so here's a very little-known (ha i wish) fact about me: i am gluttonous as well as greedy.
so imagine my disappointment when i realized i completely missed this while in kansas city last month. i was super-disappointed, ok? because i live for snowcones, you hear?
not only does girlfriend make these delicious-looking treats ON THE SIDE, she (lindsay larick, that is) is half* of the creative force behind hammerpress.
yeah, designer extraordinaire and snowcone master with like the best hair ever. you want to hate her, right? yeah, me too.
read all about exactly how brill she is in this design sponge interview (it ran a week or so after we got back. jeez, grace).
photos shamelessly stolen from le flickr.
*the other half, of course, being brady vest, who joe and i were delighted to meet on our trip. brady even hails from this great state of oklahoma. and his shop. left. us. in. awe. really, we were depressed for a week, that space was so amazingly sweet.
i have yet to watch mad men (waiting to borrow someone's first season), so i carefully avoid any plot news like the plague (or nauseating cloud of cigarette smoke, in this case).
but when it comes to those dresses and those updos (and, let's be honest, dapper men in skinny suits and ties), it's really hard to just say no.
so when i was tipped off to these nobody's sweetheart illustrations for sale as prints or t-shirts, i was immediately drawn (ha, get it) in. if that's not enough, head to said illustrator's flickr photostream for more. or, even, her blog, which is funny and will take up even MORE of your time without you realizing it.
want to get your betty (or joan) on? head over to vintageous.
by caroline duke on Monday, September 29, 2008
this may be the dorkiest post ever, but here goes.
my travel (and love) mate has this bag in yellow, and i want it for myself.
my weekender bags are these awkward things i bought back before our first trip together. we went to cape cod, and i thought the bags were so cape cod.
now, they're so not comfortable or convenient. they make packing a bitch and are not nice to my shoulders.
so i'm looking for something easier and more throw-it-in-the-bag casual.
this is where ll bean comes in. particularly, this bag.
only, obviously, i can't get have it in the same color. because he already has it.
so, green. what do you think? or maybe i like royal. or even navy.
and i think large is the way to go. (there's also medium — a carry-on size — and extra large, so this is actually medium.)
any reader suggestions on all of this? i know you're very concerned about me making the right decision.
UPDATE: on second thought (four seconds later) he doesn't have the rolling duffle, i don't think. but maybe i want that. although the non-rolling variety is amazingly cheap.
by caroline duke on Saturday, September 27, 2008
after seeing tom hanks rocking a pair of clear frames at the emmys, i decided it was time to get really serious about finding some specs of my own.
thankfully, cat tipped me off to a mighty good resource: zenni optical.
skeptical about any pair of glasses (prescription, no less) that doesn't set me back at least a few hundred dollars, i did some research.
i came across this article in slate, which pretty much sealed the deal for me. (i mean, if slate says it's legit, it must be legit, right?)
among other online specs shops are 39dollarglasses.com and eyebuydirect.com (the least janky of the sites).
my favorites (the top right and bottom left) are $19 and $39, respectively. yeah. amazing.
i'll let you know how this turns out.
by caroline duke on Wednesday, September 24, 2008
don't forget that, through the 30th, you can get 15 percent off if you mention greedy girl at stylesmith!
bank account be damned, i plan to get my order in before the end of the month.
and you should too!
thanks again, kelsi!
by caroline duke on Sunday, September 21, 2008
halloween is on my mind all year long. i'm always looking for inspiration for costumes. sadly, when october rolls around, i've forgotten most of what i came up with. this year, i was very careful to keep track of these important things.
joe and i have always (in our two super wonderful years) done the couple costume thing (bear/bear attack boy scout; robot lovers) because it's way more fun that way and it keeps us relevant.
so i'm always pitching ideas to him.
among them for this year, angela chase, as seen above. this would be pretty great and fun, not to mention super-easy to come up with. joe would be jordan catalano, natch.
then, we have the always-fun cancan dancer:
the boy, of course, would be toulouse lautrec. for whatever reason, he's not into it, though. i told him that the monsieur was a result of inbreeding, that he liked to hit the sauce and that he died from syphilis, but still – he's not big on the idea. sounded like a pretty fun costume to me.
more to come ...
by caroline duke on Thursday, September 18, 2008
i think i love you.
i know for sure i am in love with your work.
have you considered moving to oklahoma and taking an apprentice? you should.
you could even skip the hassle of looking for such an apprentice – i'd be glad to volunteer.
my kitchen is about the size of a card deck, but you can call it home base for now.
please let me know if you are interested.
p.s. i could also offer my taste-testing abilities (for free).
by caroline duke on Wednesday, September 17, 2008
this came across today's daily candy, but for anyone who hasn't already seen/loved it, here you go.
i've been on the lookout for a nice buttery leather version for some time now but can't seem to find one for under $1800. but for these sleeves and a removable hood? it may be time to settle.
oh and you can roll it into a ball, which always ranks pretty high on my how-much-more-shit-can-i-cram-into-my-bag list.
if you're not quite sure how you feel about it and need someone to test drive it for you, just let me know. that's what i'm here for.
by caroline duke on Tuesday, September 16, 2008
you may remember amy of project 8256 fame. she's the one who donates a portion of her profits toward amazingly good causes, like, say, helping her sister and brother-in-law adopt from ethiopia.
well, the update is ... they've been approved to adopt not one, but two very lucky siblings!
to celebrate, the sweet new auntie is offering a 'buy two, get one free' special on all prints in her etsy shop through september.
pick your two prints and mention the third that you'd like free in the message to seller! simple and, as always, for a good cause.
congratulations, aunt amy, and best wishes to the new family!
by caroline duke on Friday, September 12, 2008
obviously i'm late in the game on this, but the marc jacobs show?
to echo the thousands who blogged it in a timely fashion, wowee. and to gershwin, no less!
it makes me want to sink right into my winter color fast so i can burst out of it with these crazy colors and prints in the spring.
p.s. speaking of gershwin, if you haven't already seen this, you pretty much have to watch it right this second. it's new york like i like to think it actually exists.
by caroline duke on Friday, September 12, 2008
i'm not much of a tribute person (it being sept. 11 and all), but i was reminded today of how much i love love love this song (new york fixation aside) and thought i'd share the love.
it's back when ryan adams was still cute (dare i say adorable?) and before he got all skeezed out. dude really went downhill after parker posey.
so listen to the song and remember the good times.
if you don't own the cd, you really should. at amazon for $9.97.
p.s. sorry about the shameful mtv plug. best i could find.
by caroline duke on Thursday, September 11, 2008
and i offer my thoughts. you're welcome.
the good ...
i want to look like this every single day.
mr. west rocks my world.
girlfriend's got some hair, and i want it.
how come when she puts on a nice bit of red lipstick, she looks effortlessly gorgeous, and when i do it, i look like an albino clown?
and, the bad ...
anytime i wear anything jersey knit, within 30 minutes i look like i shat my pants. to think she probably paid an arm and a leg for the saggy bottom!
by caroline duke on Wednesday, September 10, 2008