Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Faves

1. Retro Swimsuits

OK, yes, I know it's still March, but this 70 degree weather has me dreaming of summer.

These next two suits and more can be found at Modcloth.
Seriously, how did I live before Modcloth?

2. Orange Soda

When I was little and my family lived in Germany, we used to drive to France on Sundays and pick up a case of Orangina. It was such a treat and tasted like pure heaven. I still love it, and these days you don't have to drive to France to get it.

Izze makes a Clementine soda that is all natural, and completely delicious.

And the classic orange Fanta. Aber natürlich!

3. Seatbelt Camera Straps

We've all seen seatbelts recycled beautifully as handbags, but as camera straps? I LOVE it. So does Nathan. He has two of them.

4. I've always loved Vespas.

I love that they look almost exactly the same today as they did fifty years ago. Austin is the perfect city to ride a Vespa to the grocery store, library, coffee shop, anywhere. Also, they use a really small amount of gasoline, so they're more environmentally-friendly than owning a second car. Honestly, what's not to love?

5. The Blanton

The collection at The Blanton is absolutely incredible-- especially their modern art wing (shown here).

Here's the stunning foyer, which is an homage to Donald Judd, one of my favorite artists ever.

Another one of my favorite works is this installation piece called How to Build Cathedrals.
This piece has some kind of magic, I swear.

As if that's not enough, the museum has a lovely cafe and a fabulous gift shop. that has any number of things you simply won't be able to live without.

Art, coffee and shopping. All at the same time. As if that weren't enough, every Thursday, admission is free. Free!


passport in my pocket said...

from this post, I think we have a lot of things in common! :)

love those modcloth suits.

Aire said...

Hi Amy,
Thanks for featuring our suits on your blog! We appreciate the support! P.S. Stay tuned to our site tomorrow, I think you'll love our new stylebook.
<3 Aire

Robyn said...

Seat belt camera straps??? Shut the front door. I know 2 people who will be getting those as gifts.

plaisirs simples said...

LOVE orangina!!! and i SO want to get a vintage/retro swimsuit this summer. tres chic!

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