Friday Favorites: A way to recap my week, show gratitude, and remember the good times. Favorites can be anything, funny videos, favorite foods, my current jams, even special moments.
Here are my favorites from the past week.
1// METZ - II - Last Friday, at Union Transfer, I got my face blown off by METZ. It's been awhile since they toured down this way. Hailing from Toronto, they've been playing lots of festivals on the international circuit. Unfortunately, I discovered them just a little while after they played a show in Philadelphia. So the anticipation was great for last Friday. While I was there I made sure to get a limited "Loser" edition vinyl LP of their latest album, II, which I've been enjoying immensely throughout this past week. I even had a happy little moment in my living room when the sunlight reflected off of the iridescent slipcase, casting a rainbow on my wall. METZ second album does not dissapoint, just as powerful and noisy as their first, make sure to give it a spin.
Check out their single Acetate, from the II album:
2// Ellen T. Crenshaw - "We Are Entitled To Wear Cowboy Boots To Our Own Revolution" - What more is there to say, these illustrations by Ellen Crenshaw are on point. She creates a series of illustrations depeciting influential people's thoughts on feminism, while remaining inclusive and representing those from diverse backgrounds. Great Job! I might need to buy a print.
3// Yoga with Adriene - Morning Yoga - Energizing Morning Sequence - I came across this video on my Facebook timeline from my friend, Lindsay, (psst, take a look at her photo blog, example below) and I have to say, it wasn't what I was expecting. Admittedly, I haven't been keeping up with my practice, and my iliotibial band syndrome has been killer lately, but this was a little more rigorous than I originally imagined. Adriene does a great job making me feel at ease and comfortable in my adjustments, throughout this truly energizing morning workout. Expect to feel grounded, streched and strengthened, and ready to start your morning!
Okay so maybe number 3 is also just a double appreciation for Lindsay being so cool. Here's a photo she took of me at the Noise BBQ Memorial Day weekend.
4// Cast Iron Dog Tail Hooks from Mineralistic - Wednesday, while Stephanie and I waiting for Noah to discuss our plans for the space for tonight's event at Tattooed Mom, we entered Mineralistic. I pop in there from time to time to take a look at their stones and minerals, but on my way out I spotted this and feel in love. I've been trying to collect some things to fill our entryway in the new apartment, and I thought this would be perfect to put dog leases on. I can't wait to hang it and see how the space develops.
5// The Great and Terrible & the Small and Meek: Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz at Bartram's Gardens - I've had the urge to volunteer lately, and was made aware that the Bartram's Gardens are having a lot of events this summer and need help. The first event that came up was a reimagining of 'The Wizard of Oz' presented by Der Vorfuhreffekt Theatre. I was extremely excited to help out for this on Thursday night, as I have friends involved, and well, I just really wanted to see it! It did not disappoint! The play was site-specific to Bartram's and beautifully entertwined with the landscape, including an intricate witches tower built into a tree. The production was family friendly and even included some children actors running around as munchkins and other terrors sent by the Wicked Witch of the West. The play featured incredible handmade puppets, live music, including an impressive performance by my friend Dan on drums and chimes (here is his project, a tree named turtle), and a hypnotizing sychronized dance of the poppies. I was glad to be a small part of helping out, just making and distributing popcorn and lemonade, and I look forward to offering my assistance with future Bartram's Garden events. I wish them good luck with their last two showing tonight and tomorrow. Make sure you get a chance to see it. Reserve your space here or check out the Facebook event or Bartram's Gardens site for more info.
Well, that wraps it up for this week's Friday Favorites. Now I gotta go get ready for the First Friday NUMiNOUS Magazine Release at Tattooed Mom!