May 30, 2008

A Slow-Moving Street Art Project

Inner City Snail. Brought to you by the same awesome dude who created a tiny street art project. I love this guy.

[image from here]

May 29, 2008

What the World Eats

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina

Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo

Interesting photo journalism piece on what families around the world eat in a week, featured at Time. From the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.

[photos from Time]

May 28, 2008

Pretty things

Just looking at these things from Urban Outfitters makes me happy.

Sea Lights Hinge Wallet, $20.
Peacock Earrings, $18. Love how these are gold.
Delicate Initial Necklace, $18. A great S!
Grandpa's Pocketwatch Necklace, $28. Could do this with one I have...
Loop Maui Wallet, $20.
Boyfriends Two-Toned Watch, $38. I'm in search of the perfect watch.

May 27, 2008

Go Daniel Burd!

Daniel Burd, a 16-year old, made plastic decompose in just three months. Check it.

Quite the little science fair project.

And! There's something creepily ethereal about this photo, wouldn't you say? I like the word ethereal.

[image from wired science blog]

May 26, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

Scott + I at the nerd dance this past weekend.
With a lovely door behind us.

I got to catch up with lots of friends (who I haven't seen since last year!) at this year's Senior Send-Off dance. And we rented Michael Clayton for free at the library (free rentals = the University's best kept secret). And spent lots of time outside in the sun. And we ate Kate's nachos! And!

And, in true Scott-fashion, Scott said "honk" to some people who were holding "honk if you support the troops" signs. His brother, Ben, is in Iraq. Please keep him in your thoughts!

Hope you had a happy and thoughtful holiday weekend!
Do anything neat?

May 21, 2008


I like trying to figure out whether this guy had the idea to do this as a project from the start, or whether he did it the day before it was due. It seems rather complete for a last-minute video.

Or maybe he made this just for the heck of it, to put off something else he should've been doing.

Procrastination is watching a video about procrastination and then writing a blog post about the procrastination video...instead of going to bed on time.

(Rachel – could you please analyze the meta-ness of this post?)


May 16, 2008

Hottest Trash on the Point

Thanks to some hot pink spray paint and a little masking tape magic, Maggie and I made our trash cans very... recognizable. I think they actually look pretty cool. Bloggable!

Yes, we have three cans (two for recycling, since it only comes every other week). That does seem like a lot. But aren't they cute?

I am happy to say that we recycle significantly more than we trash!

And, umm, there may or may not be some fuschia evidence left on our concrete backyard... do you have any recommendations for the most eco-friendly way to scrub it off?

PS Thanks Maggie for letting me borrow your camera!

Lost Camera

I can't find my camera : (
And what's a blog with no pictures?
Hopefully it will turn up soon.

Camera donations welcome.

May 9, 2008

Arbitrary Beach Weekend

This is a picture from last year's "Arbitrary Beach Weekend" at Bill's lovely home in Ocean City. Tonight I'm leaving for this year's "Moderately Arbitrary Beach Weekend."

...Because it's been exactly a year since "Arbitrary Beach Weekend."

I'm sooo looking forward to it : )

May 8, 2008

Old Gems

A long time ago, I scanned some foil for a class project. This is it. I never used it for anything, but I like it. The project rules were to create a CD album cover using only your scanner and type. I can't remember what I ended up using instead, and yet I do remember this foil.

I didn't want it to live the rest of its life hidden in my file archives of old junk, so I figured I'd give it a nice home on my blog. Voila.

May 7, 2008


What I did Saturday.

But really, that is what I did Saturday.

"They came. They bobbed – some awkwardly."

I think that line is referring to Scott (see video at approximately 0:23 seconds. He's in the tan t-shirt). Haha sorry Scott, but I couldn't resist.

May 6, 2008


Loving this fish gadget for iGoogle, created by Adam Bowman. When you add it to your home page, the fish follow your mouse, eagerly awaiting your click, which drops some food for them to munch. Except... I'm not sure fish munch. A better word, anyone?

You can select your own colors and number of fish, but I actually prefer the default colors.

Thanks for the recommendation, Dad!

May 5, 2008

New Job, Thanks to Blog

I'm excited to announce that I've accepted a Graphic Designer position at Orange Element – an amazingly talented, super friendly little design studio in Baltimore.

Here's what they say:

Design connects. It lives between our ideas and the creation of a memorable experience. Fluid, integrative, dynamic—it complements our lives, engages our senses and provokes our emotions. It is an equal blend of creativity and process. Design connects humanity and facilitates in the sharing of our unique stories

At Orange Element, we transform these beliefs into work that forges a strong lasting connection between a company and a consumer. Our creative work places an emphasis on blending strong concepts with inspired executions to create magnetic brands.

We are a team of designers, artists, strategists, friends, activists, and passionate visual thinkers. We work and play. We balance and challenge each other and we love what we do. We have created a firm for creative exploration and collaboration—for ourselves and our clients. We seek, absorb, question, learn and strive to create design that has impact.

Our service areas are built to support and connect a company's brand through design, strategy, identity, advertising, direct marketing, environmental graphics, and interactive solutions.

To get more of a feel for what kind of place it is, check out their blog, Orange Element Insights. I think it's a pretty good read : )

So, to back up for a moment, I first met the folks of Orange Element last fall. Sadly, they weren't hiring.

Then, a few weeks ago on a whim, I decided to write a post about Baltimore design studios. I wanted to familiarize myself with the design scene in town. To my surprise, Garret noticed that their site had a few hits that came from my blog (thanks to my loyal readers!). After a few blog comment exchanges (blog flirting? dare I say blirting?), I went in for an interview. We hit it off, and now, a few weeks later, I'm part of the team!

Today is my first day. Yay!

You'll hear more about the new gig soon!

May 4, 2008

Key & Woodall

Didn't post on Friday due to my gloriously relaxing day of vacation. I spent the majority of the day on my deck, in my new bright green chaise lounge chair, reading a book for the first time in too long. 80ยบ and sunny. It was simply fabulous.

Since I missed posting Friday, here's a little glimpse of my weekend:

I shot these on the way to the Kinetic Sculpture Race. I'll post about the race later this week.

I have a very exciting day ahead of me tomorrow. Stay tuned! I'll be sharing news that I've been itching to post about!

May 1, 2008

Hello Helicopters

Picked these up on the walk home yesterday. They remind me of my great grandmother Gladys.

Delicate pink perfection.