Friday, April 30, 2010

The better marriage blanket

The better marriage blanket, an odor eliminating blanket.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

In a Clutch

Ronnie Kirsch's In a Clutch, wonderful creations.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Powerful portraits of homeless citizens by New York artist Spector and his series 'celebrating our cities' really touches me.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Julien Vallée

Julien Vallée is an amazing talent of motion graphic & design in Montréal.

'Artic is melting' typographical treatment.

DanseDance from Julien Vallée on Vimeo.

Globo Logos from Julien Vallée on Vimeo.

Ben Jones

"Ben Jones and Andreas Melas' 2008 installment, 'Celebrate the New Dark Age' in Athens, Greece. 'Celebrate the New Dark Age' is a sweeping painting, sculpture and video exploration of the search for spiritually edifying Platonic forms and ideas in a time of social tumult."

Sunday, April 25, 2010

MarfaTrip Blog

These girls like they are having fun at MarfaTrip Blog.

Google Doodles

Google Doodles makes visiting Google interesting every day. They had a nice piece on Sunday Morning this morning. A few of my favorites below.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dogs having fun

At least they know how to have fun, even if I don't.

Double Cheeseburger

He She It They I's Double Cheeseburger, love.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fossil Garments

Fossil Garments conjured up by Diane Savona, is amazing. The early work.


Fun and frivolous, Postcarden via Graphic Design Blog.

Hot explosion

I know you have probably already seen this, but it is worth seeing again (and again).

I don't think I have ever gone this long without blogging! Have been so busy with work I have hardly checked my email. I missed it! I am working late tonight to make a switch at work. A little nerve-racking but I am having faith in myself that I can do it.

Southwest Light

Timescapes: "Death is the Road to Awe" from Tom Lowe @ Timescapes on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Poetry scarves

Completely in love with Ruth Rae's poetry scarves seen last night in Belle Armoire.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Thunderstorm within

Thunderstorm within, amazing shots from Iceland.

Colosseo Letterpress Poster

Cameron Moll's Colosseo Letterpress Poster Reimagining the Roman Coliseum with type. To die for.

Colosseo: Reimagining the Roman Coliseum with type (Canon 7D) from Cameron Moll on Vimeo.

Kleenex Perfect Slice of Summer Package Design: The Dieline Awards: Kleenex Perfect Slice of Summer. It is about time someone broke out of that box design!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Call of the Small

Call of the Small, incredibly detailed modern dollhouses via NYT.


Eyecreate, blog of illustrator Isabelle Cardinal is a beautiful place to visit.

Going underground

May I please live in this incredible underground residence in Switzerland? Please. Via Freshhome.

Also ... “The Seed Cathedral” features 60,000 fiber-optic rods which pierce through the six-level structure. Each rod contains seeds from the Millennium Seed Bank in Great Britain.

The Stimulus Package

Finally got a visual on the album packing of Freey & Jake One on Blogs is Watching - A Seattle hip-hop lifestyle blog. Freeway & Jake One - The Stimulus Package. I heard about the other day driving home.

Worlds Largest Treehouse

Horace Burgess from Tennessee has built a 97 foot tall treehouse taking over 14 years to construct. At Funster. And somebody had to make this!

And tower made from living trees.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Parking lot treasures

Chinese forget-me-not



Current currency

We were talking about old coins and how large a British tuppence was last night. Most people in this discussion loved the idea of how easy it was to travel having the convenience of one currency, as the Euro. My thoughts were how boring, not to mention dangerous having 16 countries trading one currency. It isn't one country, having one currency, it is many and how stable the economies are in those individual countries are tied to that currency. At least have a different set of Euros from each nation. Like the U.S. Fifty State Commemorative Quarter. That might be interesting.

But mainly I imagine not having coins from foreign countries available to us in say, 400 years, is sad to me. A beautiful coin collection. A coin you can hold in your hand and conjure up how many other hands had handled that coin throughout time. The thought is a powerful one.

Biblical Coins

Coins of the Vandals and nothing more beautiful than Greek Attica coins. Found on Beast Coins, LLC. Notice in the Attica coin images below (from Beast Coins), the similarity with elegant differences. I LOVE these coins.

