s not an isolated, gated community. it’s right downtown, and the gorgeous homes range from modest colonial revival houses to impressive beaux arts mansions and french-styled chateaus.

and, because everything is bigger in Texas, the residents of River Oaks go all out for Christmas. however, their decorations are not a do-it-yourself job: professionals are hired to put up lights, sometimes wrapping almost every single branch of a tree—the cost of which is rumoured to be in the tens of thousands of dollars range.

is it worth it? tonight we (and dozens of other cars and tour buses) drove around River Oaks and i took some footage of favourite properties.

(please excuse the shaky footage and random family commentary! and enjoy!)

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December 22, 2010 at 1:19 am

ginger bauhaus.

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my friend Jenn and her boyfriend Jack made this incredible ginger bauhaus for the holidays… which is one of those brilliant ideas that we all wish we’d come up with first. modern gingerbread houses? i expect to see a Dwell and Martha Stewart tie-in at the craft shops by Christmas 2011.

Jack is also a very talented illustrator and outlined the entire ginger planning and building process on his blog—including a few pictures of the ginger Mad Men they made with the leftover dough.

(thanks to Jenn for the pictures!)