October 21, 2011
Got a big deadline at work and have been spending all my evenings rearranging my bedroom, so I am pooped and this will be brief. (The picture above, by the way, is my inspiration for my room. It's from Design*Sponge.)
+ Mike reminded me that I needed to buy Fiest's new album, Metals (CD, MP3). Check out this video of her singing "The Bad in Each Other" live. The album is fantastic.
+ My favorite underrated fall fruit: persimmons!
+ The Dominican student Brothers here in DC have started an amazing online magazine, Dominicana. I will post more about it in a couple weeks, but I wanted to point you to this beautiful little meditation by Br. Clement: "Late Nights with Jesus"
+ What to do with Star Anise. (#1: love it.)
+ In 1987, Dutch artist Marinus Boezem planted De Groene Kathedraal - The Green Cathedral - it is the exact layout of Reims Cathedral, planted in trees. And it is incredible. Learn more and see lots of pictures here (via PES).
+ Shirt of Flame has a nice piece with lots of quotations on (my favorite) Caryll Houselander.
+ Smokey Robinson discusses the writing of "My Girl" in friday's WSJ.
+ Also, it is the 100th anniversary of the wedding of Princess Zita and Archduke Karl. Watch a video of the wedding here. And if you are in DC tonight, there is a special reception at St. Mary's.