Sunday, January 29, 2012

Advertising With A Conscience

Legas Delany created a series of leaves that speak volumes for Plant for the Planet...

Ocean Plastic: Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it isn't there.

Before and After

There is good in this world.

Just as there is bad and everything else in between and at once.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Abigail Nason Patterson Hits It Out Of The Park...

Zug has been playing with greeting card ideas lately. She took these pictures with her phone to show me what she's been up to, so the image quality isn't there, BUT I went ape when I saw them anyways! I feel utterly blessed to have such an amazing artist in my life.

Looking at these makes me think of Spain, and digging my hands into soil, and folk traditions, and sunshine on my face, and alpine zones, and Annie's garden. In other words, they simply make me happy. I want Abby to make 498,736,322 more and send them all to me so I can wallpaper my life with them.

BREAKING NEWS: These wonderful cards are now available online so get thyself a cart and shop til your heart's content!

Monday, January 23, 2012

It's The Year Of The Dragon...

I wish I was on the streets of Chinatown in New York City or San Francisco today, welcoming in the New Year amidst swirling parades and firecrackers.

I miss all the hubbub and pageantry of festivity spilled into public space.

Time to clean house, look for red envelopes heralding prosperity in the the seasons to come, and usher in the Year of the Dragon.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Praise Be To Sam

First, my brother introduced me to Aloe Blacc and Marion Black. Now I want to listen to them forever. Until I die. Really.

Then my brother told me my life lacked a consuming addiction to the new Masterpiece Theater production, Downton Abbey. He was right.

The take home point here (clearly) is that my brother is in possession of some crazy good taste. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding.

P.S. Sam lives in Portland.

Other fun videos in a similar vein...

Monday, January 2, 2012

Nightime Is Magic

These photographs showed up on Colossal-- that art and design blog I've been raving about because IT MAKES LIFE BETTER.

These are fireflies mating after thunderstorms in the Chūgoku forest of Japan during the summer rainy season.

enchantment [ɪnˈtʃɑːntmənt] n. 1. captivation 2. a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Toasting The New Year

“It’s never too late or early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit... you can change or stay the same, there are no rules. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
- F. Scott Fitzgerald