12.30.2011

BEST ALBUMS OF 2011

in no particular order....

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2011 (that I've listened to)


1. The King is Dead - Decemberists


2. Cats Eyes - Cats Eyes


3. Badlands - Dirty Beaches


4. Zonoscope - Cut Copy


5. Arabia Mountain - Black Lips


6. Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes


7. Skying - The Horrors


8. Looping State of mind - The Field


9. Cults - Cults


10. Within and Without - Washed Out

Honorable mentions: Wild Flag - Wild Flag, Build a Rock Boy! - Elbow, Angles - The Strokes, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming - M83, Father, Son, Holy Ghost - Girls, D - White Denim

BEST FILMS OF 2011


in no particular order....

TOP 10 MOVIES OF 2011 (that I've seen)



1. Drive
2. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
3. Hanna
4. Bridesmaids
5. Midnight in Paris
6. Super 8
7. The Help
8. Our Idiot Brother
9. The Muppets
10. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Honorable mentions: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Films I still need to desperately see: Martha Marcy May Marlene, Melancholia, The Descendants, The Artist, Beginners, Young Adult, The Ides of March

12.15.2011

MOCIUN




Check out this inspirational /blog from my good friend Caitlin. Be sure and check out her website too! /LINK



12.12.2011

SCOUT SOAP


Here's a great stocking stuffer item! These awesome sets of soap from Izola are so cool. Wonderful packaging and cute designs. Check out all the sets here. /LINK

JAMITDOWN MIXTAPE VOL. 21




Question to my readers...I'm looking for a new format to share my mixtapes since MobileMe will be discontinued soon. Do any of you recommend a file sharing site or media player for streaming mixes? Please leave a comment with your suggestions! Thanks again for listening!


12.05.2011

FLORAL PRINTED NECKTIES




General Knot & Co. are currently offering some wonderful printed neckties. Check them all out here. /LINK

BEAUTIFUL BULBS


Restoration Hardware continues to amaze me with the awesome items they are offering this Holiday. These Edison style filament bulbs are gorgeous. I need to get my hands on some of these! You can check them all out here. /LINK

And to see more /WANTS of my own, click here /SVPPLY

12.01.2011

JUNKYARD JEANS





Eric Schrader and team at Junkyard Jeans located in Boise, ID make some of the best authentic hand machine chain stitch work I've seen. Check out the website for more images and info /LINK


11.17.2011

11.14.2011

REBEL YOUTH








One of the greatest books ever. I love to go back and get re-inspired every time I pick it up. Check out more images here on /Howtoberetronaut. And purchase your own copy here. /BUY


11.12.2011

BUG COLLECTOR

What an awesome ring! I love insects and I love collecting them. This ring is hot. Sterling silver and gold enamel. /LINK

11.07.2011

MODERN QUILTS

Here are two very talented and creative artists making some very modern and inspiring quilts.



DRINKS MIXER

I originally found this website on my iphone whiles earching for a Japanese Fizz recipe. While this website may not list hard to find mixology recipes, it does offer a pretty vast range of cocktails, and provides a variety of ways to search. With the Holidays right around the corner I'm stocking up on some new cocktails for the family! Try it out here. /LINK

11.04.2011

PRE GIFT GUIDE, GIFT GUIDE

Restoration Hardware has made my gifting season much easier by releasing an awesome collection of gifts and stocking stuffers for the upcoming Holidays. Here are a few of my favs so far.

Faux Furs

The Camper's Essentials

The Homemaker

Click below to see more personal favs

10.28.2011

OCT SLOW

Sorry for the lack of posts this month. I've been having some computer issues but should be good as new for November.

Everyone have a fun and safe Halloween weekend!


- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

10.16.2011

iOS 5

Here are some of the new features of iOS 5 that I find useful, long awaited, or just plain cool. 



1.Wireless Sync. Finally iOS 5 devices will sync, backup, and perform software updates wirelessly once connected to an AC outlet. No more need for USB cords! Now this can all happen while your phone charges at night while you sleep.


2. Keyboard Shortcuts. I find myself texting the same group messages all the time. For example I might txt, "Hey, whats going on this weekend?" to a group of my friends. Now I can set that phrase to auto fill when I type "hwg."


3. Added contact fields. A few new fields have been added allowing you to add a contacts social media address as well as family relations.

4. Facetime, all the time. After many complaints from iPhone users Facetime is no longer limited to Wi-Fi. 



5. Define. Although this is by no means groundbreaking the added feature of a dictionary to reference when writing is a nice, helpful add.

Other additional features:
-ability to use device while sync takes place in the background
-ability to speak txt.
-hourly weather forecast and weather for current location
-lock screen notifications and notification sorting
-Pinch Zoom for Camera Feature
-and many more.

200 more new features to be exact, and depending on which iOS device you have, some or all are available to explore! Have fun.

You can view a complete list of features here. /LINK