etsy: eye heart c. lit

i am always amazed by the people around me. it was just a few years ago when a friend of mine started grad school at yale and now, she has her masters in epidemiology and is currently in romania doing research. i remember when anthony first got his camera in college. he now owns his own photography business in new orleans. another college friend of mine managed to land a job in her home country with a major ad agency in their jordan offices. she’s since returned home here in houston and is now embarking on a journey to document the faces of today’s arab through photography. i witness a lot of incredible things done by my friends.

today, i’d like to focus on two people: craig and suzanne.

snood circle scarf

snood circle scarf by cubist literature

i remember in high school when craig used to safety pin little pieces of fabric to the bottoms of his pants and paint his nails black. he was so creative then and is still so creative now. he has some pretty cool things on his etsy store, cubist literature, from regular tees to this most wonderful snood scarf (if only i could afford it!!!). his work has even been featured in new york magazine‘s fashion blog the cut this past june. if you’re short on ideas for christmas presents, head on over to his store and check his stuff out. it has an urban outfitters feel to it but less mass produced.

headband by eyeheartme

headband by eyeheartme

and then my childhood friend suzanne–she’s been talking about this whole headband idea for a while now. whenever i would visit her, i would see headbands organized neatly on her dining room table. i’m so excited that she’s finally set up her etsy store! each item is given a great deal of thought and is hand assembled. they’re pretty cute and great stocking stuffers for christmas! go to eyeheartme and browse through her items. you’re guaranteed to find something to give to your daughter, sister, niece or that awkward grandson you might have (there’s no point in denying it–embrace his fabulosity). she also takes custom orders.

if i had money, i would seriously buy all of my friends presents just for being amazing (and for christmas, of course). i can barely afford to buy presents for my boyfriend, much less a whole list of people. for everyone else, cubist literature and eyeheartme can help cross some items off the christmas list!

happy holidays, everyone!

some fun houston things to do in july

friday july 10, 2009:


village girls boutique

village girls boutique

if you don’t have anything planned for tomorrow night, village girls boutique and sephora are hosting a runway show in rice village. not only will you get to see a show styled by village girls and free consulations by sephora artists, there will also be free give-aways, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and 15% of anything in the store.


date: friday, july 10, 2009
time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
location: village girls boutique, 2509 rice blvd, houston, tx
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wednesday july 22, 2009:

the coffee groundz on bagby will be hosting a poster exhibit of jason mcelweenie‘s work. jaymac‘s pretty cool so go and support our favorite canadian, eh?

date: wednesday, july 22, 2009
time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
location: the coffee groundz, 2503 bagby (corner of brazos and mcGowen), houston, tx

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ongoing july 1-october 23, 2009:

in case you’re in the mood for some brain food, starting this month the imax at hmns is showing a documentary called journey to mecca:

Journey to Mecca is an IMAX® dramatic and documentary feature, filmed in Saudi Arabia and Morocco in both English and Arabic, with background Berber. The film tells the amazing story of Ibn Battuta, the greatest explorer of the Old World, following his first pilgrimage between 1325 and 1326 from Tangier to Mecca. His perilous journey resonates with adventure while presenting an unforgettable picture of Islamic civilization during the 14th century, culminating with Battuta’s first Hajj. The story is book-ended by a close-up look at the contemporary Hajj, a pilgrimage to Mecca that draws three million Muslims from around the world every year, to perform rituals that have taken place for over 1,400 years.

wednesday, july 1 – friday, october 23, 2009 at 11:00am
location: houston museum of natural science one hermann circle drive, houston, tx

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