January Favorites!!

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I’m thinking it might be cool to share some of my favorite stuff once a month. It’ll be a round-up of all of the things I’m watching, listening to, reading, buying (or in this month’s case, wanting to buy).

1. Like the rest of the world, I’m reading The Goldfinch. Have you read it?

2. I think we all feel like maybe we’re not where we want to be in our lives. I’ve always been a late bloomer. Here’s James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem talking about just that: failure coming early, success coming later and making tons of mistakes along the way.

3. I love Sarah Hillenberg’s work. All of her art is super interesting, but I just love what she does with food, creating dresses made of vegetables, watermelons that rain and so much more. Luckily her prints are affordable (I have my eye on this one). I’m definitely not at the original art-buying level, you know? Maybe one day.

4. Have you seen Spike Jonze’s Her? Oh man…he explores the world of loneliness so very well. This documentary-short done by his longtime collaborator (and really legit director in his own right), Lance Bangs, asks various artists what “Modern Love” means to them.

5. If you have room for one more Lance Bangs documentary, I absolutely love this piece he did on Maurice Sendak, Tell Them Anything You Want. My favorite part is at the end (34:19).

6. When I was in film school you probably couldn’t pay me to sit and watch The Matrix Triology; despite my snobby taste I knew the Wachowski Brothers were legit. After their initial success, one of the Wachowski Brothers transitioned into becoming a woman. There was a ton of interest and speculation, obviously. Almost a decade later, here she is speaking about her experience for the very first time. She’s ridiculously funny, charming and man, what an inspiration.

7. Do you know of Ginny Branch’s work? Her prop styling is soooo dreamy. She has a new website where you can see some of her new beautiful work. I can’t get enough.

8. I could talk your ear off about how much I love Brene Brown. I especially love this short that RSA did on animating this bit on Empathy vs. Sympathy.

What are you loving this month?

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Karine January 30, 2014 at 1:11 am

Hi, thanks for sharing. I haven’t read the book yet, I should too! :):) beautiful picture btw. And I love art too. Keep posting link round ups like these. Wauw and thanks for the Ginny Branch site. It’s perfect photography.

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Adrianna Adarme January 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm

YAY! Thanks for the feedback. I’ll definitely keep ‘em going! xo

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Katrina @ WVS January 30, 2014 at 5:48 am

Bah!! So much good stuff here. “Her” was hands down the best movie I’ve seen in a long, long, time…so good! Also, I just finished The Goldfinch and loved it!

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Adrianna Adarme January 30, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Excited to really dig in to The Goldfinch!

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Ash January 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

Wow, this is a whole list of things I definitely need to check out! I’m adding the Goldfish to my wish list – chilling summary; but I got to finish this semester of classes first though before I can do any “for pleasure” reading. The documentaries also sound interesting, especially the one on Maurice Sendak. A little more dry than your list, but I’m loving my science lit right now, I got aims to tackle Richard Dawkin’s “Selfish Gene” and “Your Inner Fish” by Neil Shubin.

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Adrianna Adarme January 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm

I’ll check ‘em out! Thanks for the recommendations.

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Ash January 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

Oops. *Goldfinch — sorry, tired.

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Kimberly January 30, 2014 at 10:27 am

I really, really enjoyed this post :)

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Adrianna Adarme January 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Thanks, Kimberly! x

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allie @ 6000 miles to home January 30, 2014 at 12:18 pm

adorable collection! a lot of great artistic work that I haven’t come across yet. I like your new favorites idea a LOT.

http://6000milestohome.blogspot.com

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Adrianna Adarme January 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm

YAY! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Anna January 30, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Do you mind re-posting your recipe for Colombian Empanadas? I know the dough didn’t turn out so great but the filling was amazing. Do you still have it?

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Adrianna Adarme January 30, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Hiii Anna, I do still have it. You know I’ve been wanting to redo it so I just put it on my to-do list for next week. I’ll be posting it soon. I’m excited about it! Thanks pushing me to do it and I promise no problems with the dough this time. x

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lynn @ the actor's diet January 30, 2014 at 5:38 pm

“Her” made me go loft-hunting downtown this weekend! I want that future (except for the lonely part)

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Michelle January 30, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I’m totally smitten with the Sarah Hillenberg prints!

Love reading lists like this. Seeing what people are into is rad.

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charlotte January 31, 2014 at 1:29 am

Just watched the Lana Wachowski video : I’m soooo glad you sharde! She really is an awesome woman!

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Kristin January 31, 2014 at 5:35 am

Thank you for the Sendak link. It was wonderful. Made me love him even more.

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Adrianna Adarme January 31, 2014 at 11:23 am

He has such a grumpy outer shell but deep down was so sweet and kid-like.

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Amy January 31, 2014 at 9:38 am

I finished The Goldfinch this week, and then had a dream about Hobie’s shop. :)

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