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Ever wish you could go back in time and deliver a message to your past-self?
Ever fantasize about how different your future-self would be? In 20 years, I’ll probably look like this:
Remember when our society was so optimistic about the ‘inevitable’ wonders the future would bring? Ahem. I’m lookin’ at you, jetscalator. While we wait for our robot maids to finish the dishes, let’s check out this blast-from-the-past… about the future.
What the year 1999 looked like in 1967 (via paleo-future)
Split second lunches, color-keyed disposable dishes, all part of the instant society of tomorrow. A society rich in leisure and taken-for-granted comforts.
This clip of the kitchen of the future showcases a world of automation, maximized health, and a push-button culture.
What a nice way to brighten up a rainy Saturday. Last weekend I perused the aisles of Midland Arts and Antiques in search of the perfect accent lamp. And though I didn’t find it, I found a few other small goodies… and lusted over a few big ones (including this mid-century chair)
It was way out of my price range, but I went back today, and found said chair had been marked down since last week, and was an additional 75%… I paid less than $25 for it! Someone. please. pinch me.
Cat-approved. I’ve been doing a lot of rearranging/de-cluttering, and I’ll post pics of that soon.
I just blogged for the IMA… read the full post here.
I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to tell the difference between my “personal” and “professional” social media identity anymore. The lines have blurred in so many ways just in the past couple of years. Yes, part of it has to do with passion for what I do, but even so- everything has become so intertwined, so to speak, when it comes to the ‘interwebs’. And I’m not the only one.
Take for instance how social media has reshaped the world of journalism. “Citizen journalism” is the concept of members of the public “playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information.” Examples of this can be seen through blogs, twitter, and camera phone images.
As a museum, we can employ this same idea. Staff, artists and visitors can capture events as they happen with their iPhone or a Flip Video. The following images were captured on artist duo Type A’s cell phones and then uploaded to Facebook:
I know Easter was yesterday, but I thought I’d share this Blob VB3 Egg House by Design dmvA with you:
Drop this egg into your backyard for an impromptu office space, storage or guest room complete with a kitchen, bathroom and shower. Inside there are many storage grids some large enough to sleep in. It certainly has more personality than the average guesthouse and more fun than a metal shed.
(more images here: thedesigninspiration)
I try to tell myself I’m one of those people that’s immune to the effects of stress. I mean, that’s what roller derby is for, right? I have the opportunity to work out my frustrations on the track. Tell that to my aching jaw.
I grind my teeth while I sleep. Stressed or not… but especially when I’m stressed. Confession time: I have to wear a mouth guard to bed when I sleep because of this.
and I swear it looks nothing like this:
The past two weeks I’ve had big time jaw pain, despite wearing my mouth guard religiously. What the heck!? I’ve been getting a solid 8 hours a night. I’m eating well, exercising, even doing yoga… what else is there? Advice?
Kyle and I started talking gardening plans already… we’re so sick of the weather. Every year around this time I swear to myself that I will move to another (warmer) state. Until then… I’m going to start growing some seeds inside.
Check out this gardening guide from Bonzai Aphrodite… let’s get blooming already.
this past week has been miserable.
(via naturally nina)
OK, so I am being a little dramatic… but with the weather being SO FRIGGIN COLD and then getting a sick, it’s hard not to be a little mopey. Today, things are starting to look up. The days are noticeably longer, the temperature is about 25 degrees warmer (still cold, but expected for this time of year) and I can breathe through both nostrils. It’s the little things in life.
not sure why I haven’t been posting… I’m on vacation this week and one would think that I’d be more apt to blog. c’est la vie. I have a big day of cleaning tomorrow to prepare for our New Year’s Eve party. I’m pretty excited to entertain. Pics to come.