Archive | March, 2011

Tees for a Cause

31 Mar

This week I discovered two amazing companies that both sell cute tshirts and help out a worthy cause at the same time.

The Yellow Bird Project is a Montreal-based nonprofit that works with indie rock musicians to design graphic tshirts.  They sell the tees, benefiting a charity of the band’s choice.  I was sucked in by the amazing range of bands that have taken part and the genuinely awesome designs.  I am particularly partial to the shirt below, designed by Metric and benefitting MusiCounts.  Follow Yellow Bird Project on Twitter!


Out of Print not only aims to spread the joy of reading to the world with their book cover-printed tees, but also donates a book to Books for Africa for every shirt they sell. There are so many cool, retro tees to choose from like the Great Gatsby tee pictured below.
Follow Out of Print on Twitter!

Moral of the story? Go buy cool tees and help out a great cause!


He who holds the gold rules

31 Mar

Constance St, New Orleans. March 2, 2011

Photo: Abi Tyler

Cloudy Morning View

30 Mar

A cloudy morning in New Orleans makes for pretty balcony photographs.

March 30, 2011

Photos: Abi Tyler

Dear Blank, Please Blank.

30 Mar

Dear Blank, Please Blank


Irina Werning’s ‘Back to the Future’

30 Mar

I happened upon this amazing photography by Irina Werning, who recreates childhood photographs years after they are taken:


I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.

FLOR, MALE, SIL IN 1983 & 2010

PANCHO IN 1983 & 2010, Buenos Aires

MY PARENTS IN 1970 & 2010, Buenos A

MY PARENTS IN 1970 & 2010, Buenos A

See the full set at

Mumford and Sons – Little Lion Man

29 Mar

Happy Birthday, Tennessee Williams.

29 Mar

In honor of Tennessee Williams’ birthday this past weekend and the thunder/hail-storms that just pummeled metro-New Orleans, a quote from A Streetcar Named Desire springs to mind:

Don’t you just love those long rainy afternoons in New Orleans when an hour isn’t just an hour – but a little piece of eternity dropped into your hands…

Yes, yes I do. What I do not love is this:

Hail in the Irish Channel


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