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Day 299: M.O.P.E. by Ambassadeurs

17 May

Hey guys!

I’m a big twitter fan, if you don’t know already (if you want to hear the random ramblings of my crazy mind, you can follow me: @margasaur). I follow a variety of different people from comedians to photographers, from publications to websites, from well-known musicians to totally unknown musicians. It’s like my passion to discover these people.

Well, this morning, I woke up and checked my twitter only to find this awesome DJ following me and linking me to his music for free. Going by the name “Ambassadeurs,” Mark Dobson is a DJ from Brighton, UK! He is a DJ “who’s eclectic sound draws influence from Electronic, EDM, Hip-Hop, Dub, Field Recordings, Ambient and many other forms of music and continues to try and push the boundaries when it comes to production.”

His free song is pretty much amazing, so I wanted to feature it here! The song is called “M.O.P.E.” and it is super catchy! If you like this, go check out his other music on his facebook or you can follow him on twitter @AmbassadeursDJ! But for now enjoy “M.O.P.E.”!

Also, if you’re a twitter connoisseur like myself, follow these people: @PasteMagazine, @chopchopmusic, @johnroderick, @mshowalter, @robhuebel, @fleetfoxes, @Gibbstack, @mrdavehill, @michaelianblack, and of course @UOCulturalForum!

Day 290: [BELATED] Back To The Future photos

26 Apr

Hey everyone!

So I found this gallery a few months back, and it’s just really neat.

Irina Werning is working on a project (mostly) in Buenos Aires where she finds people with old-school photos of them as a kid and then recreates the exact same picture now. Each picture gives a little insight into how these people lived their lives, and what makes it so interesting is to see how nothing has really changed!

I selected a few to put below, but I love how even the composition of how the picture was shot is the same, and for the most part the clothing stays as close to normal as possible. It’s incredible what you can do as a photographer!

Check out these and others by clicking the pictures! There will be more additions in 2011, so look out for those too!

Ato 1992 & 2010, Buenos Aires

Irina Werning: MY PARENTS IN 1970 & 2010, Buenos A

: DAMIAN IN 1989 & 2010, London

: CECILE IN 1987 & 2010, France

Day 281: We Are Hunted

23 Mar

Hey everyone!

So I am completely addicted to We Are Hunted. It’s a music website that allows you to build your own playlist based on the newest bands (and some of your favorites), that you can share with others… or just listen to!

I stumbled upon this website the other night, and despite a few hiccups and inconsistencies (many of the songs are not actually playable, despite being listed as so… also some of the songs are definitely NOT by the artists they are labeled under) it’s such an awesome sight to browse!

My favorite secition is the Emerging Charts, which focus on all types of music but brings out the best music from some of the coolest indie bands out there right now! With 100 songs right off the bat to pick, and hundreds more that are searchable, it’s easy to get lost in your own playlist!

Check out the site now! And favorite my playlist!

Click here to check out the site!

Click here to check out my playlist!

Here’s a song that I heard on the site that I love (AND is off the new Strokes album that came out yesterday!):

 

 

Day 244: [BELATED] Hipster MST3K

15 Feb

Hipster pictures with MST3K quotes?! EVERYTHING I LOVE.

Check out some examples below, and click the pics to see more!

From "Merlin's Shop Of Mystical Wonders"

From "The Final Sacrifice"

From unknown

Also from "The Final Sacrifice"

Day 242: I Bought The Wrong Bananas

11 Feb

I BOUGHT I BOUGHT I BOUGHT THE WRONG BANANAAAAAS

Day 241: [BELATED] I AM NOT AN ARTIST

11 Feb

Described as only “An animated gif paranoia about nonstop design workers”, I AM NOT AN ARTIST is kind of a lot to take in. But if you get a chance, check it out! All the gifs are really neat, and I love checking them out myself!

Click here to check out I AM NOT AN ARTIST

Day 165: Anthropologie.com

26 Nov

Hello everyone and happy Black Friday!

