This is just too good not to share.

E.T. is a 30-year-old Pacific Walrus at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, Washington.
found via boingboing (of course).


Pretty things

Ambrosia Maple cuff from May Furniture through Fab.com

These PERFECT black leather boots at La Garçonne. Yes, they are perfect.

Kapital hand-embroidered gauze UFO scarf via I'm Revolting

Mina Perhonen skirt.
Source: mina-kaitori.com via LB on Pinterest


Lovely Sky Monsters

One of the (few) things I miss about the Midwest is the sky-- in particular, the storm clouds. Since there's not much drama going on in the landscape, it all happens in the wide-open sky. These gorgeous photos from award-winning photographer Camille Seaman gave me a big jolt of nostalgia. From The Atlantic. Here are a few of my favorites:


Right now my household consists of two kids, two tortoises, and a 72-lb. dog. I am clearly outnumbered. I wonder if chocolate cake would help?

Source: justapinch.com via LB on Pinterest

Recipe here.


Warning: your life might seem extremely dull after reading this obituary.

 Count Robert de La Rochefoucauld
photo from The Telegraph

I've been trying to do a little more research on this remarkable man who died last May at the age of 88, but haven't come up with much so far.

Count Robert de La Rochfoucauld was one of the last surviving members of Churchill's SOE. He twice escaped capture and impending execution by the Nazis in occupied France. From his obituary:
En route to his execution in Auxerre, La Rochefoucauld made a break, leaping from the back of the truck carrying him to his doom, and dodging the bullets fired by his two guards. Sprinting through the empty streets, he found himself in front of the Gestapo’s headquarters, where a chauffeur was pacing near a limousine bearing the swastika flag. Spotting the key in the ignition, La Rochefoucauld jumped in and roared off, following the Route Nationale past the prison he had left an hour earlier.



These, from here.

Yet another ring. This one from Elephantine.

abk leather shoes via honeykennedy