Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Oldies But Goodies

I had to clean out and delete my Kodak Gallery ... found some good ones. It seems Matt was this age just yesterday.

My Rock

everyone needs a rock

My newest heart rock find.

My husband's rock.

Rebound Design

Delicious handbags made from recycle books by Rebound Designs and Etsy.

Monday, April 27, 2009


The Legend of the Patapons. I haven't played the game, but I love the monsters and the characters!

Berry Explosion

I have no idea what is wrong with me. Tired? Demoralized? I truly feel like a robot. Get up, go to work, come home, eat, go to bed, get up and start all over. And try to clean up something on the weekend. I know it has been a very busy couple of months with little downtime for myself. I haven't made time to do anything creative in so long. That makes me mad at myself. I am not very fun to be around. Sorry, family and friends. Hang in there with me, I hope to gather my strength soon. I did find this little bit of inspiration today walking.

purple berry explosion

purple berry explosion

Curved Architecture

Shell House Design: spectacularly curved architecture and Organic and curvy lofted forest home both found at dornob.

Deconstructing Dumbo

Deconstructing Dumbo found on CR blog, illustrations by Thomas Fuchs. Via wash, dry, fold.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

NM -The Book

Neiman Marcus- The Book seen on Zinio Digital Magazines, the cover is fabulous. Tony, did you have anything to do with this?

Motion Sickness (As In Awesome)

Motion sick-ness as in awesome! These advertisements for Scrabble: The Beautiful Word, are wonderful! I have embedded one, there are two more on Motionographer. Animation by Wizz.

The Road Less Traveled, in flash.

Passion Pit - The Reeling


It is so sad to see an empty home, once loved and lived in. This sad and profound series ... 100 Abandoned Houses, one of them seen below.

More Abandoned Places

More abandoned buildings and properties at Web Urbanist. More here, entire towns left to ruin, fascinating. Even a lost and abandoned railroad.

Abandoned But Not Forgotten. I spent much time at the Baker Hotel as a kid and it was a beautiful place.

Urban ruins around the world at Opacity.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Body Of Work

Body of work, amazing work by Kim Joon via Sunset Gurl Design.

Lampshades Lighten Up

Toby Sanders' beach ball lamps, I love them!

Studio Lume exciting exchangeable lampshades with a fun variety of images and their resin Tulips lamps, seen below.

Both via NOTCOT.

Least Wanted

Least Wanted on Flickr via Wooster Collective.

Patrick Haemmerlein

Patrick Haemmerlein's wonderful style (seen below) and his commercial work (LOVE those skateboards) at Urban 1028 found via the most talented Jamila Starwater Tazewell's 11:11 blog (acutally found it on 11:11 Etsy).

Friday, April 24, 2009


Wizz Design short film, Butterfly.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Zen Textures

Zen Textures - 100's of Free Textures generously offered up by Caleb Kimbrough of Lost and Taken. Found via InstantShift. I also shot some rusty backgrounds in Texas but have had time to upload them yet.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Dynamic Architecture

Dynamic Architecture Rotating Wind Powered Apartment Skyscraper.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Lighting Up

Handmade ceramic light reminiscent of stony coral by designer Danielle Pianezzola available at Property Furniture. Aren't they stunning?

Jazzed Up In Savannah

Grandma post! After a whole weekend (and week) of dealing with the Jazz Auction, I finally got a minute to look at M's Savannah jazz trip photos. M really like the architecture there. Looks like they had fun, spent much time exploring and in the pool. Ah, to be 17 again!

jazz 1 in the pool

jazz trip

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Craft by Nature Contest

I entered my Ringas in the CraftStylish contest, "Craft by Nature". "Crafters must use any combination of recycled materials, items from nature (yes, we mean pinecones!, etc) and eco-friendly products." Then later thought and forgot about the driftwood/test tube vases! Darn. Gosh, I miss being crafty! Having time to do something fun. Today is full of getting baskets ready for the Jazz Band Auction being held tonight. David promises he will not be involved in this next year, but he said that last year. ;0

Friday, April 17, 2009

Jonathon Kimbrell

Painter and curator by Jonathon Kimbrell who runs Soda Gallery in Oak Cliff.

Antler Magazine

Antler Magazine is an online magazine which focuses on composing a collection of beautiful, inspiring ideas and designs from all aspects of life.

The Earth From Above

OMG .... The Earth From Above at Yann Arthus-Bertrand.


This is the kind of necklace I would love to wear - Seed Jewelery by Wietke Opmeer and her wonderful blog. Stunning! Via The Red Thread.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Sweet getting home. I realize now I took hardly any photos and the ones I managed to take aren't great. Mom ask to see family and I forgot to shoot anyone except my sister. ;(

My sweetest sister.

A little bouquet in a sifter.

texas bouquet in sifter

In love with Roscoe, the neighbor dog that hangs out with my dad and stepmom (and their great dogs).


There is something so magical about Texas horizon.


Twitter Magnets

Twitter Magnets via Susan at Visual Voice.

And now I am off to catch a flight for home, sweet, home. ;)

Calef Brown

Great interview with Calef Brown on Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, a blog devoted to books. Via IF blog.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I need to kick some shit in these beautiful boots by Caboots.

Tiny Texas Wildflowers

If you weren't looking, you would miss them.

tiny texas wild flowers

tiny texas wild flowers

Monday, April 13, 2009


My brother is somewhat of a Paleontologist. He has been studying arrowheads, indian artifacts and finding fossils, such as Nautilus, Echinoids and Ammonites. He showed me a part of his collection yesterday and I giggled in delight. Fossils Of Texas is an interesting place.

Echinoids (sea urchins) first appeared in the early Palaeozoic, and became common fossils from the Jurassic onwards, during the last 200 million years. Eupatagus, illustrated here (length 60 mm), is a genus of Cenozoic age, so locally common in sedimentary rocks (especially limestones) deposited within the very last 65 million years.

And example below found from another website.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Monolithic Idea

Passed Monolithic Dome Homes distribution center on the highway to Lake Whitney. Would love to see inside of one.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Aunt Lucy

My incredible Aunt Lucy passed away and I am spending time in Texas with my family. Wonderful to visit and be close with everyone, hear birds, enjoy the bluebonnets, get tossed around by Texas winds and drive really fast on the highways. They are saying rain tonight and I am hoping for thunder! {posted from Maypearl}.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Richard Borge

Wow and wonderful artist Richard Borge via Communcation Arts. Love his website.

Wrap Around Corner Frame

Great idea in these frames that wrap around the corner!

Spike Press

John Solimine's Spike Press and more at LetterCult.

Oops shop at The Little Friends of Printmaking and Delicious Design League.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The New Hard Times

New York Times series The New Hard Times.

Red Nose Studio

Chris Sickels of Red Nose Blog is a GENIUS. His interview with Communication Arts.

Jerry Hall

How could any girl in the 80's forget the Beauty Icon: Jerry Hall. If I ever wanted to look like anyone, it was Jerry Hall! The legs, the hair, the eyes, the lips, the nose. She has it all! And still does. A nice interview here. Image: Getty Images.