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mmmmmmm donuts

Posted in Food by eatlooklisten on January 30, 2009

Today, my friend Erica surprised a bunch of us by bringing in some donuts from Portland, Oregon’s Voodoo Doughnuts, a truly magical place. It’s the kind of place that I’m so stereotypically attracted to: “wacky”, a little punk-rock/anarchist, not afraid to do weird shit with food (Jagermeister donuts, anyone? Or Nyquil glazed donuts?), vegan friendly even though I’m not vegan, really local-centric and unique to its town. Granted, these were a couple days old, but this little taste test only excited me for the prospect of eating fresh ones once I make it out to Portland.

I tried:

  • The Arnold Palmer (“cake doughnut covered with lemon and tea powder”): delicious
  • The Voodoo Doughnut (“voodoo doll doughnut”, in the shape of a voodoo doll with a pretzel sticking out of its heart and a jelly filling): also delicious, although I didn’t get enough jelly in my sample piece
  • Bubble Gum doughnut: I generally hate the artificial flavor of bubble gum, but I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would
  • Iced doughnut with Berry Cap’n Crunch: good, although a fresh one while the cereal’s still crunchy would have been awesome on a texture level
  • Iced doughnut with Froot Loops: see above. Would probably like it less than the Cap’n Crunch
  • Bacon Maple long john (raised doughnut with maple icing and 2 strips of bacon): I had a similar experience as Anthony Bourdain when he first had this doughnut, although I hardly ate it out of politeness. I’ve become kind of burnt out on the Bacon Craze, although I do love me some bacon, or most parts of a pig for that matter. But this? Man. Its simplicity is awesome. It’s a perfect balance of sweet and savory/salty that I always enjoy, and the crunch of the bacon with the softness of the doughnut was pretty damn satisfying texture-wise.

AND they do weddings! Can you imagine? A giant donut cake or a donut tower, after getting married AT a donut shop? In Portland? Lord.

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a new obsession

Posted in Design by eatlooklisten on January 12, 2009

Poladroid.

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I mean, yes, you can recreate this by fucking around in Photoshop for a while, but it’s such well-executed instant gratification! I’m resisting the urge to do this to all of my photos.

this is why

Posted in Music, Video by eatlooklisten on January 6, 2009

…I tend to stay away from late-era Gainsbourg. THIS IS NSFW. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Wha…? The girl humping/writhing on the bed is Bambou, Gainsbourg’s lover after Jane Birkin. This is even racier than the version I had on tape for a long time, with Bambou and a bevy of topless girls dancing in front of him, one by one. Serge, you crazy old bastard, I still love you.

thinking about clothes

Posted in Uncategorized by eatlooklisten on January 4, 2009

Now that school is looming large in the next couple weeks, naturally my thoughts turn to my wardrobe. What classes to take? When can I start looking for internships? What supplies do I need? Eh, who cares when there are outfits to think about?

Obviously I’m not being serious, but it is fun to think about. I’ve always discussed the “{insert season here} fashion plan” with people, but I don’t ever think I’d a) put it into practice or b) properly described it until now. I realize I’m ripping off the lovely Making It Lovely, but it’s more of a homage to it, and also a throwback to the countless Photoshop collages I did while working in fashion. Ugh, typing that out still looks weird – like “working in fashion” denotes that my job was super cool and exciting, when really I was just lucky and it was much more normal than it sounds. But that’s another rant for another day. Onto the clothes!

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This is a casual/everyday look, and pretty much how I dress anyway, except it’s like I got to go on a shopping spree.
Bag: Mini-Citizen bag, Chromebags.com
Necklace: Pyrite and sterling silver long necklace, RedChair @ Etsy.com
Empire-waisted sweater: New York & Co.
Jeans: Z. Cavaracci, Torrid (I own these already)
Scarf: Villains print sheer jersey scarf, luchaworkship @ Etsy.com
Earrings: Forever 21
Bangle: Forever 21
Shoes: Adidas Oddity lows (youth size), Piperlime
Watch: Baby-G, eBay

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This is more of a “dressy” look, say if I had an an art show or a dinner or something.
Bag: Hayden-Harnett for Target canvas hobo, Target
Belt: Torrid
Cardigan: V-neck short sleeve cardigan, J. Crew
Dress: Angelica lace dress, Juicy Couture @ Nordstrom
Shoes: Marc Jacobs @ Piperlime
Scarf: Unisex circular scarf, American Apparel
Tights: blue herringbone, Look From London
Earrings: 80’s style doorknockers, GirlProps

What do you think?