Beloved Street Art

21 December 2011   //     5 comments   //   caught my eye, color, happy, nature, photography

This is making the rounds on Facebook right now — if you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s a collection of amazing street art from 2011, curated by Street Art Utopia. Their site’s tagline is We declare the world as our canvas, which just makes me happy. And so grateful that these folks are out there forcing us to look at the world differently.

Here are a few of my favorites, but really — go look at them all. You won’t be sorry.

(Thanks for the link, Bo!)


Branding 10,000 Lakes

03 October 2011   //     Comments Off   //   caught my eye, design, nature

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Minnesota’s nickname, The Land of 10,000 Lakes, is no exaggeration: there are actually 11,842 lakes in the state. In fact, the name Minnesota comes from a Dakota word for “sky-tinted water.” So you can imagine what sort of undertaking it might be to create a logo for each and every lake in Minnesota. Yet Nicole Meyer is doing just that. And to showcase her work, she has launched Branding 10,000 Lakes. It looks like she’s done about 80 so far. And they’re all gorgeous, ranging from conceptual (like King Lake, above), to vintage (like Gull Lake, below), to just plain nice typography. I love her use of backgrounds to enhance the different logos.

Here are some of my favorites. But they are all so great, you really should check them all out.

Which ones are your favorites?


beam drop

21 April 2010   //     Comments Off   //   nature, video

Thank you Jen Dawkins for sharing this amazing, zen-like video with me on my birthday.

I could have watched this for an hour and been amazed anew with each drop.


let there be mud

19 March 2010   //     7 comments   //   happy, kids, nature, play

It’s officially Spring here. Time for crazy days at the park.

Have a great weekend friends!


snow day

13 February 2010   //     4 comments   //   eat + drink, nature

We got a sweet little snow last night — about 3 inches worth, light and packable — that coated our world with a crisp, bright frosting. And now it’s Saturday — the perfect time to make Snow Cream with the kids!

Here’s our recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 2 tbs Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Whisk together in a measuring cup. Pour a little bit over a bowl of snow (we use cereal bowls) and stir until it resembles the thickness of ice cream (not too soupy).

Makes 4-6 bowls, depending on how much snow you use. Yum. And fun. It’s Fum!

What are you doing with your Saturday?


strawberry crab

06 January 2010   //     Comments Off   //   caught my eye, design, nature

First of all, is this not the most adorable crab you’ve ever seen? It’s real, but doesn’t it look like a Webkinz? Or a gummy crab! I have a personal affinity for crabs, but even for you who don’t I’ll bet you’ll emit a little “aww.” This sweet thing was recently discovered off the coast of Taiwan.

Secondly, it’s amazing to me that we are still discovering new species. I mean, I know about the Rainforest and everything, but still. It’s amazing.