Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Heima

Please watch the new beautiful trailer for the Sigur Ros documentary Heima.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Singles Map



I found this map on a blog on a blog of strange maps, and decided that it confirmed a suspicion of a serious lack of single awesome guys in this vicinity. The pacific northwest is looking better and better.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

DIY Foreign Aid

I am fascinated by micro-financing and what we can do with a little bit of money in developing worlds. I am also always suspicious of giving away money to charity and being unaware of how that money is being spent.

I found this great organization through my blog travels and decided to make my donation today. It is an organization where you can lend money to people in developing nations to start their own businesses, and they are held accountable for paying you back. I love that it teaches people discipline and care with their money. The organization is called Kiva. You scroll through people and get to read descriptions of their business ventures. You pay through paypal, and they repay you in the same way, so once your loan has been paid back you can help more people with the same $25. It's a beautiful system that keeps on giving.

Here's a great video on the work Kiva does on the NY Times Website.



I chose to donate to Matagiaila, a mother who runs her own fabric printing business.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Storm

Holga Photo from the beach the other day as a storm was rolling in.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

My favorite VC alum Melissa Scotton has a new blog about all the things she loves including snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, and design.



Also be sure and check out the new boards she designed for Roxy. She's responsible for the Envi, both Silhouettes, the Sugar Inspire, and the Roxy Girl board.

Started

I'm a day into this whole vegan experiment and I've already learned a lot.

Like:
Soy hot dogs suck
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls are vegan
as well as unfrosted pop tarts
And vegan chicken wings are flipping amazing especially with this awesome ranch dip that I made with one of those mckormick ranch dip packets and nayonaise (vegan mayo).

So far so good.

Also the The Sketchbook Project Only has 185 sketchbooks left out of 500, so definitely buy one, fill it up and maybe we can all roadtrip to Georgia for the show.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Vegan?

I've been thinking a lot about becoming a vegan. Don't get me wrong I love chicken tenders and a good burger, but meat just isn't looking as appealing lately. I think it started with my uncle telling me about The China Study.

"The book examines the relationship between the consumption of animal products and illness such as cancers of the breast, prostate, and large bowel, diabetes, coronary heart disease, obesity, autoimmune disease, osteoporosis, degenerative brain disease, and macular degeneration." Which also supports the findings from my great grandmothers book called, "Will Bible Foods Prevent Cancer".

I also got a chance to visit my friend David's chicken farm.

I had just had this little guys cousin for lunch.

And on top of that there was an episode of This American Life which went and examined a pig farm. There wasn't any slaughtering of animals or anything like that but it just seemed really unnatural.

Here's a clip.


I've been looking into alternative recipes and seeing just what I'm getting myself into. VegCooking has been a pretty good resource.

What do you guys think?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Alexandre Bettler

Really super in love with Alexandre Bettler's work, a designer from London. I found him while blog searching and recognized one of his posters from the Royal College of Art Exhibit we went to last year. His work is not overwhelmingly beautiful, but it is playful. He makes includes clever observations from the world around him. Click the picture to see more. I like the object section the best.


The full phrase on the cup is "This is my cup of tea".

State Fair Gloriousness

Went to the DE state fair last night with friends. We rode scary fair rides, I had a corn dog, and we paid too much money to see freaks that weren't really freaks. It was a beautiful night. Hopefully I'll have some sweet holga shots once the film is developed.



blurry trapeze performers

Monday, July 23, 2007

BIG WAVES!

Every now and then we get some great waves. Abby and I went body boarding. We almost died multiple times...it was awesome. Here's the surf report 8.5 ft waves which is sweet considering good waves around here is anything over 4 feet.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Vintage

I'm digging the "new" vintage collection from Nike

Friday, July 20, 2007

haircut

So I did it anyway.
Hello grown up haircut.

The Sketchbook Project



Here's a cool project. A gallery in Atlanta, GA is sending out sketchbooks to the first 250 people who order one. You get a moleskine notebook, and fill it with sketches or writings about your fears. Then you send the notebook back and they are going to have a show with the completed notebooks. I just ordered one, at least it will keep me drawing. Click the image above for more info.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Punk Rock Flea Market

This looks like it's going to be fun.

*THIS* Saturday July 21st 10:00am to 5:00pm
At The Starlight Ballroom / Club Polaris
(460 N 9th Street - Just Below 9th and Spring Garden)
All Ages - 21+ To Drink / $3 entry donation / Tables Are Sold Out

THE PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET - SUMMER EDITION

(100+ tables of vendors selling old records, clothes, art, music, food, junk, bicycles, stereo equipment, instruments, automobiles, tools, posters, furniture, computers, skateboards and lots of other stuff ! All proceeds goto making sure that all ages shows remain a reality at the first unitarian church !)

