“Hey. Call me when you wake up. I have a manic creative idea that probably needs to be shot down,” she said.
She, being friend and fire-poet, Dena Rash Guzman. She posted this to Facebook. Then she said…
As a longtime designer for many media, I’m among the kajillions who took one look at the idea of fabric printing on demand (thanks to Spoonflower) and went wild. Here was a way to quickly flesh out and share fabric pattern ideas. I was in heaven.
Very quickly after that, I […]
And it’s, Remember? We Overlooked Differences and Pulled Together Day.
Thank you, America, and World, for the grace and courage you expressed—and express—without hesitation.
Here’s a another collection of beautiful things we spotted at the Unique LA Show. Everything but General Scooter “Foxy” McGee (bottom photo) was something we bought, either at Unique LA or the Renegade Craft Fair (last summer). The General, I’m still pondering: It’s pricey, but just […]
For Mother’s Day, my son agreed to come with me the Unique LA show. It helped a little that we brought and met up with a few teen friends. For the first time, he spent most of the afternoon wandering off with his friends, or on his own. Even so, after […]
The patterns repeat seamlessly from poster to poster, and there is plenty of room for improvisation. For my favorite design, called Tiles, Hanna […]
There is a growing movement of outdoor nature schools that are inspiring urban/suburban dwellers to rebuild relationships with their natural environment. Southern California’s Coast Live Oak School is one of them.
Rather than meeting at a single place, Coast Live Oak holds classes at locations all over northern Orange County, from […]
I recently listened to Clay Shirky give a TED Talk championing my favorite view of social media: The idea that it’s a world-changing revolution and a profoundly good thing. Shirky, author and adjunct professor in New York University’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, titled the talk, How social media can make history, and begins […]
Today’s post features surface design insights from an interview with Isabelle Kunz, perhaps better known as Trois Miettes. Her clean, upbeat work can be purchased on Spoonflower, Etsy and through her site, as well as at specialty shops in Zürich and Bienne, Switzerland. Her responses exceeded my […]
The other night, we got a last-minute chance to see our friends perform in a neighborhood production of Les Miserables.
I had a blast shooting to the rhythm of stage lights and beautiful kids.
See the rest of the Flickr set here.
Overheard this while working in a cafe today:
On her way back from the ladies’ room with Mommy, a 3-year-old cutie asks, “Mommy, can we text Natalie?”
Mommy: “I don’t have my cell phone.”
Cutie: “I do.”
The best part is the silent moments as interviewees search for words—vulnerable, human faces. I showed this to my son, and would like you to see it, too.
After I posted this note, I happened to rediscover Only Human (site now defunct), “a community where people share stories publicly or anonymously about mistakes they’ve […]
I’m now a 3-week-old Tweeter, and new enough to be having daily ah-ha’s (and woopses). I’ve followed, then un-followed some good folks whose messages were more than I could process. I’ve obsessed over replies and RTs, downloaded TweetDeck, and installed, uninstalled, and then reinstalled TwitterFox.
Birth is personal, miraculous, mundane. Mothers and fathers have been profoundly transformed by the experience of having a child as far back as human beings can remember, and yet we accomplish it with no training or even forethought.
Now consider cliques, teams, buddies, clubs, tribes, neighborhoods and nations: Community is […]
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