Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Eye of Science

photos by Eye of Science

A friend clued me in to the Eye of Science website: scientific photography -- life in a microcosmic world. It's the work of a biologist and photographer duo who produce amazing and inspiring images of the tiny details that make up our planet. For a pattern lover like myself, it's lovely to see the minute patterns found in nature.

They also have posters, calendars and books available through their shop. Just look at this gorgeous image of an olive leaf:

Inspiration is everywhere!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here's to a beautiful day dedicated to an inspirational man. Imagine what more he could have inspired in his lifetime had it not been cut short to 39 years.
Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like any man, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now.
I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

a day at the beach

Being a native Californian, I sometimes just need a day at the beach to refresh, reboot, restart. The unseasonably warm weather we've had lately has given me a chance to enjoy the respite from seeing my cold breath inside my apartment, and also a chance to worry about the crazy drought we're mired in.
We spent part of last weekend in Santa Cruz, probably my favorite California town ever, and got the chance to explore a secluded beach surrounded by cattle and brussels sprouts.

In other news, we just watched the Sex and the City movie courtesy of Netflix. I haven't laughed that hard in a long time, because my husband and my brother were there to make fun of this incredibly inane movie. We summed it up thusly: "Worse than every Freddie Prinze Jr. movie ever made" At least the outfits were cute, but really -- is that enough?

Friday, January 16, 2009

tiki tiki tiki

at the tiki bar, alameda, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

We went to a tiki bar in Alameda last night called Forbidden Island, it's so well decorated inside and their drinks are delish. Nice lighting for that cozy night out with fun friends. This was a celebration of Richard Wayne's birthday, who is a recent transplant from Pittsburgh (here he would want me to say Go Steelers, but I shall refrain).
It has been a very busy start to the new year, multiple projects have been taking up my time as well as some endeavors to do some home improvement and a new year's resolution to give my dogs a good long walk every day.
For now here is a link to Anna Maria Horner's blog where she's unveiled her new fabric line (she is so prolific it's inspiring: a new line of fabric every time I turn around, a new book AND her 6th bun in the oven)

Thursday, January 8, 2009


more to be found here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

House Tour on Apartment Therapy!

So excited to be included in the list of beautiful homes AT has featured. My house tour is found here.

Introducing Hambone

Hambone is a bike bag my brother and I designed together, available at www.hambonedesigns.com and also on Etsy