Monthly Archives: October 2010

Weekend Links #3

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things that I have enjoyed, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I experienced this week:
1. Hearing the excitement grow for Little Winter on 6 and 7 November. If you’re in Portland, you should go to this handmade market with over 20 artists.
2. Reading ‘A Fiction Reader’s Guide to Social Interaction‘ in The Bygone Bureau.
3. Checking in on 100 Days of Active Resistance 32 days into the project (above image by Matthew Senkowycz on Day 8).
4. Watching the trailer for Trainwriting in Berlin, a documentary the graffiti scene in the German capital (via Freunde von Freunden).
5. Partaking in a much-needed Mexican food splurge with Sarah and drinks at Café Brecht.
6. Exploring the world with Globe Genie, a creation of MIT grad student Joe McMichael.
7. Listening to CocoRosie in preparation for their concert Monday night. Click the link below to listen to a live performance in Seattle.

Whale and Ship Pumpkins

Happy Halloween! Living in a country that doesn’t (really) have Halloween traditions makes me long for it even more. Caramel covered apples, candy corn, bobbing for apples, trick or treating, jack-o-lanterns, and the joy of planning the perfect costume. Nevertheless, I will cook some pumpkin soup and watch Don Knotts in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, a family tradition, and maybe one small ghost will visit my doorstep for a treat. Eat some candy for me and enjoy these beautifully carved pumpkins from quaint living (via spaceships).

A Daily Glimpse of Autumn

My bike ride to work takes me through one of the most picturesque parks in Amsterdam, where I get a daily glimpse of autumn deepening its hold on the city. Cycling past the trees every day gives me the time to observe the diminishing numbers of leaves and their darkening shades. For my part, I’m on a serious apple cider kick. It’s my favorite drink to feel cozy especially once I’ve come in from a ride (image from futurowoman).

Wanderlust: Vintage on Wheels

My upcoming trip to Portland in December/January becomes more exciting every day and my To Do list is growing concurrently. I’m gathering recommendations of restaurants from Lemon Basil, stores from Unruly Things and Modish, and catching up on the street style with Urban Weeds. And the excitement continues to build with Frolic and Honey Kennedy. Etc.

The list is long, but one Must Do is a visit to Wanderlust, a vintage boutique on wheels making its way around Portland (via Modish). What else is new and not to be missed in Portland?

Weekend Links #2

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. The weekly post is my chance to share with you a few things that I have enjoyed throughout the week, in a list compiled during the weekend. I hope you enjoy them as well.

A few things I enjoyed online this week:
1. Looking at the photography from 1010, a photographic project with 10 photographs from 10 photographers taken on 10/10/10 (above image by Hilda Grahnat – what is it about cobblestone in Berlin that is so recognizable?)
2. Watching a short video about Tokyo (via The Dreamer gallery)
3. Wishing for the Juliette Hogan Winter 10 ‘so pretty it hurts’ collection. Yes, it does. Especially with no stockists or boutiques in Europe (image below)
4. Listening to the lovely song Chaka Chaka by Las Acevedo on NPR Alt Latino
5. Watching this short video about desk spaces (via the post family)
6. Exploring Out My Window, an interactive multimedia project by Katherina Cizek (via @michabruinvels)

A Stroll down the Slatuinenweg

Slatuinenweg (translated as lettuce gardens way) is a little road around the corner from where I live. Quite literally, it was once used as a walking path to the vegetable or salad gardens. Constructed in 1697, it’s quite an usual – and old – street. Instead of the five-story apartments typically found in the center of Amsterdam, the houses along the Slatuinenweg are quite small. Some are even built out of wood (houthuis), a rarity in this part of the world. Isn’t it a cute street?

Akos Major Photography

Beautiful images from the Hungarian photographer Akos Major. All very wintery and serene. I will imagine this in my mind as I bundle up to face the autumn winds on my bike.

The images above and immediately below were taken in Hallstatt, Austria. The last two images are of a forest, somewhere. (via constant wanderlust)