ogilvy : signature wall

Posted: March 9th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: design, handmade, lettering and fonts, places | No Comments »


Handpainted signature wall at Ogilvy offices by Graphic Fury. Fantastic!


thanksgiving recipes : by state

Posted: December 2nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: cooking, places | No Comments »

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I love this! The New York Times posted the most popular Google recipe searches on Thanksgiving day by state.

announcing : the artist holiday

Posted: December 1st, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: calligraphy, paper, paperfinger, places | No Comments »


I’m so happy to be joining up with Jen Huang and Poppies & Posies for this three-day workshop series in April. It will be a beautiful setting in Santa Barbara and a great opportunity for folks to settle in to¬†learn and practice photography, event design and calligraphy.

For questions or interest, please email workshops@jenhuangphoto.com.


morning meditation : slow-motion surfing

Posted: November 5th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: places, the earth | No Comments »

SURFING @ 1000 FRAMES PER SECOND from Chris Bryan on Vimeo.

The new and powerful Phantom Flex4K camera used to shoot this footage at 1000 frames per second goes for anywhere between 100-160 thousand bucks. Wow.

(*via Kottke)

walter hugo & zoniel : streetside jellyfish tank

Posted: August 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: art, places | No Comments »


Artists Walter Hugo & Zoniel created this piece in Liverpool, an old garage door displaying a beautiful tank of jellyfish to street passerbys, entitled “The Physical Possibility of Inspiring Imagination in the Mind of Somebody Living.”



(*via Huh)

daydreaming : beach forts

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: places | No Comments »


Can we just do this today instead? Lauren of Honestly WTF assembled a whole collection of dreamy beach forts. Here are some favorites.

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there are few things better : than an outdoor shower

Posted: June 30th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: home, places | 1 Comment »


Remodelista featured a collection of outdoor showers. Here are a few favorites from the bunch. The epitome of summer pleasures.







(*via Lonny)

happy summer ! surfing dolphins

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: places, the earth | No Comments »

Incredible view of 30 or so dolphins surfing some waves in Western Australia together. The footage was captured by Jennene and Dave Riggs of RiggsAustralia.

“Huge pods of bottlenose dolphins cruise the shoreline, surfing, playing and teaching their young how to forage amongst the crystal clear turquoise waters.”

(*via EarthSky)

barca for mayor : healing kaua’i

Posted: June 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: doing good, places, the earth, travel | 1 Comment »

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Just got back from a week on the island of Kaua’i where an inspiring mayoral race is underway. New candidate, Dustin Barca, a native of Kaua’i, returned to the island after a tour as a professional surfer and took his activist spirit into the political realm by running for mayor. (Mayors govern each individual island in Hawaii.) We saw signs, bumper stickers, shirts promoting him everywhere on the island.

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Even in his campaign posters, he is approachable in a t-shirt and kind face, standing in a field — and after reading interviews and campaign literature, it’s clear he’s a passionate advocate for his home. He is focusing specifically on the restoration of Kauaian culture; sustainable agriculture; restoring the islands original waterways and addressing the local drug problem through rehabilitation programs and less imprisonment. “For the people, from the heart.”


Barca impressively launched his campaign with a literal “run” for mayor by completing a 4-day, 90-mile marathon across the entire island to get the word out. Best of luck, Barca!!

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world cup : excitement

Posted: June 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: places | No Comments »

Who’s watching? The games begin today!