Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Break MONDAY

So I decided I would finally post some of my sightings from my spring break in the city. I had a great first weekend, but I do not have my images ready to post from that, so here we are Monday March 16th. I started my day with getting my hair cut. It was a lovely way to start the week.

From there I grabbed some lunch, and was perplexed where to eat it before I went to the MoMA, since I was in midtown I decided to eat in one of the public courtyards big buildings are required to put in, because thats what they are there for right? Well I chose the right courtyard, because it had a Hello Kitty themed sculpture garden. She just seems to be everywhere, in office buildings and creepy M.A.C. ads.

Outside of the courtyard I saw a movie trailer that had Lucy and Desi on the doors. I see trailers with their names on it everywhere, I always wonder what is going on being a big I Love Lucy fan, my brother thought perhaps all these trailers belong to Desilu productions.

Then I headed to the MoMA, and saw EVERYTHING. That's right everything. I started in teh 6th floor, and wandered through every gallery. It was absolutely exhausting, but was cool because I have never done that before. I normally go to see a few exhibits and thats it. The special exhibit on the 6th floor is a retrospective of of Martin Kippenbergers work, which I was not familiar with before but was thoroughly impressed with after visiting. Such an expansive body of work, it is people like him who make me want to spend all my time creating, and also anger me because I do not spend all my time creating. I am also including the picture of the matchbook I mentioned a while ago (I saw it at the MoMA first). I also got to see the MoMA 40 years of Modern Art Exhbiting, which was also very cool.

The MoMA wore me out, so I decided to head home and I passed the Friars Club on the way and noticed a plaque noting there was a time capsule buried there not to be opened until 2104. I thought that was pretty cool.

Monday, March 30, 2009

My friend Jonathan sent me this sweet animated short, and I fell in love. So simple, and so great.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


So I was watching Lifetime Movie Network (because I love me some fine cinema) and I saw the last half of a commercial for another new Zooey Deschanel movie!!! I was walking out the door, but I had to know more. Thankfully I possess an iPhone and was able to watch the trailer on my commute, Zooey is incredibly adorable in everything she does.

I am also really enjoying the fact John Goodman and Ed Asner are in this flick.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Old School

A while back I was babysitting my friends kid, who is probably one of the coolest kids ever. He is a baby, but kind of a 20 year old. He stays up late and sleeps in, always seems to be in on the jokes when everyone is hanging out, and tries to fit in. He doesn't want to sound uncool, so when you ask him a question and he isn't sure the answer, he goes "myeah" all non-chalant like.

Anyways the point of this post, is when I was babysitting him the dvd that was out was the first season of Sesame Street. This kid was so cool, he watched old school sesame street, none of this modern day stuff where cookies are just a sometime snack. I loved watching it with him.

This is kid is really cool, but watching The Office made him cry, that wasn't so cool.

I was reminded of this over on maquette where I saw an old post she had done about Stevie Wonder on Sesame Street back in the day.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Dirty Car Art

This guy, Scott Wade, creates amazing pieces of art from dirty car windows. What a great idea, it is amazing what he can do with some dust and a car window.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are

I could just watch this trailer all day long.

Added bonus the screen play is by Dave Eggers.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


MTA has voted today to raise fares from $2.00 to $2.50.


Read that article here.

Really Arty Poster Search

Above is the winner of the Really Arty Poster Search for Flight of the Conchords. I think it is a lovely choice, the poster is designed by DKNG. There were lots of nice contribution and you can see them here.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


My dear friend Annie has recently start a new blog. She started March 17, and already has 32 posts, and each one is spectacular. Annie has great taste and a keen eye, and her blog is simply a treat. I recommend you go check it out now, you will not regret it.

Monday, March 23, 2009


I was flipping through my fontbook on my computer and the Q in Avian caught my eye.

Now that I look at it all blown up it is kind of reminding me of the Obama logo.

