June 08, 2010

Smarts & Crafts has moved

We have decided to move our blog over to a new host as of today, so for those of you who follow our posts via an RSS feed or blog reader, you may need to re-subscribe in order to see future posts. The url is the same: www.smartsandcrafts.com. See you soon!

June 07, 2010


We recently bought a bunch of $2 bandanas to use as cloth napkins. I was impressed by the selection of greys and greens! Cheap, easy and classic- we couldn't ask for more.

June 04, 2010

Hey Youuuu Guyyyyyyyys!!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of one of my favorite films of all time, The Goonies. Beginning today, folks in Astoria Oregon (where the film takes place) are kicking off a 4 day extravaganza called "Never Say Die: The Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration". In addition to screenings of the film, there will be treasure hunts, cast Meet & Greets (with Chunk, Mouth, and one of the evil Fratelli brothers...), a 5K Truffle Shuffle run/walk, bus tours of Goonies locales, performances by Goonies-themed bands like Troy's Bucket, The Whiskey Rebellion (they have a song called The Ballad of Chester Copperpot), and Corey Feldman's group Truth Movement), plus a host of other awesomely geeky events. My sister and her family are on their way up there right now. Damn, I'm jealous.

June 03, 2010

C'est l'amour

I am in love with the work of French artist Blexbolex. After receiving a copy of I Know How to Cook for my birthday, and finding a book called Seasons (cute promotional video here) at one of my favorite bookstores a couple days later, I knew he was my new all time favorite.

June 02, 2010

Psyched about Psycho!

Ever since we moved back to San Francisco, we've been looking for the perfect excuse to go to the Symphony. When we heard they had open rehearsals (with coffee and complimentary donuts!!) we knew we'd found it. Since that first visit we've been keeping an eye out for other fun things the Symphony has going on, and it turns out, they've got a lot going on! Next month we're going to a screening of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, with live musical accompaniment. The score is by legendary composer Bernard Herrmann who was such a bad-ass that there is a Society devoted to him. The man worked with the Best of the Best (his first score was for a little picture called Citizen Cane, his last Taxi Driver...) We can't wait!