Saturday, January 31, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Humor: Indexed - Really, It’s Okay.

It's official...now go get yourself a murse and quit wearing those cargo pants & carpenter jeans!

Humor- Zombies Ahead!!!

I was just telling Farilla last weekend (as we drove past one of these signs) how I recently read a blog which described exactly how this is done...apparently I wasn't the only one!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Running: 4 More...

Yawn...it's not easy getting up before the sun but I'm glad I did.  I ignored my gym alarm twice this this week already!  I took is slower this AM because I wanted to hit 4 miles before pooping out.  I burn more calories the longer I run so that was another good incentive.  I'm feeling lots of little aches and twinges this AM...they'll all work themselves out in time.  It's all a part of the process...

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Art: Oren Lavie - Her Morning Elegance

[Apartment Therapy]

Her Morning Elegance
Directed by: Oren Lavie, Yuval & Merav Nathan
Photography: Eyal Landesman
Featuring: Shir Shomron

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Life: Just One More...

Life:  Just One More...
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Just one more snap I shot with my iPhone while birthday'ing at the Getty Villa with Farilla yesterday afternoon. If you haven't yet visited the Villa in Malibu I highly recommend booking a reservation with lunch in mind. The food at the Cafe never disappoints. Despite the drizzle we were still able to enjoy covered patio seating (with an ocean view) next to a heater. Righteously delightful!

Life: At The Beach House

Life: At The Beach House
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Checking the surf from here is THAT convenient!

Life: A Birfday Gift From My Girlz!

Life: A Birfday Gift From My Girlz!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

They know me so well! Thanks E & L for such a thoughtful gift. I'm wearing it as I type! Completely Shutterilla geek-tastic! Mad Love!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

LOST: And We're Back!!!

Ahhh, best BirthWeek evah! In LOST fashion here is BirthWeek rundown (thus far) in 7 seconds: shopping, lunching, dinner, stellar sunset, Farilla, Daedelus, The Lofties, GOOD, gelato, Native Foods, GObama (!!!), GObama Cupcakes, GObama Wine, Friends, Red Velvet Cupcake, Tacos, more wine, more friends, LOST! And, as if that's not enough, I sent in my FINAL payment-in-full for a school loan today! Double w00t!

Wow, what a week...it's hard to believe that the best is yet to come! More on that later. Let's get down to biz. Here are the links:

Wiki Recap: Because You Left
Wiki Recap: The Lie

Favorite quote: "You know, maybe if you ate more comfort food you wouldn't have to go around shooting people." -Hurley to Sayid

The show was great but as usual I have to rewatch. Not much to say at this time aside from feeling like I was left with even MORE questions! Enjoy the links and feel free to share any thoughts!

Art: NYC's Poster Boy In Full-Effect!

[Thanks Nor Cal CJ & Farilla!]

Poster Boy is definitely a new fave! I love that his only tool is a razor blade. I hear artists complain frequently about the high cost of art supplies and I find it absolutely brilliant that PB has completely cut (no pun intended) the $$$ factor out of the equation. Brilliant, inventive, creative...bad ass! Bravo!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Life: Another Birthweek Surprise!

Life: Another Birthweek Surprise!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Okay, seriously, who doesn't love a Red Velvet special delivery?! Yum City!

Birthweek day four is off to a solid start...next up, LOST!

Art: Keith Newstead's Kinetic Sculpture


Creeptastic...I would like this for my Birthday!

Music: Jason Mayland- Bye Bye W

I must admit that I LOVE having such creative friends...you never know what they're going to come up with next!

Bye, Bye Dubya!

Life: At Last....

Monday, January 19, 2009

Friday, January 16, 2009

Art: Shepard Fairey On The Colbert Report

"Shepard Fairey: artist, disobedient boy!"

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Humor: Star Wars According To Someone Who's Never Seen It

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.


I think I like "Hans Solo" better anyway!

Music: Bye Indie 103.1, Hello Digital Indie

from Indie 1031.com...

This is an important message for the Indie 103.1 Radio Audience -

Indie 103.1 will cease broadcasting over this frequency effective immediately. Because of changes in the radio industry and the way radio audiences are measured, stations in this market are being forced to play too much Britney, Puffy and alternative music that is neither new nor cutting edge. Due to these challenges, Indie 103.1 was recently faced with only one option --- to play the corporate radio game.

