Friday, March 28, 2008
while in new york this week i was reminded of one of my favorite brands: freitag. two swiss brothers and graphic designers created their first messenger bag in 1993. every bag is made from recycled truck tarps, seatbelts, airbags and bicycle inner tubes. not only are they waterproof and heavy duty, they are very unique. stop by their website here.
im a big fan of the mix cd. most of the time i just can't listen to one artist for 50 minutes (with a quite a few exceptions of course). anyhow, i usually make my own cd covers but if you are in the market for something not so boring check out these guys. personally i prefer the simpler designs. www.5inch.com
Monday, March 24, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
i used to take a picture of the day. or draw a portrait of the week. and if you want to give a gift of the month, check out this site. you can choose from a 12, 6, or 4 month clubs. there is a range of ideas from origami to biology models (my favorite).
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
i was first introduced to these guys on this american life. they have completed 70 'missions', all very funny. their newest undercover act, food court musical, is hysterical! you can watch most of the missions on youtube or check them out on their website.
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
fact. FreeRice is a vocabulary game.
fact. every word you get right, FreeRice will donate 20 grains of rice to the UN food program (WFP).
fact. as of november 2007, 2,457,120,420 grains of rice have been given away. that's a lot of rice.
fact. if you get to level 55, you're better than most.
play it here.
so ive been off this week and i have one week to go. one of my projects is to paint a set of 5 matrioshka nesting dolls while listening to regina spektor :) well, i haven't gotten around to it yet. but if you want to find a blank set check out reformschoolrules here.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
okay i haven't posted any personal work in a bit. i used to journal almost daily. i was never one to write long essays about the miseries of the world or how our government screwed up the last 8 years. somehow i always ended up drawing instead, mostly documenting a trip or an event, and usually happy. i also used to take a picture of the day and religiously write down the word of the day or even collect trash of the day.
my next few entries are from various journals...the first two were created in mendocino, california, a quaint little town where my mom teaches art classes every summer.