Tuesday, May 29, 2012



i watched heima last week. it documents sigur ros' series of free concerts they played in iceland. of course beautiful scenery and music cuts through the film. i found myself tearing up right from the start watching an old man walking with two children to a performance. in small villages, pretty much all the inhabitants seem to have attended the shows, if not for the music, for the gathering with each other. sweet. 

i saw sigur ros play in 2006 at the beautiful marin county civic center—i think it must have been the tour that ended with this series—and it may have been my favorite show experience. definitely my favorite big show. floaty, dreamy, eerie, as one might expect. but strange to feel like the entire (huge) audience was in that same floaty dreamy space. the audience seemed so quiet and relaxed and groovy—like we'd all had massages and sat in the sauna. peaceful.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012



some instagrams of late. (pinky leon is making a nice shape in this one, no?) 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

william wondriska

from  a long piece of string

love this folk dance found on rosa pomar's blog  
a very different kind of freestyle dancing
and choreographed by this same (from above link) anthony lee: wildfire and somebody that i used to know

Saturday, May 12, 2012

sun sipping


julie's coffee and tea garden in alameda has a great back patio, with bright sun covered benches and shady coves and everything in between, plus plants and iron wings.

weekday carnival, a finnish blog

my cousin lotta's fashion, etc. blog (for swedish åhlens department store) is back 

this calls for a swedish song: redan glömda

Friday, May 11, 2012

hi little dog.

fenster spring break
beach house zebra

Saturday, May 05, 2012

thomsen's and vines


i love finding new favorite spots in alameda. i keep thinking i've seen all the cool stuff in alameda, but not so, luckily. this morning i discovered thomsen's garden center/vines cafe run by husband (in the cafe upstairs) and wife (in garden center downstairs). they've been there over 30 years and the place is super charming, with nooks with benches and surprises all over the cafe—birds flying above the molding, patterned floor, stained glass windows. i had to have a fika and buy a couple of plants, which i plan to hang stephanie style.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

reuben margolin


a few years ago i saw this make episode on reuben margolin, an sf kinetic sculptor. randomly, last weekend, i saw one of his pieces, tule wave, in real life at the david brower gallery in berkeley. so beautiful and calming. see it in motion.