Song for the Weekend: Oh, hello summer.

As a kid, most of the music I heard was oldies and I have a very specific memory of riding in a car with my parents and hearing this song.  It was a dreary, rainy South Dakota spring day and I remember wishing so hard that it was summer.  I should’ve posted this two weeks ago when I was actually enjoying the California sun, but it works now, too.  Today was sunny and warm in Edinburgh!  And coleydi tells me that it’s sunny and kinda gross-hot in New York.  So, here you have it:  my favorite song of summer.


More stuff for my walls: Litographs

Before I gush about how much I love these book prints, let me note that I have a problem.  In addition to the many framed prints hanging on the walls of my flat in Edinburgh, I also have a few in storage and several that are unframed and quietly waiting for me to move into a bigger space.  That said, I’m pretty sure I’m going to buy one of these.

Taking the concept of books as art to a new level, Litographs creates each print from the text of a classic book.  The entire text.  Even better, the graphics are clever and gorgeous.  I love this take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion.


And their take on Pride and Prejudice isn’t too bad, either.

P&PHere’s The Great Gatsby with a splash of color.


I even want to order books that don’t make my favorites short-list.  Like, Pinnochio.


All prints are available in color and in B&W.  They release new prints every Tuesday and Thursday and if you register with the website, you’ll get email alerts that will give you $10.  With a starting price of $29, that’s a remarkably good deal.  Oh, and as a fun bonus, a few of the prints are available as t-shirts.

Moby Dick

Moby Dick