Friday, October 31, 2008

so it's halloween.

It's halloween. In the spirit of halloween, look at Suzanne Heller's work. These illustrations were from her first book which was published in 1964 and is "someone who hasn't forgotten what it's like for kids." These should make you smile. I did.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

at my best.

Brainstorming session at my desk today. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

a cold morning.

Cold days in Miami are rare. Cool fresh air and my ipod blasting in my ears during a relaxing drive to work....I feel like I want to jump out of my own skin.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Almost that time.

Just plain good insight by Chris Harris and Stephanie Chen.


I'm a little obsessed with Obama these days. These pictures by Callie Shell are great.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Forget all we used to know.

I spent the weekend in Port St. Lucie.  It was a bit of an escape for me and it was really nice.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

exploding dog.

I've been trying to concept all week and have been looking up short little phrases.  It made me think of exploding dog. I used to visit it years ago and was just reminded of why I love it so much. Fun and simple and it makes me chuckle.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

late night.

I love really simple tattoos. I love them even more if they're typographic or have something to do with typography.

Monday, October 20, 2008

slow day.

Drawings my friend has been keeping me entertained with during meetings and brainstorming sessions at work. I wanted to link these to his professional website but he didn't approve.


Ginger Anyhow and her embroidered text messages. I like that they can be misinterpreted when out of context. 

Friday, October 17, 2008

Make a change.

Obama art everywhere! This one in particular is by artist Elektra.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

feel passionate about something.

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

west coast calling.

I love California and I will live there one day. 

Thursday, October 9, 2008

hair and hair.

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


I've spent all morning with my ipod blasting in my ears (listening to my "Sharing is Caring compilation") and looking up Obama art. I stumbled upon this. From time to time, I've sharpied crap onto my arms but this is so much better.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Are you freaking kidding me? I became aware of David Maisel's work today and can't decide which one of his photos is my favorite. Pure greatness. Every single one of them.

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:

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.