Milk + I Love You Man

This was a peculiar weekend for me, I saw two movies, in the theaters. I love movies, but I rarely end up going to see them in the theaters. It is a combination of factors really. Movie tickets are $12 which just seems ludicrous to me, I am a little lazy, and movie theater crowds often annoy me. This weekend though I sucked it up and went to see two fantastic movies.

First I saw Milk when I had some free time downtown on Saturday. It was amazing, it was inspiring and heartbreaking at the same time.

Then I saw I Love You, Man last night. I had been anticipating this movie for quite some time. Paul Rudd and Jason Segel are two of my favorite guys, and it was amazing to see Paul Rudd in such a large lead role. As you guys know, I love Paul Rudd. The movie did not let me down when little bit, my brother wrote me this message after he saw it:

I want to be like Paul Rudd when I grow up, but taller.

Go see I Love You, Man.

Friday, March 20, 2009

I don't know what it was..

But last night I got a hankering for The Temptations. They are just so splendid, I listened to them all night long. 

My parents did a very good job educating me music wise growing up. We listened to everything, music that was current, music my parents listened to growing up, music their parents had listened to, everything. I thought knowing all of this music was normal, the other kids weren't listening to The Beach Boys? They didn't know who Linda Ronstadt was? That came as surprise to me later on, kind of like I thought everyone knew JFK was a speed reader.

Watch the original recording of My Girl here, youtube wouldn't let me imbed it.

Oh you...

I am watching Obama right now on Jay Leno, and  he is just so suave. 

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I miss you

I miss all the people above, please come back to New York.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I just saw this video over on the fabulous blog Rockstar Diaries, and couldn't help but post it myself, it is too cute. It is a time-lapsed video of a sweet 9 month old little boy playing on the floor for four hours. Don't worry the video is only 2 minutes, and definitely worth it.

Oh, and I promise to post about my New York adventures soon. Tomorrow I am off to the Upper West Side!

Tween Idol No More

If you have been reading my blog for a while you know my feelings about Zac Efron. Well it looks like he might be feeling the same way. Check out Efron's new spread in the next issue of Interview. Looks like Efron is breaking from his High School Musical roots and is moving towards something with a little more mature content.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Barbie Dreamhouse

I die, that's right Rachel Zoe I said it, are you going to sue me now? Jonathan Adler has designed a life-size Barbie Dreamhouse in Malibu. BRILLIANT. (see more images on mawphotos flickr)

I love all the Barbie stuff going on right now. Did you guys all see the Bloomingdales windows and the sketches and images from the Barbie Runway show at Fashion Week? 

(photo a classmate of mine took at fashion week)

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Hello Friends! Hopefully I will be posting regularly this week, but officially I am on Spring Break. But as you read a few days ago my plan is to stay in the city and do everything I possibly can, so hopefully I will have lots of cool things to post about! But I may be to busy hanging out with my city to do so.

I would still love to here your suggestions on what I should do with my city. So far I have had suggestions to kick it in Central Park and some yummy places to check out. I am up for anything so let me know what you think!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Get Kissed

Woah woah woah. Apparently Zooey's limited edition frames for Oliver Peoples have little kiss marks that appear when you breathe on the lenses. I want a pair, badly. 

Take a close look at the them by visiting Oliver Peoples website.

So, this blog has gone from being very Apatow(crew) centric to very Zooey centric, but I think those two people are very much worth posting about.


Why have I not posted this video before? My friend Annie told me about it ages ago and I fell in love. It is just perfect.

It is an ad campaign for Oliver Peoples starring Zooey Deschanel and Matt Costa. Mmmm. Oh and it is directed by Autumn de Wilde, does it get much better?

(Thanks to Paige for posting about it, and reminding me about the error in my ways.)

Also let's take a moment to admire Oliver Peoples logo:

Friday, March 13, 2009


Peonies have been one of my favorite flowers for a long time. It is peonies in the spring, and ranunculus in the fall. Last week on Smitten I read this:

My friend Abbey is a believer in feng shui, the ancient Chinese art of arranging design elements in certain ways, in order to create a harmonious environment. So, here's an awesome tip for attracting love...

