Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012


i have been working toward this for a long time. and now, i can really get to work.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

take me home country roads

after nearly two years in portland, i'm saying goodbye and heading back the way i came, via minneapolis with jamie and cats in tow. i am mostly ecstatic about this move...minneapolis feels like home and i am so excited to make great things with mono. moving here was an amazing experience, something I would have regretted not doing. something that will always be a part of my life story.

Monday, February 27, 2012

snow spirals

Snow Circles from Beauregard, Steamboat Aerials on Vimeo.

angels are out. spirals are in. by sonja hinrichsen, via swiss miss

paper karma

get this app. via fast company

religion for atheists

alain de botton's books make me a better person. he has an ability to look thoroughly at things to find their most meaningful qualities. what i love about his new book is that he's not just writing about it, he's partnering with people to bring to life the change he's asking for. read about it here.

"Try to imagine what would happen if modern secular museums took the example of churches more seriously. What if they too decided that art had a specific purpose - to make us good and wise and kind - and tried to use the art in their possession to prompt us to be so? What if they gave up on the neutral, bland captions they tend to use, and put beneath each picture a really directive set of commands, telling us, for example, ‘Look at this image and remember to be patient’ - or ‘Use this sculpture to medidate on what you too could do to bring about a fairer world?"

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

one week

i love films that inspire me to go places. banff, we'll meet soon.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

pretty pollution

these photos of the ocean's plastic are stunning. by mandy barker.

"The intention of my work is to visually attract the viewer to the image and for them to question what it represents."

Friday, February 17, 2012

lisa rupp

tea towel awesomeness. via oh joy

Brock Davis

I saw an interesting article on fastco, about the challenger disaster recreated from cauliflower. it's the creation of minneapolis's brock davis, who always seems to be up to something wildly imaginative. lots of other food art on his flickr stream, but my fav is the snoutlet. hands down.

how to write

by david ogilvy. probably the only memo written 30 years ago that's still absolutely relevant.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


my dad has been collecting and restoring 1957 buicks for decades. his most recent project was to restore a caballero station wagon with his friend dave, his first street rod. they sold it at an auction in arizona earlier this month and i was lucky enough to see it finished before it shipped.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ouuus and ahhhs

out of this world beautiful. the solar flare that's causing them sounds a bit dodgy though...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

sandwich artist

thinking outside the lunchbox. by low-commitment projects, "making stuff happen with little time and energy" - yes please. via swiss miss Can you guess the artists?

(ANS: Top to bottom: Mondrian, Rothko, O'Keefe, Pollock)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

smart cards

these aren't new but i love the designer humor, one part useful/one part witty motherfucker. paul sahre's office sits above a dunkin donuts. obvious, right?

Friday, January 13, 2012


bigger blog images! unless i'm missing something, blogger makes it incredibly difficult to post photos larger than 400 px. If anyone knows a fancy trick or a better blog host, let me know because I refuse to go back and manually edit every post.

love and cocktails

i'm pretty excited to marry jamie. and having so much fun planning our cocktail reception. i did an illustrated pattern last night, but i'm trying to leave it at that for now because i want the invites to be a collaborative design from both of us. i started a pinterest board for inspiration too. it's possible i'm over excited.

PS, that is not my dress, but those colors are amazing.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

time-lapse photo

"The image shows the passing of one year starting from January on the left and ending with December on the right, and comprises 3888 photographs captured during the days that were then combined using a special script that uses one vertical segment from each image." By Erik Solheim.


i'm sure this is much more complicated than it looks, but what a cool idea. tutorial here.


i have a new obsession: cheese trays. while stuffing my face over christmas, i admired a teak cheese tray my mom picked up at an estate sale. while out "junkin" the past week, jamie and i found two - a glass dome wooden base at goodwill ($5!) and a vintage tear drop teak shape with porcelain plate by fred press (on sale for $10!), first photo above. and then it dawned on me...we need to start collecting these. who loves cheese more than us? i can picture it now, a whole wall of trays on display and some domes on the mantle. we're going to own cheese. one tray at a time.