Archive for February, 2011
+ A darn thorough list of tax deductions for freelancers.
+ The 99% does us all another awesome favor with this mixtape, designed to have just enough bounce for maximum creativity.
+ 10 mindful ways to use social media. This has made the rounds, but it’s necessary general know-how.
+ Recyclable Or Not? Very handy indeed.
Missing my laptop for a few days while it gets a mild facelift and now these cute prints have me missing my bike too! I haven’t been riding much at all in the last month mostly because my current contract gig isn’t on a bike-friendly (ie- mildy terrifying) route. Even still, these adorable drawings by Chalk Chalk and a tiny bit of borrowed time on a borrowed computer are enough to kickstart some inspiration. Via Seesaw.
Hitting the ground running, as usual, and I still need another day or two to get my head together, finish my Costa Rica recap, scan the Polaroids we took (almost a hundred of them!) and get everything up on flickr.
But here’s a quick little something that finally inspired a blog post. I spent the day sourcing photographers for another project entirely, and of the hundreds of images I digested today, this blissed out pooch made it worth the effort. I mean come on how can you not want to rub that belly? Sometimes I think dogs & cats are the true winners in the game of life.
Image by Lori Adamski-Peek.
How much would you love to have these for your next dinner party? Or even as desk storage. Mmm, be mine. By Japanese design studio Mute, they’re gorgeous modern take on traditional Japanese lacquerware, carved from the most interesting exotic and sustainable wood. From Roger Allen, via Mint.
It means a tremendous amount when someone whose work I really respect reaches out and sends me their latest & greatest. Such is the case with Sonnenzimmer’s newest book, Field Integration. In it, Nick & Nadine draw parallels between the connection between Ikebana, the time-honored and highly influential art of Japanese floral arrangement, with more modern styles of image-making. They explore how such principles inform objects in space with these delightfully composed photos and ink drawings. 28 pages long, it’s set in gray and peachy-orange and is an incredibly poetic read. Purchase of the book will net you three small accompanying prints too.
Opening reading & performance in support of the book is Friday, Feb 25th at the Elastic Arts Foundation. Doors 7:30pm. Free, as usual.
Gone beachin’ I should really say. Chad & I are spending the next 7 days in Costa Rica, visiting both my Pops who lives in San Jose and a beach side bungalow that’s far, far away from an internet connection and 20″ of snow. So excited for plantains, frijoles, and fruit….oh the fruit….Oh, sorry you’re still here?
Anyway, I’ve scheduled a few sporadic posts in my absence, but I’ll be almost entirely off the grid until we get back on the 17th. Catch you cats on the flip! I’m sure I’ll be dyyyying to reconnect and see how you are.
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