Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I just had a great little snack/dinner of brie and apple slices, our local Lindendale goat cheese and nectarine slices and a Stoudt's Pale Ale. I can't believe my boyfriend doesn't like cheese.

Also, Gaby you need your own cute blog please!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tin Can

Just a little illustration I did over the weekend. Know what else I did this weekend? Went to IKEA! There will be pictures of our purchases soon.

Pie Lollipops

Luxirare had the great idea of making mini pies into lollipops. I love miniature foods just like most children do, so this is super cute to me. They posted a very detailed step-by-step of how this was done. The beautiful photography almost has me tasting these as I sit here. There are four flavors: blackberry, apple, banana and pumpkin.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Full Table has a collection of vintage postcards. I've always been attracted to these because of the simple illustrations and showcase of American pride.

Niagara Falls, New York. The water has become a rainbow.

Greetings from Marysville, Ohio. A simple road curving through the trees.

Washington, DC. It's amazing how clean it looks here.

Blue Mountain Interchange, Pennsylvania Turnpike. There are a surprising number of highway and turnpike postcards. It was such a source of American pride. This is also funny because the Blue Mountain Interchange is in my hometown of Newville, PA.

Somewhere in Florida. A piece of paradise in America.

Some 1960's architecture from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in front of a beautiful sunset.

Jacksonville, Florida. I can't believe the underdeveloped land.

An amazing street in Palm Beach, Florida.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Syoin Kajii is a photographer with a new book out called NAMI, the Japanese word for wave. Lens Culture did an interview with him and says "He is a young Buddhist monk ... watches the water patiently, waiting for a moment of surprise." NAMI is a series of photos of waves around the shores of Sado Island in Japan. "The coast of the Island is about 270 km, and I choose places to photograph based on the information from weather forecasts or news from fishermen."

The result of his patience captures the beauty of never-ending and always-changing turmoil of the ocean. Syoin's talent lies in his ability to capture both the sinister and playful views of the waves.


Jack Bresnahan is a 3D design student who created lids for ordinary tin cans that transform them into something useful. As always, the best ideas are ones that make me say, "Why didn't I think of that?"

Currently they're just prototypes for a student project and not for sale. He could make a buck off this idea.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


One of my graphic design classmates from college is selling some really cool stuff on her Etsy shop. Liz's 3D plushie work is most unusual and she's a very talented illustrator.

A Plush Narwhal

Hand silk screened zipper pouch

Check out what else she's selling and add her to your favorites!


My favorite snack: brie and thin apple slices on Bagel Snacks.

Bill Cosby

Andrew Salomone made a portrait of Bill Cosby out of Jell-O shots. It looks amazing, what a great idea.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 4th

This was a really quick and easy craft idea. I painted a Ball jar where the glass was raised. Then I put a purple votive candle in the jar so it could melt down.

Last Christmas I made salt dough ornaments and Rob made these. The first one is him riding a Saint Bernard and holding an AK-47. The second one is a devil holding two smiling heads. I love these because they're beyond weird.

A table in my living room with a few cute things on it.

Well-presented mochas from Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

I spent the 4th of July on a boat in Michigan with my brother and some other great people. The fireworks were set off in the water and it was a beautiful time.

Tomorrow I'm getting a haircut. I'm mildly ashamed to admit that a pair of scissors haven't touched my hair in over 2 years. It's amazing how little effort I put into my appearance. So obviously this haircut is long overdue and I'm very excited! Perhaps I'll show the results tomorrow.