tales of insomnia

I love ambient music album covers. 

A jacket for the Mr. to go along with a new Porter bag for his birthday.

Through the Food52 feed, discovered Vera of The Moon In My Kitchen and her lovely blog (and Instagram). I’m smitten.

Seekae - Void 

February 4, 2014


Been absolutely enamored with the food illustration here.

Rainy day driving


Mono no aware (物の哀れ?), literally “the pathos of things”, and also translated as “an empathy toward things”, or “a sensitivity to ephemera”, is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence (無常 mujō?), or transience of things, and both a transient gentle sadness (or wistfulness) at their passing as well as a longer, deeper gentle sadness about this state being the reality of life.

Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu was well known for creating a sense of mono no aware, frequently climaxing with a character very understatedly saying “Ii tenki desu ne?” (いい天気ですね?, “Fine weather, isn’t it?”), after a familial and societal paradigm shift, such as a daughter being married off, against the backdrop of a swiftly changing Japan.

December 21, 2013.

January 20, 2014

Nils Frahm - Says (Live on KEXP) 

http://KEXP.ORG presents Nils Frahm performing “Says” live in the KEXP studio. Recorded September 26, 2013. Host: Kevin Cole Audio Engineer: Julian Martlew C…

What have I been listening to these days? Mostly things that sound like this.

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels 

Heading to LA this weekend for a long overdue visit to friends. We have a ton of things to see and do in a short amount of time but this is one of the places I’m most looking forward to.

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