February 4, 2011

the weekend story: 2.4.11

while you relax after a week of getting a lot of stuff not done at work, watch this video and learn how we all could and should be working smarter.

over on one of my favorite blogs, sweet fine day, jenna writes eloquently on her decision to dramatically change her family's health care plan due to skyrocketing costs. a must read. photo courtesy of sweet fine day.

time to start shopping for spring. i love this bag in the infusion shop on etsy. it's the perfect farmers market, running around on the weekend, travel bag. would be a great laptop bag too. want.

seattle's most famous chef, tom douglas, has created a kindle-based walking tour of our food-obsessed city. 
(available for use on all smartphones and computers enabled with Kindle software). download here.
photo courtesy of the interwebs.

have a lovely weekend.

garnet girl designs: (etsy)

photos courtesy of onegarnetgirl
oh my. lovely. so, so lovely.  madelynn of etsy shop garnet girl designs crafts an amazing collection of beautiful jewelry working with metal from recycled materials, precious gemstones and fair trade and conflict free diamonds.

these earrings would be a lovely valentines day gift.

this ring from her constellations series would look amazing on my gemini finger. hint.

February 3, 2011

rides a bike: (blog love)

photo of geneviève bujold courtesy of rides a bike
the people of the internet never cease to amaze me with their genius ideas. like, how about a simple blog featuring photographs of old school celebrities riding bikes. it's kind of like the us magazine feature, celebrities: they're just like us. except so much cooler than that.

February 2, 2011

dirtybils: (etsy)

photos courtesy of dirtybils etsy shop

normally i'm not one to find home inspiration in the plumbing section, but then i saw these industrial metal pipe bookshelves by etsy seller dirtybils. these would be killer in a bathroom as a towel rack too. pipe never looked so good.

February 1, 2011

downtown from behind (blog love)

photos courtesy of downtownfrombehind

i'll admit: i'm a little obsessed with this blog. downtown from behind is the brilliant idea of the photographer bridget flemming. a photographic project capturing subjects shot riding their bikes from behind, dfb now has an archive of photos of  200+ streets, avenues and lanes below 14th in nyc. the goal to highlight a unique set of individuals who have had an impact, previously or currently on their street or neighborhood. subjects photographed to date have included designers, musicians, artists,  restaurantes, entrepreneurs, hoteliers and academics.

i want to pedal my backside down that cobblestone street. like, right now.

jed and shauna: soupcycle (portland)

photos courtesy of soupcycle and the interwebs

I was just saying to a good friend of mine the other day, "I could eat soup every day. why doesn't someone start a business delivering just soup and bread." and then I received my new issue on sunset and read about soupcycle. of course soupcycle is in portland; they are way ahead of seattle in many ways when it comes to innovative food concepts.

soupcyclers jed and shauna love soup and bikes and believe you deserve wonderful, healthy food delivered right to your doorstep. they started soupcycle two years ago when they delivered soup to close friends and neighbors on their bikes. the soup was a hit and word spread like wild soupfire. since that first delivery they have cooked and delivered 25,000 tasty organic soups, saved 9,000+ car miles using bike delivery and supported local farmers by purchasing locally grown produce.

jed and shauna: please bike on up to seattle and spread the soup love.

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