Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
"California in general has that magnetism for that adventurous personality. It's the place that people run to to be whoever they want to be..."
Jeremy Fish tried to recreate a world, a saloon of his own from the 1850s. His show, "Ghosts of the Barbary Coast" celebrates the people who chased their dreams to California during the Gold Rush. It's on display at the upper level of the FIFTY24F Gallery in San Fran right now until December 30th.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
I bought this book a few years ago. It is now a documentary with the same title that follows the careers and lives of a collective group of do-it-yourself artists, like Thomas Campbell, Ed Templeton, Chris Johanson, and Barry McGee to name a few. Watch the trailer here and feel good.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Pigeons are amusing birds. And speaking of pigeons, I have come across Brian Pigeon's photostream on flickr. He is ridiculous and witty and ridiculously witty. Make sure to read the titles of each of his pigeon photos. I've particularly enjoyed how he knows every pigeon by their first name.
I came home last night to a humongous box staring at me. I was going to wait until my actual birthday to open it but woke up this morning feeling like a child, anxious to see what was in it.
An early birthday gift from my friend, Jacque. I called her this morning to thank her, "Did I tell you that I'm obsessed with pigeons right now?" She replied, "No, but I remember you pointing out a print of a pigeon and liking it."
I love that she understands my impetuous love for things.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I've been up since 9 am and can't seem to pull myself out of bed except to make my cup of coffee with chocolate syrup. I have, however, spent my time wisely by looking up fun things like this website. Simple typography, simple goals, phrased in ways that don't mean just one thing. I like that.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
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Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I bought this about a year ago when a friend of mine told me I would probably get inspired by this book. As soon as I bought it, I flipped through the pages for a good hour or two. He was right.
It's comprised entirely of real letters, dug up out of drawers, shoeboxes, whatever. Some are sappy love letters, some are full of bitterness and hate, some are just laugh-out-loud funny. Either way, they are all brutally honest. Each letter describes the intense and complex range of feelings you can feel all at once. And everyone can relate to that.
It's visually stimulating, too. It makes for a good coffee table book.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Getting a new hair do usually gives you the feeling of a fresh start. I spontaneously did that today and am already feeling lighter.
Now for something more interesting, check out 22 of the world's most creative alphabets, including the hair alphabet by Craig Ward . Just plain fun.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Today I found the moleskine that I used to write in while I was in Alaska. I had completely forgotten that I had done that. Here's what I wrote on the last day of my Alaskan journey:
DAY WHO KNOWS:
I'm sitting in Denali, my last few hours here. A bus is picking me up at 12:45 pm and taking me to the Anchorage airport. I think it'll be an 8 hour flight to Atlanta and then finally home. I think a week is just as long as I could really fully enjoy. I miss home, I miss my bed, I miss the familiarity of places. I'll probably disagree with everything I am writing once I get home but I guess you always want what you don't have.
Yesterday I landed on a glacier, a real freaking 1,000 ft deep glacier. My feet sunk into the snow as soon as I took a step. My first time seeing real snow! I don't even have any words to describe what I saw, what I felt. Pure elation.
I took a little hike after the glacier awesomeness to Riley Creek. It was a tough little hike but fun nonetheless. I used every part of my body. Jumping on rocks in the middle of the river, climbing uphill craziness and then went up a crazy steep rock to the very top where I met some guy who was already sitting there, J.R. was his name. We sat up there and watched the sunset, from the top of the world, I swear. It got really cold once the sun went down. I was really proud of what I could do physically on that hike. Saw bear tracks and everything. Was a little scared.
Went to The Spike, local bar, again. Osteen, the bartender, who is also obsessed with Brazil, has been treating me like a regular already. Been there three times or so this week and he's been charging me $5 for four to five beers. Nice! I tip him well so it's all good.
As I was going to bed, I saw the Northern Lights. It was bright green and it kept moving in waves and fast. Never thought I'd get to do every single thing I'd want to do here - even things that are extremely rare. Just amazing. It's almost like every single day I was here was catered specifically for me - and only me.
Everyone I met at the bar kept asking me if I was coming back next summer to work at the park. I really doubt it and to be honest, I've accomplished the very best that Alaska has to offer in only six days. Nothing in the world can top what these last few days have been like.
Off to grab lunch and then bus pick-up. Signing off from Alaska.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
The people and things that come into my life affect me and my work. This is my attempt in documenting it.
1. I redesigned my site and updated with new work.
2. I'm finally home for a while but have spent most of the last month stuck in an airplane and have become fascinated with aerial shots.