fun : a few favorites


print + press : lotta jansdotter

Hi Everyone -

Thank you so much for your feedback on the quest for the perfect Messenger Bag, which might end-up being a perfect Tote, or a Yoga Mat Tote! I'm going to share the post and comments with the owner next week, so if you haven't left a comment - love them or not - please do. I'll let you know what happens, but I know your thoughts will be seriously considered.

[Note 2.20.09: I spoke briefly with the owner of Tusk today and he is game! Phew!]

This week, my doctor is in big trouble. I know the flu shot has nothing to do with getting a cold, but I have a cold and I blame him. In my opinion, it's 'thisclose' to being the flu with aches & pains and a Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer-style nozzle
in both look, sound and feel. Anyway, today's favorites make me feel much better and I hope they'll keep the a-a-a-achews! away from you, too. Spring is on the horizon in these parts and there's no time for a cold. Have a great weekend!

xo, Cindy

Art
: Abby & Chelsea's collaboration called print + press
is a perfect example of how using similar materials (ink + paper) can result in completely different outcomes.

Earth : Vivid and up close satellite images of the good, the bad and the ugly of our dear planet on GeoEye (via VSL).

Fun : My brother sent me this video of George Carlin talking about finding a place for your stuff. It's funny and so true. We love our stuff!

Music : So excited about the new album, Middle Cyclone, to be released by Neko Case on March 3rd. I think her voice is so distinctively clear and cool. Some guests include M. Ward, Sarah Harmer, Los Lobos, The Sadies, The Lilys, and Giant Sand. I love the album art, too. (iTunes : Amazon)

Stationery : Lovely Vana of Le Papier Studio made a special 2009 calendar for our Tusk wholesale clients this past holiday. Her work is wonderful and so is she.

Yums : I'm not a big fan of chicken wings. Might be because I always got the drum stick as a kid. I do love Ken's Buffalo Wing Marinade on my chicken cutlet sandwich, though.

19 comments:

please sir said...

I have a cold too...I feel your pain. Let's drink tea together! I think there is a bug going around. Lovely picks as usual - love the art selection.

Vana said...

Awww Cindy- you made my day! Thanks dear!

cindy : quaint said...

hope you both feel better and get some rest! i need those aloe vera, lotion-enriched tissues like yesterday!

Grace@PoeticHome said...

I hope you feel better soon -- quick on the road to recovery! I love the image you have on the post, and that photograph makes me quite happy and serene.

hmstrjam said...

roast a whole chicken with lots of herbs and fill the house with the yummy smells!

cindy : quaint said...

thanks grace and a nice roasted chicken sounds good to me jamie. when can you come over ;)?

Tartelette said...

Hope you feel better soon! If only I could bring you some of the lentil soup I made tonight...Love that picture with the vase in it!

Elizabeth said...

Get well Cindy!!!

cindy : quaint said...

i'll imagine the soup, helen! thanks elizabeth!

jess gonacha said...

excellent links, as always! and i hope you feel better soon-- i had a cold last week, and they are just the pits! i'll send you thoughts of vitamin c.... :)

aimee said...

oh i hope that messenger bag comes into being! take care of yourself, cindy :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I *love* buffalo wings. This weekend I'm trying buffalo tofu "wings" for the first time. I hope they turn out well!

Julia said...

What a great display of talent and art! I hope you're feeling heaps better soon, darling~

XOXO

Bonbon Oiseau said...

ooo--feel better cindy! how great you got vana to do your client calenders! hooray talented blog friends!!!

cindy : quaint said...

thanks so much ladies!

deb, it's nice send some business to my blogging friends when i can.

julie king said...

sorry to hear you have a cold. sending you a cup of hot tea and a bowl of homemade chicken soup!! loved the carlin video. and the calenders are wonderful!

dolcechic said...

Feel better, Cindy! Love your favorites (as usual)

ambika said...

I think you might be the third blogger I've come across in my reader who's sick this morning alone! Something's going around, that's for sure.

L'Atelier said...

something definitly went around last week- i had a tummybug, its the change of seasons i suppose- you guys are getting spring and here autumn is creeping in
arent the girls and their print+press project just fab? sadly i can't order it :( they only deliver to the us.
hope you get better soon Cindy!
(i can't believe i missed this post!!! i must have a brain bug too)
ps whats your email?
xo