Dizzy Swallows

Fools of April

April 1st, 2011 1 Comment

Happy Friday my darlings and Happy April Fool’s day! As one of the most gullible people in my close circle of friends, today has historically been a bit jumpy for me. Just yesterday, one of my favorite folk music blogs, Timber and Steel, got me with what should have been an obvious prank…if I’d remembered we’re a day behind those Aussies. Jacob kindly pointed out that it was their April 1st, after I’d huffed and puffed about how the mighty have fallen. (See the article here)

For this cheeky lark of a day, I’ve gathered together a few of my favorite April Fool’s jokes, both past and present. Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

In 1986, The Parisien reported to a flabbergasted French nation that the Eiffle Tower was to be dismantled and reconstructed in Paris’ new Euro Disney theme park. In its place would be erected a … Continue reading

Little Bits for a Monday

February 21st, 2011

Happy happy day! Lykke Li released another song off her new album, Wounded Rhymes, on Friday! Ms. Li describes the track, “Lust Out Of Love”, as one of her personal favorites and I am inclined to agree. What do you think?

I’m a huge sucker for stunning jewelery, especially if it involves pointy, toothy, or feathered goodness. This crowd-stopping quill necklace from Lulu Frost is a winner in my book. Love the earrings too!

Classy fashionistas know that a little mystery goes a long way. This slinky, thigh exposing, slit skirt from Bec & Bridge is a sultry whisper among the siren scream of mini-skirts.

Via Highsnobette.

I am in love with Bagatelles&co’s retro inspired clutches and purses. Each one is handmade from vintage silk, liberty fabric, or brocade remnants, for guaranteed uniqueness. If you want to go a step further, they can even be personalized with names … Continue reading

Put a Bird on It!

January 26th, 2011

Oh lordy. Cracking up this morning over the “Straight up got dust in my eye!” clip from Portlandia, a hilarious commentary on trends in craft/design. Guilty as charged people. Though my birds at least have a childhood story behind them…

Via My Love For You is a Stampede of Horses.Continue reading