I recently came across The Burning House and I was instantly sucked in. I clicked, read, and soaked in all the posts in one sitting. Anyone can submit their photo/illustration to depict exactly what they would take with them. The site explains,
“If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It’s a conflict between what’s practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question.”
The photo below (and the caption that went along with it) especially stuck out to me.
“My house burned to the ground in 1977, lost everything. I learned that material possessions are unimportant. However, in a pinch I would take the hard drive and Horus and leave everything else. Am about to get a safe deposit box to keep an extra hard drive in so I would just take Horus and come back and dig the tektite out of the ashes. Word to all the folks with big piles of stuff: You have way less time than you think.”
Makes you think, huh?
It’s true, I’ve found the perfect summer bracelet. I snagged one of Kate’s lovely bracelets and I absolutely love it! Be sure to check out her blog and shop and hopefully you can snag one too! (I think I used the word “snag” one too many times.)
Would you do me and my friend Elizabeth a favor? Would you vote for our logo? If we make it into the top 5, it goes to a panel and we could win 3 months worth of local produce! You can choose to give us 5 votes per email address and voting ends on Wednesday. We’re in 6th place so please help bump us up to 5th (or heck, even 1st!).
I love Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams‘ new website design. If you only visit Columbus to experience Jeni’s…it would be worth it. You can also buy pints and get them delivered to your door! My new favorite seasonal flavor is Rhubarb and Lime Cardamom Yogurt.
A day-to-day look at what I do everyday. I go to work (not pictured) I workout, we make dinner, I sit at my messy desk and design. Oh and I get to hang out with the cutest pup ever. I have about 10 shots left on my Canon A-1. I’ll probably get the film developed on Sunday or Monday. I can’t wait to see how the roll turns out!
I’ve created a new print that will be going in my Etsy shop soon. I’m in the process of creating work for no one but myself. It’s pretty rad. Keep a look out for more new work within the next few weeks. This print, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, has always been one of my favorites. “Let us then be up & doing with a heart for any fate.”
Yesterday I had one of those days. Hoping today is better!
It’s true. It ain’t. These shirts (and prints) were created by Mikey Burton and Cranky Pressman. Can’t wait to get ahold of one of those tees.
I’ve been really drawn towards horse-related-art lately. Kind of odd since I don’t necessarily like horses. I took a horse back riding class in college and it wasn’t my favorite experience at the time. Photos found here and here.
Work by Julian Bialowas. You can buy them as prints here.