We have decided not to play that game any longer. Rather than changing the sound, spirit, and soul of what has made Indie 103.1 great Indie 103.1 will bid farewell to the terrestrial airwaves and take an alternative course.

This could only be done on the Internet, a place where rules do not apply and where new music thrives; be it grunge, punk, or alternative � simply put, only the best music.

For those of you with a computer at home or at work, log on to www.indie1031.com and listen to the new Indie 103.1 - which is really the old Indie 103.1, not the version of Indie 103.1 we are removing from the broadcast airwaves.

We thank our listeners and advertisers for their support of the greatest radio station ever conceived, and look forward to continuing to deliver the famed Indie 103.1 music and spirit over the Internet to passionate music listeners around the world.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Friends: Daft Punk VS Freeland Aer-OBAMA

"The following is a mixed-media stop motion music video and celebration commemorating the election and inauguration of Barack Obama as the forty-fourth president of these United States. Audibly showcasing Adam Freeland's remix of Daft Punk's "Aerodynamic" and the imaginative stylings of forward thinking toy artists Dalek, Bill McMullen and Kubrick to name just a few. Independently animated and directed by the progressive minds of the directing team GOLD, the piece is a labor of love that invites everyone to join in or create their own celebration this coming Tuesday January the 20th."

"We just finished this, so it's hot off the press just in time for the new Presidency!"-Richard Farmer/Gold

Tech: Ever Wonder How High-Voltage Cables Are Fixed?

"There’s only three things I’ve ever been afraid of...electricity, heights, and women. And I'm married!"

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Life: Not Enough Robots!

Top 10 Countries By Robot Destiny
(Industrial robots per 10,000 manufacturing workers)

(From BoingBoing.net)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Art: Interactive Sharpie Billboard

From thecoolhunter.net...

"The creative minds working for Sharpie, the ultimate in permanent markers, have discovered a way to satiate our desires to deface public domain. Interactive e-cast billboards have been scattered around cities, which allow people to experience the rush of creating their own graffiti. Choose some colors, write a message and Sharpie makes it possible for anyone to leave his permanent mark on the side of the bus stop or the public phone or anywhere else billboard adverting may be experienced." - Andrew J Wiener

Let me know if you peep one around Soul Cal. I'd love to see how people are interacting with these billboards!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Running: Back In The Game!

How this image on the Nike+ site......

...translates to this Nike+ widget....

...I will never understand?!  Mind you I'm running on a treadmill and never significantly increased or decreased my pace.  But whatever, what's most important here is that I made it to the gym this morning.  It's the second time this week!

This is the 3rd year in a row that I've returned to training at the onset of the New Year.  I work hard right up until The Burn (end of August) and then I take a 4 month vacation from the gym.  Don't mistake this for a New Year's resolution.  It probably has more to do with the fact that I'll be celebrating another successful twirl around the sun this month.  So here I am again...back at it!  Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Life: Fellow Bloggers, Follow Me!

I always learn a cool new trick when I visit my Seattle-based Playa Sister J9's blog. Most recently I've discovered that Blogger allows other Bloggers to 'follow' each other. If you're currently ranting & raving on this here site you can click on the "Follow This (Righteous) Blog" link to the right which will cause angels to come down from the heavens and announce to the world that you're a fellow Knowledge Seeker! Seriously. I would not joke about such things.

And (as if that wasn't enough) if you follow these simple instructions you can set up a 'follow' widget on your very own page! Be sure to leave a comment below once you've added this tool so I can make the angels sing too!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Life: Skiing Is Overrated!

My sister is currently sitting in a hospital recovering from a major concussion after a chairlift accident last weekend. After seeing this photo (posted today on Gizmodo) I've decided that skiing is TOTALLY overrated:

"In a bizarre incident that will surely lead to litigation (or an out-of-court settlement), a skier at Colorado's ritzy Vail resort was left dangling upside down and pantsless from a chairlift last Thursday morning. The January 1 mishap apparently occurred after the male skier, 48, and a child boarded a high-speed lift in Vail's Blue Sky Basin. It appears that the chairlift's fold-down seat was somehow not in the lowered position, which caused the man to partially fall through the resulting gap. His right ski got jammed in the ascending chairlift, and that kept him upended since his boot never dislodged from its binding."

Hey, CJ, at least you didn't lose your pants! ;-)

I hope you feel better soon.

Music: Hot Chip - Boy From School

I love me some Hot Chip!

