inspiration: Twin Peaks

On July 27, 2014 by theseventhsphinx

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If you’ve watched and loved Twin Peaks, as I have, check out this Uncut article, which offers great backstory with a lot of the key players chiming in. I [finally, after years of being told to watch it] saw the series about two years ago. I was hooked from the pilot and it virtually took over my life for one watershed month. If you haven’t seen it, there is nothing like it (no excuses: it’s on Netflix instant streaming). It’s right up there with the original Twilight Zone as one of my favorite shows.

Twin Peaks is going to come up again, so much incredible styling.

image via Uncut

links: earl grey oatmeal, obi belts, coffee, pioneer boots, the language of aroma, Dostoyevsky

On January 17, 2014 by theseventhsphinx

1. Going to try making this earl grey oatmeal with cardamom cream this weekend. (I do have a thing for cardamom)

2. Often style tips strike me as somewhere between obvious and condescending, if not wildly incompatible with individuality, but these are quite rational.

3. I want one or possibly several of these suede obi belts. Trying to decide which colors. The rust, the mint? The black definitely.

4. Found interesting this intro to tea tasting language, applicable also to fragrance, wine, beer, chocolate, coffee…anything you can smell really. Useful to have these scent categories in your head.

5. Trying to decide between a Chemex and a Clever Coffee Dripper. Maybe will try both. Have been wanting to experiment with a pour over method, particularly if it means getting this adorable gooseneck kettle.

6. I liked these two wintry Dostoyevsky short stories berfrois posted just before Christmas.

7. Nigerian menswear brand Taryor Gabriels is doing sleek, beautifully structured suits with playful details. It’s impossible to guess how I might dress if I were a man—one of those hopelessly tangled hypotheticals—but maybe like this. I hope like this. Really I may dress like this anyhow. (link  from messynessychic via GeekOutsider)

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8. OK, Doc Martens Triumph 1914 boots (with vintage-feel floral print lining) vs. Steve Madden Troopa boots. Both have that turn of the century pioneer silhouette I so often like.

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1622453-p-4xTough call, right? Thoughts? Still debating.

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