The Coinage of Caligula on Joe Geranio's and Coin collection by Jerry Woody both on Flickr.

Old coins and the Money Museum. And

The Richmond Collection is one of the greatest US coin collections ever assembled. With over 3,600 coins, the collection comprises a near-complete set of US coins from 1839 to 1955.

Rob Seward

Rob Seward's Four Letter Words. Font Averaging from his blog. Fabulous stuff!

Friday, April 16, 2010

John Geldersma

Loving these bright mandala-like totemic sculptures by John Geldersma. Want it. Love it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I am in fashion

I am now the new fashion statement.

The joy of art

Detour Art Travels, blog dedicated to the sheer joy of outsider, folk, visionary, self-taught, vernacular art and environment discoveries found all along the back roads (and side streets) around the world. This is a great place to stop and visit.

Natalie Chanin's husband, Butch Anthony's The Museuem of Wonder, read all about him in this great NYT piece! The house is other-worldly.


Love this Puzzle Calendar at Paper Source. Below.

I wonder if this Letterpress Machine really works?

I love this image found on the ever-amazing BibliOdyssey (below) and love Rad Library.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Adam Neate

Adam Neate at Elms Lesters Paintings Rooms and graffiti work.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Visualing music

Quicktime movie visualing music by Anita Lillie. And The Shape of Song

So funny because I was googling visual music at 3:30am this morning and later in the day someone sent me this amazing video by a co-worker/friend.

Wind from Shezad Morani on Vimeo.

Music: Sequoia by Calexico

Meghan Gerety

I feel calmer already just looking at Meghan Gerety's work in graphite on watercolor paper.

Yael Kanarek

My Mondrian: Composition C (No. III) with Red, Yellow and Blue created by Yael Kanarek found at The detail description alone makes me want to see it in person: "loctite, wood, rubber words in four languages: English, Arabic, Hebrew, Yiddish"

Perfect design

I love these quotes I found on 17 Career Lessons from Ideo's David Kelley

"Your failures interest me far more than your success." -- PK

"Think with your hands, build something or try something, then talk about it, NOT the reverse." -- PK

"You don't have to choose between doing what you love and making a living." -- GK

"Better to be a jack of all trades than a master of one' (you will see more possibility then, you will be an empathetic leader to the experts, and you will be a more interesting person.)" -- PK

Reading about, Stanford University Institute of Design. Thinking how wonderful it would be to go to school there!

History of the paper clip.

Collectors Weekly

Nimbo Slap-on Watch

Love the Nimbo Slap-on Watch. Also the Blokz Birthday Candles are so fun! Via Better Living Through Design.

Monday, April 12, 2010

VerveEarth — Beta

Did I mention I added my blog to VerveEarth the other day? It is pretty cool to see all of the blogs listed across the world. Add yours!

Krista Wortendyke

Disturbing and intriguing images of war by Krista Wortendyke. Krista's statement from the blog: Although most of us have never experienced war, we are surrounded by its imagery. This project is an exploration of the way that imagery and information from movies, videogames, the newspaper, and the Internet come together to form our perception of what war is. Explosions are war’s most universal and most spectacular signifiers. We are never falling short of this imagery. I have made use of these magnetizing images to show not only how the lines between fiction and non-fiction blur, but also to show how a mediated experience can become indecipherable from a real experience. Via Le Zèbre bleu.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Homage to the seed

Seeing these images made me very happy this morning! At Homage to the seed: a project being conducted by SOPHIE MUNNS for the 2010 BRISBANE BOTANIC GARDENS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY program at Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane. The residency will focus on our extraordinary regional and global Seed heritage - the critical work of seed conservation and the future of seeds - coinciding with the 2010 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF BIODIVERSITY."

And Fanny, les contours du silence blog, beautiful.

IF- Linked

Remember when I was talking about information overload. When you thinked about all the ways we are linked to the internet. Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, blogs, personal portfolio sites, emails (I have 4) --- just to name a few links that I have to maintain ... no wonder we are all feeling a little overwhelmed. Another vintage collage for Linked for Illustration Friday.

