Monday, December 31, 2007

Aspirations for the New Year

I don't really do resolutions, they're too much pressure. I prefer aspirations.

Put together a budget
Run a Half Marathon
Start an Etsy Shop

Those are the aspirations I need some accountability for. Feel free to call me out if I don't do it.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Polaroid 420

This is my new obsession. I found this old polaroid camera for $3.50 at my local thrift store. I've been wanting a polaroid camera that took the kind of film that you peel apart for some time, but just hadn't found the right one yet. I happened to have the film for the camera at my house leftover from some polaroid transfer experiments. I can't stop playing with it! I can't wait for more film to come from Amazon. Here are some photos from the where I work that I took on my lunch break.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


These are my favorite presents I received for christmas. A chia herb garden, giada cookbook, salad spinner, sweet tube socks, and OPI nail polish. And the gifts to myself included a polaroid 420 camera from who knows when, and a nerdy nooka watch.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Talented Friends

My fried Joel is super talented at lots of things, so when he entered Sufjan's Christmas song contest and came in 35 out of over 650 and got his song played on the asthmatic kitty website I was not surprised. Click here to read about the contest and listen to Joel's song "No Mo' HoHoHo".

Friday, December 21, 2007

Color of the Year

Pantone just announced it's color of the year for 2008; Iris Blue. That's PANTONE 18-3943 TCX for all you color nerds out there. Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said: “Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspects of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast. Emotionally, it is anchoring and meditative with a touch of magic.”

Bah! I love it. Read the Times article here.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Last night was a cookie party at Lana's with Lindsey and Jess. Super ridiculously awesome. Mine is the purple ninja at the bottom.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


We were so the annoying kids after the Sufjan concert, but when else do you have the chance to be captured with your favorite musician.

Us and Sufjan Stevens


For the Christian modernist.

Made by Massimo Giacon & Alessi.

Monday, December 17, 2007


I love taking paper objects and making them ceramic; making disposable objects into something to be treasured. These ceramic air sickness bags from Mano are the coolest.
as seen on notcot.

Feeling like

I want to be Mary Tyler Moore.


Please go see Juno it was glorious.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lana Tuesdays

Tuesday is Haley Lana day and it is glorious. I look forward to it. I get to hang with my super cool coworker Lana who makes me eat weird things like tofurkey sausage since she is a vegetarian. It's actually pretty good. I've also had teriyaki tofu, and lemon grass "chicken" at our stellar dinner and small group nights. She's pretty much my favorite!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Random Rant

Has anyone else noticed the way that MTV is trying to shove independent artists down their viewers throats? I was watching the Hills (guilty pleasure) when who comes on at the end but Against Me! !!! I can understand MIA and Rilo Kiley, but baby if your an anarchist then appearing on MTV is a very poor move.

Monday, December 10, 2007

County Fair

We had our company Christmas party last week and the theme was county fair. There were corn dogs, a mechanical bull, skee-ball, karaoke, and a ferris wheel. Not to mention free photo booths! Coolest ever. Here are me and my coworkers.

Jeni, Bryana, Me, and Jeff

Friday, December 07, 2007

Lunch Break

On my lunch break today I got to see a free Ingrid Michaelson (a la old navy commercials and grey's anatomy soundtrack) concert at world cafe. Absolutely glorious thanks to Kenj and her last minute tip about the show! You'll be able to listen to the concert on the world cafe website. Listen for my clapping!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Ultimate Sushi Buffet

Last night was my boss's mom's birthday and she invited us to go to an all you can eat sushi buffet. So we went to Minado and were welcomed by rows upon rows of the most incredible sushi, sashimi, tempura, and other deliciousness. They are constantly making rolls, and never put too much out at one time so there's a big turnover and the fish is always fresh. It was a totally bizarre/glorious experience.

It's only 20 minutes outside Philly, and completely worth the trip. Oh yeah and it's only $26 for infinite sushi rolls. BRILLIANT!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Sometimes you just need to hear

from Matirose via decor8.


After watching the documentary on the typeface Helvetica on Saturday with my cool designer friends I'm in a total typography mood...and I never say things like typography mood. The movie was just so informative and entertaining. It made me want to say Type. It made me miss communicating through design rather than the decorative drawing I've been doing lately, though I love that too.

Here's a sweet site found on veer with the top 9 moving type videos. Maybe they will help you appreciate what I'm talking about a little more.

This is a sample of what they have on there.