Thursday, February 3, 2011

website I like:

square eyed

Although this website doesn't look all that cutting edge, I really like what he's done. The information is organized very well and it's easy to navigate. There's not a whole lot of extraneous information on the site to distract you, which is a nice change. In some ways the site has a kind of retro-feel to it. I also like how he has used the ocean theme throughout the entire site, tying it all together visually as well as verbally.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Terra domes!

These awesome terrariums are the latest from artist Nichole Decoteau. Called Terradomes, cleverly incorporating the 2 ideas. I love these! It would be sooo perfect for a desk, be it home or work. The best part about them is that they are super low maintenance. Tillansia's only need a bi-weekly rinse under the faucet. The succulents as we all know are pretty fool-proof as well.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

item of the week...

All of a sudden I have a fascination for these gurgling fish pots! Don't ask!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


London based designer Kristy Whyte was just one of the designers at this years 100% Design London. Her style exudes "simplexity". When I first saw her work, I thought her designs seemed very Scandinavian. Turns out, she did study briefly in Sweden. I love her work, can't wait to see more. She just launced her own company called Purewhyte:




wheatpasting at vin de syrah

I am so excited to check out this new wine bar in downtown. The design looks so whimsical and chic, it reminds of the kind of places you find in LA. The fact that they also have a wheatpasting wall in also very promising. I hope it doesn't suck! And by suck, obviously I mean the crowd.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

pryamids child play compared to puma punka??

This is so incredible...why does history leave out such important and significant information. I always thought that the pyramids of giza were the oldest and most mysterious of ancient architectural remnants. Turns out, that this site in Bolivia, is the older and more mysterious. It seems to be the remains of a great wharf (for Lake Titicaca long ago lapped upon the shores of Tiahuanaco) and a massive, four-part, now collapsed building. One of the construction blocks from which the pier was fashioned weighs an estimated 440 tons (equal to nearly 600 full-size cars) and several other blocks laying about are between 100 and 150 tons.

Puma Punku doesn’t look impressive: a hill as remains of an old pyramid and a large number of megalithic block of stone on the ground, evidently smashed by a devastating earthquake. However, closer inspection shows that these stone blocks have been fabricated with a very advanced technology. Even more surprising is the technical design of these blocks, implying a modular design. The blocks were cut with such precision and laid in place without mortar, they are impenetrable even with a razor blade.

The block to the right has been cut with such precision, that it suggests evidence of machining and that they were using machined tools to cut the blocks. But apparently, the Imari Indians that built it, didn't not have a written language!!!

Incredible, truly incredible.

Watch more about the site here:


I am really loving Rob Dobi's work right now. Rob is a 2003 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in fine art, portfolio available at: