Friday, January 30, 2009

We're All Gonna Die

despite its gloomy name, this is one of the most beautiful photography projects i've seen in a long time. (thanks for the tweet gusa!) it's called "we're all gonna die - 100 meters of existence" by simon hoegsberg. there are 128 people in this panoramic 100m x 78cm film strip shot over the course of 20 days from the same spot on a railroad bridge in Warschauer Strasse in Berlin in the summer of 07.

each day our lives seem to get busier and busier and we miss the opportunity to just stop and look around to watch other people, be in the moment, witness love, pain (matching eye patches, really?), humor, and truth. i love how from the same spot he can see people old and young, homeless and wealthy, happy and sad, alone and together - and i love thinking about where these people are leaving from or headed to. i mean who carries a pool noodle anymore?

definitely worth a look. check out his other projects here.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

happy birthday to beth . . .

who always makes me laugh. (she makes karen laugh too). here's to 26!

aiga studio tour: paul figura & ngen works

**update: rsvps for this event are now closed**
AIGA Jacksonville Studio Tour at Paul Figura Photography and nGen Works

The first AIGA Studio Tour of 2009 kicks off at Paul Figura Photography and nGen Works, so bring your questions, bring your interest and bring your game because this tour takes a look at two of Jacksonville’s most wanted studios to work with.

Paul Figura Photography
Known for dynamic lifestyle images, Paul Figura continues to evolve and succeed in the changing market of commercial photography. A combination of technical skill, sensitivity and solid business model has made the studio a leader in the field. Paul’s photography has been seen in advertising campaigns by The Jacksonville Jaguars, Johnson & Johnson, Sha Sha Shoes, Choppers Inc, Astra Zeneca and Allegra. Editorial clients include Ebony, Family Circle, Information Week, The Wall Street Journal. Work has been highlighted in Photo District News, Communication Arts and PDN/PIX.

As a user of Adobe Photoshop from version 1.x to present, Paul has hosted lectures on digital post production both for ad agencies and at the Palm Beach Photographic Workshops.
This sponsored studio tour will include a short presentation of work, thoughts on staying profitable as a small business and answers to common questions by both photographers and art directors.

nGen Works
Passion, collaboration, flexibility, creativity, energy and fun – these are the ingredients to nGen’s formula for success for both its clients and its employees. nGen was founded on the premise of “serious fun” – they’re serious in how they approach every challenge and they make it fun or they wouldn’t keep doing it. So just what is it that they do? nGen Works is a full-service interactive marketing and technology agency. They create superior user experiences through great design, rigorous usability testing, competitive analysis, customer research and the use of the latest web technologies. Ultimately, every decision they make focuses on delivering value and building brand equity for their clients.

Included with this sponsored studio tour will be a short presentation of work, some Q&A and, of course, Rock Band to follow for nGen Rock Band Friday.

WHEN: Friday, January 30 at 6:00 pm, Presentation starts 6:30pm

WHERE: Paul Figura Photography & nGen Works, 1803 Hendricks Avenue (904) 874-2025

COST: AIGA Members: FREE, Nonmembers: $10

Click here to register. Limited capacity event – RSVP strongly encouraged, but not required. **rsvps for this event are now closed**

About AIGA Jacksonville Studio Tours: The AIGA Jacksonville Studio Tour is a series aimed at bringing inspiration to the community by showcasing the work being done by our own neighbors in an up close and personal way. Check out the inner workings of studios, agencies, and vendors, and meet like-minded designers in a creative setting (with light snacks and beverages provided).

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

first jaxbeards meeting is tonight!

i am so proud of sean for all the work he's put into starting the official jacksonville chapter of beard team usa. the jacksonville beardsmith society is a social club (ie. drinking) founded to create a community of people and elevate respect for facial hair of all kinds - mustache, partial beard, full beard, sideburns, you name it.

membership is open to everyone. there are no dues, no applications, and no acceptance processes. you don’t even need facial hair to join (ladies!). just show up at steamworks in 5pts at 7:30pm on the LAST tuesday of every month. if you don't have a beard or mustache, one will be provided for you - and everyone with a beard or mustache, fake or real, will enjoy drink specials, new friends and good conversation.

at tonight's inaugural meeting sean will talk about beard team usa, the world beard & mustache championships, nyc beard & mustache championships coming up on march 14, local events inline for the jacksonville chapter, etc. plans for the future include a website with member photos, events calendar, etc., a blog, tshirts, and more.

to learn more, follow jaxbeards on twitter, myspace and facebook.

hope to see everyone tonight at 7:30!!!!

vote for movies in the park

free movies in treaty oak park on the southbank will be starting back up in april (apr 17 & 24, may 1 & 8) and you get to vote on what they will show! pick your top 4 from the list below and email it to to cast your vote.

