May 29, 2012

Two bookshelves in Finland

I've been looking for custom bookshelf ideas for ages. Here are two I saw in Finland:

Alvar Aalto's house: 

Vuokko Nurmesniemi's house:

I also love Vuokko's ceiling contraption.

Here is a press release about me


NEW YORK, May 29, 2012 – Zimbio Inc. announced today that Danica Lo has been named executive editor of, the 7th largest fashion and beauty site on the Internet. The appointment is effective June 1. Zimbio Inc. also publishes, the 5th largest entertainment news site (comScore).

“Danica very clearly understands how to create a web experience that appeals to a broad audience, while at the same time, she has one of the most uniquely fresh voices covering women’s fashion and beauty on the Internet or in print,” said John Newlin, Editor-in-Chief of Zimbio Inc.

Danica will oversee all day-to-day editorial operations of StyleBistro, including building a Manhattan-based team of editors, honing the site’s voice and scope of coverage, creating new features, columns, and sections as well as representing the site on broadcast and special events. She was most recently the senior online fashion and beauty editor for Glamour, a Condé Nast publication. Prior to that, Danica was the national editor of, the fashion-and-retail-focused flagship of the Curbed Network, a longtime fashion columnist at the New York Post, the contributing style editor at VMan, and author of How Not to Look Fat (HarperCollins, 2006).

“I’m so excited and honored to join the Zimbio team as executive editor of StyleBistro,” said Danica. “I can’t wait to work with all the brilliant people on staff, open the New York office, and help build and grow the site into the premiere fashion and beauty destination online.”

“We’re thrilled to have Danica on board to lead the StyleBistro team, elevate the editorial voice and spearhead new projects,” said Tony Mamone, CEO of Zimbio Inc. “She’s well regarded in the industry for bringing women fun, relatable content on topics they care most about, and we’re confident that talent will enhance StyleBistro’s relationship with its millions of readers.” was launched in July of 2010 and broke into comScore’s top ten within its first year and remains one of the fastest growing fashion and beauty sites on the Internet with more than three million unique visitors a month in the U.S. It’s also home to one of the most robust photo libraries available online and puts a premium on innovative yet useful features. TV Fashion, the most recent addition to StyleBistro’s editorial lineup, is a section that spotlights stylish looks from popular television programs and shows readers where and how to get them.

About Zimbio Inc

Zimbio was launched in May 2006 with the goal of bringing a high quality, deeply engaging content experience to the largest possible audience. Professionally produced content rich with photos and videos, combined with an at-scale publishing platform have driven strong growth and exceptionally high user engagement. Zimbio reaches an audience of more than 33 million monthly readers across fashion, beauty, celebrity and entertainment. is comScore’s #5 Entertainment News site. Launched in July 2010, is comScore’s #7 Fashion, Beauty and Style site, entering comScore’s top ten in its first year. Brands are connected with this deeply engaged and influential audience through high impact media placements and innovative content integrations. The company has offices in San Carlos, Calif. and New York City, and is venture-backed by Menlo Ventures and Draper Richards.

May 21, 2012

Engelbert Humperdinck

I forgot, until this very minute, that Robin told me the Eurovision 2012 finals will be telecast live next Saturday—and, for the first time in 8 years, I'll be in Europe at the same time! I am so excited.

Eurovision is, like, a bad but totally fun and riveting pan-continental high school talent show full of grown-ups with questionable hairstyles.

Here's Engelbert Humperdinck, this year's UK entry.

No, I don't understand how that happened, either.

May 14, 2012

The song in my head

Nid wy'n gofyn bywyd moethus/Aur y byd na'i berlau mân
Gofyn wyf am galon hapus/Calon onest, calon lân.
Pe dymunwn olud bydol/Hedyn buan ganddo sydd
Golud calon lân, rinweddol/Yn dwyn bythol elw fydd.

I don't ask for a luxurious life/the world's gold or its fine pearls,
I ask for a happy heart/an honest heart, a pure heart.
If I wished for worldly wealth/It would swiftly go to seed;
The riches of a virtuous, pure heart/Will bear eternal profit.

May 10, 2012

May 08, 2012

T-16 Hours

Time was when I could meticulously plan an entire Paris Fashion Week's worth of outfits and cram it into a Vuitton carry-all duffel. These days, I can barely be bothered to think more than 24 hours worth of outfits ahead.

Here is how packing goes for me now: About 18 hours before I'm scheduled to depart for overseas (or anywhere for more than a quick weekend) I throw a bunch of dresses, two sweaters, a half-dozen pairs of shoes, one book, travel documents, a clutch, an umbrella, and a tote bag into a suitcase—carry-on if I'm going somewhere domestic, check-in if I'm going somewhere I'm planning on doing a major shop (Paris, London, anywhere not domestic).

I put my handwashing in the sink. Because I never have any handwashing powder, I use shampoo.

In the morning I grab my phone and iPad chargers, my handwashing off the drying line and go.

Most of the time I will forget something important.

May 05, 2012

Status Update

My friend Cat just put up the most amazing Facebook update. It goes:
We have a situation. The 17 year old boy across the street broke up with his girlfriend. She is heartbroken. The boy will not take her calls. She has gone on a hunger strike. She has been standing in MY driveway staring at his house on and off.
It's like The Virgin Suicides meets an 80s-era John Cusack movie all at once.

UPDATE: Cat just told me the girl's name is SLOANE. Is that the most perfect name for this scenario or what? Also, she is Japanese. So now this movie in my head (a) got really dark and ominous and will possibly play out like a horror movie I don't understand and (b) got subtitles.