Thursday, May 27, 2010

Design Work

...for myself. In my desperate hunt for employment, I've been polishing my design skills on a new CV, website and blog theme. Now to convince my fantastic boyfriend to code them for me... I think homemade apple pie is a fair payment, don't you? I have an interview at a great coffee shop on Tuesday, wish me luck!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Sphere Walkers

Heck Yes Jonsi!

Jónsi - Go Do from Jónsi on Vimeo.


Sacred Geometry

Printmaking midterm work.

Psychedelic Sunday

Burying myself in the fantastic atmosphere of these photographs by Alexandra in the Forest. It also makes me really happy that you can read the web address as "alex and rain the forest." The water photo makes me nostalgic for Confest, my favorite place/event ever.

Pull down the moon

This video totally sums up what I've been thinking about, inspired by and needing in my life. Also it takes me back to my days of drinking goon around a campfire in Tasmania with 11 foreign students, blasting Electric Feel from the hire car's stereo. Plug it in and change the world.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Work in Progress

Margaret Durow

Fantastic photography by Margaret Durow from Coma Magazine. Found via Design for Mankind.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Flickr Finds

Burning man photos from sgoralnick, leaves and hands from conceptvessel

Friday, February 19, 2010

Things to do in the next two weeks...

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If I were a type A personality who knew how to manage time and actually do shit once in a while, I would be working on the things on this list rather than the list itself. However I am not one of those people with the gold stars and prioritized itemized checks on her to do list. I like to fart around thinking about my ideas for 85% of the time allotted to finish them. Unfortunately as a near-senior in art school this predilection fails me. So- three double layer sosaku hanga and copperplate etchings for print class, plus 15 chine colle-d mini drypoint prints for my classmates? No problem. Two oil paintings on top of that? sure! 18 fold out books for Book Design 2- I can handle that. Series of works that tell a story for Special Topics? Absolutely.

OK, maybe this is a bit much to cram into 2 weeks, but I'm going to watch cool videos on the internet anyway.

p.s. I'm a wee bit obsessed with shamanism and nature magic right now, can you tell?


 "To Higher Places" from Maximilla Lukacs on Vimeo.

Love this project from the Cavern Collection
Hate being a good-for-nothing procrastinating slacker with a serious internet problem. 
Two weeks til midterms- what do I have done? 1 print. Good god. 

Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Incredible spaces and ridiculous cuteness

That's all

Love, This Week

Spending almost a whole weekend in bed with a special someone, watching silly videos, drinking tea and sharing favorite music; knowing exactly where my art is going; Jamjuree Thai restaurant up the street- amazing panang curry and basil mushroom tofu; gifts of tea and books brought from Colorado; business cards with "you make me hot" written on the back; free local vodka; the new(ish) Welcome Joy album from favorite band The Cave Singers; the prospect of a new computer!!; my ancient stereo with it's amazingly rich sound quality; Trader Joe's; Magic

Monday, January 25, 2010


World Spirit Tarot
Strange Attraction

Friday, January 22, 2010

Love, This Week

 Ashley Lande- "Indio"
I can't believe how long it's been since I posted, things are taking off like rockets. So, a little reflection on the beautiful things in life to help me slow down...
Skype conversations with far-away best friends after 8 months apart! Rancho Bravo $4 burritos a few blocks from my apartment, specifically when a friend calls to take you to lunch there; Lots of time with loved ones; Finally dropping off 7 rolls of film to be processed, I can't wait to see the results!; Unearthing favorite records, Naked yoga; Sharing huge mugs of Kava Stress Relief tea, ceremony-style; My new down comforter; Silver spray paint mist on my boots; Caprese sandwiches from Motore Coffee; No guidelines on school projects!; Tom's toothpaste; Greek Yogurt; Finding a "Heart of Buddha" book on the sidewalk; Inspiration boards; "Soulcraft" by Bill Plotkin; Awakening.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Graphic Frustration

Getting some website inspiration from; weird name, great content. I've been given the computer-strangling project of concept and design for my company's website. As a traditional artist I find the process of digitizing my ideas infuriating.

So far I have a tentative logo and font, and a vague interface in mind...

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I love subscribing to magazines and catalogs like toast and anthropologie, but I just can't justify their impact on the environment. There's nothing like leafing through beautiful images on nice paper, but is it worth the ecological cost? I doubt ReadyMade and Art in America are recycled or recyclable, and the magazine industry is hard on working forests. I've considered looking for used copies, but rarely find anything but Better Homes & Gardens. The issue is often dismissed, no one thinks ONE more will make a difference- but it does when everyone makes that excuse. Is this a habit I need to give up or get over?

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Studio living revelation:

Extend laundry day! Trips to the laundromat notforthcoming, wash socks and underwear in a wide mouth jar or water bottle (nalgenes are good if you've got butterfingers like me). Just rub a little natural soap on those puppies (I use peppermint dr. Bronner's) and chuck a few pairs in said vessel. Fill 3/4 with warm water, lid that shit and sh-sh-shake it like a Polaroid picture. It's like a mini agitator in your kitchen. Let soak for awhile if they're super festy socks, drain water, refill with clean water to rinse and shake again. Voilà, hang dry (or blast with a hairdryer if you're in a hurry) and you've got 3 more days of cleanliness!

*Idea from backpacker magazine

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Thursday, January 14, 2010


Worlds Highest Environmental Tree House
Environmentalist Save the Trees House Concept Design
Having spent a night high in an old growth tree in order to save it, These arboreal living spaces are a dream! In order to save 400+ year old trees, a group of activists (including me) has been doing just that on suspended platforms rigged to tension poles on the ground. One clever designer has developed a series of conceptual strategies shown in the above images to take this approach to the next level. With just 13% of these old-growth trees left, these new structures would link from tree to tree providing habitats but also protecting the natural environment.

Creative and Unique Spherical Tree House Design
I want a Free Spirit Sphere in my hypothetical backyard. Studio, guest room, at home escape? They can be hung from everything from trees to buildings and rock faces, using webbing and ropes to literally and metaphorically anchor these spheres to their locations.

-from here