Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Project Runway is casting- Extended deadline until April 30th!

Project Runway's casting deadline has been extended to April 30th! Two days left to submit!

Submit portfolio packages before the deadline for the chance to audition. Invite only calls in: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Seattle.

More info at Bunim-Murray Productions.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Somehow I'm still really, really impressed whenever I see a bunny.   I'm not used to actual wildlife near where I live.   I also saw ducks the other day.  And a Coyote.
Happy Earth Day!

Bird and moth wallpaper by Trove

Flawless wallpaper by Trove, a New York based design company led by Jee Levin and Randall Buck. I love that their designs are 12 feet high and 3 to 6 feet across- rather then tiny repeating elements they give span and scale that allows for a full dramatic image.

These go on my wish list. Wonderful in any room in the house, I'm partial to the birds for my workroom.

Not sure which ones will work? They offer 6" square samples for $2 & 18" square ones for $12. How helpful!

Project Runway is casting- April 24th deadline!

Project Runway will be holding invite only calls in: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Seattle. To get an invite submit your application for review to Bunim-Murray Productions. The deadline for them to receive applications is April 24th, so there is no time to waste! More info- Bunim-Murray Productions. (via Danielle Miller )

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Win something fun and extra!

WIN something! I'm 8 sales away from 400 on Etsy! Be one of those 8 people and you'll automatically be entered to win something fun and extra! Like earrings! Or a ring!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sweet blue roof tops in the Netherlands

Didden Village in Rotterdam, Netherlands- by architects MVRDV.

How amazing is this house? I know, it's ridiculous what percentage of posts are architecture related (or about to be, my drafts folder is full to the brim with them) but there are just so many wonderful buildings out there. And I'm addicted to www.archdaily.com.

This house is yet another house that makes me dream a little. Designed so that the roof is part of the sky and filled with angles, curves and great modern spaces it goes on my ever growing list of houses I'd love to live in. And it's even in the Netherlands, a place I've been dreaming of visiting recently.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Oven baked Tarantulas, coffee reguritated by Weasels, Thai Curry Crickets, vodka with Scorpians...

I came across this awhile ago and am still rather impressed with the assortment of odd bugs, spiders and coffee that's been regurgitated. Delicacies available all in one place at edible.com out of the UK.

One of my favourites is sadly without a picture. I'd love to know what an Oven baked Tarantula looks like.

coffee regurgitated by Weasels, tea picked by monkeys, Thai Curry Crickets, vodka with Scorpians, and of course, the coffee that has been "partially fermented by passing through the system of the Civet"- Civet Coffee.

There are also the chocolate covered giant ants and the
Magic mint lollipop (they say you may find your animal spirit if you eat it). These are ones I'd like to try. But irregardless of an urge to snack on chocolate covered bugs- it's a fascinating site.

Submit to 'Time to Design- New Talent Award'- deadline June 24th

A new talent gets a chance…
Time to design – new talent award is a design award with focus on the needs of young talents. The price includes three months residency at the National Workshops for Arts and Crafts, 50.000 DKK donated by The Danish Ministry of Culture and two weeks exhibition at the Normann Copenhagen Flagship Store. This year the winner is also granted career coaching as part of the award.
Deadline for submission is June 24, 2009 at

I wish they had jewellery facilities! But for those who work with fabric, (large scale) metal, etc this is an extraordinary oppurtunity. And 3 months is long enough to work on a large or involved project. How great!

"Saturated Porosity" by Anne Romme, winner of Time to design 2008/ photo © Morten Nilsson