of monsters and men, “little talks”
this icelandic group hasn’t released their album in the US yet [and i can’t find it legally online!] but you can hear a number of live tracks on npr. i can’t wait for the full release! there’s definitely something arcade fire-like in their execution, but the delivery is less orchestral and a bit more intimate.
lana del rey, “video games”
a beautiful girl with a voice to match.
edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros, “home”
this isn’t a new song, but i smile every time it comes on my favorite XM station [spectrum] . . . which is quite a lot!
i’ve mentioned online retailer invite.L before, but if you’re in the market for super-cute small gifts, it’s definitely worth checking out!
timetable sticky notes have built-in checkboxes — love. $6.
felt bag-in-bag organizer, $27. sometimes my orlas DO seem like bottomless pits . . .
they also have cute, functional, and reasonably-priced iPad and laptop sleeves.
gingham-checked washi tape! $6/roll.
so far it has been a pretty light weekend — and i plowed through my list yesterday [still have two more gifts to buy, though].