Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Book 2.0

Of particular interest to a lot of people these days, I think, is the future of the book. Kindle, the Ipad, and all manner of copycatting also-rans have created some divisive schools of thought on the matter. I personally am not a Kindle convert, nor do i forsee such a thing coming to be anytime soon, but I did find some of Ideo's ideas on the matter to be kind of inspiring. (I'm referring to the first and last of these ideas in particular; the middle one just kind of reminds me of Goodreads.)

The Future of the Book. from IDEO on Vimeo.


Monday, September 20, 2010

Jessica Walsh

Sometimes the things I post tend to run the risk of skewing TOO graphic design-y for a blog that's supposed to be a bit more all-encompassing; a byproduct of my having a bit more time in between projects to post things than our intrepid editress. I'm trying to reign that in, BUT I just love Jessica Walsh's website. She's a winner of the ADC Young Guns 8th competition, and her site and her work really stood out to me as I was scrolling through the winners. I actually couldn't decide which I liked more: the work or the site itself!

I'm a particular fan of her sculptural tableaus. She's also only 24..... pretty, pretty impressive.


Massimo Vignelli

Massimo Vignelli from John Madere on Vimeo.

Also, I want Massimo Vignelli to be my uncle or mentor or best friend.

{via Quipsologies}


HBO "Unexpected"

HBO 'Unexpected' from Umeric on Vimeo.

I. Love. This.

{via designworklife}


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Enchanted Vision

Right on schedule, school has gotten the best of my ability to keep up with our little land of bloggy goodness. I'd like to take this moment to express Haley and my collective excitement: our latest short film, Enchanted Vision, the one we've been squealing about for over a year now, is finally- FINALLY- ready to be revealed. We will be screening it at the Saluting Shorts event at the Echo Park Film Center at 1200 North Alvarado this Sunday, September 26th. It starts at 8 PM, and the best part is that admission is free! Of course, if you can't make it, we will be sharing with the internet world soon enough. We're so excited to finally be able to reveal the fruits of our collective labor. Nothing like working with your friends!

The outdoor bedroom!

Enchanted Schoolgirls

Princess Cupcake spies


new shoes


post-blow up

Haley Comet just wrote Aspen Twee a hilarious note

<3 I think the Duchess has a crush on the Captain.

uh..........giant cupcake. may or may not have grown out of the ground.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz boardwalk

Elena + ice cream = joy

sea swings ride


are we in Oregon?

eggs. from the chickens in their yard. whatever.

<3 Thank you two for a fantastic evening.com.com!

veggies. They were as perfect as they look. I ate the hell out of that piece of broccoli right there.


tiki lantern and barn door

three years is too long

Some of my SF lady friends and I took a little drive down to Santa Cruz on Sunday and checked out the boardwalk (perfect amount of cheese), and then were treated to delicious burgers and grilled veggies at the new, idyllic SC home (let's just say they have egg-laying hens in their backyard) of an old college friend, whose boyfriend is about to start working towards his phd. An unexpectedly perfect day.

{final photo courtesy of Elena's flickr, taken on her iphone}


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Apple Scruffs

Right around my freshman year of college, someone played the song "Apple Scruffs" by George Harrison for me for the first time, and for a few years after that it was always on heavy rotation. It's perfect for fall walks through Boston, particularly when you're in that particularly cocoon-like world that college is. Clearly it didn't have much to do with the lyrics, which are about some hardcore Beatles fans who garnered that semi-affectionate nickname; it's kind of a more ineffable thing. Somehow, the song got away from me (probably I overplayed it), and I hadn't really thought about it for a few years. These things come back to you at the most opportune times, though; this Sunday a few of us girls took a trip to Santa Cruz (photos to come), and while having a great meal in our friends' ridiculously idyllic backyard, someone put on a George Harrison record and the song came on. Welcome back, heavy rotation.

{ps- I know the video's sort of silly, but it was easier than trying to figure out how to embed a music player right now. Just close your eyes and listen.}


Be Awesome

Returning to SF after lengthy stints away generally requires some adjustments that aren't always welcome (cooking for one and sleeping alone are probably highest on the list, followed in short order by lack of weekly dinner parties with a certain couple of ladies). This reminds me that I'm here to become more awesome, and the rest is all going to fall right back into place once said goal has been achieved. Focus on, little girl....

{via design crush}