fashion landscapes from lucy mcrae + bart hess.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
i love love love the emily alston print featured in the june 08 series from if you could. follow link to see the poster in full. i'd snatch it up in a sec if it wasn't 80 bucks. but if you have the cash, it's only available till the end of the month, so get it fast.
via it's nice that
this ain't no disco . . . it's where we work is a blog about the workspace of ad agencies around the world. click here for a look at mccann erickson, london. very inspirational, yet not overwhelming space with great illustration work. looks like a work in progress like you might turn the corner and see someone adding to the walls. great idea.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Carlin, who had a history of heart trouble, went into St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon complaining of chest pain and died later that evening. He had a history of heart problems. He is survived by his wife Sally Wade and daughter Kelly Carlin McCall.
In his lifetime, Carlin produced 23 comedy albums, 14 HBO specials, three books, a few TV shows and appeared in several movies, from his own comedy specials to "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" in 1989. He also won four Grammy Awards for best spoken comedy album and was nominated for five Emmys. On Tuesday, it was announced that Carlin was being awarded the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which will be presented Nov. 10 in Washington and broadcast on PBS.
click here for more information, and i'll leave you with some Carlin classics:
Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.
If God had intended us not to masturbate he would've made our arms shorter.
One can never know for sure what a deserted area looks like.
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor! (who knew george made this one up?!?)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
many have you have heard this story already, but i'm still so amazed. i got my stella free in the paper in april 05. they advertised her as a terrier/chow mix. while i didn't like the sound of a chow, i had done some research and found out that most terriers are hypoallergenic (i'm crazy allergic to cats and long haired dogs). so, jenn and i drove across town and there she was, sitting in the driveway (with her evil old man owner) as cute as could be. so i snatched her up and brought her home. fastforward 30 minutes and i've got a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes. this isn't gonna work. i called the couple back to "return" her but they said no way, she was my problem now.
step one, the groomers. I dropped stella off and told them to shave her as short as possible, only to come back and find a blonde dog with a black stripe down her back! too funny, but it did the trick. no allergies! step two, the vet. i bring her in, fill out the papers "terrier/chow mix" and wait to see the doctor. first thing they said - stella's neither a terrier nor chow. they're educated guess - a chihuahua mix. okay, i can kinda see it.
so two years go by and i'm telling people she's a chihuahua mix, some mutt, no one knows what she is except adorable :) THEN! i was watching the Today show about 6 months ago and across the screen runs a little stella! i couldn't believe my eyes! they were doing a segment on new breeds recognized by the AKC. it went so fast i didn't catch the name, so at work i went online and found it.
stella is a swedish vallhund! (prnounced val-HUND) they're known as "the little cattle dog of the Vikings" and distinguished themselves over 1,000 years ago. Vallhunds were bred to herd cattle, catch vermin and guard the house - which stella does well. the breed description even says: "They are a clownish type dog and can be a show-off at times. The Swedish Vallhund is responsive and even-tempered with most people. But they can be wary of strangers and should be properly socialized and trained as a puppy as to avoid over-protective behavior as an adult." that is soooo stella - her previous owners kept her on a short leash, locked up in the house, not around many other people and to this day stella is VERY wary of strangers, especially men.
anyway, marisa sent me a few photos of stella today so i googled swedish vallhunds for fun and found a whole thread about them on a message board. one lady says: "I'd love to own [a swedish vallhund] someday, but they're so rare that we'll never be able to afford to buy one. If I ever win the lottery, we're getting one." whooooooowhat? how much is my little treasure worth? about $500 - $1000!
i also found out there is a swedish vallhund breeder in North Florida! AND i just bought an "i heart my swedish vallhund" bumper sticker! haha
Sunday, June 15, 2008
wow. wow. wow. i absolutley LOVE the illustration style of tosska aka evgeny parfenov of russia. above are examples of his illustration work for magazines. he also works with books, film, photography, and has lots of little projects on the side. like this gallery of old and trash glasses. a must see portfolio!
via design you trust
vh1's best week ever online has a gallery of the "the 50 best pun stores." sean and i were just trading business name stories, he's seen a curl up and dye hair salon in person, and one time in orlando i saw a sign for a tree company called stump and grind. there are a few more examples of great names if you read people's comments like hair force one salon and luna sea motel.
google asked K-12 students to redesign the google logo. genius! the ultimate fresh look at a classic graphic. the one above is called "up in the clouds" by grace moon from california. she's in the 4 - 6 grade catergory, can you believe it! check out the whole gallery here.
jacksonville confidential posted about the something store last week. basically you send in $10 to and you'll get something a few days later in the mail. no idea what it is, whether you'll need it or want it, it's just something hopefully cool and exciting. it's all about the surprise and the chance to get something for practically nothing - past somethings include the magic bullet, an ipod shuffle, nikon coolpix cameras, etc. i paid $10 last week, so i'll let you know what i get! wish me luck!
via jacksonville confidential
how cute are these chairs! i love antiques, but i'm not much for repairs. a nail here, some paint there, (that all rhymed!) but annie coggan shows great creativity patching old and new chair parts together to make new, exciting pieces. and i love how she draws attention to the patches by highlighting them with color. not to mention her adorable heart cut-out. i wonder what your thigh would like like after sitting on that one for an hour. haha.
Thursday, June 12, 2008
stef also posted on some more exciting news - our friend timmy got engaged! soooo excited for him. visit stef's blog for details on the proposal. tim's old roomate and our good friend taylor jones (aka zeek) also got engaged a while back! (a picture of him and his lucky lady is below.) my friend julie from high school just got married last month, sean's bosses just got married last week, and marisa and levi are set to tie the knot in february. it must be in the air!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
jacksonville, texas is hosting thier 24th annual tomato fest this saturday - the same week 57 salmonella outbreaks are linked to tomatoes consumed in texas and new mexico. talk about bad timing! ima put my money on this year's festival having the lowest attendance ever. good luck, texas.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
atchafalaya houseboat: my years in the louisiana swamp, a book by gwen roland with photographs by c.c. lockwood.
"In the 1970s, Gwen Carpenter Roland was about to start work on her doctorate when she decided instead to live off the land -- and water -- in the Atchafalaya River Basin Swamp in south-central Louisiana.
With a box of crayons and the book How to Build Your Home in the Woods, Roland and her then-partner, Calvin Voisin, built a houseboat on a barge. They lived there for six years, with no electricity and no running water.
Read more, listen to the interview, see more of CC Lockwood's photographs HERE"
very cool interactive "eco zoo" by mcann erickson. click and pull the screen to climb up the tree, when you find an animal, click on its thought bubble (if it has one) to see its pop up book. the one about an angler fish deals with turning off the lights. the one about a kangaroo deals with bringing your own bag. very smart, a must see!