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If “riding bikes through the Garden District of New Orleans on a warm April afternoon” is not on your bucket list, you need to fix that right quick.

Omar’s tutorial

I could watch these guys all day long. Someone please give Omar a show.


Jon introduced me to another app for photos called picfx. It allows you to apply all sorts of textures and frames to the photos you take with your phone, and this particular texture is called Plastic Wood. Jon usually uses three or four apps to create his photos, and watching him is seriously like watching [...]


This is one of the many poetic trees in the Garden District of New Orleans where we spent five days last week. The heat… the fragrance in the air… the tingle of the sun on my skin. I am thinking of these things as I look out the window and see that it just started [...]

A peek inside our day, the third hour

(The first fifteen minutes can be seen here. The first hour can be seen here. The second hour is here.) Jon gets a head start on his day since he won’t go to spin class with me. His excuses are 1) he’s not really into that kind of torture, and 2) I’d inevitably make it [...]

Tiny Planet

Jon introduced me to an app called Tiny Planet that takes photos from your phone and turns them into pieces like this. Note: I am not affiliated with the makers of this application in any way, I just saw what Jon was doing with his photos (seriously amazing things like this, and this, and this) [...]

Marika Shaw

This is Marika Anthony Shaw, a violinist who tours with Arcade Fire. You think a violinist couldn’t rock out as hard as a guitarist, but you do not want to mess with this woman. She had just as much presence as anyone up there, and you can see here just how much she was feeling [...]

Shut up.

It’s no secret to anyone reading this website that I wish I possessed the ability to dance, when in fact I possess the opposite. So. From Spike Jonze: The other day, I was lucky enough to be at an event to bring the arts back into schools and got to see an amazing collaboration between [...]


This is Régine Chassagne, one of the lead members of Arcade Fire. She’s also married to the lead singer, Win. Here she’s playing the accordion, obviously, but throughout their set she switched from this instrument to drums to keyboards to hurdy-gurdy. It was something very special to witness, all this huge talent in such tiny [...]

A dog and a Saarinen replica

This corner table and chairs matched the era of our old house perfectly, but I like the eclectic feel it brings to this nook in the living room of our new, more traditional house. Chuck doesn’t give a shit.