#156: Perfectly Imperfect
The Perfectly Imperfect Boys on Editorial Magazine, The Sunday Paper, Cast Iron Cookware, and more.
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I wish I found this mag before their 20th edition. They just popped on my radar a few weeks ago after teasing an upcoming issue containing interviews with Kerwin Frost, Julia Fox, Rachel Sennott, Frank Dorrey, and The Ion Pack. Some have pictures from Daniel Arnold and some of the interviews are done by Asher Penn of Sex Mag. I bought a few older issues off their site and flew through them. Big fan.
Paul’s substack is a collection of images (collages?) made from various internet & cultural ephermera. Maybe I just spend far too much time online… but I really do think it’s beautiful, important, and cool as hell. Pretty much everything else he does is worth checking out too.
📻 The Radio
So basically this is kinda like Perfectly Imperfect, but it’s only for music and it’s broadcasted over electromagnetic radiation waves all over the world… crazy right? But for real, I got this cute little Panasonic Radio for $24 and it’s been so nice. I just flip on a good station like WFMU (91.1 in NYC), which has been talked about on PI before, and listen to meticulously curated music spanning tons of genres. It’s great, I find myself finding all kinds of new stuff and listening to reggae on Sunday mornings.
🧥 🖤 Vintage Balenciaga Leather Jackets
I’d wanted a blouson style zip up leather jacket (see fit pic) for a while and happened to stumble upon a good deal on a vintage one from Balenciaga. I think (?) it’s from the late 90s, when they were rlly tapped into the leather jacket game. It’s simple & understated in a really cool way. Can easily dress it up or down.
Shout out to Clarke for putting me on to Blake’s music. The beginning of this song is kinda Alex G-ish but after a minute or so it transforms into something totally different and mad beautiful. One of my favorite song endings in a minute. This song rules too.
You may recall I wore them in my photo for the January editor recs, but I’ve since got them hemmed (see fit pic). Sorta regret hemming them? Idk, I will say, they look nice slightly draped over some boots or loafers. More people should be wearing these jeans though— they’re only $50, come in tons of colors (I like “stonewashed”), and fit almost perfectly. Love the patch and logo on the back too, so so so good.
My mom’s side of the family is (mostly) Greek, but descends from a small minority population in Albania. Apparently one of the oldest forms of music came from that region and it’s primarily used for greiving but has pragmatic uses in healing and meditation. I hadn’t heard anything quite like it and you can’t deny the strange effect it has. When my great grandparents first immigrated to the US they’d travel to Greek funerals and cry as a form of singing, mimicking the grieving music of this region.
🗞️ The Paper on Friday - Sunday
I recently started to get the paper on more than just Sunday, I wanted that “intentional slow morning” benefit on a weekday too - but I wasn’t about to cough up the cost of a daily paper. Now I get it delivered every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and have a nice cup of coffee with the paper every one of those mornings. I honestly don’t read most of it, I skim lots of article titles and maybe read a few paragraphs from ones I’m semi-interested in - but there’s a couple of gems in every paper. Honestly the main benefit is the nice chunk of time I get to just sit back and relax each of those mornings.
I visited Tyler’s apartment in NYC a couple weeks ago, and felt like such an idiot when I saw his plastic bins of t shirts he has stored in his closet. The tees he doesn’t actively wear but isn’t quite ready to cut loose for good. When I got home, I found myself browsing the container store - immediately picturing the great ways I could improve my life with a container for everything: several t shirt boxes, a toy box for my daughter, stuff for my dvds, cds, and games that I want to store, the dog food, and everything else. It was like cleaning without having to actually clean.
I recently happened upon this ceramics family when in one of those deep holes, looking for cool dishwear and trinkets for the home. I found myself drawn to the noticably hand painted designs, which are beautiful but simple. I personally love the green and white aptly named “Schizzato” stuff like this pitcher most, but there’s plenty of other standouts as well.
💣 1990-2004 Green Day
Man, this era of Green Day rocks. I recently went on a stroll down memory lane, blazing through their early discography. You got the hits on American Idiot and Dookie, the crazy but fun tunes like King For a Day on Nimrod, classic catchy tunes like Warning, and so much more. These albums really defined music for me in middle school, and it’s been so awesome to revisit them.
Closing Time is filled to the brim with smokey piano ballads. It’s less experimental than some of his (phenominal) later work, but so consistently good, you know you can always throw it on when you’re looking for that particular vibe. The old fashioned, dimly lit office, dusting off a thick book kinda vibe. I just threw it on while finishing this and I’m hankering for a good Christie and an old fashioned…
This movie’s weird. If you don’t know it, Lost River is Ryan Goslings single venture into directing, what some may call a vanity project. That’s really what I love about it. There’s no beating around the bush here, he fully embraces the world he’s created to a fault. It’s over the top in the oddest ways. The story is…some might say lynch-esque, and the cinematography is honestly beautiful (some might say Winding-Refn-esque). If you want a movie with names like Christina Hendricks, Matt Smith, and Saoirse Ronan with a flawed story about a seemingly apocalyptic Detroit, with a flooded lost town, a gang leader/bully named Bully, and a guy with no lips, then watch it. Just go in expecting something weird.
I’m gonna be moving into a new apartment pretty soon and the greatest joy for me to furnishing my new place. Alex got me this book a few years ago, and I find myself flipping through it on random occasions and it has been a great source of inspiration. There’s nothing in the book other than pictures of beautifully designed chairs, from classics to modern.
🎢 Disney World
I’ve never been to Disney as a kid and as I grew older I always felt like I was too old for it. I spontaneously tagged along with my family the day before they left and I think that was the best decision I’ve ever made. I’m a huge fan of Star Wars and Avatar, and even as an adult I think I had the best week of my life and I felt like a kid again. I legitimately had real tears of joy on some of the rides. It’s never too late!
While everyone is raving about their trendy nonstick pans, I’m here to bring the spotlight back to cast iron cookware. There’s a huge stigma around how hard it is to take care of cast irons, but it’s really not bad! You just gotta keep using it, and over time, it basically becomes nonstick. This article has sent off a tangent, and now I am a proud owner of a well-seasoned cast iron pan and griddle.
White noise is stress inducing to me rather than calming, so this eight hour long sound of forest creek water peacefully running has been my thing for the past month. I always have this on when I’m working or when I can’t sleep. It’s super relaxing and it’s definitely gonna be my number one “track” for 2022.
👩🍳 Cooking From Scratch
More recently I’ve been making things like mayo, pickled red onions, and bread from scratch because I can control the taste. These are must haves in the kitchen so it’s a nice weekend thing to whip up on the weekends and having them ready for sandwiches for quick meals throughout the week.
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