Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Jan Balet

I have had an obsession with mid-century ranch homes for the past two years.

There is something so appealing about the open layout. I picture a fireplace that is always on, a warm glow in contrast to cool slate and an out-of-place camel back sofa. It works. Trust me.

Jan Balet did this amazing illustration for BH&G in the late 50's. His drawings are inspiring. See more here.

Friday, December 19, 2008


This song feels like the snow-week we've had.

With melody....

Bon Iver - Babys

New EP out Jan. 20th.

Best Behavior.

I'm your biggest fan.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Famous images from the 20th century re-enacted by senior citizens.

Thank you.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Are you popular?

1947 educational video.

Are You Popular?
With the end of World War II, the wars at home began: women were forced to yield their wartime jobs to men; cities stagnated while suburbs blossomed; friends of the Soviet Union turned their backs on communism; and kids got to be kids again. Like their counterparts in other parts of the world, American youth bore the brunt of the nation's wartime social problems. While parents were shipped overseas or worked long hours in defense plants, kids were often left to fend for themselves. Many dropped out of school and took factory jobs. Juvenile crime and delinquency increased dramatically and were publicized as major social problems. Teenagers indulged in considerable sexual self-expression and made headlines for doing so, especially the "Victory Girls" who slept with servicemen. Finally, the young began to believe that nothing mattered, that the future was not worth living for.


The Material Review

New favorite obsession.

Images via: The Material Review

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sweet, Sweet Dreams.

Wintery ones. Like about waking up to snow on Sunday morning and walking to get coffee and breakie with the ones you love.

Comfy cozy. Snug in a rug. Two little bugs. One antlered sleeping bag.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Ted Sears' Family Christmas Cards

These are possibly the cutest and most clever cards I have seen in ages. They were done by Ted Sears, a Disney animator during the "golden age of disney." He did stuff like Cinderella, Dumbo Alice in Wonderland and Snow White. All the goodies.

And the cards are to die for.

(Photos via molliesc on flickr.)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Mad Men

can't. stop. watching.


how they drink & smoke all the time.
the exaggeration of stereotypical gender roles.
the clothes.
the music.
the art direction.

xoxox Mad Men

Me too.

Love this illustration by Patrick Moberg.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I made an online advent calendar with my friend JFP.

So. Much. Fun.

Jesses in Dresses
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