Hopefully, none of you guys died in the firestorm of holiday shopping! Thankfully, my room mate and I are safe and back at home, but I know there are some crazy people out there who’ll do anything for certain sales.

But today, we went to downtown Seattle (which, if you’ve never been to park place and 6th on Black Friday, you need to… it’s like a mini-new york!!) and explored the stores, all while picking up tons of fun presents!

There was one store that literally blew our minds. Seriously.

Anthropologie, located on 6th and pike street, is one of the most amazing stores I’ve ever been in. Every trinket, dress, scarf, pillow, and item I wanted to buy and live in. It was incredible.

But of course, today I’m in a hurry, but I wanted to give you a quick taste of what amazement is going on at this store. I’ve been looking at Anthropologie’s website for over three years, and until now I’ve never had a chance to even dream about buying anything!

Check it all out because it’s AMAZING.

Click here to go to anthropologie.com!! (I WANT EVERYTHING!!)

Day 164: Happy Thanksgiving!!

25 Nov

Hello everyone!

Today is Thanksgiving (in America, that is)… where we celebrate sharing by eating a ton of really-bad-for-you foods. Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, stuffing… the works!

So in honor of this gracious turkey day, I wanted to post the recipe for the most amazing turkey I’ve ever had!

(curtious of What’s Gaby Cooking)

Roasted Turkey Breast

This is the picture from the site

Ingredients:

Brine:

1 turkey breast, bone-in, about 5 to 7 pounds, skin on.
16 cups ice cold water
1 1/4 cups kosher salt
1/2 cup light brown sugar

Seasoning

3 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
1 tbsp rosemary leaves, chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon black pepper, crushed
2 tbsp Sea salt

Directions:

Place turkey breast in a large zip lock bag; place in a large roasting pan or other large container (just in case the bag leaks). Add the salt and brown sugar to the bag, and then close the bag and seal. Place in the refrigerator for 12 hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 325°.

Remove turkey from brine and pat dry. Discard brine.  Place on a rack, breast side up, in a large roasting pan. Rub the turkey with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, along all other herbs and garlic. Make sure to rub it over and under the skin. Place a meat thermometer in the thickest part of the breast, not touching bone. Roast at 325° for about 2 hours until turkey breast registers 165-170°.
Serves 8 to 10.

Enjoy! And check out Gaby’s website! She’s got some amazing looking food on there!!!

Day 116: in which we discuss the wonders that is Wondermark

13 Sep

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

David  Malki’s web comic “Wondermark !” is one of the of the most amazing things I’ve ever looked at.

Basically, it is created using those old victorian drawings that are stock photos, but the situations are all modern-day issues. It’s clever, often kind of manic and silly, but always funny!!

The comic below is quite possibly my favorite strip of them all.

Go check it out. It’s amazing. And hilarious!

Click here for more Wondermark !

Here’s some more of my favorites:

Squid

Emo Ape

Ants!

Homework

Loud Rhino

Day 75: Girls With Slingshots

3 Aug

Hello there! If this is your first time on the site, be sure to check out the about page at the top for more info on my project! Also, sign the guestbook (also located in the top)!

So, I’m a nerd for webcomics. I’ve featured two of my favorites so far (Johnny Wander and Cardboard Life), but tonight I wanted to feature another that I just adore.

Warning! Some of the stuff on this comic is NSFW, but it’s still great :)

Danielle Corsetto, a petite webcomic-ette, created Girls With Slingshots in 2004 and has been updating it every week day since! Featuring a fiery red head named Hazel and her big n’ busty best friend Jamie, this comic deals with the stressful life post-college and pre-rest-of-life! Oh, and there’s an Irish-Spanish cactus that has a travelling mustache.

I’ve been reading this comic for almost a year now (and I just reread them all over again a few nights ago!) and it never fails to make me unhappy! I love all the characters, and I can see myself in Jamie (which ROCKS!)

Check it out!

(click the comic below to go to the newest one!)

Jamie and her hair :)

(also, as a special treat, check out her hilarious poster that she designed!!)