Saturday, September 29, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007

Groovy Jamison

One of the people I'm truly going to miss when I leave starbucks is Jamison. He is 6'5, every song is his favorite song, he is an artist, and everything in his world is Groovy. He educates me on the hidden meanings in Grateful Dead songs and plays guitar in his church's worship band. This man is one of a kind, and keeps me in stitches with his goofy dancing, sing alongs, and coffee descriptions that make him sound like a sommelier.

Tonight he pulled out his to do list to show me I was on it (bottom right) I was in hysterics because his to do list describes his personality more aptly than I could ever put into words with his quirky drawings, crayon highlighting, and all around Jamison gloriousness. I made him hand over the list because I thought it needed to be enjoyed by everyone.

I'm looking forward to Sunday when we get so sit down for brunch and talk art. It should be groovy.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Salmon Dance

I've been thinking about decorating me and Kenj's new crib and my mind is out of control. I've been joking with Kendra that I didn't get a new roomate, but that I got a new personal trainer and she got a new decorator.

I saw this Amazing photo on Greg's (geeze Greg you've had like 80 shoutouts on my blog) portfolio. It looks like it's from a vintage postcard that he took in Yellowstone. So I decided it needed a little Haley touch, so I added some fish since I can't get the salmon dance out of my head.

This is the beginning of it.

now picture it like 3 feet wide over our new couch.

Monday, September 24, 2007


I love mail, and I rarely get it because I am terrible at sending it. So today when I came home from making lattes I was super surprised to see two letters sitting on my kitchen table. One from Carolyn in CO with a copy of a photo of us outside of mets stadium. Absolutely glorious.

The other was from Greg, which contained my lumberjack. I think I need to start a collection.

Here he is.

ALSOOOO Speaking of lumberjacks:

You can listen to the new Iron and Wine album in it's entirety on Myspace

I love Sam Beam

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Into the Wild

This book changed a lot about how I look at the world. I hope the movie does it justice.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Book Autopsies

Crazy ridiculously awesome book sculptures from Brian Dettmer.

"Brian Dettmer carves into books revealing the artwork inside, creating complex layered three-dimensional sculptures."

Friday, September 21, 2007

More Horsepower

Here's a VW ad Greg sent me in honor of my new golf.

so clever.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

To whom much is given, much is expected.

My new title is, "Haley Smith: Assistant Designer-Home for the Urban Design Department". I got a job yesterday. Not just any job, but my dream job. I get to sit around all day and design the coolest stuff ever. And we take field trips to flea markets.

I now have a way to pay for my new car, and on top of all this I get to live with Kendra Acker in Wilmington in what she assures me is the cutest apartment ever.

This is what I get to design.

Here are my favorite ladies helping me celebrate. My new roomie is in the corner opposite me in the black tank top. I LOVE KENDRA! Joel, Melissa, and Donna also came to dinner to celebrate.

Monday, September 17, 2007


I got a new car today. Crazy right? It's a lovely 2005 Volkswagen Golf with 26,000 miles. On the way home Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was playing on the radio so I decided I should name it Galileo. Hopefully we'll do some amazing exploring together.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Wedding Photos

I photographed my first wedding today for Cheryl and Athen. I worked with Cheryl at Starbucks and was flattered/terrified that she asked me. I'm really excited about how they turned out. You can't go wrong with a beach wedding.

Here they are.

And this is the lovely Erica.

Friday, September 14, 2007


This would be the sweetest wedding ring of life.

Don't worry I'm not getting married until I'm 35.

I found this on the PoppyTalk website.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

We're HOME

Carolyn and I are back a little early from our new england road trip. You can see all my photos on my facebook account, but here are some of my favorites.

Syracuse Gnome

Me and Carolyn kayaking on lake champlain

Birdman in Montreal


Bug Light Maine

People I met walking on the rocks

Boston Aquarium Jellyfish

Carolyn, Lauren, and I with my favorite hat in CT

Time Square

And we finished with hanging with one of my favorite people in the whole wide world, Danielle, watching a mets game.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Road Trip!

I'm gearing up for my New England roadtrip with my favorite road tripping buddy Carolyn. We're headed to Syracuse, Burlington VT, Montreal, Portland ME, NYC, and CT. I can't wait to visit some of my favorite people I haven't seen in months, and explore the great northeast. I plan on eating some maine lobster, touring the Ben and Jerry's factory, and scoping out the Poutine. I also want to find a sweet new job interview outfit.

Not to mention finding the incarnation of this guy.

My burly creative lumberjack.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Lunch Boxes

Anyone who has seen my green giraffe lunchbox will know exactly why I appreciate these.

I discovered it while browsing Oh Joy.