Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ellen Lupton- "Why No One Wants To Read Your Blog"

Ellen Lupton is known for her legacy teaching at Maryland Institute College of Art and her series of books and blogs on DIY culture, typography, and design.

Her sense of humor and tell-it-like-it-is writing and design strikes a cord with anyone who can read, write, and think critically about the managed world around us. Years ago, I saw her speak at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her slide show and talk was an affirmation to my design obsessed nit-picking of street signs, stupid ironic tee-shirts, newspaper pages, coffee cups, roadsigns, and billboards.

This is another reminder to think before you blabber and write. Sometimes, I think I need the reminder the most.

Thank you for the following pdf.

zen and the art of sculptural fixtures....

I love this bathroom featured in Canadian House & Home and blogged about in poppytalk (3.6.10)
This modern twist on a classic bathtub- a surprising pop of beautiful blue- pushes the bathtub to speak deeply as utilitarian sculpture and sets a playful, yet smart feel to the overall room.

Photography by Kim Christie.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Catching Up

Here I am, over a month overdue for a post (sorry, folks!), waiting for the new season of Modern Family to start.
So while I wait, I will blog.

Things that have struck my fancy over the past month:

The new Ipod Nano. Pretty freaking cool if you ask me ( No picture, watch tv)

Beet, Goat Cheese and Arugala Crostinis at Tryst in DC-

Flowers at Eastern Market- heck, EVERYTHING at Eastern Market.

Good Friends ......

Who invite me to their family's house to see this....
turn into this....

Kate Spade...Again.... I just ordered the roller-ball of Twirl and am obsessed. It is so deliciously sweet, yet sophisticated. The best part was opening this beautiful box, and reading the handwritten note from their New York store.

This guy. Quite the jump away from Kate Spade, but this little guy makes running through the National Zoo something to look forward to. Same with Tulip- the sweetie of a dairy cow who makes me think twice about eating beef ( want it..) and
the baby gorilla which is growing big every day. So sweet...

Curious little fella ...