Amazingly, feng shui experts say that hanging a painting of peonies or putting fresh peonies in your house will help bring romantic love into your life. When Abbey graduated from college, her mom got her a lamp with peonies on it. Soon, Abbey met an amazing man, fell madly in love and got hitched. So who knows? It just might work!

Well since I love peonies anyways, I decided to give it ago. Right now my background on my iphone is the above image from the lovely my polaroid blog. I wonder if that qualifies for the Feng Shui rules?

Thursday, March 12, 2009


So I kind of want this ring. What I mean by that is that I want this ring, but I am horrible at wearing rings. I am constantly playing with them, and often end up leaving them somewhere. So I worry that if I were to get this lovely ring, I would leave it somewhere and end up horribly depressed that I lost it.

Dilemmas, dilemmas.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Hello Readers of my Blog! For this spring break I am staying in NYC and am planning to do everything I can possibly do. 

Any suggestions of what I should do for my free week in the city?

Anything your cellphone can do, mine can do better

This commercial came out a few years ago, and I could not stop laughing when I first saw it. I remembered it a couple days ago, and was so happy I could find it on you tube. It still makes me laugh. Way to go Sprint, way to go.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

500 Days of Summer

You guys have probably seen this all over the interweb already, but like Paige I couldn't resist posting it myself.

I love Zooey.

Iconic Glamour

To celebrate their 70th birthday, Glamour is taking a look back and celebrating some fabulous female american icons. They have recreated all of these gals with help from some modern celebs. I love them. Above is Alexis Bledel as Rosie the Riveter, and Emma Roberts as Audrey Hepburn. Clearly they took a cue from Joanna and Alex with the pink balloons!

You can view the rest of these lovely portraits on Glamour's website. (seen at Glamour via Miss Jane)

Monday, March 9, 2009


My mom sent me the following e-mail:

"The Seinfeld cast is making another must-see appearance. EW has learned exclusively that the four stars of NBC's long-running comedy -- Jerry Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander, and Michael Richards -- will be featured in a multiple-episode story arc on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm this fall. The cameos will mark the first time that all four actors have appeared together in a scripted TV show since Seinfeld went off the air nearly 11 years ago. No date has been set for this event, or for Curb's seventh season, which will run for 10 weeks. Curb, of course, was created by and stars Larry David, the cocreator of Seinfeld."

Words can't describe....

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Me + Blanket Magazine

Hola! I am rather late to post about this, but I was featured in the current issue of Blanket Magazine.  They did a piece on Shiny Squirrel, and I was selected as one of the artist to spotlight!
It was very exciting, and I hope you enjoy the article!

And I forgive them for misspelling my name, I feel like it often gets misspelled in more important instances.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Paul Rudd

Earlier today I was watching Clueless and thought I should really write a post about Paul Rudd. My brother and I have often discussed that an actor that can still make you love him after hooking up with his step-sister is a genius. We were Paul Rudd fans before people even knew you could be a Paul Rudd fan.

Well I got distracted, and didn't write about Paul. Then tonight I went to dinner with my friend Jeff at the Burger Joint, and low and behold PAUL RUDD WAS THERE. I was too excited for words. It was quite possibly one of the greatest nights of my life. Oh Paul, how I love thee.

(I couldn't decide picture was better, so I chose to post both because you can never have to much Paul Rudd. First image from Portroids [a pretty cool concept] second image from google)

Seth Rogen

If you haven't heard, Seth Rogen (who stars in Funny People) is writing and starring in the Green Hornet. But I am sure you have heard about him slimming down, this weight loss is to be in super hero shape for the film.

In GQ they were saying that he is too thin and should go back to his natural weight. But I think  he looks great now, that he looks normal, and that his weight before wasn't so much natural weight but processed fatty foods weight. Keep it up Rogen.

Funny People

Have you heard of Funny People? The new Adam Sandler/Judd Apatow project? If you have not I feel sorry for you. Watch the trailer and enjoy.

