Friday, November 30, 2007

This Weekend

Tonight: Meet Diego Luna at his film screening at the National Portrait Gallery, 7pm; MIA at Sonar

Tomorrow: Death of Mr. Lazarescu screening, 2pm

Sunday: Zoolights at the National Zoo, 6pn

Wait a Minute Hold on Dawg

Video posting overload this week, sorry, but I could not resist this one.

ps I had the pleasure of witnessing Kels' 2 hour show live last week and he definitely took a cellphone call during his performance to segway into "Real Talk" and I laughed my ass off.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ebay Lust

Rare Rosemary's Baby Pin

pic from ebay seller

Deeper Luxury

How does your It bag brand rank? A great report from WWF UK about luxury brand rankings in regards to social responsibility and sustainability.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Sensual Seduction

LOVE THIS! It's good to know Snoop doesn't take himself too seriously.

Object Lust

Nicole Poko Artwork

image from shiny squirrel

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Go All Out

pic from hu's site

Hu's Shoes is having a 25% off sale on everything online til Dec 2...what a great excuse to splurge. On those McQueen heels--the heel is a naked lady for christ's sake!

Jungle Life

The winter is closing in on DC, even though today's high is 58 degrees fahrenheit. Sometimes I think winter is more of a state of mind than a temperature. When the Christmas decorations go up, and the leaves fall off the trees, it doesn't matter how warm it is outside, I still feel like bundling up and drinking cocoa. But it also makes me long for spring (I'm a perpetual-heat kind of girl, welcoming global warming and all its effects). This wonderful project from Cookie magazine lets you capture a bit of spring in your home to ward off the chills:

Make a terrarium--to remind you of warmer times or to gift to someone who longs for the greenery of spring.

pic from cookie website

Monday, November 26, 2007

This Week

So, maybe I dropped the posting ball last week, but I'm back with a vengeance.

Tuesday: Yellow Fever at St. Ex

Wednesday: CMONWEALTH DC ANNIVERSARY PARTY! This shit is guaranteed to rock, as their grand opening party earlier this year destroyed (if hobnobbing with the Clipse is your idea of fun).

Thursday: Amy Sedaris at Sixth and I; MIA at 9:30 Club

Monday, November 19, 2007


Don't miss: the Mircea Cantor Black Box piece at the Hirshorn. Definitely not vegan. ends Dec 9th!

Setchi DC

Have you checked out the new DC eco-boutique Setchi? It' s a welcome addition to the consumerism of Georgetown...sure, it still promotes buying things, but at least the products are ethical and the space itself is somewhat sustainable. They've used recycled materials to craft the store and donate some profits to environmental causes. In case you avoid Georgetown (I would too if not for the irresistable Harmony Cafe), they just started an online shop!

This Week

film still from AFI site

Sorry I didn't get anything up for last week's recs (I was checking out 40Bond and sulking at Opening Ceremony's prices), but I am back on the ball this week.

Monday: Akamas at AFI (a film about Cyprus!!!), 9pm

Tuesday: Black Dice, Pissed Jeans at RnR Hotel

Wednesday: The Rub (kind of) at FIVE;

Thursday: I bet you will be eating and working on your Netflix queue

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Pay it Foward

Taking part in this because I couldn't resist Renee's offer:

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

Ebay Lust

Don Cherry - Mu First Part

Self Explanatory

Buy Less Crap: my sentiments exactly on the (Red) campaign/capitalist "charity". I believe they have yet to make enough money to actually donate anything--thanks Bono.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Freshfarm Dolcezza

courtesy of Cathy's cellphone

Earlier this fall the fair Fiona recommended Dolcezza, the delectable Argentine gelato joint in G-town. Well, they have become even sweeter and fresher with a stand at the Freshfarm outdoor market in Dupont on Sundays. One look at their menu board and you are instantly warmed by flavors like Apple Cider Clove, Ricotta Honey, and Longneck Pumpkin, made with fresh ingredients supplied by Freshfarm local farmers. I love it when good things get even better.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


The Renwick Gallery has an exhibition of quilts through January 28.

Quilts may be meant to keep you warm at night, but as this exhibition shows, they can also possess hypnotic, kaleidescopic beauty that changes shape before your eyes if you stare at them long enough.

Friday, November 9, 2007

This Weekend

pic from

Tonight: Shohei Imamura's retrospective film Pigs and Battleships at 7 at Freer and Sackler; Jay-Z at Love
Saturday: Get your kiddie fix with great tunes at Pancake Mountain dvd release and dance party at the Avalon at 10am; Eartha Kitt at Warner
Sunday: Feel the beats at Yamato taiko drumming show at Lisner; keep feeling them at Prince vs. Michael Jackson vs. Rick James dance party at Black Cat


I've mentioned my love for artsy Australian label Perks and Mini before, but I have to gush about them once more. Their stocklists for the US are super limited, yet, innovative DC/Norfolk boutique Commonwealth has brought some items to our area. Shop local!
pic from Cmon site

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Just got word of this:

Everything in the store will be 15% off and we’ll be serving snacksand drinks from 5-9ish.Yeah!

2314 18th Street NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Refreshments from 5-9pm

If you stop by, don't miss the Moonblood Tees, the awesome and totally affordable vintage pieces handpicked by Daisy Lacy and especially the great reworked jewelry she makes.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Surface 2 Air

pics from surface 2 air site

Design collective Surface 2 Air has begun peddling women's clothing, expanding their reach into fashion some more. The ads they did for Tsumori Chisato rocked my world and the were also responsible for the music video for that song you couldn't escape last year--in short, they know what they are doing design-wise. Their men's line is available at the Barney's Co-op in Georgetown, who knows if we will ever see the women's stuff in DC.

This Week

Monday: Three films from the EU Film Showcase showing at AFI

Tuesday: Control at E Street Cinema

Wednesday: Mum at Historic Sixth and I Synagogue

Thursday: Partyline at Velvet Lounge

Friday, November 2, 2007

UNusual Suspects Recs

I decided to go through the vendor gallery for the Craft Fair tomorrow and pick out some stellar crafters. I've never seen these products in the flesh, but jugding from their internet offerings, I would totally check them out!

- Brookadelphia tongue-in-cheek jewelry

- Ugly Kitty awesome vintage-y address file boxes

all pics from sellers' sites

This Weekend

pic from bread and puppet site

Tonight: Bread and Puppet perform at St. Stephens, 8pm; Morrissey at DAR;

Tomorrow: UNusual Suspects Craft Festival; Cusp sale starts; The Thermals at Black Cat; I think Bread and Puppet are performing again?

Sunday: Winona LaDuke at American Indian Museum, 3:30 pm; Caetano Veloso at Lisner

a very political/activist-y weekend indeed!

Thursday, November 1, 2007