Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wedding Reconnaissance

So tomorrow morning (at the crack of dawn) we're off to the Lone Star State to attend the wedding of my sister's best friend. Now eye-ball deep in planning our own nuptials, I'll be taking notes. Its amazing how fractal-like this whole planning thing is, with each layer of decision making ladened with yet more and more decision making.

Last weekend we (tried to) tackle the tent decisions such as: What size do we need? How many tables will it fit? What shape is it? What kind of walls will it have? Does it come with lights and heaters? Where will we put the tent? Will we have to push the fence back if it goes in location A? If so, how far? Where will we get the tent? How much will the tent cost? Will they come survey the site before installation? How will they install it?

All that and we still haven't really nailed anything down (figuratively). But through it all we actually came across some lovely pieces of tent design - this site in particular - that don't look like plastic on a pole.

Anyway, this weekend's wedding is altogether different from what we're planning - ours is outdoors at sunset in October with dinner after, this is early morning in a chapel with brunch after - but hopefully I'll be able to glean some inspiration nonetheless.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Bacon Outdoors

Ok, back to the dog. The first non-posed Bacon pictures. Three weeks in counting...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Dream Job

I spent a good part of my childhood obsessed with elephants and remember specifically drawing an elephant house on at least one occasion. This design is not so different than mine. I remember my design had 2 domes, a large dome that was the elephants house and a second smaller dome called the peanut storage warehouse. How could they forget the peanut storage. I'm sure it was just so full they couldn't get any pictures of it.

The new Elephant House at Copenhagen Zoo
designed by architects Foster + Partners
More here

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Extreme Home Makeover

We began on Friday night and finished Tuesday evening. All in all we put in an extra workweek of time on our kitchen over the weekend. We think it looks amazing compared to what it was. The black is chalkboard paint which was a last minute idea, saving the room from fading completely into a powder blue haze. It's been about 95 degrees everyday since the weekend and everything still feels a little tacky so we're afraid to close the doors just yet. Hopefully it will be completely cured in a few more days. Now on to bringing warmth back to the space by replacing the floors...

Something Old, Something New

I don't know who's behind it (he, he, he) but there's been a whole lot of puppy talk on here lately. Let's get back to design, shall we?

Amazing vintage Polish space stamps via my favorite type site, Ace Jet 170. can you imagine if this is what our stamps looked like? The colors alone are wonderful.

And the best part of the Olympics: new Coke bottles designs from the collision of Asian designers and musicians. I wish they put this same thought and effort into their regular packaging. The site interface is pretty nice, as well.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Freckled Bacon

Words cannot even describe how much I already love this little guy. His ears are half-way up (she's assisting them in this first picture) and little black spots are appearing on his head. Four weeks in counting...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

hbrdshry on AT

AT store review: The Door Store in Cambridge, MA. Enjoy!