Art: Happy New Year by Electrabel

GDF Suez / Electrabel from coups de pub on Vimeo.

I'm obsessed with stop-motion right now. Mainly because of the amount of time it takes to produce something like this 35 second ad. So impressive! According to Make 300,000 candles were used for this spot. It must have been mighty warm in that room!

Art: Gama-Go Deathbots

Thanks to Farilla my Gama-go Deathbot now answers to the Undertaker!

Gamma-Go Deathbot & Undertaker
Next on the wish list...Gama-go Lederhosen:

This girl can't resist a robot wearing Lederhosen!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Photos: SUNset SUNday

It was an amazingly clear day last Sunday so Farilla drove me out to Mugu Rock where we watched the sun set over the Pacific! So beautiful...

Having just been back east where he had a chance to do some more rock climbing The Monkey couldn't resist scrambling around on the rocks.

Defies gravity...
Defies Gravity

Faux-jumper (enlarged)...
I hope he didn't...

Just around the bend...
Just Around The Bend

Thinking of things to come (enlarged)...
Thinking of things to come...

Living the upright life...
Living The Upright Life

For a few more shots of Farilla from Mugu Rock click here.

Life: My New Year's Resolution???

More Richard Simmons...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Life: Today I Am...

...thirty-six pairs of pants...

36 pairs of pants lighter

...fourteen pairs of shoes...

36 pairs of pants and 14 pairs of shoes lighter
...and three plastic bags lighter. 

Lightening the load feels good.

Mine: Choegal By David Choe


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I skipped Dave's signing at GR2 last month because I don't do cold well. I had a feeling there would be a crazy line and as it turns out I was right. Instead, I planned on being up in SF later that week so I figured I'd just swing by GRSF. Unfortunately when I got there I was told that Dave's Choegal "was just an LA thing". Completely bummed. The Choegal is limited to 1,000 so I was worried that they'd sell out before I could get my hands on one. As soon as I got back to LA I made it a priority to go by the gallery. Success! Actually DOUBLE SUCCESS... when I got her home I found that she had indeed been signed! w00t! Thanks Dave! I couldn't be more stoked!

In case you missed it here's a little vid from the signing...

While I was avoiding standing out in the cold the lovely Ms. Lauren braved both the elements AND the crowd by standing in line for 2 HOURS! Yep, that's what I call dedication. Imagine my surprise then I open up B&L's xmas gift and found this. I seriously gasped when I unwrapped my very own signed copy of GR 57 featuring Dave's Obama cover! Thanks L & B!!! You couldn't have gifted this girl a better present! Slam dunk!

You can read more about Choegal here...or maybe even get your very own!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Life: Oh My Gawd!!!

Life: Oh My Gawd!!!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

I just found my first gray hair! WTF?! Happy Birthday to me...only a couple weeks shy of 33!

Right on que...Farilla and Brent piled into the bathroom with me and began showing me their grays. Thanks Fellas! Little did you know how that act alone likely kept me from passing out! Love!

***UPDATE: I blame Bush!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Music: Lykke Li - Dance, Dance, Dance

I was a dancer all along...

Friends: Totally Unauthorized!

Friends: Totally Unauthorized!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Commander harboring an alien baby!

Art: Cyclecide's Bike Carnival

Maker Profile - Cyclecide from make magazine on Vimeo.

Make: TV is coming to Public Broadcast near YOU! Above is a stellar example of what you can expect to see! 

Cyclecide is an SF based performance art group of bike hacker-extraordinaires.    The bikes they hack are either donated or found at the local dump.  Keep your eyes peeled for the Rocket Bike...my fave, indeed!

I would like for them to participate in my circus!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Burning Man: 2009 Art Theme - Evolution

(From Burningman.com.  Design by Rod Garret and Larry Harvey. Rendering by Andrew Johnstone and Rod Garrett.)

The day after we stepped off the Playa last August BMorg announced that the art theme for Burning Man 2009 is going to be Evolution.  If you're seeking inspiration for the Burn this year I encourage you to check out this stellar article from Wired Science.  As it turns out, next month marks the 200th birthday of the Father of Evolution himself, Charles Darwin.  

I love this photo from Wired's article:

For Burning Man 2009 I envision feathers! Lots and lots of big, beautiful and VERY well secured feathers!

246 days until the Man burns! It's never too early to start creating.