Tuesday, April 13, 2010


1. I miss shooting with film.
2. Thinking about moving to tumblr.
3. Two songs from high school/freshman year of college that I still love:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sex on Fire

Sex on Fire - Sugarland from Sugarland Music on Vimeo.

Sugarland's cover of Sex on Fire.

I'd kill to go to one of their concerts... kill. I guess I'll have to settle with their live CD for now.

Links: Things to Make

Cascading Flowers Jacket at the SCOOP: a DIY version of J. Crew's Astrid jacket that looks INCREDIBLE (also see this link and this link)

Tea Light Shelf How To at Mighty Girl (oh I love tea lights so much)

Product Photography at Making It Lovely: One of the easiest tabletop product photography set ups I've ever seen. I've built a few that have turned out pretty shoddy. I might try this.

DIY Project: Kate's Grocery Planner at Design*Sponge: I made my own one of these a few years ago that's worked out pretty well, but I like some of the ideas she introduces here (like the weekly menu planner). I might re-vamp mine.

Nesting: Terrariums at Mighty Girl: My plants are always three steps from Death's door because I forget to water them. I hope I could take care of something like this.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lewis Hine

I love the work of Lewis Hine. He was a photographer in the early 1900's to 1930's. His work depicts immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, housing and labor conditions in the U.S., and the relationship between workers and machinery. His eye opening photographs helped convince authorities to pass better housing codes, laws that prohibited child labor, and safety laws for all workers. In 1930 and 1931, Hine was commissioned to photograph the construction of the Empire State Building. That series is my favorite of his work.

Here are some of his photographs of the construction of the Empire State Building:

View of the building rising to about sixteen stories, Lewis Hine

Connecting the beams, Lewis Hine

Icarus, high up on Empire State, Lewis Hine (this is my absolute favorite)

Worker torch-cutting steel, Lewis Hine

Worker signaling below, view looking north east, Lewis Hine

Plumbing up a column, Lewis Hine

Workers guiding hoisting cable, Lewis Hine

A worker hanging on to two steel beams, Lewis Hine

A worker at the edge of a platform, looking north, Lewis Hine

Can you even imagine what it must have been like to work there in the 30's? No hard hats, no harnesses, no welding masks... And you're building the world's tallest building! And I'm pretty sure they didn't have Afflack or Worker's Comp to support their families if they were injured or killed on the job! I'm so glad that Hine's work led to stricter labor laws.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

dining room

If I had a dining room (and a pile of cash waiting to be spent), I'd buy this table in a heartbeat:

Darjeeling dining table from CB2, $899.

CB2's description:

Reclaim, restore, re-train. Rare saal wood is reclaimed from old Indian railroad
ties, restored, and pieced in a natural plank mosaic dining surface of raw awe.
Supported on industrial metal square tube legs, blackened with exposed welding
marks. Legs are inset flush at the sides and notched in the top, becoming one
with the patchwork. Wood is left unfinished in its natural state. Seats up to 8.

It has excellent reviews and is definitely unique.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

message to stanley

Untitled (Let's Get Lost) by Shaun Sundholm. For sale on 20x200.

be excellent to each other

Print by PantryPressInc, for sale on etsy.

I want this. I looove this. I need for this to be my motto (maybe then I'll be a better person!).

Thanks to Modern Homebody for calling my attention to this.