Claire

August 15, 2022

mood board for 30

meta angel "its rich ambiguities leave enough room for us to see that the price of freedom depends on what kind of freedom you want...absolute freedom and love are opposites." joy and silliness in all its forms part 1 joy and silliness in all its forms part 2 ROY G BIV gr andope nin And the insight of others
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August 8, 2022

the neverhood

For years, I've been trying to figure out where some strange imagery in my head originally came from: visions of a red-earthy, doughy, empty world undulating in front of a black backdrop. And I'm delighted to say, it finally came to me! What I was beginning to think was a fever dream was actually from a 1996 videogame called the Neverh...
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August 1, 2022

🎡 Xmas in July 🎆

A summer annual tradition for Casa Coles: ! Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks! It is without question my favorite night of the year, and involves 8 essential steps: 1. Getting rocked by a surprisingly wild rollercoaster, The Cyclone. *important* to do this first, before you’ve eaten anything, for Barfy reasons 2. Indigestion via Nath...
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July 25, 2022

kwee's week in photos

PLEASE SEND TO REAL LIFE: Ray Johnson Photographs I'm becoming a bit of a sudoku fiend, and also a whiz at the Apple photo editing tools this taproot!! proud!!! 2 people I love are engaged ❣❣❣ "can't believe this website is free", as they say I loved Nope. so, so much. a frickin spectacle, layered if you want it to be, straightforward ...
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July 18, 2022

🌊how to keep house while drowning🌊

I came across this Tweet a couple weeks ago: https://twitter.com/Bibliogato/status/1542623256661876739 And it truly called to me! Living and working out of the same space has indeed left me feeling like I am drowning, tidying only to have to tidy even more, enjoying my space for one whole hour before it falls into disrepair again, rins...
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July 11, 2022

ireland

Some highlights from a family trip that had been planned for 2020, but was delayed 3 times. We were finally able to go this past June! castles left to right: Blarney Castle; kissing the Blarney stone (was actually kind of scary, hanging over the edge of the stone with a little grate underneath); the Rock of Cashel (according to legend,...
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May 30, 2022

kwee’s week in photos

Hudson yards King ziggy HeBD MVC ❤❤❤ Fact or Fiction?: Smog Creates Beautiful Sunsets Hangmen A stamp of approval from a heavily-invested person Keith Haring’s last structural piece before his death in 1990, in bronze and white gold: The Life of Christ The Cathedral of St. John the Divine MDW Time for some rhubarb fool Buttdial pano, a...
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May 23, 2022

the graduate

A ceremony 2 years belated…marking what is likely the end of my formal schooling, and the end of my undergrad/grad 🍎Columbia🦁 tenure: A bit rainy & gray Caught on the kiss-cam From where I sat, I could see the windows of my undergrad freshman, sophomore, and junior year dorms 😭😭😭 2022 // 2014 accoutrements 🧙🏻♀ *CLAIRE COMMENCEMENT MAYB...
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May 16, 2022

nathalie djurberg

About 10 years ago, I went to an art exhibit at the Kunsthaus Zürich called “Deftig Barock” (translated as “Riotous Baroque”). The curators placed especially decadent contemporary artists alongside famous baroque pieces to great effect. (Think contemporary artists such as Marilyn Minter, Cindy Sherman, Robert Crumb, Maurizio Cattelan, ...
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May 9, 2022

snippets

Helpers “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."” —Mr. Rogers On Tuesday evening, I went to CVTC's Advocate Certification Ceremony (the 25th!). I had spent the day in a daze, reeling from the news about the Supreme Court's...
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April 25, 2022

earth is the turf

🌎happy earth day 2022🌏 One way I've been trying to work through climate and eco-anxiety is by getting closer to plants, things that grow, soil, leaves, earthworms, bugs. I've been a city girl my entire life, and have never really had much experience with gardens. But I was lucky in 2020/2021 to be staying in a relatively rural place, w...
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April 18, 2022

kwee’s week in photos

fun friend food a rough week for our friend ziggy An ever so brief moment of peace and quiet I started this week as a volunteer Horticulture Partner at the High Line! I’ll be working for a shift each week out in the sun with plants and soil and gardeners in a place that has been my go-to green space in NY 🌱🌲🌿🌾 TROPIC ZONE: THE RAINFORE...
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April 11, 2022

a powerful anti-war ballet from 1932

Screenshots from a 2000 performance by the Joffrey Ballet, staged by Anna Markard (the daughter of Kurt Joos) A mesmerizing, concise, and effective ballet from Kurt Joos, a German choreographer who first staged and performed in this ballet on July 3, 1932. Unfortunately and tragically still relevant 90 years later—to the invasion of Uk...
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April 4, 2022

space is the place (1974)

Seeing this movie was a long time coming, and I finally had the good fortune to see it on the *big screen* at Film Forum. I was aware of Sun Ra and had seen images from the film before. And, based off of these images/references I had seen before, I thought Space is the Place was mainly known for being a fun, shiny, imaginative, and vis...
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March 28, 2022

kwee’s week in photos

Isle of Dogs Baby’s first train ride NY street style: Stella, ring bearer at her peoples’ wedding The piglet + Dominique March birthday bonanza madness HBD Taylor Han PETER !!!!!! 🏹 🎯 🎈 Misc. ヾ( ̄▽ ̄) ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ (⌐■_■) o(*°▽°*)o And sometimes y Georgina Gratrix, "Shape Shifter/Princess" 2019
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March 21, 2022

