a collection of things I (really, really) like.
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Breeze On By and Fall In, and all the music that fits
Click HERE for the October playlist:
1. Budapest - George Ezra - Did You Hear The Rain
2. DNA - Empire Of The Sun - Ice On The Dune
3. Dear Future Husband - Meghan Trainor - Title EP
4. Gimme Twice - The Royal Concept - Royal
5. Nobody To Love - Alex Newell - Nobody To Love
6. Papaoutai - Stromae - Racine Carree
7. Don’t Wait - Mapei - Hey Hey
8. Like I Can - Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour
9. Love Is All I Got - Feed Me & Crystal Fighters - Love Is All I Got EP 
10. Fifteen - Goldroom - Embrace EP
11. Ocean - Andreas Moe - Ocean EP
12. Classic - The Knocks (feat. Powers) - Comfortable EP
13. C’est La Vie - Khaled - C’est La Vie
14. Let’s Go - Matt and Kim - Lightning
15. What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
16 - Dreaming - Smallpools - Smallpools EP
17. Ugly Heart - G.R.L. - G.R.L. EP
18. Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance - Single
19. Young Blood - The Naked And Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You
20. Moondust - Jaymes Young - Dark Star EP
Breeze On By and Fall In, and all the music that fits
Click HERE for the October playlist:
1. Budapest - George Ezra - Did You Hear The Rain
2. DNA - Empire Of The Sun - Ice On The Dune
3. Dear Future Husband - Meghan Trainor - Title EP
4. Gimme Twice - The Royal Concept - Royal
5. Nobody To Love - Alex Newell - Nobody To Love
6. Papaoutai - Stromae - Racine Carree
7. Don’t Wait - Mapei - Hey Hey
8. Like I Can - Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour
9. Love Is All I Got - Feed Me & Crystal Fighters - Love Is All I Got EP 
10. Fifteen - Goldroom - Embrace EP
11. Ocean - Andreas Moe - Ocean EP
12. Classic - The Knocks (feat. Powers) - Comfortable EP
13. C’est La Vie - Khaled - C’est La Vie
14. Let’s Go - Matt and Kim - Lightning
15. What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
16 - Dreaming - Smallpools - Smallpools EP
17. Ugly Heart - G.R.L. - G.R.L. EP
18. Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance - Single
19. Young Blood - The Naked And Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You
20. Moondust - Jaymes Young - Dark Star EP

Breeze On By and Fall In, and all the music that fits

Click HERE for the October playlist:

1. Budapest - George Ezra - Did You Hear The Rain

2. DNA - Empire Of The Sun - Ice On The Dune

3. Dear Future Husband - Meghan Trainor - Title EP

4. Gimme Twice - The Royal Concept - Royal

5. Nobody To Love - Alex Newell - Nobody To Love

6. Papaoutai - Stromae - Racine Carree

7. Don’t Wait - Mapei - Hey Hey

8. Like I Can - Sam Smith - In The Lonely Hour

9. Love Is All I Got - Feed Me & Crystal Fighters - Love Is All I Got EP 

10. Fifteen - Goldroom - Embrace EP

11. Ocean - Andreas Moe - Ocean EP

12. Classic - The Knocks (feat. Powers) - Comfortable EP

13. C’est La Vie - Khaled - C’est La Vie

14. Let’s Go - Matt and Kim - Lightning

15. What You Know - Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

16 - Dreaming - Smallpools - Smallpools EP

17. Ugly Heart - G.R.L. - G.R.L. EP

18. Shut Up and Dance - Walk The Moon - Shut Up and Dance - Single

19. Young Blood - The Naked And Famous - Passive Me, Aggressive You

20. Moondust - Jaymes Young - Dark Star EP

The New Normal is here.
I’m not talking about a Ryan Murphy mishap or a Born This Way “Be You!” battle cry. I’m talking about the best workout headphones you’ll ever own. Normal Ears, the company spearheaded by former Quirky gal, Nikki Kaufman, has set out to do something revolutionary: create headphones that actually stay in your ear. These good sound, sweat resistant, lifetime guarantee EarPods are created via 3D printer so each one is custom molded to fit the shaping of your inner ear (ohh and ahh, respectively). They run at $200 a pop, but the price tag is well worth it for something that will last your entire life (ill fitting buds are immediately rescanned). You order them via phone app (more oohs, more ahhs) by taking pictures of you ear and, Voila! 48 hours later your new custom headphones are shipped off to wherever you may roam. If you find yourself in Chelsea and fancy a look see head over to their store on 22nd st. to witness these beauties in all their glory. This isn’t only the sound of a smart idea. It’s the sound of the future.
The New Normal is here.
I’m not talking about a Ryan Murphy mishap or a Born This Way “Be You!” battle cry. I’m talking about the best workout headphones you’ll ever own. Normal Ears, the company spearheaded by former Quirky gal, Nikki Kaufman, has set out to do something revolutionary: create headphones that actually stay in your ear. These good sound, sweat resistant, lifetime guarantee EarPods are created via 3D printer so each one is custom molded to fit the shaping of your inner ear (ohh and ahh, respectively). They run at $200 a pop, but the price tag is well worth it for something that will last your entire life (ill fitting buds are immediately rescanned). You order them via phone app (more oohs, more ahhs) by taking pictures of you ear and, Voila! 48 hours later your new custom headphones are shipped off to wherever you may roam. If you find yourself in Chelsea and fancy a look see head over to their store on 22nd st. to witness these beauties in all their glory. This isn’t only the sound of a smart idea. It’s the sound of the future.

