Friday, June 29, 2012

design obsession

I don't know how long this has been a thing but I have recently become very fond of designer campaign films, lookbook videos, whatever you want to call them. Watch some here, and then try not to wish you lived in their worlds.

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore

I figure finishing a 576 page book in two weeks is reason enough to write a blog post (for me). This book was hilarious, though provoking, disturbing, heartbreaking, and really really good. It is the story of a chimp named Bruno (narrated by Bruno himself) who goes from zoo life to scientific research, to living like a human, being on the run, and finally ending up in jail. Don't worry, I didn't ruin anything for you. Early on in the book he brings up the fact that he is in jail, and you spent the next 500+ pages trying to figure out exactly what happened to put him there. It's quite a ride. And quite promising for being the author's fist novel.
So there you go. Read it, but only if you're going to take my warnings seriously. You'll need a thick skin and a strong stomach to get through certain parts. But I found it to be worthwhile.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

This feels a little silly

Here it is, nearly six months since my last post here. I gave myself permission to skip a few days and, well, look what happened. But things have been happening, folks! Lots of things! Good things, bad things, weird things. I will not be going over all of those things right now. I wouldn't do that to you. Let's ease back into this thing, shall we? 

I'm going to start with a fun little outing I had with the mister a little while back to Art-O-Matic, an amazing somewhat annual (I don't think one happened last year) art event that makes me happy I live in the area. Ten floors, 1,000+ artists, performers, etc. Good times, folks. Good times. We spent about four hours there and didn't even get to half of it, there was just so much to see. 

Here's a little bit of it.


It was so nice to be able to spend a little quality time with the hubs. Nice to get out and get inspired. Who knew there were pretty things to look at that aren't on Pinterest? I kid, I kid. Sort of.