101 Dalmatians (G)
16 Candles (PG)
Aladdin (G)
Back to the Future (PG)
Beetle Juice (PG)
Caddy Shack II (PG)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Johnny Depp – PG)
Dead Poet Society (PG)
Finding Nemo (G)
Gremlins (PG)
Harriet the Spy (PG)
Harry Potter (PG)
Hoosiers (PG)
Indiana Jones Temple of Doom (PG)
Karate Kid (PG)
Mary Poppins (G)
National Treasure (PG)
Radio (PG)
Ratatouille (G)
Remember the Titans ((PG)
The Goonies (PG)
Toy Story (G)
Wall E (G)
We are Marshall (PG)

i get a free lolita zine!

our friend jem has the cutest little blog that i love to keep up with, so when she posed the question lolita zine or jemibook music a while back, i voted zine - and since i added my two cents, i get a copy for zero cents! so so excited, i love mail and crafts and creativity and originality. this is zine #3 for lolita. but don't fret, you can get your very own copy for $1.50 + s&h from her etsy store.

Friday, January 23, 2009

lol cat

via kristina via twitter

wedding invites by kendrick kidd

marisa and levi's awesome wedding invites designed by kendrick kidd and written by jacquie wojcik were featured on mint blog today! mint also featured the design kendrick did for jaquie's own wedding back in june. bold brides + daring designers = inspiring invites!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

we heart it

found a new site i like called we heart it. basically a huge bookmarking site for images people "heart" on the web. reminds me of stumbleupon, which does the same kind of thing for websites. it also keeps track of all the images you "heart" under your account page so you can find them again. unlucky for me, the tool doesn't currently work with IE, but i subscribed to the feed. however, i fear that i will not be able to keep up - almost 50 posts today alone! i see another 1000+ google reader category coming my way. ugh, not enough hours in the day to soak up all the beauty.

hearted by mollysgoldenrod

i NEED cowboy boots

started out as a major want, but with this cold weather, now i NEED cowboy boots. any tips on places to look other than clothing warehouse? they have tons of cute boots, none my size :(

image via we heart it

stop doing stuff

via toothpaste for dinner

in memoriam: heath ledger

April 4th, 1979 - January 22nd, 2008

yes we can!

forgot to post this tuesday :) watched the inauguration at work and shed a happy tear.

karen in skirt mag!

hurry up and grab a copy of skirt magazine's january issue to see our very own karen kurycki in newsprint! then click here to find out which of karen's statements below is false.

“I used to sing in operas when I was little.”
“I have hundreds of unopened packs of New Kids On The Block trading cards.”
“My dad became best friends with Mr. T when he worked as a stuntman on The A Team.”

photo by jeanne

joni's 26!

happiest birthday (1/19) mr. joni! fantastic four forever!

olsens anonymous

from the lady who brought you le love, welcome to olsens anonymous. addiction at its finest.

(cold)play with puppets

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

water and ice

via mike matas blog

bookshelf on emprnt

our bookshelf pic made it on to the emprnt blog. click here to see all the shelves and join thier flickr group to add your own.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

sean's table

had dinner with sean, chris and tiffany at mellow mushroom thursday night and i'm happy to report that sean's bowie table is alive and well on the patio.

the ruffalo home

loved loved loved the spread of mark & sunrise ruffalo's house in this month's domino mag. it's pretty much my dream home with new pieces, antiques, style and comfort. see more pics here.

via black eiffel

why didn't i think of that?

polaroid calendar by marc brubaker.

via black eiffel

Friday, January 16, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

entryway find

i've been looking for a telephone table or something for my entryway forever - just a place to drop my purse, the mail, etc. right when i get home. ten minutes in my favorite antique shop with beth and she's all "what about this" pointing at the table above. SOLD! adorable, cute color, $40 and MINE!

levi + marisa = <3

happy anniversary to levi and marisa - 8 YEARS! wowsers. so happy for them and so excited for the wedding next month! click here to see more of their engagement photos by jeanne.

i want new glasses

i need to get my presecription checked out again, then i'm ordering some new goggles. big goggles like the lovely ladies above. can't wait. check out more photos of zooey for oliver peoples from vapid and vain.

top image via maquette

i love you but, you didn't draw me

varick as in vulture did awesome drawings of a bunch of our friends in the vein of i love you but. great job v! katy is above, click here to see them all.

january art walk

click here to see my full set from janaury art walk. kudos to levi, chad and ryan king for setting up an awesome show. the decks looked awesome, watching the riders was fun, and there were TONS of people! also big ups to varick and his capoiera team for an impressive demo.

lost cat, limping

seen outside biscotti's

joni and juliet

i love this picture from karen's new year's eve party.

winter booties

the only thing i like about cold weather, is getting to wear these cute little booties that stef got me around the house.

girls day!

we had a great girls day on saturday! i drove beth around for a few hours to look at apts for her in riverside, then we met up with stef, karen, katie and tiff at european street for happy hour and lunch, after that we moved to the perfect rack in murray hill where we all perfectly sucked at pool but had a great time trying, and then somehow managed to make it to eclipse for a few more drinks and way too much dancing.

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