My new Seth Rogen

is Mark Ruffalo. SR is all yours Annabelle.
Brothers Bloom


Weekend Recap Final Edition

Attending a whore themed baby shower. Come on, you know only whores pop 'em out
Feeling anxiety levels climbing to new heights
Loving this movie
Eating breakfast in bed
Feeling like I'm part of a running community. finally
Enjoying a Julep hot dog
Wondering if I haven't signed up for too much
Signing off of for the rest of the month
Thinking of Nancy
Missing all of you (D you've been on my mind!)


It's time for what you call Happy Birthday Cake

As I write this, you are perched on the computer desk playing with the printer. Pushing buttons and exploring the wonderful world of Brother MFC 5440CN with Luca. I just scolded the two of you and you're crying on the floor. You're reduced to a little pile of long blond hairs and big crocodile tears. It only takes a few minutes and you're back on the desk. Trying to feed a disk into the printer proves to be more difficult than you anticipated. Luca will help, don't you worry. If only Papa could see you now.
You demanded toast and butter this morning. I apparently didn't put enough butter for your developed palette. I finished your cold pieces of toast, like I do every morning. My how you loathe crusts.
We are going to the garden today and you're excited to retrieve your blue hat (read, MY blue hat that you have stolen). Liam, Suzanne and Avia are excited to see you today. Jazzy will meet us at the garden and walk home with us. She has a surprise for you.
No, it's not chocolate.
When we get home, we'll probably read some books on killer whales and you'll wrestle with Luca until someone starts crying. Then naptime will come and you will resist at first, but then cuddle up to your dearest dodo. You'll also bring along your blue sharky and you'll have extensive conversations until sleep finally takes you away.
I wonder where your dreams take you. A small part of me hopes that I'm in them.
You will forever be in mine.

It's time for what you call Happy Birthday Cake
I love you,


Yokoo Update

New Yokoo favorite:
I’m not a crazy person. I just like what I like.
(excerpt from Vice interview w/ Sarah Steinberg)

Quiet Afternoon

So since our last update, it looks like our little friend has EXPLODED! Notably, she was featured in the Vice Fashion 2009 Issue (which you can read here, on her blog).
And through her Flickr Blog I give you an excerpt from the interview she did with YellowGoat Design:

Before etsy and knitting, what did you do?

Before I came too busy for anything but filling orders, I lived my life as rather faint and less notable and chronic sentimentalist. Yeah I was one of those girls. I fell in love more times than Erica Kane. I based my entire life around whomever I was in love with at the time. Painters, musicians, drug dealers. I even dated a man who used to pick pockets. Then somewhere along the line I realized I was just a hapless romantic who, like the rest of my peers, grew up on bad television and romantic comedies and I should stop torturing myself over men that didn't wipe my tears with silk handkerchiefs.

I don't know why, but I really like that answer.
Read the rest of Yellow Goat's interview here.

Okay, so I'm done stalking her.
For this week


My weekend had a bit of...

Kite flying at the park
This illustrator
Birthday celebrations
Weekly Stump by the NYT Saturday puzzle
Dance contests
This design blog
Declaring Seth Rogen as my boyfriend. Thanks to the second viewing of this film
Running my 10K on a Friday night- coming in strong
Limping through my 4K
Picking my paint colors
Shocking myself with the neutrality of above picks
Looking forward to Wednesday Night Yoga! Who's with me?
Realizing that there were far too many wonderful parts of last weekend for a Weekend Recap


Summer Dresses

I found BleuBird Vintage while reading up on my favorite rebel knitter Yokoo. She just announced that she will be selling her wares through BleuBird and you can read their interview here.
Here's a sampling of their summer dresses....

Tobago Caftan

They have more that one model- it just worked out that all the dresses I loved were sported by this tower of Pisa Lady.
I wonder what Tyra would say about her.



As you may or may not know, we're in the throws of yet another move over here at Cochonet Rouge Headquarters.
In the spirit of this move (which, in square footage, will be a major downsizing) I give you the finalists in the always inspiring Apartment Therapy Small Cool contest.

210 square foot Upper West Side flat

So there, if these guys can make 210 square feet look fantastic, there's hope for us yet!