Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Guess Who?

Axel Rose in Italian Vogue Magazine

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Babies for Obama.

Shameless, but this is "our little cupcake's" first election.

Monday, September 15, 2008

A few things I have been growing lately.

Amber is now officially a week old and my first tomato is finally vine ripened.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Genius Cake Pan.

German designer Konstantin Slawinski has taken the annoyance out of cutting the cake with this silicone cake mold that divides the cake into 15 unequal portions of different heights and widths, so all you have to do is cut!


Monday, August 18, 2008

Inmates & Underpants.

In the 1990s, subcontractor Third Generation hired 35 female South Carolina inmates to sew lingerie and leisure wear for Victoria's Secret and JCPenney. In 1997, a California prison put two men in solitary for telling journalists they were ordered to replace "Made in Honduras" labels on garments with "Made in the usa."


Cool Art Installation.

German design students recently installed a temporary exhibit at Munich's Modern Art Museum called The Third Space. The students built this heavenly bird's nest-like space using almost 1,300,000 cable ties -- those things we all use to organize the mess of wires under our desks...

-Seen on

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Europe's Genetic Map.

Biologists have constructed a genetic map of Europe showing the degree of relatedness between its various populations. Of the 100 strongest genomic sites, 17 are found in the region of the genome that confers lactose tolerance, an adaptation that arose among a cattle herding culture in northern Europe some 5,000 years ago. Most people switch off the lactose digesting gene after weaning, but the cattle herders evidently gained a great survival advantage by keeping the gene switched on through adulthood.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hubble Nebula.

The Hubble Space Telescope has completed its 100,000th orbit of the Earth since its launch 18 years ago, and to celebrate, astronomers used it to image an opalescent region of starbirth in a nearby galaxy.

Time is Money Bank.

By Normann Copenhagen

Designer: Karim Rashid

While shopping on Main St I came across a great design store. Deep in the throws of nursery design and parenting, one thing I do know is that you need to teach your kids the value of money as soon possible so they turn into responsible adults and not end up deep in debt. I chose the hot pink bank to match the nursery color scheme.


People's Fav Kitchen Sounds.

1. The pop of a bottle of wine being opened
2. The crack of a hard boiled egg tapped on a counter
3. Sharpening a knife on a steel
4. The soft rip of a warm baguette being opened
5. The shatter of ice when liquid hits it
6. The noises of someone, anyone, making breakfast while I'm still in bed
7. The clank of a rolling pin against my mother's ringed fingers
8. The whir of our old electric juicer
9. The crunchy snap of an apple being bitten
10. The sizzle of meat hitting a hot grill

Link: The Kitchn

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Funniest Craigslist posting ever, which made "Best Of..." Get ready to cry laughing.


Friday, July 11, 2008

They're Back!

Mark Lanegan & Isobel Campbell have a new album "Sunday at Devil Dirt". Having my first listen tonight! Their last album "Ballad of the Broken Seas" was incredible.

Link: Isobel Campbell MySpace

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


A new documentary is out on one of my all time favs, Hunter S. Thompson. Can't wait to see it. Rumor has it that "Rum Diaries" is being made into a movie also.

Trailer Link

Monday, July 7, 2008

San Juan Island, WA

A and I were married here 9 years ago. Our favorite island paradise. Married on a bluff on a sunny day. Our photog looked like Paul Simon with Art's hair, our Officiant had David Bowie Eyes, and the whales were out that day, could have been the J or K Pod, not sure.


Mr. R and I are entering into the strange and wonderful realm of parenthood soon. Both of us, at 40, have done all that we have wanted to do early on....the merrymaking, traveling, living free and easy with no attachments... we always thought that we would get a pet or at least a goldfish, to make the transition to a child a little easier, having felt that sense of responsibility and all, but, no, that never happened. Trial by fire! In 9 weeks we will have a bouncy baby girl & could not be more ready for this next chapter in our lives...

Monday, June 23, 2008

RIP George Carlin.

My favorite comedian has passed on.
How shocking. Here are a few classic rants...


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Happy Plant, Sad Plant.

Pet Plant by Junyi Heo tells you what your greenery needs to be happy. The USB-powered pot measures soil conditions, temperature, humidity, and water and calculates those variables based on the needs of the plant.

Plant Love Lipstick.

The lipstick tube is made entirely out of corn so it is biodegradable. Lipstick box grows wildflowers when planted. How is that for a great product?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Astronomers Capture Star Exploding!

Astronomers have witnessed for the first time a star at the very moment it exploded as a supernova. This supernova, in a nearby galaxy, produced a burst of X-rays that lasted 10 minutes and signaled the death of the star. Soon, telescopes around the world focused in on this event to capture X-rays, radio waves and visible light from the dying star.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Washington Coast.

Oregon Coast.


