Wednesday, October 31, 2007

quit your day job

Here's a site from Sharyn called 12 Travel Websites that will make you quit your day job.

From the Brave New Traveler Blog.

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

So Fun!

Check out this super weird, cute and genius video that Brad sent me.

Thanks Bradizzle!

Also I had a business trip (HAH!) to NYC yesterday to buy some prints and scope out what the other retailers are selling (aka we went shopping). Then I got to meet up with Danielle, Greg, and Manning and eat delicious BBQ. Manning also gave me the coolest umbrella ever that they had left over from a Women's Health benefit thing.

It's biodegradable!

It's called the Brelli.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Things We Love

I love the lists people make of things they love, which is why I'm really enjoying this part of the Kate Spade site. Just click on "Things We Love" in the navigation bar.

I'm loving
Tazo African Red Bush Tea
The Boat Wall Paper by Mike Perry
Circle of Hope, the new church Kenj and I are going to
My new grey boots and t-shirt scarf
The TV show "Pushing Daisys"
Open Windows
Cooking these chicken enchiladas
Sunsets over the big ships in the naval yard

Please tell me what you're loving.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Last night was Jess and Laura's birthday cocktail party which was super cute and super fun.

Apparently though this is what working two weeks at Urban Outfitters does to your wardrobe. You think it's ok to start dressing like a mushroom.

Kendra, Donna, Me, Laura and Jess looking snazzy.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Yesterday at work we had a cupcake party for one of the assistant buyers Lana who is more than mildly obsessed with cupcakes. It was her birthday so we surprised her with some sweet treats. Since Kendra was away I entertained myself by baking the cupcakes and laughed hysterically by myself when it all went wrong.

They were like little volcanoes in the oven.

I decided to just make the icing green and call them dinosaur sludge cupcakes and call it a day.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Johnathan Adler

I'm flipping though this Jonathan Adler book, "My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living", and I came across this great quote.

"I think that somewhere along the way, people got tricked into believing that art has to be incomprehensible and skill-free and ugly. I totally reject that idea. I want my work to be communicative and beautiful and, I hope, impactful on an emotional level before an intellectual level."

Sunday, October 14, 2007

80 ain't what it used to be

For my grandfather's 80th birthday he received a mac mini computer so that he can check his e-mail from his flat screen TV. My how times have changed.

I love this man.

Also Kendra's away on a business trip until Wednesday, and I'm stuck here with no cable and internet that only works sometimes. We also only own exercise dvd's and the andy griffith show, so as much as I enjoy silence and solitude feel free to give me a call.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Christopher Neal

I love this illustration from Christopher Neal. It makes me so happy.

I'm going home this weekend for my Grandfather's 80th birthday. So exciting!

Monday, October 08, 2007

First Day

So our internet only works sporadically so I'll keep it brief. I got the Urban orientation today, and saw their sweet gym where they offer yoga classes free of charge. You're also allowed to bring your dog to work and they even provide dog training lessons. I found out that my benefits package includes 30% off massages and acupuncture.

I was super surprised to see that urban bought one of my prints I designed for printfresh, so when I saw the spring line they have an apron, dish towel, and tapestry with a print I already designed on it. It was super bizarro, I'll let everyone know when it comes out in January.

I got to spend the rest of the day playing with a label maker, and flipping through European design magazines for inspiration. And chatting with my awesome coworkers. I'm so glad I only have two of them to really get to know.

I then came home to my amazing roommate who made me a fabulous dinner. Followed by painting furniture and listening to the most hilarious "this american life" that I've heard in a while.

Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Getting settled

Last night was my first in the new apartment. Moving in wasn't too bad, but I have a long list of things I forgot at home. I celebrated the evening by heading to Philly with Joel, Claire, and new friend Brian and enjoyed a concert in a TINY couple hundred year old church with super uncomfortable pews and 46 other people squashed in with no air conditioning. It was pretty much the coolest venue ever air conditioning aside. We saw Marla Hansen and Denison Witmer. They are best friends with Sufjan, Marla is a classically trained viola player with the voice of an angel. Denison is a philly native with "guy with guitar" songs.

Here's Joel's photo of the day.

I ended the evening at Ben's house with new roomie Kenj for a going away party for Dave who's going to California to work with invisible children. It was a glorious start.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Ethan Curry

Today I had the opportunity to take photos of Mike and Carrie's new baby Ethan.
He is a bundle of adorableness.