Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dear Blog,

It's vacation time and I'm getting on a plane soon. I'm heading to Curaçao to go diving. Do behave yourself and please water the plants while I'm gone.


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p.s. these pictures are from the last time I was at LAX, or rather the long-term parking lot 'C' at LAX under the landing path (my favorite place!). Upon arriving back at the car, we realized we had left the car lights on and the battery was more than dead. It took three hours for us to get recharged, back on the road, and finally home. While waiting, I just walked around the huge parking lot. I found someone's car keys lying on the ground, eaves-dropped on a boisterous conversation between security guards in the bathroom, and took about a million photos of planes landing... of course.

p.p.s. did you watch the games yesterday? Both USA and England played with outstanding results... being citizens of both countries and having the games being played in South Africa (where I grew up, but of which I am not a citizen), I was absolutely overflowing with pride for EVERYONE! I just needed Canada in there, and then I'd be complete!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Oh, Marilá Dardot. Your work is lovely! I got lost in your portfolio this afternoon. I should have been doing some work and getting ready to leave town for a little while. But it was inspiring, I couldn't stop. I particularly liked your book My Garden for Emily Dickenson.

{via 3D Typography Book}

Monday, June 21, 2010

Upon seeing these sticks the first time, I lost my breath. And each subsequent time I look at them I see a new detail, or color combination. They make me so very happy.

{via the wonderful and addictingly fun kickcan & conkers blog}

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Making a feast tonight.

Friday, June 11, 2010

I'm gearing up for a proper website, or rather a redesign on my existing one. I'm trying to figure out a way to merge my 'professional' work with my 'crafted' work. So far I've been separating the two, and I've started to realize that they need to be combined.

How does one combine knitted beasts with exhibition design/architecture and graphics and environmental signage, you ask? I don't have the answer for that... yet. But I will!

I'm also wondering if I should use an online program like indexhibit or squarespace, or start from scratch, obviously with the help of someone. As I ponder these big questions, I admit I'm having a lot of fun browsing other sites for reference, window shopping if you will. Yesterday I stumbled upon typefields. The site is clear and simple, but what I love the most is the opening image, shown above.

{note to self: start off with something beautiful}

stay tuned for developing website info... and please share advice if you have any!

p.s. did you see SA in the game against Mexico today?!? Woo hoo World Cup!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I like this.

A lot.

available here on Etsy... by Hello Jenuine.