Monday, February 27, 2006

Lipstick & Magazines #48: Goodies

Where-in we admire the following loveliness:

Black Wool Dotted Felt Hat from Pixelgirlshop

"Hairdos" jammies from The Cat's Pajamas

The little mini Mouse Purse at Plain Mabel

The new candy-coated novel Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos

Orbit's Sweet Mint gum - it tastes like chocolate mint! But why?

This amazing Pink Floral Swing Coat for babies - jealous!

The Best of Youth - a six-hour film about an Italian family that you will be ready to watch again immediately

Favorite children's book animals like Maisy and Curious George on USPS stamps

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Lipstick & Magazines #47: Make

I first spotted a big orange Sumo Bag at a happening Valencia St. apartment, then cozied up to them in the lounges at Sundance. They're super-cool, filled with little foam beads that conform to your body and hold your shape whether you sit down daintily or launch yourself at it.

For a well-made bag, I've been eyeing Sherpani - "yoga style," "urban pack," even an almost cool fanny pack (here called "small waist pack"). They have a great, slim, close-to-the-body cut.

Geek out a bit with How Products Are Made. From action figures to scratch and sniff to TV dinners, this text-heavy site offers a step-by-step process with manual-style line drawings to entertain and inform you. A great reference site.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Lipstick & Magazines #46: Lit

I've been stumbling upon some really lovely novels lately. Not necessarily joyous, heartwarming books, but sad, heartful, contemplative ones, so-called "domestic" novels, about life and love and families and flaws. If you're in the mood for the same:

The Center of Winter by Marya Hornbacher

A Wild Ride Up the Cupboards by Ann Bauer

The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards

Torch by Cheryl Strayed

And then if you want to lighten it up, I loved The Brooklyn Follies by Paul Auster and continue to love the obscene sweetness at The Daily Kitten.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Lipstick & Magazines #45: Want

Just pure consumer desire here:

Patchwork doll postcards and stuffed robots from Wee Wonderfuls.

Oh-so adorable measuring tape bow bracelet from Fred Flare.

Just about everything from Feisty Elle, but particularly the pinwheel broaches and hair clips.

Tarina Tarantino's lucite owl earrings. Wowee.

Johnny Cupcakes t-shirts.