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March 2010 (15)

simple things + the olympic dream

/ Wed, March 31, 2010

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I absolutely adore all the sweet and simple toys and things that Joel makes for him and his kids. That lamp he fashioned together with simple wire and fabric is just...perfect!

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The sun decided to show itself today after days of schizophrenic weather. So I took advantage and went for a jog down at the beach overlooking the city's skyline. Mother Nature was trying to discourage me by letting a few drops of rain slip down, but I persevered so she backed off.

I only jogged half the usual length today (about 3/4 mile) because I didn't want to push myself too much on my first day back. But while stretching out at the end of my run, a man walks by and jokingly asks if I was training for the Olympics. Ha! I wanted to tell him I was training for the Jogging So Slow It's Like Speed Walking event, but instead, I politely smiled and said, "No" in a you've gotta be kidding me, right? kind of tone.

The closest I'll ever get to "living the Olympic dream" is watching an event at the event. Someday...

stephanie makes

/ Mon, March 29, 2010

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Stephanie Anderson's burger joint called Stephanie Makes serves up the cutest burger zines you'll ever see. They're all set to order (plus additional ingredients) at He She It They I. (Spotted on Upon A Fold.)

natalie as is + charlie's victory

/ Fri, March 26, 2010

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Such amazing binding details from Natalie As Is. Visit her shop, too!

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Charlie and my dad have been at war over one of his house slippers for a while now. It's one of those fluffy, cushioned slippers with a plushy star and moon affixed to the front. Now, I can understand why he would want to fight over them if they're brand spankin' new. I mean, who doesn't dream about reaching for the stars and moon, right? However, these slippers are anything but pristine. They're so old that the bottom is no longer cushioned and plumped. But my dad insists on wearing them because they haven't ripped, surprisingly.

The battle between man and canine over these slippers happens about 3 times a week. And it usually happens whenever I step into the house after coming home from work. I am greeted by Charlie at the door while my dad sits on the sofa soaking up the evening news. Once Charlie acknowledges my presence, he runs right over to where the slippers are (usually next to the sofa), snatches one up, and bolts as fast as his tiny little legs can carry him. It's almost like he waits for me to come home, and uses my entrance as a distraction to make a move. Sadly, his attempts never go far because my dad and I will corner him before he gets past the kitchen.

But tonight, the little fella got to them while my dad's attention was on the internet, and he got them good. The war is finally over. The slippers are nothing more than scraps of flattened foam tossed into several trash cans now (because not only did he chew the thing, he scattered the pieces across two rooms). And a memory only to be thought of whenever my dad realizes that he's walking barefoot on a cold, kitchen floor.

the impossible project

/ Thu, March 25, 2010

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Photographs by Grant Hamilton and Beppe Bolchi, from the Impossible testlab.

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You have no idea how ecstatic I am about today's post! The first round of instant film from the Impossible Project is finally available for purchase. Their new film, the PX 100 Silver Shade/First Flush, is monochromatic and comes in a sleek packaging design. Look! They even added typography to the blank card that spits out. I sense a collection happening soon...

Right now, they're offering a special introductory price ($21) for the film, so hurry and snatch one up before they're gone. (And are they going fast; only 174 left as I'm typing this.) I've already made my purchase of a few and can't wait to try 'em out.

If the monochromatic look isn't your cup of tea, then save up because the color version will be coming out this summer.

hang your memories

/ Tue, March 23, 2010

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Are these not the cutest hangers you've ever seen? I think my pictures will thank me. Find them at Photojojo.

a jar of two lives

/ Sat, March 20, 2010

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I have this fascination for jars and bottles, and have been collecting them for several years now. So I was pretty thrilled to find the work of Tomas Kral over at Document sans nom (via Simplesong).

Jars and bottles are quite charming and they come into our lives everyday, already with a purpose. A coke bottle ready to quench your thirst on those 100+ degree days, or a jar of strawberry jam who's about to meet her predestined soul mate, Mr. Peanut Butter. Although some of these pieces are short-lived, it's wonderful to know that a second life can be given to them with little to no effort. And it's even more wonderful that designers like Kral can transform the look of these glass things into a work of art, with no two alike, and all of them ready to live a second life.

There's a restaurant in San Francisco that I really love called farmerbrown. The urban and artist decor, cozy vibe, and delicious comfort food (their sweet potato steak fries are to die for) make me feel like I've lived in SF all my life, even though I've only been there twice. But the charming thing that I remember most about that place (besides their fries) is that they serve all their drinks in short and stubby glass jars. It's the sweetest thing and it makes the place that much more homey.

Most of the jars in my collection are filled with odds n' ends, like tealight candles or art tools. I haven't given any of them too exciting of an afterlife like the ones at farmerbrown, but I believe they're pretty content in where they are, or at least there have not been any casualties to make me think otherwise. For them to be simple and practical little vats on display, called upon when needed, is happiness in and of itself.

parfait on wheels

/ Fri, March 19, 2010

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I am soo excited to try Parfait (sent over from a friend)! It's a mobile ice cream venue that travels around Seattle selling handmade, organic goodness. The truck comes out in spring, which is only a few days away, so I will definitely be on the lookout when it makes its rounds.

The menu sounds delectable and I'm sure I will try everything, eventually. But I think my first two scoops (that's right, I said two) will have to be Caffè Fiorè and Northwest Hazelnut. Yum!

BTW, I know I've been a bit out of touch with the blog lately. I'm working on some projects that I hope to wrap up in the next few days. I promise to share once they're done..so stay tuned.

In the mean time, happy Friday! I'm taking Monday off so this will be a 3-day weekend for me, and oh boy do I really need it.

time zero: the last year of polaroid film

/ Mon, March 15, 2010

I am really excited for Grant Hamilton's documentary about Polaroid film. His work (blogged about here) is one of my favorites and I have no doubt that this new project will be amazing, to say the least. 

(My second video post in a row. And I like it!)

In the Sun by She & Him

/ Sat, March 13, 2010

One of the cutest videos that I've seen in a while! Zooey just looks absolutely darlin', especially in her white blouse/navy skirt ensemble.

little jane st.

/ Tue, March 9, 2010

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Such sweet things over at Little Jane St. The name just says it all. Visit Alarna's blog, too!

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