Sunday, August 31, 2008

new projects

neil is showing me how to stretch canvas - so we got to go the lumber store and use his power tools, fun! i'm not a great painter, or even a very good one, but i do have something in mind which should be easy enough for me and be fun to do.

neil getting the saw ready...


me in goggles because safety comes first...

Friday, August 22, 2008


hexagons are my favorite shape!

hexagonal origami found on flickr

Thursday, August 21, 2008

1962 yearbook

maybe this isn't the best look for me - what do you think?

yearbook yourself

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

one of a kind

can't remember where i found these, but i love these wall hangings by frazier & wing

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

days with my father

an absolutely beautiful photo series by photographer Phillip Toledano about his widowed father and their way through his disability.

via hello bauldoff

Friday, August 15, 2008

Thursday, August 14, 2008

second time around

i didn't even realize, but propercandy was sweet enough to include me in one of her beautiful treasuries again! i was checking my shop and happened to click on the front page and there it was!
"By recollecting the pleasures I have had formerly, I renew them, I enjoy them a second time, while I laugh at the remembrance of troubles now past, and which I no longer feel."
-Giacomo Casanova

thanks propercandy!! the front page is just as exciting the second time around..

double exposure

absolutely beautiful. scratch the surface on flickr

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

best of

so many great posts today from swissmiss... here are some favorites.

beautiful photos of dissasembled appliances at swissmiss

look up at swissmiss

silhouettes at swissmiss

and... a fun word quiz from joanna goddard


i love these so much, i have no words.

floating ferns at RianRae

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

need one of these

except i need one for cat poop instead. love it.

via bb via modern cat

Monday, August 11, 2008

bernie mac

heard tonight on fresh air, a Terri Gross interview from 2001 with Bernie Mac

"my mother began to laugh and cry at the same time. when i saw that, i started laughing with her. and i told my mom... that's what i'm going to be, mom, i'm going to be a comedian. so i never have to see you cry again.

at that particular time i thought comedians relieved my mother of her pain, and that's something i always wanted to do."

bernie mac remembrance

Friday, August 8, 2008

wasted space

Figure 2.6: Amount of space required to transport the same number of passengers by car, bus or bicycle.

Thank you Ritik Dholakia

Thursday, August 7, 2008

shared names

ishi 592
oil on canvas
by Marie Mella

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

because i love lincoln

found another lincoln via thelooksee! i think i might have a crush on abe.

hand typed portrait by nathan veach

Monday, August 4, 2008

food for thought

swissmiss posted an article from scientific american that reminded of of a show i heard on KERA a few months ago. the podcast isn't available anymore, but kris boyd interviewed the author of generation me and i really enjoyed the show. you might enjoy reading these also.

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled - and More Miserable Than Ever Before