Thursday, November 29, 2007

Snorg Tees

Ok, so this add came up on Myspace, but I think a lot of these T-shirts are really clever and funny. Check it out at
Steve, this one's for you:

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


So I was tagged by Now you will all know for real, how uninteresting I am:
1. I got stitches in my eye-lid when I was 2. I don't remember any of it, apparently I slid under the coffee table and cut myself pretty bad.

2. Speaking of groundhogs, I'm from Western PA and have never been to Punxetauny for Ground Hog Day. It's maybe an hour from where I grew up. It makes me feel like a bad Western Pennsyvanian. It's not that I don't want to go, I've just never been.

3. I was in Science Olympiad in High School and my senior year my partener and I won 2nd place in the state for the bird event. We lost first place by two points. I had a gut feeling that it was a Carolina Chickadee,'cause that's that kind of thing our coach would do, but we over thought it, went with Northern(?) Chickadee and lost first by 2 points. Seriously, I've forgotten more about science than most people learn in a life time.

4. I think anyone who chooses to live in Pittsburgh is lame.

5. I have a lot of wierd food issues.

Oh, and here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 5 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Free Rice

So I went home for the holiday, and Gavin's mom Kim (who has been reading all our blogs) told me about this great website: It's a vocabulary game where you have to choose theword that means the same as the word they give you. For every correct answer 10 grains of rice a donated through the UN to help fight world hunger. This morning I got up to level 44 and donated 800 grains of rice. I also learned that "donnybrook" the name of the apartment complex I live in means "brawl".
Since the school distrct where Kim works is aparently against games and for world hunger, and agaist children building their vocabulary, they've blocked the game on the school computers. I don't know TU's stance on world hunger, but I feel that it's safe to assume that our class is against it. So play Free Rice, learn a new word, and help eliminate world hunger.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Things I Love

Things I've fallen in love with this semester:
1. My digital camera
2. Wheat bagels from Dunken' Doughnuts
3. NPR (particularly A Prarie Home Companion and This America Life)
4. Selvedge Magazine
5. Printmaking

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Philly Trip

See more photos from Philly at my Flickr Site.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Cool Stuff

Found these on Design*Sponge, and they made me think of my rocks for enameling.

Also check out Poppytalk,which has its featured artists up for November, including our own Megan Auman and Liz Matthews. Laura Crow Miller is also featured. I've been reading her blog, whcih she is making a real effort to update everyday, because her husband is in Iraq. Her page is full of really lovely, soothing photographs. There's a link to her site under "Other Cool Links".

Monday, November 5, 2007

Materialise MGX (bib.)

By far the best site I found dealing with Materialise MGX, other than the official website was, which provided background info and interviews with some (but not all ) of the Materialise designers. It provided more insite into the designer's ideas and concepts as opposed to thier bios. Like Erin, I also found stuff at This site is good in that it shows that these items are actually for sale. Dan Yeffet's finger print lamp is 1948 pounds or about 4052.25 US dollars. Bathsheba Grossman's starfish pendant lamps are $644.86 for the small and about $1774.42 for the large.
other sites I found: . ./17/materialise-in-milan

I also read the "Private First Class" article in the ID archives. It was pretty basic, but clarified a few things about the Private exhibition. It would have been a good place to start. I should have gone there first.

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Bathshba Grossman (designer for Materialise MGX) was in the Virtual/Tangible Show mentioned by Rod McCormick. Check it out at


If you feel like drooling over some great colors and patterns, check out They carry fabrics, yarn and other notions, some of which are sustainable (ie: bamboo yarns).