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Little Bits for a Monday

Little Bits for a Monday

April 18th, 2011

My sweets, how was your weekend? I hardly feel like I have time to catch my breath before we dash off again, this time to Vancouver. But more on my crazy wedding travels later in the week.

This morning I’d like to share a song and video from one of my favorite new discoveries, an all girl quartet out of Los Angeles that goes by the (kick-ass) name Warpaint. The song, “Stars”, is from the group’s 2009 EP, Exquisite Corpse, but you can hear their latest album, The Fool here. Their music combines hypnotic vocals with intricate guitar, and heavy post-punk rhythms that come together to form something between ambient horror and an intimate, effortless lullaby.

The film was shot in the ashes of the Angeles National Forest by Adam Harding, and makes me miss all my college girlies.

Though it is still sweatshirt weather here in Seattle, our brief jaunt to LA has me thinking about sundresses. For a unexpected (and slightly gothic) departure from pastels and floral patterns, may I offer you this tank dress by Pleasure Principle. Available at Seven NY, but I think it would make one amazing DIY project.

Via Highsnobette, photo viaSeven NY.

With weddings on the brain, I recently came across this amazing invitation. Made by DJs Mike and Karen for their nuptials, it acts as a fully functional record player, complete with a song by the couple. Though I shudder to think what this cost, it is certainly one invitation that won’t be forgotten in a hurry.


Via 100 Layer Cake

If there is one item my kitchen cannot go without it is fresh herbs. Infinity more flavorful than their dessicated brethren, these aromatic beauties can instantly enhance soups, pastas, eggs, breads…you name it. One use I have yet to try is herb-infused spirits. Rebecca from BananaSaurus Rex recently did a guest post for Poppytalk that has me ready to change that in a hurry.

Photo by Rebecca Thoms Hanley.

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