Still trying out the whole web video thing.


Another test video entry from last week at the Brooklyn Caribbean Festival.


another test video


Alcor is a company which cryonically freezes people for a future afterlife and charges $150,000 to  freeze your whole body, but they offer a discounted $80,000 for just the head. My advice: go for the full monty.


Here’s why. Listen to this Radiolab podcast from our friends at WNYC. Mind-blowing stuff. The body is essential in the determination of emotional self. Feelings of fear, love, anger and everything else that makes us human stems from the direct observation its own physiological responses.


I am trying out video blogging and today’s video diary is about working on my Flat Pack jewelry line.


Today is the 140th birthday of Hiram Percy Maxim founder to the ARRL, Amateur Radio Relay League. I’ve been doing research on him for my Makezine post and I am surprised to find that technology today isn’t that different from when he was around. Hacks were called kinks. And people were using the radio instead of the computer. Almost everyone knew Morse code from the war. They would used ham radio to keep in touch and had little phrases to talk on ham radio. Instead of LOL they would say HIHI. Instead of TTYL they would say 73. I was even surprised to learn at Hamvention that the YL’s (ham ladies) used to have their own electronic jewelry booth. Not too different from what I do today. It is interesting that things don’t really change too much.


This is a mixed up collection of funny advertising pictures from my 5 weeks in Portland. Some funny, some tragic, some WTR R U Serious?!!

dont advertise

The lamppost with all the flyers for music shows says “Dont Advertise” but… do they mean, don’t advertise anything other than indy rock. Or does no one care?

corn syrup


Twix rockers

So the question is… is this a twix advertisement? or was it just that cool to paint a Twix logo on the back of your white portable radio in the heyday of 80’s graffiti-cool?

Picture via Mariasa Olson’s flickr set IMG_FAN


Earlier this month, Nikon announced their CoolPix S1000pj camera, which has a built-in projector — the first camera to do this as of yet.

I’m not a gadget whore nor am I advocating buying this product, with its $430 price tag, but it does bring up some amazing social possibilities.

Imagine this: instead of 3 or 4 people huddled around a 3-inch LCD screen, you instead project your images from parties and travel against the walls of the local bar or restaurant. While some people don’t approve of this, I say why not? Cafes have become laptop opium dens, people gab on their cell phones on sidewalks, and I have been asked to move aside while looking at artwork for the sake of a quick photo.


Today is the launch party for my new project, Fairytale Fashion.

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