The New Normal is here.

I’m not talking about a Ryan Murphy mishap or a Born This Way “Be You!” battle cry. I’m talking about the best workout headphones you’ll ever own. Normal Ears, the company spearheaded by former Quirky gal, Nikki Kaufman, has set out to do something revolutionary: create headphones that actually stay in your ear. These good sound, sweat resistant, lifetime guarantee EarPods are created via 3D printer so each one is custom molded to fit the shaping of your inner ear (ohh and ahh, respectively). They run at $200 a pop, but the price tag is well worth it for something that will last your entire life (ill fitting buds are immediately rescanned). You order them via phone app (more oohs, more ahhs) by taking pictures of you ear and, Voila! 48 hours later your new custom headphones are shipped off to wherever you may roam. If you find yourself in Chelsea and fancy a look see head over to their store on 22nd st. to witness these beauties in all their glory. This isn’t only the sound of a smart idea. It’s the sound of the future.

Meghan, I am all about your bass.

First you make a stupidly catchy song about your butt that is 100% times better than either of the other butt songs out right now (I’m taking to you Minaj and Lopez) and then you go ahead and do it again, but this time it’s about a man that may or may not exist. Yes, we’ve all heard that 50’s beat a thousand times, but does that mean I won’t play it over and over again on repeat while dancing in my underwear around my apartment? Hell no.

It’s a rare day when our imaginations get a solid workout. Aside from reading a great book, most of our favorite TV shows, movies, and plays leave little to dream up. But after Love Letters, the wonderfully quiet and moving revival that began previews tonight at the Brooks Atkinson theatre, you’ll realize how much you missed dear old Mr. Figment. Despite nothing more than two actors sitting at a table, reading from a binder full of love letters, you will leave believing you watched the 50 plus year romance between two characters with as much vividness as the Serengeti spectacle that occurs 8 times a week at The Lion King. 
The play chronicles the relationship between two lower school-turned-life long friends (currently played by Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow) in the form of the letters they write each other. You’ll recognize the most common of life’s big bad lessons from regret, to loss, to anger, to forgiveness in this beautifully packaged look at life and first love that’s as much like Boyhood without the bonus of watching Farrow and Dennehy actually age on stage (though you’ll swear you did from Gurney’s fantastic script). 
Plays without fireworks and 10 million dollar budgets don’t come to Broadway often. Do yourself a favor and catch any of the fantastic rotating actors taking the stage between now and February 1st, 2015.
It’s a rare day when our imaginations get a solid workout. Aside from reading a great book, most of our favorite TV shows, movies, and plays leave little to dream up. But after Love Letters, the wonderfully quiet and moving revival that began previews tonight at the Brooks Atkinson theatre, you’ll realize how much you missed dear old Mr. Figment. Despite nothing more than two actors sitting at a table, reading from a binder full of love letters, you will leave believing you watched the 50 plus year romance between two characters with as much vividness as the Serengeti spectacle that occurs 8 times a week at The Lion King. 
The play chronicles the relationship between two lower school-turned-life long friends (currently played by Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow) in the form of the letters they write each other. You’ll recognize the most common of life’s big bad lessons from regret, to loss, to anger, to forgiveness in this beautifully packaged look at life and first love that’s as much like Boyhood without the bonus of watching Farrow and Dennehy actually age on stage (though you’ll swear you did from Gurney’s fantastic script). 
Plays without fireworks and 10 million dollar budgets don’t come to Broadway often. Do yourself a favor and catch any of the fantastic rotating actors taking the stage between now and February 1st, 2015.

It’s a rare day when our imaginations get a solid workout. Aside from reading a great book, most of our favorite TV shows, movies, and plays leave little to dream up. But after Love Letters, the wonderfully quiet and moving revival that began previews tonight at the Brooks Atkinson theatre, you’ll realize how much you missed dear old Mr. Figment. Despite nothing more than two actors sitting at a table, reading from a binder full of love letters, you will leave believing you watched the 50 plus year romance between two characters with as much vividness as the Serengeti spectacle that occurs 8 times a week at The Lion King. 

