Saturday, August 26, 2006

Lipstick & Magazines #63: Look

UC Berkeley has launched Calisphere, which provides access to primary sources including historically themed collections for teachers (Popular Culture, Women in the Workforce, San Francisco General Strike) and specially selected websites created by UC profs, librarians, and researchers (Classic American Food, Bathing Beauties...). Not only is it great to have access to the content, but what an attractive and browseable site! Kudos.

San Francisco Hotel Project - gave me a new appreciation for the grungier and less immediately appealing aspects of my city. These photos by Mark Ellinger, who lives in an S.R.O. on 6th Street, are a must-see.

Fertile Ground Zine - I haven't seen a copy yet, but I love the look of this homegrown parenting publication - reminds me of something that would have been published in the 70s-early 80s (except for the blog and website part).

I like these insulated lunch bags from Reusable Bags.

Melamine ice cream cones and Andy Warhol banana split dishes. Cute cute cute.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Lipstick & Magazines #62: Summer

This summer is doing one of these evil fly-by time warps. I can't believe it's already half-way through August! Here's what I've been checking out these last few weeks:

Custom-made author buttons or magnets - cute idea

Stila lipglaze sticks in quite yummy flavors - worthy of a collection

Wallaby yogurt - best. yogurt. ever - try the Maple flavor and go a little wild by adding a few extra drops of maple syrup

Sesame Letterpress coasters

Reprodepot children's gifts. What kid doesn't need a book called Contemplating Your Bellybutton or her own Marimekko bowl and mug set?

Retro Recipes

Handmade paper dolls from Black Apple on

Movies that twist your mind inside out a bit (aka Julie and Rosie movies, because my friend Julie and I only go to the theatre together to see these kinds of movies, especially if they are French and disturbing) - recent DVD releases of this sort include Cache (yes, French) and Sorry, Haters (very American).

One of my new fave writers - Elizabeth Gilbert