Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Blog of Note: Things Organized Neatly

Things Organized Neatly has collected a beautiful selection of images that settle my obsessive arranging habits. Everything doesn't need to be lined up, it just needs to be put in the right place.

The Shortest Distance

The shortest distance between two points, in Californian terms. I'm not sure whether I should be thanking Google Maps or the local bus system for this scenic option. I could probably crawl there faster.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Helmut Smits

I read about Helmut Smits on Core77 and checked out the rest of his portfolio. I like how his ideas are simple tweaks on everyday life, often blending two very familiar things. His work has a very intimate, human touch. Check out these plant lamps - haha!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nixon watches

So beautiful! I rarely like watches, but this braceletty version seems like something fun for a change. Way to go, Nixon!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Portable Scanner

I'm working on a plan to spend more time at the library, and this portable scanner looks like my new best friend for books I can't bring home:

I think this thing might also come in handy for scanning vintage textiles when I'm on the road. I read that one of the competing brands can even scan computer screens. Woah. THE FUTURE IS NOW.

Joanna Newsom

A beautiful performance...too bad about the Bud Light banners in the background. Haha.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Nurturing Entrepeneurial Talent

This is a TED talk by Cameron Herold, a lifelong entrepeneur with some great ideas for nurturing talent in kids. Well spoken!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Takashi Kawashima's Ampersand

J&B Scotch’s "Ampersand" from Takashi Kawashima on Vimeo.

Takashi Kawashima created this ampersand for J&B Scotch. See more of his work here.

Blog of Note: Haw-Lin

These images are from Haw-Lin, a gorgeous Cargo site full of inspirational images. I want to step inside these last two pictures. Thank you for sharing, Haw-Lin!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Overkill 9000

Accumulate away, my friends. Overkill 9000 is a great source for overenthusiastic collections and strange group behaviors. Thanks, Cheezburger!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Hermeto Pascoal

I want to quit my job and play music in the river.

Melon Potholders

There are instructions for these melon potholders on The Purl Bee. Wheee - summer is here!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Steve Reich Channels My Dreams

Steve Reich's Nagoya Marimbas

I like the guy at the beginning who signals his appreciation by raising his skinny fists to the sky. ROCK ON, DUDES.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Deck Towel

These handsome linen towels are from Deck Towel. You can also find them at Gravel & Gold. They remind me of a light cotton towel my old boss brought back for me from India - I can almost feel it fluttering in the breeze. Summer's here!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Guatemala City, May 31st

photo via Flickr

This photo seems so fake, like a Photoshop job...but sadly, it's not. There are deep, dark places under our concrete foundations.