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worth about a million bucks

December 23, 2009
milliondollarqt2

my dad got me tickets to see million dollar quartet at the apollo theater last night. so rad! the show’s about a night in december 1956, where elvis, johnny cash, carl perkins, and jerry lee lewis all happened to be at the sun records studios at the same time and spontaneously recorded a jam...
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makes me want to climb a mountain

December 20, 2009
bradwashburn1

i flew into chicago yesterday. left a brunch of tacos in sunny, 60 degree san francisco for 30 degrees, a dusting of snow, and a desperate need for some gloves. but it’s not too cold, and luckily we were spared the dumping of snow that the east coast got, but it’s certainly not california!...
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40 years of torn dresses, hits of acid, and the beach!

December 7, 2009
RLballonhat2

so ive been interning in the art department at the sf bay guardian for the past few months. a few weeks ago, i was helping out at their goldies party, thrown for winners of awards given yearly to outstanding members of the sf arts community. i was honored to be briefly introduced to a...
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shaker sh-shaker

December 2, 2009
shaker

i’ve been reading more about the history of craft in america (very very very interesting!!!) and came across the shakers. known for their piety, hard work, communal living, and simple life. they were also famed for their ladder-backed chairs, incredible skill in furniture-making and their simple, humble design aesthetic. here are some fantastic shaker...
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melting pot

November 21, 2009
ellisisland

ruthenian woman i love looking at the new york public library’s digital galleries. check out these fantastic portraits from their collection of images from ellis island taken between 1902 and 1914. really makes me wish we still dressed traditionally. isn’t america beautiful? guadeloupean woman german stowaway (!!!) laplander children (possibly swedish) romanian piper italian...
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anni get your loom

November 6, 2009
a2172

Sheep May Safely Graze, 1958, Cotton, 38.1 x 60.96 cm (15 x 24 inches) American Craft Museum, New York City just checked a ton of books out of the library on anni albers, wife of bauhaus’ infamous josef albers. she’s an expert weaver, designer, and all around incredible artist. this couple is such a...
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PS RIP MJ 4EVR PYT OK?

July 16, 2009
michael

a little late but always deserved. RIP Michael Jackson, bringing people together since…being the king. the king of pop! the king of the WORLD!!! i must admit, i shed a tear in line coming in through customs with the tribute playing on the television…something about coming back to america without michael made it seem...
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leaving on a jetplane…

June 28, 2009
ppm

SADDEST SONG EVER!!!!!!!! the only song that makes me cry every single time. left spain on a jetplane back to munich and cried flying over the turquoise mediterranean and the live topographical map of the alps…had such a lovely time with lovely lovely people. what folksinger hasn’t sung leaving on a jetplane? obviously peter...
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