Beth Gibbons is Portishead if you ask me. Anyhoo, they are back!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Jason Spaceman & his band are back and releasing a new album next month. Yeah! One of my all-time favorite albums is "Ladies and Gentleman, we are floating in Space".

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

STP is Back!

Scott Weiland and the Stone Temple Pilots are back! I was in Seattle in '94, the height of the Grunge Era, when they hit it big. Will be interesting to see what they come up with next.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Seahorses in the Thames!

Marine biologists believe seahorses could be breeding in the UK's River Thames as the water becomes cleaner. About five short-snouted seahorses (Hippocampus hippocampus) have been spotted during routine conservation surveys over the last year or so, leading scientists to think they have probably established a resident population.

REuse, REcycle chopsticks!

This is the fantastic "Hashi Bra", complete with chopstick holder and a few bowls. Japan is now starting to recycle the 90,000 tons of wooden disposable chopsticks used yearly.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Ikea Hack.

Two salad bowls from Ikea joined to form the "Live Performance Speaker Sphere," used to recreate the sound of an acoustical instrument, designed by Michael Zbysznski, assistant director of Pedagogy at the Center for New Music & Audio Technologies (CNMAT) at UC Berkeley.

Lara Holland, at home in Mound, Minn. Holland takes IKEA furniture and repurposes it into other things, like the vanity/cabinet in her bathroom.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Great Disguise...

While browsing the web, I came across a very clever disguise...A poppy seed beard & eyebrows stuck on with elmer's glue, or perhaps a glue stick. Very clever.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Order up a Starscape...

With you can now logon to a free account, peruse the night sky with a telescope based in Tenerife, Spain & request celestial images in realtime, although it will take a few days before you receive the high res. image in your inbox...This is really kool.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Crayola Sculptures.

Designer, Diem Chau, from Seattle, creates her "Storytelling" crayon sculptures using a woodblock carving knife. "I’m fascinated when everyday objects become works of art."

Link: Diem Chau

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Mary Ann Loves Mary Jane.

Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on Gillian's Island, was busted for pot. A cop pulled her over after noticing her swerve. She claimed she had just dropped off a few hitchhikers that she had picked up and they started smoking something in her car. Truth be told, Mary Ann is a pothead. They found remnants of spleefs & her stash boxes. These people are such a threat to our society...Just legalize it. Oh, and some useless trivia, Dawn Wells hails from Kirkland, WA & she was Miss America 1960.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Evil Spam transformed into Lovely Artwork.

Blown away a few days ago, reading Wired online... People are taking random data, from Spam, dating sites, census data and turning it into beautiful artwork.

Link: Jason Salavon

Link: View it all on Wired

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Screaming Tree's Classic.

Feeling a bit nostalgic tonight. Here is a tune by my favorite male vocalist, Mark Lanegan's old band, The Screaming Trees. Just found out that he has just released a CD with the dude from Afghan Whigs, Dulli. They are called "Gutter Twins" and also in May is teaming up with Isobel Campbell once again for what I am sure is to be another epic album.

Happiness can be Inherited.

Happiness can be inherited, new research says..."An important implication is that personality traits of being outgoing, calm and reliable provide a resource, we called it 'affective reserve,' that drives future happiness" Bates said. People with positive inherited personality traits may, in effect, also have a reserve of happiness to draw on in stressful times, he said.

Link: Science Daily

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Haruki Murakami Story.

Last December, a massive billboard went up on Melrose Avenue to promote the Murakami exhibition at LA's Museum of Contemporary Art. Not long after it went up it was tagged by Augor and Revok of MSK and Seventh Letter Crew. Less than 72 hours later the entire tagged billboard was gone.

It turns out that, after seeing a photo of it on the internet, Murakami himself liked the tagged billboard so much that he had it removed and shipped back to his Kaikai Kiki studio in Tokyo.

Story From: Wooster Collective

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Whoa, Dude!

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The biblical Israelites may have been high on a hallucinogenic plant when Moses brought the Ten Commandments down from Mount Sinai, according to a new study by an Israeli psychology professor. Writing in the British journal Time & Mind, Benny Shanon of Jerusalem's Hebrew University said two plants in the Sinai desert contain the same psychoactive molecules as those found in ayahuasca, the powerful Amazonian hallucinogenic brew.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

RIP Buddy Miles

Buddy Miles, the drummer originally in Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsys and a hitmaker under his own name, died on at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 60 years old.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Re: Spending your "Carbon Tax Rebate"

"I will buy $100 worth of coal (pure carbon) and send it, one lump at a time, to our Provincial Government, as a reminder of just exactly what carbon really is. In the case of coal, it is the remnants of extinct life."

"And I thought buying votes was illegal."

"Wow, between my wife and myself that's 200 big ones!! Enough for five tanks of gas, sweet!!"

-Quotes from