The play chronicles the relationship between two lower school-turned-life long friends (currently played by Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow) in the form of the letters they write each other. You’ll recognize the most common of life’s big bad lessons from regret, to loss, to anger, to forgiveness in this beautifully packaged look at life and first love that’s as much like Boyhood without the bonus of watching Farrow and Dennehy actually age on stage (though you’ll swear you did from Gurney’s fantastic script). 

Plays without fireworks and 10 million dollar budgets don’t come to Broadway often. Do yourself a favor and catch any of the fantastic rotating actors taking the stage between now and February 1st, 2015.

Changing Tides (and all the music that fits)
Click HERE for the September Playlist:
1. Ghost - Ella Henderson - Ghost - Single
2. Bad Habit - The Kooks - Listen
3. East of Eden (Carousel Remix) - Zella Day - East of Eden (Carousel Remix)
4. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass - Single
5. Fix My Eyes - for King & Country - RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.
6. Just One Of The Guys - Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
7. Glacier - Youngblood Hawke - Wake Up
8. Stayin Out All Night - Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood
9. Float - Pacific Air - Stop Talking
10. Beggin For Thread - Banks - Goddess
11. Nirvana - Sam Smith - Nirvana EP
12. Brooklyn Baby - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
13. She Moves - Alle Farben feat. Graham Candy - She Moves (Far Away) EP
14. Trouble (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix) - Natalia Kills feat. Peaches -  Trouble (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix) - Single
15. Shooting Stars - Bag Raiders - Bag Raiders
16. Say My Name - ODESZA (feat. Zyra) - In Return
17. Up We Go - LIGHTS - Little Machines
18. Boom Clap - Charli XCX - Sucker
19. Cold Cold Man - Saint Motel - My Type EP
20. BO$$ - Fifth Harmony - Reflection
21. Fiona Coyne - Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder - Single
22. Say You Love Me - Jessie Ware - Tough Love
23. Completement fou - Yelle - Completement fou
24. Glacier - James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical
Changing Tides (and all the music that fits)
Click HERE for the September Playlist:
1. Ghost - Ella Henderson - Ghost - Single
2. Bad Habit - The Kooks - Listen
3. East of Eden (Carousel Remix) - Zella Day - East of Eden (Carousel Remix)
4. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass - Single
5. Fix My Eyes - for King & Country - RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.
6. Just One Of The Guys - Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
7. Glacier - Youngblood Hawke - Wake Up
8. Stayin Out All Night - Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood
9. Float - Pacific Air - Stop Talking
10. Beggin For Thread - Banks - Goddess
11. Nirvana - Sam Smith - Nirvana EP
12. Brooklyn Baby - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
13. She Moves - Alle Farben feat. Graham Candy - She Moves (Far Away) EP
14. Trouble (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix) - Natalia Kills feat. Peaches -  Trouble (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix) - Single
15. Shooting Stars - Bag Raiders - Bag Raiders
16. Say My Name - ODESZA (feat. Zyra) - In Return
17. Up We Go - LIGHTS - Little Machines
18. Boom Clap - Charli XCX - Sucker
19. Cold Cold Man - Saint Motel - My Type EP
20. BO$$ - Fifth Harmony - Reflection
21. Fiona Coyne - Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder - Single
22. Say You Love Me - Jessie Ware - Tough Love
23. Completement fou - Yelle - Completement fou
24. Glacier - James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical

Changing Tides (and all the music that fits)

Click HERE for the September Playlist:

1. Ghost - Ella Henderson - Ghost - Single

2. Bad Habit - The Kooks - Listen

3. East of Eden (Carousel Remix) - Zella Day - East of Eden (Carousel Remix)

4. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass - Single

5. Fix My Eyes - for King & Country - RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.

6. Just One Of The Guys - Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

7. Glacier - Youngblood Hawke - Wake Up

8. Stayin Out All Night - Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood

9. Float - Pacific Air - Stop Talking

10. Beggin For Thread - Banks - Goddess

11. Nirvana - Sam Smith - Nirvana EP

12. Brooklyn Baby - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

13. She Moves - Alle Farben feat. Graham Candy - She Moves (Far Away) EP

14. Trouble (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix) - Natalia Kills feat. Peaches -  Trouble (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix) - Single

