A COLLECTION OF

Month: February, 2012

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Happy Leap Year, friends! Here are some facts about this special day: FACTS: Why do we have leap years? “Because the Earth doesn’t revolve around the sun in precisely 365 days, so we add a day — Feb. 29 — into the calendar every fourth year to synchronize. If we didn’t, experts say, we’d eventually […]

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I recently visited the Ballona Wetlands in Marina del Rey and had a spectacular time walking on the path along the wetlands. There were so many birds and plants that mesmerized me!  It was the perfect place to take some time and just observe the earth’s simultaneous complexity and simplicity – all five of my […]

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I’m excited to introduce y’all to TALEEN KALENDERIAN today. I had the pleasure of meeting Taleen at the LA Zine Fest last week in Downtown where I also picked up a copy of DUM DUM Zine (find it, get it). Here she is telling us about herself, how she started DUM DUM, and some of the […]

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Over the holidays I received a fantastic gift from my friend Dave!  I opened up the box to see that I was given a Shiitake Mushroom Log kit (visions of fairies dancing in my head.)  You guys guess what?  We are so excited to be doing a giveaway for an ORIGINAL LOG KIT! You too […]

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Dear friends, I present to you Bug Bytes, a library of bug sounds unlike any you’ve heard before. From the website: The sounds of crickets courting and flies flying familiar to many of us, but have you heard a rice weevil larva eating inside a wheat kernel, a termite cutting a piece of wood, or a […]

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Sometimes something just comes over me, I get a vision and I must do anything and everything to bring that vision to fruition.  Recently my friend Becky and I were in Sur La Table and I saw a lip cookie cutter.  The picture above is the result.  I don’t have any secrets to share about […]

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On Sunday, I had a chance to visit the L.A. Zine Fest at the Last Bookstore in Downtown. The place was packed with buyers and sellers of zines, shirts, and prints a’plenty. Among the exhibitors were DUM DUM zine (more on that to come), our friends from Synchroncity, as well as our dear Andrew Cox. The […]

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A long time ago when I was in 7th grade I saw a 12th grader and she forever changed my life.  She was the epitome of cool – her looks, her senior quotes, her love of music.  How rad is it that today I am featuring an interview with her and she is just as […]

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I thought this quote from Roland Barthes was a fitting way to wrap up this Valentine’s week. Here are some of my favorite love-related posts from around the interweb that made my eyes twinkle a bit: – A letter written in 1937 by Ansel Adams for his best friend Cedric Wright after Adams had recuperated from […]

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On our last trip to Utah and Arizona I got up in the night, barefoot, to cross over to the bathroom.  Thank goodness I didn’t step on this centipede – I was nervous at first, but then really stoked to see this cute arthropod (who was safely caught and released into the desert night)! Even […]