Tuesday, May 29, 2012

UW design show

Cudos to the class of 2012 for such an awesome Design Show site! I saw it featured on Design Work Life today, very cool!

Monday, May 28, 2012

take me out...

We didn't end up going camping this weekend, but we did manage to find ways to play in the sun.

Friday, May 25, 2012

we found a house!!

Guess what?! We're less than a month away from having a back yard again! I'm so excited to have found an awesome little house in Columbia City, I can barley contain myself. I wish I could creep over and take a few pictures but I'll just have to patient. In the mean time, it's time for a stress free weekend, enjoying the sunshine and NOT house hunting.

We might just have to go campings, doesn't it look nice?

image found here

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

waiting game

Will and I are moving. As in no turning back, goodbye great commute, hello back yard- moving. I'm super excited, but also a bit of a nervous wreck as we're in limbo trying to figure out where exactly that back yard will be. Deep breaths, everything will work itself out, it always does.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Endemico Resguardo Silvestre, Mexico

Ever since staying at the Earth Lodge in Guatemala I've been dreaming of waking up to breathtaking views. Might need to take a little trip to Mexico and check this place out.

Read more about the cottages here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

digital polaroid camera

Polaroid has come out with a digital instant camera. Yes, that's right, you view the picture, edit it, save it, and then can choose to print it. I cringed slightly when I saw this at first, but as with most technology, I've decided it's actually quite awesome, so why not embrace it. It's also not much different than taking a photo on Instagram and developing it with PostalPix, in the realm of making new things look old. It's a little expensive, but then again so it polaroid film, so I can't argue there. It's definitely one of those toys I can't justify buying, but would be pretty jazzed about if I owned.

Friday, May 11, 2012

DIY hipster-neon-triangle dog bowls

After 2 years on the hill I decided Moe needed some hipster accessories, aside from his array of colored scarves that is. So here you have it, the DIY guide to making your very own hipster dog bowls. 5 extra hipster points if you listen to vinyl while making these, 10 if you're drinking a PBR. 


1- Bowls! Keeping true to our theme I found these at Value Village for $3 each (5 points)

2- Neon spray paint- make sure it's a multi purpose paint that's made to use with metal

3- Sealer

4- Masking Tape - plenty sticky, and removes easily

5- Ruler & Sharpie - I admittedly didn't use either of these, but I did intend to. If you want to measure out and mark your pattern then that's what they're for. If you have no patients, or want it to look more random, just eye ball it.


1 - If you're going to make precise shapes, measure and dot where you want the triangles to meet. If you don't care, which I realized I didn't, just tape at random angles. Tip: Use an exacto knife to make the edges of the tape line up perfectly.

2- Cover the parts you don't want painted with a plastic bag, making sure not to tape inside of your paint area. 5 extra hipster points here if you have stacks of plastic bags around because you reuse them.

3- Get sprayin! I did about 5 coats to get the pink bright enough, and 2 coats of sealer. 5 points for spraying these on a fire escape, and 5 more for smoking an American Spirit while you do it.

4- Finito! Remove the bags and tape and you've got yourself some custom neon-hipster-triangle dog bowls. Crack another PBR and relax (5 points).

Thursday, May 10, 2012


I'm usually not one for floral tattoos but this caught my eye. I love the colors and details, and the bird, of course.

found here

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

brand update

A little refresh is always nice, which is why we decided it was time to give North Sound Seafood a little update. The website is still a work in progress, but check it out here!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Family Time in California

We finally got down to California last weekend for some much needed family time. We really don't get down there enough, and I'm really glad we got to see as much family as we did, even it was just for a few days. Here's a few of my favorite shots from the weekend. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

handy table

I love the concept of this table, and those drawers would definitely fill up quickly. I have no idea where to actually buy this table, but perhaps if we move to a space with a workshop (which is the plan) I can attempt to make it. Or, if we're being honest, I can convince Will to create a simplified version of it.

image found here

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


My coworker just sent me these posters and I had to share. I love the bright geometry over illustration. See all their work, and download the iphone background, here.