For a complete sellers list, visit :
http://www.r5productions.com/prfm.html

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

haircut

I like Victoria Beckham's new hair for me, but that would include lots of hair straightening.

thoughts?

Monday, July 16, 2007

Starbucks

I started working at Starbucks, and making frappuccinos makes me tired.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The face of the West Bank

This artist takes huge images of israeli's and palestinians with the same jobs and pastes them next to one another with goofy faces to show the similarities between the two groups.
Will it do any good? I say it can't hurt.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

beach

Who says you need big waves to go surfing. It makes me really happy when I see people surfing, and making the best of the little break. This is dedication. I tried to paddle out today, but I think I should probably stick to photography. Being a girl and a beginner is super intimidating.

A photo from today.

Will it blend?

Adam sent this to me and it reminded me of when we used to put random stuff in the microwave and play "will it melt" in the studio before class junior year.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The new indie rock trend

I stole this posting from the veer site, but I thought it was too funny.

Apparently the latest male indie rock trend is to have a cat. Check out this flickr site dedicated to them.

Hilarious

I was hanging out with Abby today and since she is an avid gardener now she decided to give me her first eggplant. I was super excited about this because I've been wanting to make some baba ghanoush. Then she handed me the eggplant.

Priceless.

Monday, July 09, 2007

If a city banned advertising

Maybe it's just because I did really bad in advertising class in college, but most advertisements that collage cityscapes just leave a bad taste in my mouth.

"Imagine a modern metropolis with no outdoor advertising: no billboards, no flashing neon signs, no electronic panels with messages crawling along the bottom."

This is what Sao Paolo Brazil has decided to do by passing a mandate that makes it illegal to advertise in the city. This includes billboards, on transportation, and even banning blimps. I love the idea.


Tony De Marco has taken photos documenting the new city. Click on the image above to view his flickr shots.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Mix Tape

The Burnside Writers Collective put together a sweet summer mix tape.
Download the free tracks from their favorite myspace artists at the bottom of this page.

Looks like "Blue Like Jazz" may become a movie.

Also Sarah had the great recommendation of using Pandora to set some sweet mood music for festive occasions. She says, "For example, cooking spaghetti? Type in your favorite Italian Opera singer (because we all have one... ha), and voila. Moody music. Bliss."

Sounds great to me.

Amandatron

Check out my illustrator friend Amanda's site.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Make it Work

Me and Tim Gunn from Project Runway.

A couple things

First do yourself a favor and read Abbey's traumatizing first day stories. I read the first one while in a computer lab and looked insane while laughing hysterically at my computer screen.

Also Tim Gunn a la Project Runway was in town today doing a book signing. His mom lives in Rehoboth. Super funny since I am a project runway addict of sorts.

He of course signed it "Make it work!".

This inspired the renovation of my closet since Dewey Ave is doing a yardsale next weekend. I'm constantly astounded at how my crap I own. So I'm trying a ruthless editing approach. I hope I have clothes left to wear by the end of the week.

I rediscovered Pandora this week since I lost a lot of music when my computer crashed. It's an online radio station that you enter your favorite band in and then it plays other artists that resemble the artist you entered. I really like this band. Don't let their name scare you, their music is pretty.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Riddles

What's big and red and eats rocks?

A big red rock eater.

Found this book in my grandfather's basement. I love it not only because I love corny kids jokes, but because it's got super cute illustrations.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Inspiration

I like looking at things that inspire other people to gain some inspiration for myself.
Here's some great design from the Creative Review Blog.


I'm loving these scene overlapping stamps.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Aye!

Pretty pirate cards for all occasions from Rosebud Design Studio.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Tea Sets

Carolyn and I watched The Queen this week. It really made me want to make scones and have a tea party. I mean REALLY. It made me think of a day last Summer in London where Adam, Greg and I went for a walk in Hyde Park and had high tea next to some pond with a little english kid feeding swans a prawn and rocket sandwich. So I've been looking for tea sets online and can't find any that I really like. The closest I've come is this website called Steptoes Antiques. I really want something old and special, but they're based in London so shipping would probably be grossly expensive. I think I'm going to go to the local thrift stores this week to see if I can find anything, and if I do you are cordially invited to my backyard for tea and homemade scones.
These are my favorite tea sets I've found so far:


Antique Victorian Blue & White China 12 Piece Tea Set


Antique 1920s Art Deco Crocuses Tea For Two Set


My favorite the simple, but still fun. Antique Edwardian White China Shelley Tea Service.