Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chickens In Love

Wow. We just couldn't pass up the opportunity for a double-header on Music Wednesday. We just got wind of this amazing compilation, Chickens In Love: An Album to Benefit 826LA. The album contains original songs with lyrics written by the kids at 826LA and then covered by some of our favorite LA-based recording artists, including She & Him, Dum Dum Girls, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes and the Submarines. The songs are smart and hilarious, and all proceeds go toward helping 826LA offer continuous free tutoring and creative writing workshops for children.

Buy it here now. Hurry, the LP is limited to only 500 copies!

music to get you over the hump day

It's no secret we have a serious music crush on Brooklyn-based Dirty Projectors, as we've blogged about them on numerous occasions. So what's the only thing that could possibly be better than Dirty Projectors? Dirty Projectors and Björk!

We were so pumped to read about this recent collaboration, a collaborative mini LP titled Mount Wittenberg Orca, which resulted from a NYC benefit show last May. You can purchase the record right here, and with all proceeds going to benefit the National Geographic Society, you really have no excuse not to.

Listen to preview track "All We Are" right now. We promise you'll love it.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


We are completely in awe of this Twister gameboard raincoat!!! Not only is it a great example of repurposing/recycling, but it's ultra stylish as well. The trench coat style, combined with the primary colors and geometric shapes, makes it oh so very retro mod! It's like a modern day take on the famous Yves Saint Laurent Mondrian color-block dress.

for a full tutorial on how to make your very own Twister trench coat, go here.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

music to get you over the hump day

(one day late)

1. outrageous hair?
2. mind-blowing set designs?
3. infectious pop tunes?

yes, please!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Val from BleachBlack is guest blogging over at Element Eden and created a tutorial for the most fabulous DIY denim shorts...just in time for a 4th of July BBQ!

check out the entire tutorial here.

Monday, June 21, 2010

style notes: reality bites

We decided to catch up with one of our favorite 90s films: Reality Bites. I mean, who didn't have a crush on uber slacker dreamboy Ethan Hawke as Troy Dire? And who didn't want to be Winona Ryder and Janeane Garofolo? They had it all: brains, wit, friendship and an enviable grunge-inspired wardrobe.



Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Amy at A Beautiful Mess posted this brilliant idea for making earrings out of bottle caps. What a great idea! See the full tutorial here.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

music to get you over the hump day

ok, we're one day late for music wednesdays, but we promise this one is worth the wait.

It's no secret that the girls here at the BC offices are majorly obsessed with Lady Gaga. I think "Bad Romance" is going down in one of our top 20 favorite songs of all time. Now we just can't get enough of this cover by Lissie.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


we can't wait to raid our closet and try this out on all our sneakers! Craft Zine created this great video tutorial for how to basket weave your kicks.

meet the newest BC girl!


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