Tuesday, September 29, 2009

succulents galore

i collect succulents: i have about twenty different varieties and am always looking for something new. etsy shop horticopia has an amazing selection and great photos, which make it hard to choose just one: might have to take them all!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

graffiti primer

you know i love it, cuz i cover it alot. for those not familiar with the quickly rising art form, weburbanist offers a primer.

like my new fall coat?

the temperature dropped about twenty degrees since last week: autumn has arrived! i need a neutral cover up...must be cozy: thinking of picking up this one from sebastian errazuriz.

Friday, September 25, 2009

merry go round

the last day of real-feel summer must be the last day the carousel spins: celebrate the end of the season (or the beginning of fall!) with a trip to the historic glen echo merry-go-round. it wont be making the rounds again til next spring:( the carousal is circa 1921: this is the end of the 89th season: who knows if there will be another!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

pretty in pink: insects!

one of the few insects still around here this first day of autumn are the katydids: i just put the second one back outside! i might let them stay if they were pink like this one from new york! other insects also come in various hues of the shade, including a grasshopper found in Seaton Marshes Local Nature Reserve recently. pretty!

today is car free day

gentlemen, do not start your engines: today is car free day all around the world. do your part to reduce your very own carbon footprint by not driving.
how you getting around today, then?
figure it out: i cant think of everything!

Monday, September 21, 2009

new from ikea: large graffiti slogan

although officially classified as vandalism, graffiti is the cutting edge of art today despite the fact its been around for four decades or more. i love it and look for it and respect the talents of taggers. one of my favorite street artists, banksy, has sold pieces for high $ over the last few years and therefore, with money comes legitimacy, right?
banksy loves irony.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

i don't hate fall!

summer was meteorological over the first of september and officially over after labor day, but i cling to each and every sun ray til the bitter end: 9:18pm this tuesday, the exact time of the autumnal equinox. in fact, i am outside now, with fleece pants tucked into long socks and three layers on top: it's 68 degrees here on the chesapeake bay: burr! leaves are falling and a few are bright red (a little early for fall color, but not a huge amount of rain here), and i am feeling it: my cool weather clothes are sooo great! additionally, i ordered about 2/3 of anna sui's collection for target, so i'm ready! this little leaf pendant, electroformed in copper and on an adjustable black satin cord is a great fall accessory to wear with it all!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

emma hack paints the town

wow...i really dont know what to say about australian make-up artist/photographer emma hack other than "mind blowing"! using the wallpaper patterns of legendary (and sort of infamous) designer Florence Broadhurst and her models as muses, this face-painter-turned-fine-artist extraordinaire puts make-up on it' s proverbial ear. she rocks! found this great artist on one of my favorite sites, weburbanist. it also rocks.

Friday, September 18, 2009

sterling silver ipod earbuds

ok...people get popped daily on the metro for wearing the regular white headphones...they are $400...this pendant is decadent... but, i wish i had thought of casting these sterling silver ipod headphones: totally me!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

air race in portugal

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i love racing: porsches, motogp, lawnmowers...whatever. now i am a fan of crazy-ass air racing: whoa!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


i stumbled upon this profound website of really great randomness.
great anti-depressant.

Monday, September 14, 2009

fleur de lis

i received an order for a royal blue & turquoise fleur de lis pendant: just got out of the studio and this is what i came up!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

7th annual altered barbie exhibition

wish i were in san francisco this weekend to check out the 7th annual altered barbie exhibition at shotwell 50 studios.

lavender lemonade

this recipe from design sponge for lavender lemonade sounds sooo yummy: perfect for a end of summer saturday afternoon!

Pitcher (makes 4 glasses):

3/4 Cups Vodka

3/4 Cups Lillet Blanc

1/2 Cup Lavender Syrup (recipe below)

1/2 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 Cup Chilled Soda Water for each glass

French Lavender Flower for Garnish



Mix first four ingredients with spoon, pour over ice, add chilled soda water and garnish with lavender flower (or lemon wedges if you can’t find fresh organic lavender).

Lavender Syrup:

Add equal parts sugar and water to a medium saucepan and bring to boil. Add fresh organic French lavender to taste (or 1/2 cup dried food grade lavender for every 4 cups water/4 cups sugar) and boil for one minute over medium/high heat. Remove from heat and let steep for an hour.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

dc rollergirls

my friend dawn wanted to be a rollergirl, but then she decided she liked her teeth a lot. the dc rollergirls are super tough and they are headed to the regionals in north carolina! the battle, also called "wicked wheels of the east", begins friday september 11-13.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

dalek is super flat!

james marshall, aka dalek, is my new favorite artist! james is a former assistant to my other fav, takashi murakami, and currently has an exhibition along side delta entitled dalek & delta at elms lesters painting rooms through september 26th.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

where did you buy that?

how cool are these replica phones? i have a vintage barbie "accessory" that looks like the turquoise one! currently available from bodie and fou via wheredidyoubuythat.

Friday, September 4, 2009

1000 ideas for creative reuse

i am so excited: artist, author, instructor and curator garth johnson included some of my herban elements in his upcoming book 1000 ideas for creative reuse...and its slated for delivery to amazon in november!

great wall of graffiti

i spotted this great wall in an alley on capitol hill as jimmy and i left lola's the other day.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

in preparation for the swine flu epidemic: vitamin c=good!

missbaah is thinkin' healthy with this eclectic ensemble in orange. missbaah is sooo cute...and engaged: congrats!
read what she's about on her great blog.

a day in the city: lunch at lola's

wow... the weather dropped to the mid-70's here in washington dc..wtf? that is 10 degrees below normal!!! anywho, it provided a great opportunity to take oto downtown to meet peanut...and have lunch! we ate at lola's: so great!!! the food was super delicious and they let the dogs hang out on the back patio with a huge bowl of icewater: sooo delicious and dog-tastic!

new wall art work

i have really put off producing art work for the virginia house: it's sooo white...and clean...no chatkes=no dusting. but, after doing a photo session to submit to the apartment therapy "small..cool" competition earlier this year, i realized this place looked boring, visually boring. so, i am fast-forwarding project artwork: i have taken over 1,000 photos and collected lots of found stuff since i discovered the northern neck, yet nothing has appeared on any of my walls. time to get busy. i finally mounted and hung a naturally shed baby-deer horn i found in a field while walking the dog next to a box turtle's shell: not sure what happened here or who ate it...the turtle and i had met before, and then one day, the shell showed up alone...in plain view...bone white...dead, yet fantastic...so, we start with the art:(

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

burning man origins

sounds like im ready to attend burning man festival in the nevada flatlands finishing your labor day weekend off right! no...im just kidding: im not going. i would like to go, sort of...not really into camping, though...and for $300+, i might buy the jellyfish aquarium. i will probably just watch youtube to be in on all the wackiness and stay home with my dog!
burning man origins