Stack attack

LOVE these stack attack sterling stack rings by kellybetts on Etsy. Yes!


Dispatchwork, repairing and rebuilding the old - one Lego at a time, via and read more about it on unruly. Very fun. (I love this blog by Katy McDevitt!)

Bonus - Lego photo iphone app.

Matt's solo

Grandma post! Last night was the Jazz Band fund-raising dinner. Matt had a solo. And of course, for the first time I forgot my camera. Fortunately our wonderful neighbors Ron and Yoko brought theirs. Rick, Laura and Bri all were there. We spent money and watched Matt perform for the last time at this annual fund-raising event. Expect a envelope in the mail for your contribution ;) Wish you could have been there in person.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I would wear this Cassette Tape Dance Dress and Cola Wedding Dress by I think the tampon vest would make me look fat. ;) All by WalterWorks.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Fried Nectarines

Don't Fried Nectarines sound really good?

Jennifer Judd-Mcgee

Jennifer Judd-Mcgees just makes me very happy. Saw at her work on eyebuzz and her shop.

Information Anxiety

Andy Budd talks about Information Anxiety. With all the new technology that condition is thriving. I have suffered from this for since the late 80's.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Say "ahhhhhh"

Baby Posing photos by Kelley Ryden and Tracy Raver. TODAY video. Can't help but smile looking at these!

The edge of space

If you missed Nova's "Hunting for the edge of space", you can watch it online and catch the second part on April 13th. It was really good.

Vintage Children’s Hangers

I remember many of these Vintage Children’s Hangers, I wished I had kept them now! At Modern Kiddo.

C. Dianne Zweig, Collector

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

New gray do

It was a painful few months to let my old color grow off. I wasn't sure I wanted to cut my hair so short to get rid of the frizzy colored ends. Yesterday, I had a weak moment, ran into Great Clips and ask to have all the colored ends CUT OFF. So here I am, almost to my gray. ;) I guess I do look older, but really, I am soooo tired of coloring my hair. And my son doesn't care anymore. Before, he would have been a little embarrassed to have a gray-haired mom dropping him off at elementary school. Now ... he loves my color. Woo Hoo. Free at last.


If I had an iPhone, I would buy myPANTONE™ X-Ref for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, very cool.

Reading from the safety of our blogs

Captured Collection: David Guttenfelder in Afghanistan.


I am always stumbling across work I had forgotten that I had done. Suicide is tricky subject and I think we ended up using it without the blood. But I do like this one.

Catching up

Being sick and off to ArtFest, then being a little sick again has put me very behind. I hate it when that happens and blogging takes a backseat.

Hugs for Monsters, portfolio of Joe Lifrieri. Very fun!

Jason Walton, Portland illustrator.

Both via Jina Bolton's sushi & robots

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Found bits

Found bits, this little book on tulibri blog.

Happy Easter!

The entire household is experiencing "round two" of the crud we had the last two weeks. Not much going on this Easter Sunday. Coughing, sleeping and moaning. Good grief!

Happy Easter

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Natural beauty

I have a bowl of small rocks in my bathroom meant to be stacked by anyone who visits. I plant my little pot of grass in the winter so I can trim it and have that glorious fragrance. It makes up for the lack of time I spend outside, investigating nature, I guess. I do take minutes during my day to walk outside and watch a bird gather, a tree bend in the wind, pick up a gnarled branch or watch the rain drops make circles in puddles. I should get out more. Walk more beaches. Have you ever just Googled a place you really want to visit? And look at the beauty of it from afar? Look around and dream for a couple of minutes about driving through that place in the world.

I would love to stack really big rocks like the Professional Rock Stacking & Balancing does.

Bill Dan is The Rocker : World Wide Phenomenon and this is his blog.

This looks like a fun activity to do with kids!

Land art and Rock towers and stacks.

Natural art by Richard Shilling and his wonderful books, Wheel of Life and Land Art on blurb and a feast for the eyes on his Flickr photostream and his blog.

JRT Pickle has some fantastics natural things going on. Balancing act. Can't really pick just one favorite image!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Kenneth Susynski

Kenneth Susynski via Regina's Another Bouncing Ball.