monday mood / sept. 8th

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Watching…
Orange is the New Black (Season 2), The Wonder Years (Season 6)

Listening to…
everything and anything by Gorillaz, Interpol, and Kaiser Chiefs

Check out…
“The Death of the Moth” by Virginia Woolf / artist Dita Pepe’s “Self-Portraits with Men & Women” / melted ceramic china by Livia Marin / the essay “Bad Feminist” by Roxane Gay / another new book by Haruki Murakami coming out in December / these interesting deep-sea mushroom creatures

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More surreal imagery this week, since I’ve been having incredibly strange dreams about ancient caves carved into rock faces and other oddities. Happy Monday!

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book lover’s gift guide

modeandthelikebookloversgiftguideI’m sure you all have a book lover (or writer… or librarian…) on your Christmas list this year, but despite browsing the New York Times bestsellers list you still have no idea what to buy them. What have they read already? What if they don’t like the book you select? Never fear—I’ve collected an assortment of literary-themed treasures that will ensure an extra-special thank you note from your readerly friend. I know that December is technically three months away, but isn’t it always good to get ahead on holiday shopping?

(Clockwise, from top left: Card Catalog: 30 Notecard Set / East and West Egg Necklace / Sir/Madam Vintage Letter Napkins / Ineke Floral Curiosities Collection Scent Library / Library Card Pouch / Paddywax Library Candle Collection / Moby Dick Shirt / Literary Matchbook Set / Notebook “Paper” Embroidery Kit / Dictionary Wallet / Punk Rock Writers Journal / Moleskine Note Card / Poe iPhone Case)

monday mood / sept. 1st

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Listening to…
“Sara Smile” by Hall & Oates / Rhye’s Woman / The Carpenters’ Gold Greatest Hits

Reading…
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Check out…
two takes on “place” and its effect on writing / former SNL member Bill Hader’s list of essential movie comedies / a blog compendium of fashion infographics / this DIY floral collar project

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Drifting through life this past week in a haze of caffeine and warm weather… and dreaming of overcast light and creamy, simple white.

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