Friday, August 27, 2010

L8r San Diego

Last day in my favorite city on the planet. Washington here I come!
Bird's eye look at beautiful Mission Bay featured here.

Bull Taco

Snapped this shot when I grubbed her last week with friends. California burrito with tater tots. so hot right now. Sunset mag does not lie with this supa tight Oceanside Mexican gem.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

nerd nook

large window, quiet stillness, strewn books and papers, open mind. My life is nearing this style again. I do not dread the approaching change.

Little Seamstress

via etsy
via etsy

Keeping a kitten watch for a charming vintage sewing box. I simply love these.

LOLcat of the day

Meet the iBrain

MIT Technology Review has named Philip Low one of the world's most promising innovators.
And for good reason. The mathematician turned computational neuroscientist has created the iBrain, a small portable device to monitor electrical brain activity through one single electrode. Compared to the oodles of wires and nodes needed in a patient office up to this point, his invention could revolutionize neuroscience today.

Imagine seeing your own brain's activity at the click of a button in your own home?? It's potential uses include diagnosing neurological diseases like Alzheimer's, track recovery after brain trauma, and check effect of neurological drugs directly. Low received his bachelor's in mathematics at U Chicago and his doctorate in computational neuroscience from UCSD and work at the Salk Institute. Read the rest of this promising scientist's potential and story here.

Monday, August 23, 2010

my friends are gems.

more hershman wedding mayhem. my bestie is the sassy sheep lady.

LOLcat of the day

empty lil chairs

Sometimes a little spare side chair adds the sweetest pizzaz and comfort. As my boyfriend observed today, if I were magically turned into a rug it would be EXACTLY the one pictured last. need.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Bright Star.

Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art —
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like Nature's patient, sleepless
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth's human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors —
No — yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft swell and fall,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever — or else swoon to death.

It's a John Keats sort of night....

Lotso project-os

Painting and sewing day!

I love this stationary/paper holder and shelves for little wicker basket drawers but they definitely needed some jazzing up before I move to my new Seattle apartment in ONE WEEK!
I liked the bold blue and hope it will pop on my (yet to be found) desk.

Also, I'm just a sucker for tiny little drawers/boxes/baskets and I have found such a good use out of this itty tower over the past four years. It was screaming to be red rather than the multi-colored I had painted it years ago.

Finally, my mom has this awesome handmade sunflower apron to pass on to me but it was missing crucial pockets. Inspired by the multi-textured and patterned Anthropologie smocks, I cut up an old suede vest I found at an LA vintage store years ago to fashion some nifty silk paisley pockets. Of course, the hand towel loop was inspired by my mother's unending practical advice. Finished product:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Man is a giddy thing

Serve God love me and mend
this is not the end.

Mumford & sons on mah mind.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Today I wanna live...

in this artist's pretty barn studio. Boston, MA.


A good mechanical engineer friend gave me the wonderful gift of THIS website yesterday..
Unbeknownst to most, I am on an endless search for more and more GOOD engineer and mathematician jokes. The comment stream on this thread (yes, because nerds like to comment on, revise, and critique all things) is truly to die for. Here's one to hook ya if you're doubting me:

An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first orders a beer. The second orders half a beer. The third orders a quarter of a beer. Before the next one can order, the bartender says, "You're all assholes," and pours two beers.

I'm so so happy.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sheer Beauty

Meet Rachael and Noah Hershman, one of the most shockingly beautiful pair of lovedoves I have ever met in my life. Their wedding yesterday at Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad melted my heart in every little DIY detail (homemade marmalade favors were my fave yum!), stolen glance, and glass of wine. It was indeed the ultimate summer night of love and I couldn't wish them more happiness together or my heart may pop!

homemade program fans and bags of lavender buds to toss

groomed (not literally) men.

mama Ginni and Grandpa.

many a peacock at the Ranch!