Ooh, my favorite!

Happy New Year!
December 31, 2010, 11:42 pm
Filed under: Personal

I was in desperate need of the holiday season (complete with a week away from work). I had been feeling tired and a bit unfocused; having a hard time looking ahead…not even planning, but envisioning the things I was looking forward to next year. I’m not big on celebrating the new year and I’m not much of a resolution girl, so you’ll find none of that here, but overall I think I just felt a bit off. Quality time with family (and also some alone time too) helped to get me back to center.

I’m feeling refreshed and relaxed, and I’m so eager to dive back into blogging. I realize that this little hobby of mine has been an amazing outlet this past year, and I can’t wait to figure out how I’ll celebrate my 1 year mark! Most importantly I would like to thank my loyal readers. I don’t know who you are, but I see my numbers everyday and I know there are a few of you that stop by often. I cannot express how happy that makes me. There are a million and one blogs out there, and I am truly honored that you take a few moments to stop by and share part of your day with me.

Without making any resolutions, I’m so completely excited for what lies ahead, and I hope that you’ll continue to join me here, and maybe even share a thought or two. I wish you all the most genuinely wonderful and rich year. Kisses and kisses. Happy New Year!

[image via blua]





December 21, 2010, 6:02 pm
Filed under: Videos

Did you catch a glimpse of the winter solstice lunar eclipse last night? I did but it didn’t look quite this good from my window.


Happy Friday!
December 17, 2010, 4:56 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized


A paper craft castle on the ocean

It’s been a mad dash to get into the holiday spirit since I realized just a few days ago that Christmas is next week. It’s crazy how life can get in the way of life…whatever that means.

Hope you all have a lovely and festive weekend ahead of you. Eat some homemade Christmas cookies for me. I’ll have to wait until later next week to indulge.

[image via pocopoko]


Appreciating the very small
December 16, 2010, 5:57 pm
Filed under: Nature, Photography, Videos

Just taking a moment to appreciate the tiniest of things.

I’m captivated by these images from gifted macro photographer Andiyan Lufti. Hopefully there are more to come on his Flickr page.

caught – (c) Andiyan Lutfi

Ci-luk-Baaaaa – (c) Andiyan Lutfi


ration – (c) Andiyan Lutfi

And here’s an interesting clip capturing water drops on film at 10,000 frames per second. Kind of cool.




Fourteen Actors Acting
December 9, 2010, 1:21 pm
Filed under: Celebrity, Videos

The New York Times Magazine has pulled together a series of video vignettes of actors portraying classic screen types – simple black and white, no sound except thoughtfully composed instrumentals. Fourteen Actors Acting is captivating. There’s something sexy watching Javier Bardem breaking tableware and mesmerizing seeing Vincent Cassel as he moves. Michael Douglas and Tilda Swinton were also some of my favorites.

Directed by Solve Sundsbo

Music by Owen Pallett

With Javier Bardem, James Franco, Natalie Portman, Jesse Eisenberg, Chloe Moretz, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jennifer Lawrence, Noomi Rapace, Vincent Cassel, Anthony Mackie, Robert Duvall, Lesley Manville, Tilda Swinton.

Life Calendar
December 8, 2010, 2:02 pm
Filed under: Gift guide, Nerd Alert

Track your days over the course of a year by drawing in an emoticon: very good, good, regular, bad, very bad.  Simple and cool. Would be great to see how things looked after a year, and you can start anytime. Get it from Etsy seller BrigadaCreativa. ($13.50)



The United States of Autocomplete
December 7, 2010, 12:02 pm
Filed under: Nerd Alert, Silly

Cool! See what autocompletes when you type each state into a Google search box. I’d be curious to see how this changes outside of football season…or would it? Ugh.

[via The Daily What]

Mi Casa
December 7, 2010, 11:42 am
Filed under: Art and Design, Home

Would love for this to be mi casa, but my loft isn’t quite this spacious or bright. I do however own those two pink tables below so I’m on my way, right? Well, Mi Casa is actually an online design mag (en español!) that’s a guaranteed time-suck if you’re a design junkie.

I am once again showing that I’m a sucker for pink accents against a creamy white back backdrop. Oh, and of course I’m loving the sparkly chandelier. There’s just something about the industrial style of the loft mixed with the soft feminine colors and accents that has me swooning.

[via MadeByGirl, images via Mi Casa]

December 6, 2010, 12:11 pm
Filed under: Beauty, Yes please

From YSL’s fall beauty line Rock and Baroque. Now if only I could get my nails to look that good with just one color.

[via 80s Purple]

Happy Friday!
December 3, 2010, 3:49 pm
Filed under: Videos

Late nights. Long week. I’m ready for the weekend. I can’t complain about work though, especially when I get to participate in holiday video invites like the one below. (Ah, the perks of working for an insanely creative and kooky production company!) Check out The Mekanation Elation Corporation holiday party invite! You can find me smackin’ my gum at about 25 seconds in.

I think I may have used up my blog mojo on the holiday gift guide this week, so let’s hope the weekend can get me back in shape. Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead.


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