Monday, June 30, 2008

Lead Graffiti

My old advertising professor Ray is now running his own sweet letterpress studio called Lead Graffiti. They do beautiful invites, cards, menus, posters, and just about anything else you can dream up.

There are lots of things that I learned from Ray in school like the words to U2's Who's Going to Ride Your Wild Horses, and the benefits of having an all black wardrobe. Some of the most important lessons he's imparted on me are
-to "get off your ass" and do something
-the importance of constructive discontent
-to do things that take guts

I decided I wanted to do something different for the mix tape exchange covers, and was super excited when Ray let Melissa and I set some type and helped us print some CD envelopes.

Here are a couple photos from the day

Ray and Melissa at the press

Ampersand CD sleeves

I don't want to show the final product because I want people to be suprised when they receive them in the mail.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Music Exchange

Over 50 people have already signed up to be a part of this music exchange. So awesome! If you are participating please just remember to

E-mail me your address, so that we know where to send your mixtape.

Speaking of music. I'm currently loving Kate Nash.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Summer Mix Tape

I love Summer and Mixtapes. I thought it would be fun to have a little music exchange. In order to participate you'll need to
1. e-mail me and let me know you want in by June 30th
2. make a fantastic Summer mix to jam out to
3. burn 5 CDs and feel free to make your own sweet label
4. Then I'll send you the addresses of 5 people to mail your mix to
5. you will receive 5 different mixes from different people

Then you can rock out to so much summer music that you'll probably want to have a Summer party and eat hot dogs and catch lightning bugs and put on a bikini and get a sweet tan.


I just received the AMAZING poster in the mail from my favorite etsy store Timber. I love lumberjacks.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Reverse Graffiti

In love with Reverse Graffitti.

Thanks Maarten

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Summer Solstice Housewarming

Lana and I had a housewarming party on Friday.It was magical.

Talented Friends

Comic Book coloring Nick has a new blog.
Check it.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Sigur Ros and Bjork are playing a free concert in Reykjavik on June 28th. Oh how I wish I could be there for that.


Sometimes I wonder what the role of the artist in our society. I think Elliot Earls sums it up with this quote.

A great mass of men are asleep and who will wake them from their slumber but the artist.

Check out this interview with Elliot Earls.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I was browsing the Williams Sonoma website, and laughed out loud at the absurdity and gloriousness of this must have cooking tool.

Get ready to brand your own beef.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Chris Ware

I have this new friend Nick, and Nick is a comic book colorist. I'm not kidding, he colors for a living, which means he's pretty much the coolest. I've never been into comic books, and I'm not really into super heroes. So I surprised even myself when I read my first comic book yesterday. It was The Acme Novelty Library #18 by Chris Ware, and it didn't have any super heroes so I had to run it by nick to make sure it counted. He assured me it did, and it was so ridiculously-amazingly-outofcontrolably-BRILLIANT. It was a whole new way of reading and experiencing a story. I'm a comic book convert.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Death Cab for Cutie

Abby and I got to go to the Death Cab concert last night after Curry won free tickets at trivia night. We had a glorious night, ate dinner, got to the show late...just as death cab was starting. It was a perfect evening, sitting outside listening to glorious music, and talking for hours. Then early morning breakfast at the little cafe down the street with Lana.

I love visits from Abby.

Here's some Death Cab for Cutie for your day.

(I took sarah's advice on posting music....awesome!)

Thursday, June 12, 2008


It's been a while since my last donation to Kiva, but I've had some money in my paypal account from selling my bags online. I decided to donate to a 27 year old tailor named Grace in Kenya. It's awesome to make a $25 donation and then look back the next day to see that the whole $1200 has been provided for by people around the world.

Go ahead, donate. It's really fun.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Project Weekend

This weekend Lana went camping for the weekend, which left me with lots of time on my hands especially since we don't have cable or the internet. So I got a bajillion things done that I've been meaning to do.

Carolyn helped me hang my posters on clothesline to make my room more "haley".

I also made curtains.

and the coolest planters of life out of 2 liter bottles of soda, twine, some angel face flowers and tomato plants. Did you know tomatoes grow upside down?

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Lana and I are finishing up our first week of food that we got from the greensgrow coop. We pick up our foor every other week and have been coming up with the most fun ways of preparing our vegetables.

Last week we received: Beets, Kale, Collards, Spinach, Asparagus, Chives, Spring Onions, Strawberries, Swiss Cheese, and Eggs

Here's a photo of our first meal of Beet Latkes and collards with strawberries for dessert. We ate on our adorable back patio. It's pretty much the cutest.

And here's a photo of Lana and I at the Men's design team Luau, so that you can put a face to the name.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Yet another bag sold!

I sold another bag on etsy. This time it's being sent to the Netherlands!!! My bag company has now gone international.