Thursday, August 27, 2009


This Target commercial has been out for a while. But, for some reason it sort pops into my mind now and then. When I watch this ad, it puts me at ease. Happy people, enjoying simple activities. It makes me want to pop some popcorn (the real way, with melted butter), crawl under a blanket on my couch, and watch a movie. Tough times don't have to be unhappy.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pecha Kucha Night!

What the hell is Pecha Kucha Night?

That's what I said too. Here is a description taken off their website:

Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. This is a† demand that seems to be global – as Pecha Kucha Night, without any pushing, has spread virally to over 100 cities across the world. Find a location and join the conversation.

I think it’s such a great opportunity to be seen and heard. Tonight there is a Pecha Kucha night and I am thinking of attending, out of pure curiosity. It sounds completely fun and inspiring. It is taking place at BAR in New Haven at 7:30. More information can be found here on their website.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chez Chanel

When I heard about the upcoming movie, Coco Avant Chanel. I dropped everything to immediately watch the trailer. Audrey Tautou (one of my favorite actresses) plays Gabrielle Coco Chanel- which is reason alone, to see the film.

After seeing the trailer, I decided I MUST own the soundtrack. It was an impulse buy, but a successful one. There is one particular song, as I sat at my desk and listened with my headphones, I felt as if my chair lifted off the ground and I was floating around the room. My office was transformed into a ballroom. My coworkers were guests and I was having my first dance at the most exquisite and romantic wedding I could ever imagine. The song is Chez Chanel. Click below to listen.

I love this song

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday stroll

Today my husband and I decided to take our daughter for a walk through Yale. She is only 1, but we figured it's never too early to look at colleges. ;) We live about 15 minutes away from Yale, but for some reason, never walk through to explore the campus. We peeked through the gates and examined the details of the architecture. The dorms look like castles. I daydreamed about what it would be like to live and study there.

Monday, August 17, 2009

happy birdies

I love these little birdies! If my daughter was a little older, I would buy her one. They were created by SugarElf. They can be purchased in her Etsy store.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ellen Forney

I came across some really different wedding invitations done by illustrator Ellen Forney. She incorporates a custom portrait into the invitation as well hand drawn type...actually, hand drawn everything! So if you, or someone you know, is looking for a way to avoid the typical invitation- Call Ellen! She does more than wedding invitations- check out her fun comics, too.

These would definitely get my attention in the mail.