Alright, alright, alright.

January 25, 2012

I’ve heard this song somewhere in the universe lately (probably on XPN) but my husband found this rad video to make me need it on my top 10 playlist. Butch Walker & the Black Widows’ “Synthesizers” is just a feel-good, let-go-of-your-cares tune about moving through the motions of hard times and changes these days. Who better to illustrate care-free than Mr. McConaughey “alter-ego,” David Wooderson? The video also commemorates the 20th anniversary of the cult film “Dazed & Confused” in all its glory. So… you’re welcome. Enjoy.

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Art by Lauren King

January 10, 2012

Etsy find of the day: Artist Lauren King breathes life into vintage photographs by extending them with graphite on paper beyond the border. The sweet details of the desert landscape are carried on just far enough to portray a simple, yet dynamic, scene.

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Two Thousand and Twelve

January 4, 2012

Happy New Year!

I’ve overwhelmed thinking of the year ahead so instead I’ll try to appreciate the year that has passed – adventures had, lessons learned, and accomplishments made. 2011 was a year of personal development for me, including my first solo trip (3 weeks in beautiful Scandinavia!), a new business venture (check out my latest – and favorite – project here), and I became an aunt (the easiest accomplishment ever). I could not have made it to 2012 without my ridiculously supportive husband and the never-ending energy of my toddler. So thank you, family!

What about the resolutions, you say? Can you really ever say, “I’m not making any resolutions this year”? It’s a new year, and everyone must have a few things they want to do differently, but I just want to survive. After looking back on last year’s resolutions – which I barely accomplished #1 and fell way short on the others, I think I’ll just try my best to get through 2012. I’ll be completing my degree (thesis – ugh) and getting my 2yr-old ready for nursery school (which includes a big girl bed and potty-training – UGH). So, yeah, 2012 will be a grin-and-bear-it sort of year, but I love a challenge.

For now, enjoy the View above! Typographic ice sculptures from Nicole Dextras :

“The Ice Typography series consists of three-dimensional words fabricated in ice placed outdoors that speak to how the viewer’s gaze frames and informs the landscape. The installations have varied from 8-foot high ice letters on the Yukon River to 18-inch high letters set in downtown Toronto. When the ice texts are installed on site, the temperature determines how long it will take for them to change state from solid to liquid. This phase of transition becomes symbolic of the interconnectedness of language and culture to the land as they are affected by time and by a constant shifting and transforming nature.” via LPP

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