Thursday, April 30, 2009

tap tap revenge

i am not a gamer! that is i wasnt until i got my iphone last summer...i have over 30 games apps loaded, from popping bubblewrap to checkers; sometimes i go fishing, or shoot duck; i bowl, fly between cubes or drive an audi a4 really fast.
my favorite by far, however is tap tap revenge. it is so fun!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

custom orders

i have a few custom orders in my herban elements shop. the castings to complete them just arrived from my california caster, raw and unpolished: just the way i like 'em!
i was very sad to lose my local caster in annapolis, but these guys did a great job!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

modern bird feeder as sculpture

via the contemporist i found this beautiful modern bird feeder from artist joe papendick. this is something to tweet about!

fun photo box

fun photo box is a really cool (and fun!) photo manipulation site. its free and super easy. nothing to it, in fact!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

the fojol brothers of merlindia

daily candy told me about the delicious curries sold by the fojol brothers of merlindia from their family truck. then i googled them and found this video from carlosqc on youtube. follow the bros on twitter to find their next downtown location. yum.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

international contemporary furniture fair

back in the day i used to take the train from dc to nyc for the icff
that is what the internet is for!
if i were going, i would spend a lot of time in the icff studio, hanging with joel escalona's dancing tables.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

echinacea emporium

fabricated, finished and photographed!
three new pieces added to my echinacea collection. this is part of my native species™ line, available through my herban elements™ shop. this line was developed via a request of the adkins arboretum on the eastern shore of maryland.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


talk about upcycled!
israeli artist yoav kotik takes trash to truly treasures. you MUST check out more of his amazing designs on his website.


lost wax cast morning glories adorn this charming bracelet.

Monday, April 20, 2009

black & white all over

some cool (and one scary!) stuff i found today in black & white. pencil chopsticks by takumi ishida available from the museum of modern art store . the terrorist teapot by jackie piper is available through unica home. low voltage halogen teardrop pendant light by bodo sperlein. black & white metropolitan pendant lamp available through shine every day. inlayed chest made by the sylvansf workshop. soaring sparrow pendant from my etsy shop.

the angry fisherman


i spent a lot of time on the bay this weekend...driving the boat 3 mph while the mister trolled.
he didnt catch anything, but i saw some gannets.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

colour lovers, for sure!

one of my favorite design sites is colourlovers. i dont really understand it, or participate but i like to watch!

Friday, April 17, 2009

old red oak

wow: what a gorgeous day here in dc! part of today will be spent relocating several of my older plants who are planted near my lovely (yet scary!) 100-year old red oak. monday they are coming to cut her down:(.

crape myrtle

crape myrtle is a beautiful plant, coming in many different forms and a wide range of colors. the seed pod used to fabricate this ring was developed by the national arboretum here in washington, dc. i just added four new crape myrtle pieces into my etsy shop.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

super new i-phone app

i love my i-phone: we do everything together!
the phone itself is so cool (except the very sub-standard camera which i actually like using cuz it is kinda lame)! the best thing about the i-phone is all the applications (apps) that you can easily upload. i have apps to help me loss weight, keep me organized, stream the current weather radar, find out where i am and where i am going, show me tonite's constellations, sample crazy sounds, schedule fake phone calls. i go fishing, bowl with the mister, dance with my thumbs, identify birds while i'm walking oto...on and on ( i have 8 pages!). there are 25,000 apps and growing! yesterday my baby brother threw his hat in the ring with his first app for the i-phone! the BABY SUPER TRACKER was developed to help parents keep baby organized and up to date...its fun...its useful and my nephew is on the cover page!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

its monday...

back to the city from the fishing cabin in the woods.
so much work to do this week!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

squeezophone 360°

from the always timely contemporist blog comes these gorgeous speakers designed by claudio colucci using dupont's corian solid surfacing material, and produced by kenwood. wow.

cutest dog, ever!

i am dog sitting my brother in law's dog, radar, and he is the cutest dog ever! he sleeps with a teddy bear in his mouth, ahhhwww!

Friday, April 3, 2009


sold and NOT re-listed!
these are one-of-a-kind three -dimensional enamels
sold in my high contrast etsy shop yesterday.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

chadwick tyler

i saw this posting on design milk and had to have this fab hat!
i read further and discovered chadwick tyler was not a magnificent milliner but rather a fantastic photographer! alas...i want that hat!

cherry cherie!

after packing up some orders and heading to the post office, i am meeting cherie for a long walk through rock creek park down to the tidal basin to see the cherry blossoms first hand. cherie did this amazing archival print of
one of her photos of the beautiful blossoms.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

cool free slide show made on of my high contrast three dimensional enamels available
from my design options shop.

cherry blossoms!

the national cherry blossom festival opened last saturday here in dc and the blossoms downtown should be at their peak bloom this weekend. i have an excursion planned for tomorrow to see the pinkness for myself! this is a photo of a weeping cherry tree in rock creek park near my house in maryland i took yesterday. click here to see the necklace i donated for the "pink tie party" auction to benefit the annual festival!