I’m in the process of watching the 1980 TV series, Pride and Prejudice. Elizabeth Garvie is wonderful, but there will only ever be one Elizabeth Bennet for me.Image{Jennifer Ehle, source: Fanpop}




Musician, filmmaker, and artist Sami Sänpäkkilä created this site-specific installation for the Louis Vuitton store in Tokyo. The “stars” in the Starwall are holes drilled in a black wall and lit from behind by the sun during the day, and fluorescent lights in the evening, with the size of the holes corresponding to the brightness of the stars they represent.

Sänpäkkilä writes: “For the gallery space Espace Louis Vuitton in Tokyo, Japan I have chosen the exact middle of the exhibition as the alignment point which is 25th July 2012 at 16.00. This is when the real stars will align with the fake stars drilled on the wall.”

{Sami Sänpäkkilä, Starwall (Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, Japan edition)}


Last night we watched Some Days Are Better Than Others (2010), a wonderful film by Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick. A quiet, deliberate meditation on decay (both emotional and environmental), the film features some truly beautiful cinematography along with stellar performances by Carrie Brownstein and James Mercer. Highly recommended.

{source: Some Days Are Better Than Others website)


This afternoon at the museum I saw a woman wearing a crisp, cream-colored blazer over a bright white silk shirt – and while I don’t normally think of those two colors going well together, the outfit was really more than the sum of its parts.

I’ve already spent an hour looking for cream blazers online, and once I get one, I will begin my year of mixing white, cream, ivory, and gray. You know, living dangerously.

Cream blazer by Jehee Sheen
{source: The Cufflink}

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)