Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Waldo Pancake doesn't exist.

Except that he does. Waldo Pancake is the sole genius behind Puccino's, a popular UK based coffee shop/cafe. It's every designer/copywriters dream to have a fun trusting client like Puccino's. I'd go as far as to say I'd step out of line at a coffee shop if i spotted at Puccino's across the street simply to savory the message my cup would hold.

my favorite is "pillow to napkin's duvet."

Tea's agenda.

Ha! Love it!



Enjoy other images at Waldo Pancake's flickr!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Please enjoy my subtle comedy as I title this post "Brilliant" which can be a term of actual intellect here in the good ole U.S. of A. and as a colloquial term of cleverness or a good idea in the UK. My very good friend Steph has been doing loads of embroidery lately which, in turn, as put me closer to a lovely craft that I wish I could do. So when I ran across this cross-stitch (just a hop skip and jump away from embroidery) project that featuring tube maps, I immediately bookmarked it on my delicious.

It's great because usually when you think of cross-stitch you think of "Welcome to my Country Home" signs and little dutch girls in bonnets; which holds a certian place in my heart. So this rocking chair on the porch with sweet tea past time combined with the clean striaght lines of this urban motif is just brilliant! Thanks Meg!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Flickr Find - Neville Tricket

I've found the most amazing flickr person. Neville Trickett.
Actually he found me. Not sure how he found me, but he befriended me so I of course at a look at his photos and immediately started favoirting them. He has the most amazing photos of some of the most beautiful things! Embroidery, textile patterns, paper patterns, vintage swing tags, incrediable floral art by josef frank, and mouth watering drawings by ernest haeckel! And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

I almost feel like i'm being tested. Maybe someone has been watching me and decided to create a source of all things i find beautiful to see how i react to it. *insert image of me looking around to see who's spying on me*
See for yourself and check out a few of many i've favorited over the past few days:

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Portraits :: Julia Parris

My friend and co-worker, Julia Parris has done some amazing medium format color portraits. I was honored when she asked if my better half and I would be subjects/models. It turned out to be a dreary rainy day when we could get together, but it completely fits with the rest of the portraits. An artist and photographer indeed.

Monday, May 4, 2009

$400 sunglasses? Yes, please.

I am so so so far from the person who would pay $400 for sunglasses (especially if they weren't even prescription). I equate $400 to a portion of rent or maybe a plane ticket. Not something I could leave on the counter top at the drug store. But selling Oliver Peoples sunglasses to me with a cute and funny video featuring Zooey Deschanel, gets me a little closer. As in, now I'll say I really like that brand were as before I'd say, "who's this Oliver character?"

So way-to-go Oliver Peoples advertising. You've found the subculture of indie minded professionals with a healthy 9-5 who have found they have a taste for fancy name brand. I am in the market for sunglasses...and Zooey Deschanel is my #1 girl crush...

Friday, May 1, 2009

jackie's baby shower

Our beloved mechanical artist, Jackie is counting down the days until her baby boy arrives. Wade threw a baby shower for her a few weekends ago and here are some highlights.
Ben and Jackie opening their gifts.

Chelsie recording the gifts.

EW made an amazing brunch.

Kevin, Chelsie, & Wade.

Make a baby out of play dough.
who made which one?

Unscramble the words. Kevin won.

Jacob (Wade's kitty) played with the ribbon.

Jackie is loved by many departments.
Laura: IT Director
Tess: : Macintosh System Administrator
Kristin: Interactive Production Artist

Wade & EW made Carolina blue baby bottle cookies for everyone.


okay okay fine. i'll twitter. i'll update my facebook status, upload new memories to flickr, post on the blog(s), and i'll twitter. there is no excuse for anyone to not know what i'm doing at any time. my life is an open book. despite the obligatory typos it should be an okay read.
they've taken the best part of facebook, and just did that. the status updates. no one can request a lil green patch on twitter, or have a snow ball fight, or send me a drink request. no group, cause, event, or petition invitations. no sesame street feel-o invites, you're cool requests or most lovable person requests. but twitter is really pretty self indulgent. so are blogs. as in, me writing this, i'm assuming there's an audience that cares. the people i'm really interested in keeping up with are my friends. friends i don't get to see during the week and friends have moved away. but what will happen (like myspace and facebook) is that the line on who to follow and who to not follow will be blurred. and i'll end up "following" someone i just sort of knew in high school and through that i'll learn that he/she had eggs for breakfast. riveting.
but until then i'll twitter and and i'll blog about twittering and twitter about blogging and all will be happy.