Month: April, 2010


If I wasn’t telling you that this was a dollhouse, you’d probably think that these were pictures of actual houses and furniture. And that is cool. Check them out.

This gives me an urge to break out my barbies.



I finally FINALLY finished my research paper on Women’s Suffrage in Great Britain. Yet along the way I could help but feel inspired by these amazing women like Millicent Fawcett, Barbara Biodochin, The Pankhurst women, and Emily Davidson. (Although, The Pankhursts and Davidson are among some of the most violent women I’ve ever learned about)

The leaders of the women’s suffrage movement were incredibly bold, incredibly solid ladies who stood up for equality. Not just for votes, but equality in education as well. Women like Barbara Buchdon fought to let women attend Oxford and other local universities. Women like that are the reason I’m in school today, are the reason I can vote.

In the process, all my research became so much more that a project, it became an eye opening experience. And it caused me to ask myself: How can I change my surroundings like that?


Check out Stephanie and MAV, two women who met and developed a friendship online through photography. Each day, both would take a picture without choosing a theme and always before noon. The project blossomed into a beautiful book.

Here are some picture samples.

Their blog, 3191, (the number of miles between them) is an account of their everyday likes, dislikes, and discoveries. I love seeing the differences and similarites between the two women and their lives, halfway across the country.

This is simple. This is unique.

I wish I’d thought of it.


“There is a light that never goes out.”

-The Smiths.


My neighbor/best friend Jerrod and I watched an amazing documentary last night called Helvetica, about the wonderful world of typcasting.

I don’t think I’ve ever stopped to really think about what type actually means in my life. It’s everywhere. It’s communication from the world to me.

One of my favorite lines in the movie discussed font as merely space taken up, and that the best fonts are fonts conscious of the white behind them. Hmm. Interesting.

So of course, we HAD to play with Helvetica after the movie. And Jerrod made this for my future bookstore / bakery. It never hurts to dream. Or use Helvetica.

I’ll leave you with a thought from the movie: What has Helvetica told you today?

(p.s. It was even on my water bottle as I was typing this)