Monthly Archives: November 2013

I’m miles from where you are

I was listening to the official Hart Beat playlist in the car today and I realized that I’ve never shared one of my favorite, most Hart Beat appropriate classics. I think tonight is a good night to share it with all of you. Anyone who can guess what movie trailer features this song will win all my love and devotion. Just kidding?

“Set The Fire To The Third Bar” by Snow Patrol

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Hola Hart Beat. I hope you’re all having a nice, relaxing time after Thanksgiving. Being at my parents house is really making me think about my apartment back in Brooklyn. It’s been through a lot during the last year and this winter I’m going to try to spruce it up a little. Here are a few ideas I’ve been thinking about…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Hart Beat!! I hope that you’re having a wonderful day with family and friends wherever you’re celebrating. I’m sitting here on my parents couch thinking about the last year and all of things that I’m so grateful for. Sometimes I have to pinch myself and now is one of those times. So, in honor of my favorite holiday, here is a little list of things I’m thankful for this, and every year.

1. My friends and family.

2. New York City.

3. Men with beards.

4. The puppy sitting on my lap.

My man James. James my man.

I’m going down

Hi. I was going to do a special post tonight but I think I’m just going to share a song with you instead. I hope that’s okay with you, Hart Beat. My best friend L. shared this song with me last week and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. Dessa is a Minnesota based artist who also does amazing spoken word art on the side. This song here is the singer preforming a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m Going Down.”

 Dessa’s “I’m Going Down”

Holiday Hair

Hi Hart Beat. I’m sorry for not posting to you in a while. It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Before the holiday’s hit us hard tomorrow (two for the price of one?! it’s a holiday miracle), here are some hair styles for anyone stuck in a rut like me.

Braids on braids on braids. 
Retro chick.
Ponytail boss. 
And of course, toupish Hart Beat, flower crowns.

Rag & Bone DIY photo project: Julia

Hey Hart Beat. Have you seen this Rag & Bone promotional campaign? I hadn’t until the other day and now I’m obsessed. What the company is doing to promote their jean collection is giving their models and favorite fashion girls the jeans and a camera and having them photograph and capture their own individual looks. I can’t figure out which photo shoot I like the best so I think I’ll just share a couple with you over the next few weeks.
This one here is of model Julia Stegner on vacation with her dog Kasper (so cute). Apparently the model was vacationing with her boyfriend in Costa Rica for three weeks and would sporadically take the clothing brands model shots. I am having such a good time vicariously living through these photos. What a rough life.

Photographer Anna Li

Hi Hart Beat, happy Monday! This morning I want to share some beautiful photographs by Brooklyn based photographer Anna Li. I came across the artist during my usual scouting of the internet and since I haven’t been able to find much about the Anna Li to share with you. Her tumblr site showcases most of her work and her twitter is the best way I’ve found to contact her. Aren’t these amazing, Hart Beat?

All photographs by Anna Li.

Up all night to get lucky

Hola Hart Beat. One of my best friends and favorite bloggers Leah of Urban Anthropology posted this song as her weekly music pick early this November. I can’t stop listening to it and I had to share it with you. I’ve posted songs by Daughter before, I just love her voice so much. This song posted here combines my love for Daughter with my love of women artists covering rock and rap songs. I know you love that too Hart Beat and this one won’t disappoint, I promise.

“Get Lucky” cover by Daughter

Dream house

Hi Hart Beat. My friend H. sent me the images of this beautiful house after I told him my dream of living in a converted barn. He nailed it. Isn’t this the most beautifully designed house you’ve ever seen? I want to live here now, somewhere on the coast, and read all afternoon. The cabin, called “Chicken Point Cabin” was designed by Olson Kundig Architects and sits somewhere in rural Northern Idaho.

The design concept is composed of basically three parts: a concrete block box with a plywood insert and a 4-foot diameter steel fireplace. Materials are low maintenanceconcrete block, steel, concrete floors, and plywoodin keeping with the notion of a cabin, left unfinished to naturally age and acquire a patina that fits in with the natural setting. Open interior spaces are intended to be a seamless extension to the natural setting. A 19-foot tall steel entry door can accommodate long skis.

My bed, please.

For more images and information on the cabin visit The Contemporist website.