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How summer should be spent
September 29, 2011, 10:09 pm
Filed under: Silly, Smile, Videos

These kids rock! Check out their choreographed fountain show.

September 27, 2011, 11:56 am
Filed under: Smile

What a great idea! Child’s Own Studio takes drawings from your child and turns them into stuffed animals. So much more meaningful than a typical stuffed animal.

[Via Incredible Things]



Pollinator Pathway
September 26, 2011, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Compassion, Green, Nature, Restaurants, Seattle

It just so happened that yesterday I had the chance to join a friend for a fundraiser to benefit the Pollinator Pathway at The Corson Building. Now when I say join-a-friend I mean we stopped in briefly before I had to head to work, so…we missed the auction, the music, the food, and the booze. (Sigh.) But still, I had a lovely time taking everything in, and my first visit to The Corson Building was wonderful! The grounds, the restored building, the amazing kitchen, and all of the original vintage touches just made me really happy. I promise, I really did try to take some pictures, but if you could only see the state of my phone you’d understand there really is no way I could take anything that resembles much of a photo. I don’t have any proof of the awesomeness that the picnic was, but nevertheless, the cause is one that I think about often.

Here’s a little note about the Pollinator Pathway:

Pollinating insects are in crisis, with populations plummeting across the U.S. The work that these tiny animals do to sustain plants and food crops– usually working out-of-sight and out-of-mind– is critical to not just their survival but our own.

The Pollinator Pathway is a plan to provide an urban model of support to the foundation of the food web. With a mile-long series of gardens in planting strips along Seattle’s Columbia Street, the project establishes a corridor between the two green spaces bookending the project-Seattle University’s campus at 12th, and Nora’s Woods at 29th.

Awesome, right! I really miss the time I would spend at the SF Food Bank, so lately I’ve been looking for the right volunteer opportunity. I was really excited to see this sweet little project yesterday, even if for just a short while. If you’re interested in donating your time or some funds click here for more info.

[Image via]



These are a few
September 23, 2011, 9:19 am
Filed under: My favorite things

For weeks I had been preparing to host my first guest since returning home. One of my favorite people took a few days from her crazy schedule to bop around Seattle with me; we had a lovely time, and I’m already counting down the days until we can cause some trouble again.

One of the great things about having a guest is that the house is spotless and you get to make sure it’s stocked with all of your favorite things. I wish we’d documented the weekend craziness a bit more, but spontaneity and relaxation were key for our little vacation, so here’s a tiny look at some things I had on hand for my VIP guest.

A tiny care package for my very important guest, one of my favorite people ever.

A small bunch of Dahlia’s from Marigold & Mint.

Stocked for the weekend.

I was ridiculously excited for this weekend, can you tell?

Osaka Station City
September 13, 2011, 4:48 pm
Filed under: Art and Design, Videos


Art and time are displayed in (and with) this water fountain in the Osaka train station. It’s described as a “printer [that] emits illuminated water droplets in carefully controlled patterns to reproduce images that are stored on a PC.”

Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury
September 6, 2011, 4:07 pm
Filed under: Music, Nostalgia, Uncategorized, Videos

In celebration of Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday the folks at Google created this little feature. Absolutely love this; I know what I’ll be listening to after work tonight.

These are a few
September 2, 2011, 6:33 am
Filed under: My favorite things

I’ve been sprinting to the end of this week as I have a weekend ahead (thanks to Labor Day)! Even with some time off just around the corner, I had a lovely and productive week. My sleeping schedule is a bit of a mess, but I have a newly painted dressing room and a giant pile of laundry clean and put away. (How I miss my San Francisco laundry service.) Here’s a small glimpse into some of my favorite parts of this week:

Olive oil poached albacore, an afternoon snack at Sitka & Spruce.

Caribbean Blue Water, Benjamin Moore’s Natura (zero-VOC) line of paint.

Robert Palmer’s greatest hits, while late-night painting. A true fave (80’s cheesiness and all), I adore Robert Palmer.

It’s the Friday before a long weekend for many of you…I hope you have some fun and sexy plans!

100 years / Style / East London
September 1, 2011, 6:00 pm
Filed under: Videos

A cool video hyping the new Westfield mall in Stratford City, showcasing 100 years of dance and fashion in London. (Such a great video, too bad it’s for a mall.)

September 1, 2011, 1:17 pm
Filed under: Food, Nerd Alert

Obol – The Original Crispy Bowl. Ridiculous, and yet so awesome. I truly could have used this back in my Oreo days. (BPA-free too.)

Available here.


[via HolyCool]

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