Saturday, July 24, 2010

The (garage) Studio

So, along with fixing up our house, we've got a lot of work to do on the studio. It needs so much work that it doesn't feel much like an art space right now... more like a garage with a bunch of junk in it. Here are some Polaroids of the studio in its prime.

Jonathan and Mia in the studio

Jonathan and Mia in the studio

Jonathan and Mia in the studio

Friday, July 23, 2010

rock 'n' roll fever

I watched The Runaways last night. Now I have rock 'n' roll fever. An indulgent part of my afternoon was spent looking through old footage of those infamous girlies and I came across this perfect interview with Cherie Currie.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Island Oasis

While the rest of our house remains messy and under construction, we have this perfect little island in our kitchen.


It's really just an old butcher block that my folks bought when they were a young couple. The wood is worn and distressed but we totally love it, and it's an ideal compliment to the newly tiled floor.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


street soccer
Today is the final game of the World Cup...

pro palermo - roma
... so we'll be going to Bernadette's for brunch and beer while we watch.


Grandpa Soccer

gonna be famous

Walter Tull, footballer, in Tottenham Hotspur kit, 1909-11

Cigarette Card - Tottenham Hotspur 1901

NPAA soccer 1989


Soccer with your mind

5th Grade Soccer Team

Action shot

brasil bi campeao 1962 Lp-cover
My favorites teams—the ones I was rooting for—have already been knocked out of the tournament...

Basingstoke Town Football Club (Early 1960's)

Basingstoke Town Football Club (Early 1960's)
... but that doesn't make it any less exciting...


IMG_3605b - Vintage Youth Soccer Pic
... because whoever wins today will be making history.

Finto old soccer

Goalkeeper Vision

BFC 1895


In Panca

In approximately 105 minutes it will all be over. And a new team will add it's name to the list of World Cup winners.

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Just finished taking some head shots of my sister from another mister. She's going to be a famous model some day.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Coco and Igor

I think I'll never get tired of seeing movies about Coco Chanel.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

missin' our kitchen

Now that our kitchen floor is (pretty much) finished, we can start to put everything back in it's place. I've been looking around for some inspiration as we redecorate and reorganize...

We have a little breakfast nook that I can't wait to refurnish.

I think this is actually a garage, but what a great look for any room in the house.

The details are my favorite part. I may even have to buy this sweet bread box that I found here.

I adore that old stove. I'd love to have some dreamy and unusual color like that on an antique appliance.

The tile & curtain combo above sort of reminds me of our new bathroom colors.

And someday, we will have our very own Le Cruset pot to place atop the stove.

{I hope I get all these photo credits right. If you notice a mistake I've made, please don't hesitate to let me know... 1) with the lovely green chairs; 2) a perfect breakfast nook; 3) checkerboard floor ; 4) red room; 5) green room; 6) sweet lil' bread box; 7) bunt pan walls & 8) minty stove; 9) vintage utensils; 10) blue tile with yellow curtains; 11) dreamy table & lantern lighting; 12) hanging pots; 13) citrus, tulips & Le Cruset; 14) our future cookware.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July to my American friends and neighbors. Hope your weekend is full of fun and fireworks. And for those of you in other countries, happy Sunday.

School children, half of Polish and half of Italian descent, at a festival in May 1942, Southington, Conn. (LOC)

At Beecher Street School, whose student body consists of half Americans of Italian descent and half of Americans of Polish descent, Southington, Conn. The Queen of the May was Emily Schwak, of Polish extraction; the King, Philip D'Agostino, of Italian (LO

I once spent a Sunday 4th of July in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nothing happened. Everyone pretended like it wasn't Independence Day at all. We celebrated on Monday instead. By then it was the 5th of July.

Children stage a patriotic demonstration, Southington, Conn. (LOC)

{images from the Library of Congress}

Friday, July 2, 2010

fine fancy Friday

Woman putting on her lipstick in a park with Union Station behind her, Washington, D.C. (LOC)

Oooh, I just love Friday! Think I'll change out of my flip flops and into some heels and take my man out on the town.

Hope this weekend gives you a reason to get all dolled up.


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