I have my ways, and have been privied to some lines of the script, and they are amazing. I was standing in a crowded elevator laughing to myself, but I didn't care because it was so funny.

At the end of the trailer when the guys are at the canyon, notice Jason Schwartzmans shirt. Yah, thats an Oregon Track Club shirt, what what Eugene!

Friday, March 6, 2009

New Yorkers Rejoice

Apparently the MTA has started replacing the E train with new subway cars. I was standing waiting for the V today, and an E train went by and it was a glorious site. Perhaps now the E train won't smell like someone has died on it.

Epic TV Shows

Over the last couple of weeks I have watched a couple of series and was reminded how amazing they are. First I watched "My So-Called Life", and realized how great that show is. I watched the entire series (granted only 1 season) in a couple of days, and with the exception of the Christmas episode which is the most bizarre episode of any series I have ever seen, I am in love.

Then I needed some more brilliant TV, so I whipped out my Freaks and Geeks DVDs and watched the entire series (again only one season). 

I loooove both of these shows, and wish there was more for me to watch.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Big Small

My best friend likes to edit my facebook profile and for quite some time it has read

drag racing, getting tattoos, pumping iron, pimped out rides, heavy metal, sound systems that blow women's clothes off, hardcore poetry... pretty much just being extreme to the MAX, and butt hash.

Now, not all of that is true but I like extreme things. When I am designing something I like to do something that is either extremely large or extremely small. Or perhaps using a material out of the ordinary, for example freshman year I built a dog entirely out of peanut butter and toast. (Neither my roommates or I have eaten peanut butter toast since). So I like things like the piece by Raymond Hains above, which is a giant matchbook (93 x 80 x 45 cm)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Vanity Fair

above: Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, and Jonah Hill

The photo shoot in the new vanity fair is absolutely amazing. The photo above is one of my favorites, but Seth Rogen as frieda is pretty amazing too, okay they all are. Head over to the Vanity Fair website to check out their slideshow of the images.

Inspiration for the above image:

Pop Culture is my Calling

As I mentioned a couple days  ago I am really into pop culture. To illustrate to you how true this is, let me tell you about the papers I have written since coming to Parsons. Last semester I wrote a paper about Batman, and how Gotham city is essentially NYC. If you want to argue that Gotham is Chicago, I will debate you to the death. In my last few papers for my global issues classes I have managed to reference both Seinfeld and Michael Jordan. 

My favorite paper though was my paper on the Evolution of the Nerd. Essentially my paper illustrated how the Nerd has evolved from Socially unacceptable to hearthrob over the past 50 30-50 years, and that also the Nerd is the predecessor to the hipster. My paper covered Richie Cunningham, Louis Skolnick, and Seth Cohen. Then concluded with a bit about hipsters and using the hipster olympics as my main source. If you have not seen the hipster olympics, watch it now, do it. I even embedded it in this post for your convenience.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


I definitely meant to post about this article Yesterday, but definitely did not.

While laying by the pool on Sunday (I am still in an LA mindset) I was connecting to my majority of the year home and reading the NYT Style Section and read a fantastic article. 

If you haven't heard of the Snuggie I don't know whether to congratulate you or look at you with disgust. Regardless you probably have heard of the Snuggie, and this writer decided to put the it to the test and see if it really is "great for outdoors" like the brilliant commercial suggest.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Fly me to the moon

Or to NY.

Currently I am on a plane flying back from LA to NY. That's right I AM ON THE PLANE. I am flying Virgin America which means I have wifi. BALLER.

The Beverly Hills Short Film Festival went very well for Stealing Second, and we are looking forward to what will come next. Now I am heading from warm and sunny LA, where I spent the last two days lounging by the pool, to NY where there is over a foot of snow. 

But I am going to take advantage of this wintery weather I think and do wintery activities, perhaps I will finally go ice skating this season. However I think if I attempt to do a special jump like the guys above I will fall and chip a tooth.

See you soon NY, see you soon.