Friday, May 27, 2011

Boycott Urban Outfitters Inc.

This spring I finally decided to see what the fuss was about and joined Twitter. Its pretty fun - its like facebook but instead of seeing status updates of high school friends sharing with the world their work/gym schedule or a million photos of babies, I read cool bits of news from designers that I admire. I saw this retweeted yesterday but someone that I follow and retweeted as well:

Here is the link:

I was upset to see that Urban Outfitters was blatantly ripping off an independent designer. I thought of my shopping cart at and decided, you know what, I'd rather source only local/vintage goods instead of anything from them. I've always challenged myself to buy used/vintage whenever possible out of the spirit of reuse/recycle and but of course, like many of us, new, shiny (and usually cheaper, made-in-China) things are always a temptation. 

This morning I looked on twitter and saw this post:

Pretty incredible! My first thought yesterday was "Man that's such a bummer, but what is she going to do? Sue Urban Outfitters?"How amazing that social media could stir up so much fuss and made Urban Outfitters take the item off their site!! So cool! Go crafters! 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Christopher Baker

Wow, I just want to dive into Christopher Baker's breathtaking, romantic photographs. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pineapple farm

Stumbled across this photo today in the January 2007 issue of MSL. Pineapple harvest day in Maui. Shot by John Kernick. Amazing.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rake Jewelry Display

Love this jewelry display idea from the Feb/March 2011 issue of ReadyMade. What a delight to see that it was styled by my friend Diana Yen! 

Work Spaces

I was telling my friend Catharine over g-chat how messy my desk space and took a picture with my phone and emailed it to her. (Don't you love technology these days?). But then I thought, you know, there's something beautiful about the messy, current, working state - not as clean & tidy as I'd like, but just as is.

Catharine sent me pics back of her own desk. She's a copy writer at an advertising firm in LA: 

Then I had the idea to ask a few more friends to participate. 

Meredith works in Brooklyn at an Art Studio Space - she works on the administrative side and also as a painter. She kindly sent me pics of both of her work spaces:

Emily works in Tulum, Mexico as a photo producer & also as head server at a top tourist restaurant. 

Sally is in Washington, DC and works for a political strategy, consulting and fundraising firm:

Ashley owns and runs a pearl jewelry business out of Atlanta, GA:

Thanks to my pals for sharing. Possibly more to come!