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Tales from Turnpike House: Saint Etienne and Lora Findlay

I’ve been listening to Tales from Turnpike House by London-based, sophisticated pop trio Saint Etienne… I love the cover illustration, it’s superb and so I had to share it since I know many of you are big on illustration – especially clean modern designs. This cover reminds me of a mid-century modern barbie dream house (smile). Illustrated by Californian Lora Findlay (she is also the illustrator of The Leafy Sea Dragon, too).

By the way, this CD is great… It’s brit-pop, girl-group, electronica, 1960’s fused together for a great collection of mellow sounds. I can’t stop replaying A Good Thing + Lightning Strikes Twice… Very bubbly and upbeat with a touch of London rainy day melancholy.

(image from barnes + noble)

Posted in uncategorized on May 03, 2006

coffee + cre8tive {may 3 ’06}

I really like Mike Budai’s posters on Gigposters (GREAT website by the way — surf thousands of ultra cool gig posters). When I found this website, I felt I hit the motherload of coolness, these posters are a lot of fun!

(image from gigposters)

Posted in uncategorized on May 03, 2006

Koo de Kir

Fresh finds from Boston’s own, Koo de Kir. Need a striking table runner? Try the black figus runner from Denmark, $68. Care for a spot of tea? The poesie round teapot serves it up in style for only $28. Add 4 matching cups for an additional $20. Be sure to browse the Koo de Kir website for more pretty things, and if you’re in Boston, make sure you pop on over to their Beacon Hill store – you’ll love it!

(images from koo de kir)

Posted in uncategorized on May 02, 2006

I Have Nothing to Wear: May 9th Event in Boston

Please Join the Boston Herald for their 2nd Annual ?I Have Nothing to Wear? event on Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

Join the Boston Herald fashion editor, Jill Radsken and Lifestyle columnist, Beth Teitell on Tuesday, May 9th for the 2nd Annual “I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR” to benefit Best Buddies Massachusetts. More than 20 of Boston’s Best Shops are participating in this shopping extravaganza (including design stores!) This is a fun-filled evening of shopping with discounts on Newbury Street & Charles Street with a party on the rooftop of the Ritz from 8?10pm immediately following.

Your $49.99 ticket entitles you to: 15% Discounts at exclusive shops along Newbury Street and Charles Street from 5-8 pm, from 8?10 pm join Boston Herald fashion editor Jill Radsken and Herald lifestyle columnist Beth Teitell for nibbles, a silent auction and a raffle on the roof of the Ritz Carlton, receive an NV Perricone Gift Bag, enjoy nibbles, beer, wine and beverages while bidding on fabulous auction and raffle items.

Space IS limited so please register now. You may also call Best Buddies directly to reserve your space at: 617-778-0522 and ask for Jennifer!

Participating Stores: Beauty Mark, Bliss Home, Dress, French Dressing, Good, Holiday, Koo de Kir, Lester Harry’s, Luna Boston, Lux Lash, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Moxie, Mulberry Road, Nanette Lepore, 9 Months, Pixie Stix, Queen Bee, Red Wagon, Stil, Timeless Teas, and Whim.

(text from best buddies)

Posted in uncategorized on May 02, 2006


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