so we all love portland (oregon, not maine!) and i used to live there in 2006. THE BEST coffee shop in the WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD has one of their cafes on belmont ave. I used to frequent that cafe ATLEAST once a day, and would always have to pass by this really offensive shop called the "dixie mattress company". on each side of the sign/banner, they have confederate flags. see what some of my friends did that caused alot of talk in that cute little city:
thanks to m for the coming up with the idea. thanks to t & j for making this vid.
kind note: if you haven't ever experienced the awesomeness that is STUMPTOWN, you must get over there and get a latte with extra foam. i dont think there is anything better in the whole world. really, i dont.
( i quite like this photo set. it is actually really hilarious and i never would have thought to put them all together like this! cool! )
i am looking for something PAID (maybe that's the Iranian side of me; i DONT want an unpaid internship), and finding something that is worth it + PAID is almost unimaginable. but i will find one. wish me luck.
this quote from the blog really hit home:
If all goes according to plan, an internship will end with an offer of a job that pays $24,000 per year and will consist entirely of the same tasks they were recently doing for free. In fact, the transition to full time status results in the addition of only one new responsibility: feeling superior to the new interns.
thank you for listening to me gripe. i am going to go now. and look for some paid internships. goodbye.
amazing: www.blogotheque.net , "take-away shows"
baktash introduced me to this site. it is fantastic for a couple of reasons:
1. the bands that videographer vincent moon records are phenomenal (and some of my favorite bands)
2. he records them in random places, not using all of their equipment, so they are more adhoc, etc.
3. they are really creative and fun to watch. (way better than MTV music videos--hey! do they even play music videos anymore???)
4. i believe all the videos are shot only once , one shot. vincent moon tells a story about each video he shot, and how alot of times, they didnt even have electricity, or something so they have to bang on plastic buckets or their heads. hee.
here are a couple of my favorites:
#80.3 - VAMPIRE WEEKEND - Walcott / One
#80.1 - VAMPIRE WEEKEND - Mansard Roof
#40.3 - The National - Start a war
i was going to mix it up a bit, and not show you two VAMPIRE WEEKEND vids, but the fact of the matter is that they both rock. plus, you can go onto the site and find some of your own favs.
and now for two creepy things:<>
some secrets just dont need to be shared. (weirdo):
some photographs don't need to be shared (except by me, to you with the understanding that this is creepy, not cute):
between constantly job searching for my Conflict Transformation practicum (HEY! any ideas/connections guys/ladies??) + stressing about getting a job + networking + interviewing for jobs, your dear old friend (me), has made time to whip out two new designs for LISH!
SUPER stoked to let you two readers have the FIRST peeks at my very new creations!! WOOHOO!!
This is the FIRST time i have used chain on my LISH earrings. so you should be as jazzed as i am. seriously.
Introducing: kya: chained:
this super hot pair of LISH is for sale here. kya: chained is made with red + white agate + gold chain + handmade gold earwires (by yours truly)!
entrodoosing: black stealth: chained:
this onyx stone is an oldie but goodie. and it now has a face lift, well, not really. but maybe a makeover? no thats not right either. i suppose a "haircut" or a "wardrobe change". I love the way these two pairs feel when i wear them...lightweight and stylie!
black stealth: chained can be purchased here. they are made with onyx stone + sterling silver wire and chain.
attn: ladies (and gents) i would really like to know what you think of my new LISH designs!! could you please comment below + give me some feedback? i'd really appreciate it!
love love and more love.
i cant wait for sasha cohen to come out with his latest, BRUNO. this is a taste of what is to come in his movie.
p.s. sorry for the shotty quality. still watch it though; its worth it.
here are some more sneak polaroid peeks from our trip:
Tim Hansen - Photographer:
Samimi-Extremie - Photographer:
note: i wanted to share with you one of my new favorite phographers: eleanor hardwick. but this photographer wont let me borrow images for my blog entry. but i really strongly suggest you go there and see her amazingly creative, peculiar images.