Archive for February 2009



Thanks to Peter (the iPhone application king) I’m addicted to the creme de la creme of iPhone apps. It’s called WorldView and it allows you to search for webcam views from all over the world and log them on your iPhone. Checking this app has become a compulsive habit because I never know what tiny thrills await – a saturated blue & crimson twilight in Rome, or snow blanketing the Prague skyline, or lavender morning mist curling around Mt. Vesuvius. It’s really special, actually. Here are some views I saved over the past few days. If you have an iPhone, try it. It’s free!

twilight in rome

dawn breaks over the grande canal in venice

a snowy morning in salzburg

rain in paris


storm over the matterhorn

the clouds part

good morning prague

good night

alpine stars and a moon…

Posted at 4pm on 2/26/09 | 5 comments | Filed Under: random | read on


chalk board

I’m kinda excited about this chalk board I just made using an old antique frame and these DIY instructions on design*sponge :)

Posted at 11pm on 2/25/09 | 5 comments | Filed Under: home | read on


wood kings

That footprint photo reminded me of this one taken by Peter that I love so much. (We happened upon these king faces carved into an old tree stump in Derrynane National Park.)

Posted at 10am on 2/24/09 | 5 comments | Filed Under: photography | read on



Treehouse workshop

Posted at 5pm on 2/20/09 | 7 comments | Filed Under: home | read on



Loving the rustic, organic look of this crocheted broach by uloni and these handmade glass beads by The Blue Between.

Posted at 5pm on 2/20/09 | 2 comments | Filed Under: etsy | read on



Photo by Hugo Teixeira as seen here.

*Update: This photo was actually taken by Reinhard Krause from Reuters. Thanks for the clarification Hugo!

Posted at 1pm on 2/19/09 | 3 comments | Filed Under: photography | read on



I got a jolt of inspiration this morning from Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk: A different way to think about creative genius, where she speaks about returning to a more ancient understanding of the relationship between humans and the creative mystery. Those who’ve done Julia Cameron’s The Artist Way will be very familiar with her idea that the *creative spark* and the artistic process cannot be controlled by us mere mortals, but rather we open ourselves up as channels through which something mysterious and ineffable flows. Elizabeth has such a wonderful way with words. Highly recommended listening. (Thanks to Margie for sending to me!)

Posted at 1pm on 2/19/09 | 4 comments | Filed Under: art & artists, books & writing | read on



flickr faves.

Posted at 3pm on 2/18/09 | 3 comments | Filed Under: art & artists, photography | read on


false reporting

Total collapse did not almost happen. I am a little relieved, but not by much!

Posted at 3pm on 2/18/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: the shift (of ages) | read on


cave house

Yes please.

Posted at 2pm on 2/18/09 | 1 comment | Filed Under: home | read on

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