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Best Music of 2013

December 17, 2013

I’ve been catching up on a year’s worth of music listening and couldn’t resist adding to all of the Best Of lists out there. Here’s my favorite albums of the year, in no particular order.

Atoms For Peace – Amok (Ingenue) ….and it was even better live.

The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars (Eavesdrop)

James Blake – Overgrown (Retrograde)

Lorde – Pure Heroine (Royals)

Sigur Ros – Kveikur

Son Lux – Lanterns (Lost it to Trying)

Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City (Hudson)

Honorable mentions:

Bonobo – Cirrus

Daft Punk – Get Lucky

Kanye West – Blood on the Leaves

Rhye – Open


Intrducing Caracol Wellness!

November 11, 2013



Hello friends! I have finally made a website that will entirely focused on whole food recipes, yoga, and general snaily wellness including classes and one-on-one consultations. Click on over to Caracol Wellness to check it out. I’ll slowly be reposting all the recipes from here as well as adding lots of great new stuff from my CNE class. Expect to still see some art and music stuff here once and a while!

Fiona Apple – Pure Imagination

September 14, 2013


Chipotle has launched a genius marketing campaign to promote their sustainable food choices and set themselves apart from other fast food. First, they released a cute little video emphasizing the importance of developing a sustainable food system. Now, they’re promoting a new app of a scarecrow on a quest for sustainable food.

Mostly, I’m posting this because I love Fiona Apple’s haunting cover of Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. And it’s a pretty great animation.

Chipotle is an interesting company. They are voluntarily labeling the GMO products they use, and working to eliminate them from the menu. Chiptole manages to greenwash and “healthwash” (as Meghan Telpner would say) at the same time. It’s also interesting that Fiona Apple is vegan and the video seems to condemn all meat eating, while most of Chipotle’s offerings include meat. Good for them for promoting sustainable meat production, but at that scale just because it’s healthier, doesn’t mean it’s healthy– for you or the planet.

The Civil Wars – The One That Got Away

August 6, 2013


It’s been a while since I posted any music! The Civil Wars’ new self-titled album just came out and it is AMAZING. This song, The One That Got Away, isn’t my favorite (that would be either Evesdrop or Sacred Heart), but the video certainly sums up the bittersweet album – and Joy and John Paul’s rift. They had better get it together because I must. see. them. live.

I posted about their last album when it came out a couple of years ago. I also just discovered this song by them, which might be my favorite yet. Listen.

Artwork up at Spoon Revolution!

July 28, 2013


From the Mnemosyne Series, 2009

My artwork is now up at Spoon Revolution, a great little vegan bistro in Concord, NH. The show includes prints, photographs and paintings, like this landscape I did as part of my Mnemosyne Series in college. As always, more artwork can be seen at Caracol Studio on Etsy.

Art at The Big Bean!

July 1, 2013


My artwork is still up at The Big Bean in Newmarket (my all-time favorite breakfast place) and will be there through Friday! Paintings, prints, and photographs. More artwork (and jewelry!) at Caracol Studio on Etsy.

Custom Birch Tree Paintings on Etsy

June 12, 2013


Caracol Studio now has custom birch tree paintings! Great as wedding or anniversary gifts, these birch trees are painted to order with initials carved in a heart in one of the trees and can be done in any color you like.