5.31.2010

bye bye chucktowne

what a weekend! Chuck and I said goodbye to all our belongings over the weekend. We would not of been able to accomplish this in 3 days if it were not for some help from friends, family (thanks mom!) & A Man with Tools (aka Jake Miller) – thank you all!

5.25.2010

In Our Backyards (IOBY): The Environmentalist Craigslist

IOBY "connects wannabe philanthropists with ongoing and start-up projects, making it easy to donate time, money or word of mouth to help good works get off the ground. It’s sort of an environmentalist’s Craigslist, where you can give 20 bucks to start a neighborhood composting program or volunteer a couple hours to fix a broken beehive. Unlike Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative types, ioby’s not-for-profit status makes it tax deductible."

find a project to donate time or money to here.

see complete article over at brooklyn based

Paramount studio map - 1927

Dear banks with money, check out California! We can be on location in Sudan today and New England tomorrow.

Paramount Studio map of California's geographical facsimiles, from The Motion Picture Industry as a Basis for Financing. circa 1927

via A Whole Lotta Nothing

5.24.2010

lil sis came to visit...

moo & tim came to visit this weekend - will download + upload some picts tonight...

5.20.2010

Phantogram at the bowery

Chuck snapped this awesome photo last night at the bowery ballroom. The duo's performance was easily the best $13 I've spent in a long time – already looking forward to there return to nyc.

5.19.2010

bye bye chucktowne + memorial day blowout!

Dear Charleston, we are having a memorial day blowout sale! Come by for a visit – look forward to seeing you! oxox

pretty vegan plates

whole set here.

via pikaland

5.18.2010

Type suspenders!!

new items over at BRIGHT PIRATE – I adore these suspenders!!

5.15.2010

FRESH DIALOGUE 26: TYPE FORECAST

last night, speaking on the subject: lettering extraordinaire Jessica Hische, and type designers Georg Seifert (who demoed his new font design application Gylphs) and Brooklyn's Joshua Darden, founder of Darden Studio.

photo credit caren litherland's flickr page

5.14.2010

pattern t

pattern & shape

5.09.2010

caribou last eve

difficult to decipher from this photo - but it's caribou at the bowery ballroom - great show!

compact living: go go gadget home!

a mere 344 square feet morphs into 24 rooms in hong kong

via dwell

5.07.2010

Bonpoint, Je T'aime



Bonpoint's uber-cute children's clothing – can I get any of these in grown up size 4-6?

via daily poetics

5.06.2010

The Oldest Living Things in the World



Rachel Sussman is working on a project called The Oldest Living Things in the World. She is traveling the world documenting some well-known and some very obscure living organisms, all over 2000 years old.

Back this project over at Kickstarter.

thank you swiss-miss for sharing this important project!

5.05.2010

In Deep Water: Can we afford to spill any oil?


"We have now encountered the worst oil spill ever. It is estimated that 14,670,000 barrels (2,001,364 tons) of oil was spilled in the Gulf of Mexico last week by BP (http://bit.ly/InDeepWater). This is big!

To put this into prospective see diagram developed by David MacCandless on Information is Beautiful. MacCandless's In Deep Water explores this oil spill in the prospective of total spilled volume, current surface area, and wildlife recovery."

via the watershed

beauty within the pages


these Littlefly jewels are soooo handsome – read about his technique and packaging... "Paper is many things: a carrier of text, illustration, history and emotion.

Jeremy May has captured the beauty of paper via a unique laminating process. Littlefly jewellery is made by laminating hundreds sheets of paper together, then carefully finishing to a high gloss. The paper is selected and carefully removed from a book, and the jewellery re-inserted in the excavated space.

Each piece is impossible to replicate, and is unique to the wearer. The beauty of the jewels extends within the piece: text and images pass all the way though the object, only exposed at the surfaces – giving a tantalising glimpse of the book within."

via daily poetics

pollen in a play-doh grinder

we went to the brooklyn botanical gardens over the weekend for the cherry blossom festival. Unfortunatly, there were no cherry blossoms - but plenty of pretty flowers in bloom. This gal reminded me of pollen in a Play-doh grinder. see other pretties here