15. Shooting Stars - Bag Raiders - Bag Raiders

16. Say My Name - ODESZA (feat. Zyra) - In Return

17. Up We Go - LIGHTS - Little Machines

18. Boom Clap - Charli XCX - Sucker

19. Cold Cold Man - Saint Motel - My Type EP

20. BO$$ - Fifth Harmony - Reflection

21. Fiona Coyne - Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder - Single

22. Say You Love Me - Jessie Ware - Tough Love

23. Completement fou - Yelle - Completement fou

24. Glacier - James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical

Dancing is my therapy. It’s what I do to clear my head, get lost, and be in the moment. After reading about the recent trend of morning dance parties, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Well, I’m happy to say Daybreaker popped my 7AM dancing cherry and I plan on staying committed. What’s great about Daybreaker (now in SF, London, and NYC) isn’t just the crowd (beautiful), the freebies (juice, coffee, and Kind bars oh my!), or the culture (inspiring, personalized haikus). It’s the camaraderie and community that comes together at a godforsaken hour to dance. Usually dancing is a tangential variable; you go dance when you really want to drink or hookup. But at Daybreaker everyone really just wants to dance. It’s an odd concept, but an inspiring one that made me feel part of a random group of dancing revelers and costumed vegetables at seven in the morning. Go, Dance, and Be Merry.
Dancing is my therapy. It’s what I do to clear my head, get lost, and be in the moment. After reading about the recent trend of morning dance parties, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Well, I’m happy to say Daybreaker popped my 7AM dancing cherry and I plan on staying committed. What’s great about Daybreaker (now in SF, London, and NYC) isn’t just the crowd (beautiful), the freebies (juice, coffee, and Kind bars oh my!), or the culture (inspiring, personalized haikus). It’s the camaraderie and community that comes together at a godforsaken hour to dance. Usually dancing is a tangential variable; you go dance when you really want to drink or hookup. But at Daybreaker everyone really just wants to dance. It’s an odd concept, but an inspiring one that made me feel part of a random group of dancing revelers and costumed vegetables at seven in the morning. Go, Dance, and Be Merry.

Dancing is my therapy. It’s what I do to clear my head, get lost, and be in the moment. After reading about the recent trend of morning dance parties, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Well, I’m happy to say Daybreaker popped my 7AM dancing cherry and I plan on staying committed. What’s great about Daybreaker (now in SF, London, and NYC) isn’t just the crowd (beautiful), the freebies (juice, coffee, and Kind bars oh my!), or the culture (inspiring, personalized haikus). It’s the camaraderie and community that comes together at a godforsaken hour to dance. Usually dancing is a tangential variable; you go dance when you really want to drink or hookup. But at Daybreaker everyone really just wants to dance. It’s an odd concept, but an inspiring one that made me feel part of a random group of dancing revelers and costumed vegetables at seven in the morning. Go, Dance, and Be Merry.

The UK is continually on the forefront of music. This region just understands a good song better than any other country and that’s why I’m always checking their top singles and albums on Spotify. It started with the Beatles way back when and most recently has included Adele, Jake Bugg, John Newman, Sam Smith, and now Ella Henderson. 

Feast your ears on Henderson’s haunting track, Ghost. 

Enjoy.

I’m of the mindset that everything in your home should continue to catch your attention long after the excitement of a new purchase wears off. From the largest to the most mundane, the objects in your house should be chosen carefully to bring you pleasure every time you look at them. Case in point: Faceture vases by artist, Phil Cuttance. These geometric wonders are created by hand and vary by vase because of the detailed manipulation process that goes into creating each mould (watch the rad making-of video here). They come in a variety of stunning colors - my favorite is the Bondi Blue above - to suit whatever mood you’re after. Now that it’s easy to find a vessel for your flowers, the harder part will be choosing florals as beautiful as the vase they’re in.
I’m of the mindset that everything in your home should continue to catch your attention long after the excitement of a new purchase wears off. From the largest to the most mundane, the objects in your house should be chosen carefully to bring you pleasure every time you look at them. Case in point: Faceture vases by artist, Phil Cuttance. These geometric wonders are created by hand and vary by vase because of the detailed manipulation process that goes into creating each mould (watch the rad making-of video here). They come in a variety of stunning colors - my favorite is the Bondi Blue above - to suit whatever mood you’re after. Now that it’s easy to find a vessel for your flowers, the harder part will be choosing florals as beautiful as the vase they’re in.

I’m of the mindset that everything in your home should continue to catch your attention long after the excitement of a new purchase wears off. From the largest to the most mundane, the objects in your house should be chosen carefully to bring you pleasure every time you look at them. Case in point: Faceture vases by artist, Phil Cuttance. These geometric wonders are created by hand and vary by vase because of the detailed manipulation process that goes into creating each mould (watch the rad making-of video here). They come in a variety of stunning colors - my favorite is the Bondi Blue above - to suit whatever mood you’re after. Now that it’s easy to find a vessel for your flowers, the harder part will be choosing florals as beautiful as the vase they’re in.