Archive for September, 2014

Levi’s Thrives with “Just Don’t Bore Them” Ad

(Sep 30, 2014) Levi’s jeans feel as American as apple pie. They’re classic. And while Levi’s is by no means a fresh, new brand...

How to survive an Outdoor Music Festival 

(Sep 29, 2014) Having been a DJ for more than a decade, this summer I decided I would try my hand at sending out as many demos as I could to per...

Essie :: Ain’t Got no Chips

(Sep 26, 2014) I used to be a devout fan of OPI nail products.  So many colours, such sassy names.  Such great packaging… but then I discove...

What Are You Working On?

(Sep 25, 2014) The five words every writer or artist dreads to hear are put to manic fever dream in Aaron Maurer and Lucas Kavner’s hilari...

DJ Koze :: In a League of his Own

(Sep 24, 2014) DJ Koze is known to the world as a wacky, zany and quirky musical maniac.   Never one to fit into any mold, he has carved a nic...

Hye Optic

(Sep 23, 2014) Tucked in an unassuming strip mall on East Hollywood, Hye Optic is the mecca of cheap, dynamic glasses. Cases packed to the bri...

Bloody Madness, Bloody Meal

(Sep 22, 2014) There’s an art to the Bloody Mary. The danger of overwraught tomato or droll spice blends create the potential for sad, alc...

Sodastream : putting the Fizz in the bottle

(Sep 19, 2014) While visiting my brother on summer vacation, he showed me a cool new toy he’s recently acquired that puts bubbles into wat...

The Ladies’ Gunboat Society at Flores

(Sep 18, 2014) Eating in this restaurant makes you feel like you are in a Decemberists song. Intangibably old-timey and undeniably substantal, t...

Baby is definitely Alright

(Sep 16, 2014)   So Williamsburg is not what it used to be as of the last few years, and the LES is not what it used to be as of the last 1...

Mystical Mezcal

(Sep 15, 2014) Mezcal is having a moment here in New York, and it is a fantastic time to be an importer. Due to high demand and lack of distribu...

Lo-fi Balearic

(Sep 12, 2014) Andras Fox has been a charming, semi-precious addition to the balearic music scene in the last few years, and may perhaps be th...

Maurice: The Cutest Restaurant in ALL of PDX

(Sep 11, 2014) Today I sat down to a lovely lunch at Maurice, the Francophile’s dream restaurant. A self proclaimed “Modern Pastry L...

Phrosties make everyone wild and slushy

(Sep 10, 2014) Better late than never with this post, but the Phrostie, a frozen mystery slushie sold off of Instagram and then delivered to yo...

TinyScan

(Sep 09, 2014) Sometimes the most mundane tasks can cause the most frustration. This was always the case for me when I had to scan or fax a docu...