Thursday, December 17, 2009

Babies Trailer

A documentary coming out in April 2010 features 4 babies from 4 opposite corners of the world: Mongolia, Tokyo, San Francisco, and Namibia during their first year of life. How interesting!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

evian joy

I bought the Christian Lacroix evian bottle today. It was only $1.99! It may have been the highlight of my day. You can hardly buy evian water for that price, not to mention a beautiful, lacy bottle beside. yAY, i love finding joy in the small things. Isn't it lovely?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Simplehuman Design Winner!

The webpage is up and I'm so excited. It feels so much more official now!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Ally Bank Commericals

I discovered the boy with his truck commercial awhile back and totally loved it! I looked it up online and found there are a few more that are almost just as funny. I think the truck boy still takes the cake though. What do you think?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

tan the man

Janine Rewell did this for a design project. It's actually a REAL tan! Can you imagine what he looked like all stickered up? hahahaha, i LOVE it!

via: Design Milk

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My sister the poet :)

We met in Puerto Rico last Sunday; my mom, sisi, and me
To board a ship and sail the Caribbean Sea

They took silly pictures before we even boarded the ship
And hand delivered our suitcases, almost too full to be zipped

We ran around to explore floors one through fourteen
Everything was so beautiful, glistening, and clean

The water refilled, three forks, fine wine...
We gathered each night in Vivaldi to dine

Ten at our table; four of them Brits
Stories and conversation was always a hit

Two desserts, the coffee, champagne as a treat
White linens, some singing, and new friends to meet

Lashana’s lovely bread and Derya’s smile
Made all at our table want to stay for awhile

The menu divine, the food always hot
I’d order two entrees, and hear Derya’s sweet “Why not?”

We stayed up late dancing outside under stars
Oriana received a free drink from the bar

In the middle of the ocean we climbed a rock wall
Went swimming, ice skating, and tried not to fall

Clear teal water and Aruba’s white sand
We left the island with a coconut in hand

The locals in Dominica were funny and kind
We floated the river and the boys didn’t mind

Curacao was beautiful, but we didn’t stay cool
So we boarded the ship and jumped in the pool

St. Thomas was sailing and endless rum punch
With the sun, waves, and dancing we made a lively bunch

On the ship was a line, and to the photographers dismay
We’d stick out our tongues and get pictures our way

Towels turned animals, crisp sheets, a clean floor
The room was transformed when Carl came through the door

The crew was amazing; working all day and night
Doing everything they could to make our vacation just right

Would you rather be an egg or a bee?
Or joke about awkward arms in the bag or the pets at sea?

I won’t soon forget this past week in May
I hope the Caribbean calls us back again one day!

gretch wrote this poem about our cruise -- isn't it great?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

32 days . . .

i'm dreaming of our vacation today.
7 days & nights - just my mom, sister & me.
oH, did i mention we will be basking in the sun on
Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas?
weLL, we will.
aHHH, let the countdown begin . . .

Twig & Thistle

I just discovered this blog today! Her name is Kathleen and her blog covers graphic design, crafts, and wedding stuff -- how fun!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Everything's Amazing & Nobody's Happy

This has been going around for a while but I found worth sharing regardless.The embedding has been disabled -- boo. But click here to open it on youtube.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Isn't this sweet?

I'm not so sure about the rest of the room but the headboard is too lovely to deny. Wouldn't this be adorable in a little girls room?
via: Desire to Inspire

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Dad, this post is for you!

My family always makes fun of my dad for using scrap paper he finds lying around to clean between his teeth after dinner. "Oh, you needed that piece of paper? Here, it's still good." After we make fun of him he laughs and says, "Hey, it works, doesn't it?" We've also caught him using a fork or knife to clean under his nails. Look what I found on Core 77 -- Hygiene business cards! There are three different cards in the set. One suggesting use for dental floss, one for cleaning under nails, and one for the disposal of your chewing gum! A piece is torn off and the rest becomes a regular business card with all the information! If my dad received this business card, he would hire on the spot. What a clever guy.

Friday, March 6, 2009

heLLo . . . can i crawL into you?

These beds & bedrooms are LOVELY. Are they not?

via: Desire to Inspire

Monday, February 23, 2009

Julie Soefer Photography

I just think her photography is amazing. She was hired right out of college to photograph that iconic image of french fries sticking out of Morgan Spurlock's mouth for the documentary Supersize Me. Since then she has been shooting, in my opinion, much more interesting subjects such as children portraits, spaces, and culinary dishes. Aren't these kids adorable & doesn't she have a wonderful eye?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Need a Graphic Designer?

My friend Rachel is a graphic designer and she just finished her website. Isn't it lovely?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Too Beautiful to Eat

Last May I posted this Art in Sushi entry. I found some more images on treehugger worthy of another post. What do you think? Aren't they awesome?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

the fRUITS of my labOR.

I walked into the Mall of America MAC store to check if any of my designs were out and sure enough the store was FULL of them! I was just giddy aLL day long. I actually designed something reaL!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Such a beautiful illustration into how I'm feeling these days . . .
'Healing' print of an original illustration, from Shira Sela.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Industrial Design Pride

Industrial Designers were just ranked #9 on Career Cast's top ten highest ranking jobs to have in America. The list was talked about on the CBS early show, featured on the Wall Street Journal's website, and of course bragged about on Coroflot. The study considers pay, working conditions, employment outlook, physical demands, and stress. They seemed to miscalculate one detail as Coroflot points out: "when you rate 200 different jobs, you're bound to miss a few tricks: the site also claims designers work an average 45 hour week. AS IF." I'm not yet in the industry but I know our lives are run by deadlines that are always quickly approaching. Industrial designers are so overlooked. It's very rare that I run into someone who knows what industrial design is. I (along with every other designer I've talked to) most often get the response, "So, you design factories?" Ummmm....actually we research, design & develop the aesthetics, ergonomics, color, feel, and human interaction of every 3-Dimensional product you own. You know -- anything from appliances & furniture to toys & vehicles. Not quite like designing factories.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Mark Wilkinson Kitchens

"It is a feeling, almost a passion, that evolves when true efficiency meets tranquility. Oriental influences, pure and evocative forms that become state-of-the-art, the finest English cabinet making. Restful on the eye, pleasing to use - well being to the point of serenity, a design destination that brings calm to contemporary living" - Mark Wilkinson

Mark Wilkinson is a British kitchen designer whose work is recognized worldwide as being the best in quality, design and workmanship. His work is BEAUTIFUL, creative, and, he plants two new trees for every order he has placed to offset the wood consumption his work demands. yAY Mark!