Nikki is Alive's calendar editor. She keeps warm at work via a space heater in her cubicle.

Nikki is Alive's calendar editor. She keeps warm at work via a space heater in her cubicle.


Spicy Thai -flavored Kettle Chips

Super crunchy with lots of heat = perfect.


Slimline Ladder

You should never, ever complain about having 10-foot ceilings, but I did just that after a near-braining while trying to clear away a few cobwebs. I'd been holding out on purchasing an actual ladder for years, so hopefully Frontgate's Slimline will save me from any unexpected future trips to the ER.


"Freedom, Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary Jazz Original Cover Art 1965-83"

Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker's late 2009 book still kills it. A visual and cultural feast.


Felt slippers

I'm in a constant state of near-freezing, so stumbling across new Etsy shop FullMoon87 was just what I needed. Super-soft sheep's wool and goatskin-soled slippers sound great, right? I thought so, too.


" Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child "

I love, love, love Basquiat and "Downtown 81," and Tamra Davis' film "Radiant Child" gets it right in every way.