On juries, fact-finding, truth

For absolutely no reason at all (see addenda at bottom), I found myself with a lot of time this week to reflect on courtrooms, trials, juries, judges, prosecutors, attorneys, evidence, arguments. Some of what came to mind: Exhibit A: Rashomon a famous sequence from Rashomon, the camera is moving along the forest floor pointed directly ...
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March 7, 2022

kwee’s weeks in photos

This flavor is no longer as of this week 😭, but I’ve been obsessed with the Van Leeuwen Blue Jasmine winter seasonal flavor ~*laundry*~ •{a never ENDING cycle}• Sleeping pets all the way down I participated in a panel conversation this week… …And was nervous, so Peter wore matching socks in solidarity 🥺😭🧦 Can’t ever get the damn dog to...
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February 28, 2022

the week in tweet threads

There was so much reporting and analysis this week on what's happening in Ukraine. I didn't (and still don't) know the history and geopolitics surrounding the crisis, but turned to Twitter, my favorite firehose of information, to try and begin parsing the conflict through the lens of commentators I trust (or are trusted by those I trus...
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February 21, 2022

❣❣❣❣❣

This week marks 5 years with this one: 5 years of living laughing loving For Valentine's, we saw The Lady Eve (1941), which was an absolute laugh-a-minute riot. The movie’s highlight is an absurd, comic-romantic scene involving a proposal and a horse that just wants to hang: https://youtu.be/9GLvvQFHST8 And for our anniv, we took in Da...
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February 14, 2022

10 lessons from the first 3 weeks of pup

The first 3 weeks of baby dog have been...a lot !! We're lucky to have a puppy that is curious, engaged, observant, smart, personable; the flipside is Ziggy requires huge amounts of attention, touch, entertainment, engagement, and challenge. We've heard a lot of advice around "a tired dog is a happy dog", and I want to scream, do you h...
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February 7, 2022

🐅 🐅 🐅

https://twitter.com/ottofernandez/status/1488526054482493441?s=10 https://twitter.com/nancywyuen/status/1488580311382302720?s=21 https://twitter.com/thefakesilong/status/1488650313468837889?s=21 Happy year of the tiger 🐯 To ring in the lunar new year, we made and really enjoyed this very(!) spicy recipe: https://thatspicychick.com/chic...
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January 31, 2022

hellraiser (1987)

“This is a movie without wit, style or reason, and the true horror is that actors were made to portray, and technicians to realize, its bankruptcy of imagination.” - from a 1987 Roger Ebert review I wish I was living in whatever phantasmagoria Roger Ebert was living in 1987, because my mind is boggled by his assessment. I found Hellrai...
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January 24, 2022

ziggy + a bday 🎉

New puppy alert: Say hello to our new tiny little terror: Ziggy The Pekingese dog breed were said to be lions turned into dogs by the Buddha, so just in time for Chinese New Year: a little lion 🦁 for the year of the tiger 🐯 Ziggy is actually only his nickname; his full name is Amazing Larry. Here’s a glimpse we get of a rainbow-mohawke...
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January 10, 2022

vollis simpson's windmills

if you ever happen to be passing through Wilson, North Carolina, make sure to stop for a beat at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park (though Simpson preferred to call the pieces windmills 🌬) Vollis Simpson's Whirligigs were designated the official folk art of North Carolina in 2013 ✨ This park was such a special space, a sanctuary of joy...
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January 3, 2022

some dream things

mood: The Cranberries' Dreams My high school French teacher was the most glamorous, passionate, unsparing, and intense person I've ever known (and I realize now has been the template for a lot of how I try to be in the world). Among the things I remember about her: • She wore a different fragrance for each season; • When we studied a p...
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December 27, 2021

Keep Christmas with you /

All through the year / When Christmas is over / You can keep it near wishing that you and yours have the Happiest Holidays and a Happy New Year \( ̄︶ ̄*\)). And wishing that anyone whose holiday plans were disrupted has an opportunity to honor whatever about the holidays feels special to you at a safer, better time our deco of late sleep...
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December 20, 2021

~*favorite recipes of 2021*~

Here were the recipes that I kept returning to over and over this year: they were tasty, easy, felt good in the body, made leftovers I could get excited about... (╹ڡ╹ )(╹ڡ╹ ) That Spicy Chick's Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta with Cajun Chicken https://thatspicychick.com/sundried-tomato-pesto-pasta-cajun-chicken/ We initially found this re...
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December 9, 2021

OOTD + supporting indie film

every day is halloween I put on an outfit this morning that I thought was a feelin-myself, fun-girl, girl-about-town look. Black long-sleeve shirt, gold chain, blue jeans—pretty standard stuff?? But then halfway through the day Peter innocently asked to take a picture of me and it turned out I was just cosplaying the one, the only, ⛰th...
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November 29, 2021

book wishlist

I'm beginning to have a moderate Tsundoku/book-hoarding problem, so I've decided to *stop* buying books willy-nilly and to *start* a book wishlist (side note: isn't it too bad Indiebound discontinued their wishlist feature?). From here on out, I can work my way through my book wishlist only after I've really read my way through my pile...
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November 22, 2021

boosting

got the boost, get the boost! https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/19/us/politics/coronavirus-boosters-fda.html ———————— Boosting this video (that you've probably seen): https://twitter.com/ambermruffin/status/1461870102060535813 ———————— a sleepytime boost: Recently, on nights where I haven't dropped off to sleep immediately, I've been run...
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