"I fear the day when technology exceeds our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.” Now go try to find someone who isn't glued to their iphone. Pretty rare, and a really good reason to make it a point to unplug every now and then. Especially when you're around other people.
I just found out that The Album Leaf is launching a new EP in 3 weeks, which is making me ridiculously happy. They've been creating some of my favorite music for years (this song in particular), and I can't wait to have the new album in my ears. You can snag a free downloadable sneak peek here, or listen to it below.
I've been blogging more often over at my photography blog, so that's where you can find me these days. I just picked up some polaroid film and shot these this morning with TBR, and I'm totally hooked. Film it is. Hope you all are doing great. xo
I'd live in this, no doubt about it. Just get me back on the water now please! You can join me in daydreaming over more images here. I'll most likely be sitting in my desert home doing that all day today.
This makes me want to run away to Joshua Tree to feel some warmth in my bones. This winter is getting long. I pretty sure the happy light I bought was a rip off and I've been editing so many long days in front of my computer I feel like my brain is literally fried. Once we get my car fixed I think I'm going to treat myself to a day spent somewhere other than in my house. A girls trip to Joshua Tree may be just the right ticket to cure the winter blues.
"North Carolina based Bowerbirds had a lot of life experience to pour into their forthcoming albumThe Clearing, and a lot of it wasn’t pretty. Band members Phil Moore (vocals, guitar) and Beth Tacular (accordion, vocals) suffered a rift in their romantic relationship, which subsequently resulted in a yearlong dissolution of the band. During that time, they experienced the trials of illness and loneliness before finally reuniting both personally and creatively.
In a six-minute documentary on the making of the album, produced by Creato Destructo, Beth and Phil chronicle the struggles that brought them back around to the musical process and how their experiences shaped the tone of the EP. Of the process, Beth says, 'We wanted to make the album as beautiful as we can and have it contain all of the darkness that we have in our minds on a daily basis...and have it sort of contain that but also have it contain all the amazingness and beauty and wonder that we have and try to make the wonder win.' "
They seriously make some magical tunes, plus they're building their own cabin in the North Carolina woods. We should really know these people. (Also, Dylan- I saw you at 5:52. You know secrets dont make friends.)
Our friends just posted this on facebook this morning. Apparently a company called Dynamic Pet Products are selling bones that have been killing dogs by splintering and ripping into the intestines causing blockage. This has been going on since 2007. You can read the horror stories here on Consumer Affairs. Please spread the word, and most importantly, never feed your pup this product. Here's to hoping Jack dog will pull through alright.
From our friends:
Yesterday Abby and I gave Jack (our Dog) a bone made by Dynamic Pets called a Real Ham Bone. Jack has eaten many real bones before and he's never had any type of problem with them. About 5 - 6 hours after giving him the bone he got really sick. He was obviously uncomfortable and appeared to be very gaggy. Jack is kind of a gaggy dog as those of you that know him well know. Jack had to go out several times last night. This has happened before so I didn't think anything of it. At 5:30 am Abby and I got up to go running. Jack wasn't in the house and he wasn't answering when we called him outside. Abby and I live in a remote wooded area and Jack has never run away before so we just let him out when he needs to use the bathroom. We spent 1.5 hours looking for him. Finally, Abby decided to drive down the road looking for him in the car. Abby found him about a half mile from our house on the side of the road. He had dug a hole under some brush and was sitting there looking horrible. We called the vet to see if there was anything we could do to help him from home. Anyway, long-story-short, we ended up taking him to the vet. He has a blockage in his intestinal track and he needed to stay at the vet for the day on an I.V. The doctor sounds optimistic that he's going to pull through. As this was happening this morning Abby and I read several reports of other people's dogs dieing from ingesting Dynamic Pets Real Ham Bones. I have included a link below to just a few consumer reports as well as a website devoted to getting these bastards shut down. Please don't feed your dog any products from this company and please re-post this to spread the word about this product. http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/dynamic_pet.html http://www.dynamicpetproducts.com/Trace.html
The FDA said pet owners can report any health problems their dogs experience with Dynamic Pet Products chew bones or treats to the agencys Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their region. So please tweet, email, fb share, contact the FDA, and do something to help stop this!
I admit, I'd totally make this if I had free time to craft right now. I love it! Lauren Elise put together an awesome tutorial, check out the full post here. I love her style in general, isn't it great?
We received the good news last night, she's coming home safe! It's a battle far from over, but for now at least there's two people that are heading back to their homes, and I know their family and friends couldn't be more any more thankful for the chance to see their loved ones again.
These are insane. Incredible. Breathtaking. I want to get lost in them, project them on all four walls of a room and live in it. I don't know how this guy has captured these, but I think I've found my new favorite artist. Full screen HD it, there's no other worthy way of viewing.
I couldn't resist posting this. I know it's made it's way around the blogosphere, but this is one of my favorite wedding dresses I've seen. Period. And I can't get over the last shot (or any of the shots for that matter). Found via Wedding Chicks, photography by Scarlet O'neill.
It's been almost exactly a year since we packed up and moved out of the Asheville area, and now we're back for work and it couldn't feel more weird. It's hard to not get really sentimental about it, we always struggle to figure out which place feels most like home and this is only one of them. I haven't been able to get out with my camera yet, but this image taken by Derek Olson pretty much sums up the beauty of this mountain city. For now I'm cozied up in our friends wonderful little home in the woods 45 minutes away from the city, working on editing a wedding while everyone works. Rain falling down, a sleepy little pup, music playing, the sound of a creek outside, light pouring in from every direction... it does my heart some good. I'm so much happier in a place where I feel connected to the land around me.