The Bowl




At the Hollywood Bowl.


I'm ready to get weird.

And just because, I made a playlist of some of my favorite Bjork songs here. I shared some of her dancier stuff because no one wants to fall asleep at their desk.

But Possibly Maybe is a slow ballad that still gives me chills.


Music to My Eyes: Jamie Jones

Happy Monday, y'alls. I haven't done one of these posts in a while. I guess I've just been listening to the same ole jams. But someone who was just put on my radar is Dj Jamie Jones, who we just went to see Saturday night. Have to thank our friend P who invited us to the event, a night of moving and grooving to soulful house music. For a taste, click this song. The sound of  Nu disco.

I like how the artwork in the living room is a more abstract version of the album cover. Great color combo with a dark ottoman representative of the album's font.

Hope you all had a great weekend!

room image via domicile

Music to My Eyes: Best Coast

Best Coast has become my favorite band of the current era. Ironic since their sound reminds me of way back in the day when I used to daydream of living in the 50s.

Their new album came out last week and it may just be as good as their last one, if not better.

No One Like You is a soft ballad that should be played for the special boy in your life. Poodle skirts not required.

Today I did things a lot differently. I searched for home items rather than a room. If time permits, this may be the way I start to run with it. These collages can be pretty time consuming sometimes.

Finding this Bethany (lead singer's name) side chair  inspired this new idea.

throw pilow // settee // area rug // California print // coffee table // wood bowl // lamp

Happy Monday!

Music to My Eyes: Toro Y Moi

Ah, Toro y Moi, I've liked a few of your songs for some time now but recently it's Blessa that's really struck a chord with me. Pun so intended.

Looking for some chill ass music? Toro y Moi is your dude.

Give him a listen and you're bound to feel relaxed.

I'm liking the way the area rug is almost identical to the squares on the album. And the way those folding screens in back mimic the album's mountains, as does the color in the artwork. The white sofa represents the horizontal white font.

Happy Monday!

Music to My Eyes: High Places

You know you're getting old when you look forward to spending your Friday night at home making meatloaf. I'd been looking forward to this since Wednesday. The previous Wednesday. I called it countdown to meatloaf.

TH called it a night at 9:30 pm. I'm a little younger and still have some cool in me and passed out on our sofa at about 11:00 pm. Such a rebel.

Overall is was a fun weekend. Fun, if you're in my age group.

Last weekend things got really crazy for me and I went out. My friend and I went to a show to see that t-shirt band. I mean Blouse (blogged about here). They're better than their name. Following Blouse was psychedelic pop band, High Places. They were dope. Then again, tickets were cheap and I was happy to be out, so my expectations were low.

This album cover is a little psycho-delic. Room is chic-odelic. And now I'm a geek-odelic.

I think my favorite comparison is that square on that face mimicked in the coffee table.

And what's not to love about the color combo?

How wild was your weekend? If you say you made pot roast, I'd say you're dangerous.

Music to My Eyes: Blouse

When my friend told me about this Blouse band I couldn't help but want to laugh. A band named Blouse? Was there even a thought process to the name selection or was the band going through their closet when inspiration hit and liked blouse more than dress or shoe? Maybe had they been in the kitchen they would've gone with egg or toaster. Refrigerator might've been too long.

Anyway. I haven't fully committed to liking this band though I do somewhat like this 80s sounding song. I do however love the album cover. A dreamy pink cover with cool font and bits of gold. Yes, ma'am.

And a pink, romantic bedroom to match.

Let's hear it for Blouse (heee hee heee)

Happy Monday!

room image via Phoebe Howard

Music to My Eyes: Friends

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I spent all day yesterday nursing a hangover, watching a Jersey Shore marathon. I'd say I reached a low point.

Today I bring to you Friends. Listen to this song. Preferably on repeat. It's a sultry dance pop track. Watch the video and you'll ask yourself, What the hell did I just take? Make sure to expand the screen for full effect.

This room reminds me of something that would get trashed by people who listen to this music. Except me. I wouldn't do that.

Happy Monday!

Music to My Eyes: Chromatics

I LOVE this Chromatics song, which means by next week I'll probably hate it because I tend to play and replay a song I love until I almost can't stand it.

TH said, I don't like this song. It's depressing. Sounds like Sarah Mclachlan.

A) now I'm depressed because you offended my musical taste. And B) maybe it is depressing because nowadays I really only associate Sarah Mclachlan with that saaaad animal commercial. You know the one. I didn't link to it because that would be cruelty to you.

Back to the song. Kill for Love is not woe is me depressing. It's more like I'm human and I have real feelings depressing. C'mon these people killed for love. How Romeo and Juliet. Only they died for love. But they killed each other. Same thing.

And actually I'm terrible with lyrics so I don't even know what the song is about, but I've been into that sounds-like-you-recorded this-in-your-parents-garage sound.

I mean, and then there's the album cover. This is art. And that room. Rich!

Happy Monday!

Music to My Eyes: Tennis

Tennis won me over with this song two summers ago. Song, could you be any cuter? I played the sh*t out of that song.

Now tennis has a new album and I just keep hitting repeat as soon as it's over. It's wonderful. Pretty. Nostalgic. Summery with honey-sweet vocals.

You can go here to listen. I love Origins, My Better Self and Robin. Petition and Traveling are really good too.

I went with a room that reflected the romantic sound of the album. Something to play while you're getting ready to go out with your crush.

Happy Monday!

Music to My Eyes: TOKiMONSTA

TH and his friend mail each other music compilations (music on a cd, by mail. They're oldskool) at least a few times a year. Randomly I decided to make said friend my own mix and a few months ago I received his mix to me in TH's last compilation package. I look forward to these mixes even if they're not addressed to me because I know I am guaranteed songs I've never, ever heard.

My absolute favorite song off my mix was this one, by TOKiMONSTA.

When I asked him who the artist was he replied with this, "That Tokimonsta track was the first song I heard at this cool record shop in Portland, OR when I went there this summer. I was there right when they opened and the guy behind the counter just played that EP while he was still getting the shop in order. It was perfect."

Soon thereafter I looked for more songs and am currently really enjoying this one.

Blue and orange aren't typically colors one would reach for first, so it was interesting to see what would come up in my room search. Something simple to balance a more intricate, progressive sound.

The sloped blue wall reminds me of one of the blue triangle sides.

Happy listening!