28 December 2011

What Fun Furniture!

I love how creative + whimsical this furniture line by UK designer Stuart Melrose is!



23 December 2011

Recognize the Work, Never Knew the Artist

I was just putting together a holiday card for the ole boyfriend's sister when I ran across the artist Robert Motherwell. I recognize his pieces but never knew him by name so I did a little googling. Motherwell is an American painter, printmaker and editor. He was one of the youngest of the New York School (a phrase he coined), which also included Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and Philip Guston. Now I am not going to copy and paste the whole wikipedia entry - you can read it here. I am just going to post a few pieces of his work. Enjoy!


Elegy to the Spanish Republic (Basque Elegy), 1967 | Oil on Canvas


The Little Spanish Prison, 1941-44 | Oil on Canvas


Black for Mozart, 1991 | Lithograph Printed in Colors with Collage

22 December 2011

12 December 2011

Quote - Albert Einstein

08 December 2011

Tied with a Bow Necklace by Mary Mowry Design


Great gift idea! Purchase a Tied With A Bow necklace by December 15th and receive guaranteed free shipping by Christmas! Email mary@marymowry.com for more information.

01 December 2011

foggyland - project idea


I think this is a cool idea for a wall installation over a couch or something. Would have to find really big feathers though!

30 November 2011

Beautiful Flowers by Mama Mare


My mom just sent me her Thanksgiving Day arrangement and I thought it was so pretty it deserved a foggyland post. She gets all her creativity from moi! Right, Mom?! xo

10 November 2011

Loving This Hong Kong Artist






Simon Birch is a Hong Kong painter, graffiti + installation artist, DJ, restaurant owner, and I bet the list goes on and on (read: pretty cool guy). There are few things that I research the moment upon discovery but I had to see what this artist was about and see more once I caught a glimpse of his work. His color palette is subdued almost but becomes vibrant and alive because of the energy and movement in the pieces.

04 November 2011

21 October 2011

Quote - Ernest Hemingway



“Live the Full Life of the Mind, Exhilarated by New Ideas,
Intoxicated by the Romance of the Unusual.”

- Ernest Hemingway

19 October 2011

TFA Poster

18 October 2011

17 October 2011

Great Little Stop-Motion Animation



I love this... whimsical little stop-motion animation short by Spike Jonze and Olympia Le-Tan named "Mourir Aupr├ęs de Toi" - "To Die By Your Side."

To watch, click here.

Cettina Flyer



06 October 2011

Steve Jobs 1955-2011



"‎Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
-Steve Jobs

14 August 2011

3 Amazing Videos

Filmmaker Rick Mereki went abroad with his film crew for 44 days to 11 different countries and ended up with 3 beautiful one-minute shorts with the underlying theme being TRAVEL. The segments are MOVE, EAT + LEARN. Very clean and inspiring... :)





21 July 2011

My sponsorship sign at the Conlon Real Estate Golf Outing



If only I can make something of subeternal design... someday... someday.

20 July 2011

Cettina Postcard Mailer





Check out her site - Cettina Designs.

07 July 2011

I Love This Floor!


Fun zigzag stenciled pattern... love!

30 June 2011

Fun Fact





Did you know that Lincoln Logs were invented by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright - John? Me neither! And they were dubbed Lincoln (Logs) in honor of his father's middle name (a name he dropped and substituted with Lloyd, his mother's maiden name). John based the design of Lincoln Logs on the architecture of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, that was - surprise, surprise, designed by his famous dad. Love random facts!

09 June 2011

How Cool are these bikes?!





Cool Hunting's email came this morning and look at what they showcased - a mahogany bike! The bike is made entirely of mahogany including frame, fork, seat, seat post, handlebars/stem combination and even rims. Built by a ninth-generation shipwright - Sueshiro Sano. How in the hell is that even possible - maybe as a piece of art - but the bike is functional as well. I am beyond impressed - so sharp!

08 June 2011

Photographer Alex Prager

Something made me want to see more when I stumbled across a couple photographs by Alex Prager - an LA-based photographer. Her work is almost retro feeling yet contemporary and I love the use of color - no surprise she was heavily influenced to pick up the camera when she saw a William Eggleston exhibit years ago. Any way, I dig her look. Thought I'd share.

TFA Ad - GDC Career Guide + Reader

Project Pillow - Specimen One


I made a pillow for my niece, Charlotte, and I think it turned out pretty well - so darn cute!!

18 May 2011

Tribeca Flashpoint Academy Ad

For the Chicago Underground Film Festival.

I Want To Be Here Right Now



Above are a few photos of the recently completed Casa de La Flora Resort in Khao Lak, Thailand. It was designed by VaSLab Architecture. Amazing, right?!

I need to change my life structure so I can experience the world. I am not kidding.

15 April 2011

Linen Tea Towels // Project for FOGGYland


I am going to screenprint some linen tea towels... I like the feather motif on the ones above.

Chicago Together Logo


For the Rahm Emanual Inauguration...

05 April 2011

Best Fish Tacos Ever



I made fish tacos last night and they were ridiculously good - right, Colin? (I expect to see a comment to this post from you!) I found the recipe on CookingLight.com and then tweaked it a bit - added avocado to the mango salsa, downsized the oil, etc.
Below is the recipe:

Fish Tacos
- 1 lb. of tilapia (cut into strips)
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 cup beer (I used Labatt Blue Light)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Grapeseed oil to coat a pan

Heat the oil over med/med high heat. Combine flour, beer, salt and garlic powder. Toss the tilapia strips in the mixture. Fry in pan for about 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Make sure to heat the oil where it is not boiling but sizzles when you put the fish in there. Once fish is down, place on paper towels to dry.

Mango Avocado Salsa
- 1 Avocado (cubed)
- 1 Mango (cubed)
- 1/4 Red Onion (finely diced)
- Handful of Cilantro (finely chopped)
- 1 Lime (juiced)
- Pinch of Salt

Combine all ingredients and serve on top of fish in corn tortillas. MMM... so good!!

29 March 2011

Remarkable Beaded Necklace!


First glance this looks like a beautiful, cushy cashmere scarf but it actually is an Neon Aztec Statement Beaded Bib Necklace from Roarke New York. I love the colors and the whole look! Wonder how heavy that guy is?

Logo Ideas