It is with much excitement that I introduce the opening of Sister Disco’s POP-UP Shop. We’re keeping it seasonal with a picnic theme to start us off, and will be growing from there.
Welcome to Sister Disco’s POP-UP Shop!
Today’s selection of goods offers everything you need for the optimal summertime picnic (minus the food and the company). Hook yourself up with a few pieces or use the suggestions to craft your own day in the sun.
Click for item details (listed clockwise from top left corner):
Picnic Time Circo Cheese Set DII Everyday Basic Napkin Set of 6, Fresh GreenMoroccan Straw Summer Beach / Shopper / Tote Shoulder Bag 21″ X 13″ Badminton Racquet/Prism Pack (PAC) Halex Shuttlecocks, Assorted Colors (6-pack)Markwort Nylon Mesh Badminton Net Moroccan Foulard Tapestry-Spread-Beach-Picnic-Many Uses Bose SoundLink Wireless Mobile Speaker – NylonCircleware Lodge 50 oz Pitcher, Yellow lidPicnic at Ascot Hip Flask and Playing Cards Set
The items in this shop link to Sister Disco’s Amazon Associates account. So basically, when you click through to check out an item, and then make a purchase at amazon.com
(regardless of what it is), we get a cut. Shop away, dear friend.
When I went to Montreal over Memorial Day weekend and to Amsterdam last fall, I rented out my apartment on Airbnb.com. On both trips, my friends and I stayed in Airbnb apartments. Clearly, I’m a fan.
One of the services offered by the site is to have your home professionally photographed. So a few weeks ago, a photographer stopped by and snapped a few shots of my apartment. I just got the pictures back and by way of a little (literally) home tour, I thought I’d invite you in.
Despite always wanting to change certain details, I think the pictures turned out great. Check out the photographer’s professional site here. He’s really talented.
Last month, Farrell and Albert took a trip to “the beach” – the house our grandparents built in Huron, Ohio. Growing up, we spent a large part of our summers there swimming, riding bikes and playing with our cousins. The last time I was there, I took a bunch of pictures of the inside of the house, which is so full of its own personality. To be honest, I feel like I’ve only scratched the surface of capturing the details of this home that every one of our many aunts, uncles and cousins could probably describe – inch by inch – from memory.
*Our grandmother‘s father, Gramp, painted all of these pictures.
I recently watched the documentary “Eames: The Architect and The Painter” about the husband and wife design team, Charles and Ray Eames. It is a fun, touching and inspiring film about how the Eames’ paired up to form a life of creativity and innovation through constantly evolving design. One of the scenes featured the playful Eames’ animal masks…
…which reminded me of this wild bunch in my own life!
As well as this masked-Picasso photo, which I came upon awhile back.
And then these two works that I absolutely adore.
Bird Mask by Jacqueline Ford
Sculpture by A.J. Fosik
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It all started with my obsession with Battlestar Galactica. I was apprehensive about the show at first, until I realized it was awesome and I would kiss it on the mouth if I could. For further understanding, please watch this Portlandia skit and you will have a glimpse of what my month of December was like. Because Battlestar proved me to be wrong about what kind stories I like to watch, I approached Game Of Thrones with a more open mind and I am glad I did.
Yeah, yeah the story is sexy, confusing and violent, but more importantly, the fashion is freaking amazing! Let us please start with the hair. Oh, the hair!
And let’s follow that up with some of my favorite looks:
I just love me some Game of Thrones! Check it out Sundays on HBO.
There was a time in my life, let’s call it the late nineties, when I always had a deck of cards in my purse. They got a particular amount of play (wha!) on summer evenings, hanging out with friends. Euchre was the game and we all knew how to play.
I like the idea of hosting an old-fashioned card party a la Etheline Tenenbaum or Betty Draper. My ideal scenario would be to string some lights in my fantasy backyard patio (add outdoor space to my manifestation list!), pull out the card table, mix up a pitcher of Pimm’s Cup and play a few rounds with music wafting through the windows. Doesn’t that just sound lovely! Who’s in?
String lights / Record Player / 56th Studio Chairs / Soane Card Table / Potted Palm Tree / Pimm’s Cup / M & S Vintage Tumblers / Card Club Cocktail Napkins
Royal Tenenbaum Card / Hermes Playing Cards c. 1948 / Mayan Jokers / Ace of Diamonds / Mayan Playing Cards / House of Snowball Playing Card
Though I have never been, I LOVE Coachella. Nothing is more appealing to me than seeing what everyone wears to that music festival. For some reason the concert/bohemian/summer fashion inspires me. I like to see the way certain celebrities choose to present themselves as a “concert-goer.” I also love to see what trends are happening at the festival. This year seems to be filled with dip-dyed hair, thick cat eye sunnies and as always, short shorts!
Here are some of my favorite looks* so far from this year’s Coachella:
My favorite spot to check out Coachella pictures is on the Cobrasnake. Cobrasnake’s party photos capture events as an insider, rather than showing a journalistic approach.
*All images via Cobrasnake.com
Readers, are you aware that next Thursday is Poem in Your Pocket Day in NYC?! A wonderful tribute to the art of poetry no doubt, but let us not neglect the pocket itself in this fine celebration.
In its sartorial role, the pocket has the power to carry an air, while its utilitarian purpose frees our hands, generously holding our stuff.
And how much does it brighten our day to find a forgotten dollar or two in there? Who of us (discount shoppers, you know who you are) hasn’t found ourself sorely disappointed to learn that no, a garment’s pockets are not simply sown shut; they are in fact simply an illusion. A sad, disappointing illusion in which functionality has been traded for savings.
These little compartments hold space for our style and for our belongings. For some next week, they may hold words that speak to the one who put them there. All little reminders of who we are.
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As I have mentioned before, I love organization and while I was looking for some ideas for my accessories, I came across so many fun DIY tips and projects. I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.
I am pretty obsessed with sunglasses and have way too many of them. It is such a great idea to hang them on a string so you can see your options.
At the house I grew up in, we have so many board games with missing pieces. These coasters are a great use for old Scrabble pieces.
I have some empty tea cans that I don’t want to throw away and now I know what to do with them!
Having a hanging garden for your apartment is a great alternative if you don’t have a fire escape or backyard.
I have so many bracelets and have never had a good method of organization for them. I am going to try this for sure.
A mentor/teacher/doctor of mine recently told me that in order to be fully happy, I cannot “want” anything. So, let’s just call this a list of things that I think are awesome.
This whole nail art thing keeps going and going. Just when you think you have seen it all, you haven’t. This website gives you tutorials on how to achieve the fun looks below. They make it look effortless, yet I can assure you, it takes some skillz.
I have been wearing hot pink lipstick lately and I intend to keep it up. It is so fun!
This picture does not do these amazing neon pants justice. You know when you try on an item and you NEVER forget it? That is what these pants are to me; I can’t stop thinking about them. You can buy these and other amazing printed jeans at Anthropolgie.
Yeah, this woman might look like a bug, but I love the color blocking trend. I have started to mix and match all the bold colors in my closet. It makes getting ready surprisingly easier!
Since I first saw this phenomenal video, I have been listening to Santigold’s Unstoppable over and over. What this dancing guy does is, well, awesome. It almost brought tears to my eyes!