Thursday, January 27, 2011


this is where i want to go this summer...
stay human retreat center

and this is where i want to go in the u.s., especially for their sweat lodge full moon event
hostel in the forest

Friday, January 21, 2011


this was one of the best books ever, and two guys i work with just sent me links to interviews with the author. if you've read it, you'll enjoy these. supposedly, they are making a movie and johnny depp will be the star.

cnn video
you tube 1
you tube 2

Sunday, January 16, 2011

pratt institute

So I'm applying to an architecture program at Pratt Institute, and part of the portfolio is to have pictures of buildings that have inspired you. A lot of these were already links on this blog, but I wanted to share them all in one dose because they have really reinvigorated me.

konbit project in Haiti

Make it Right 9 in New Orleans

rural studio

a recycled house

whole tree architecture from mint design blog

A TED talk about Dan Phillips (the recycled house).

also check out...
Architecture for Humanity

documentary week...

So I had been wanting to see "exit through the gift shop"...the first movie where banksy appears--hooded and voiced over, but still on film. He actually produced it, and it turns out that the movie is really Banksy denouncing this wannabe artist who puts on this huge art show in LA--really makes me want to be in the art circle out there. Anyway, graffiti artists are incredible. Shepard Fairey, famous for doing the Obama graphics, is a huge part of this movie.

And it turns out he is also part of this other movie about an group of artists in the early 90s. Still watching this one, but I'll let you know how it is.

Also, watched this--having no idea how gruesome it would be. Its directed by Gael Garcia Bernal (the guy from the motorcycle diaries). Nothing uplifting about this one--the Sundance reviews made it seem way more inspiring.

books i want...

live now


if you know me, you know i've been in search of a song with my name for years...tada! i tried to find the worst youtube version of the song...don't know how i feel about the lyrics yet.

when she opens her eyes she says she feels better
now she's falling apart and it's all in her mind
___ ___ ___ and soon she opens your letter
when she tries who knows what she will find

when she opens her eyes she says she feels better
she'll push you until she can see you unwind
she will tear you apart just as soon as you let her
when she tries who knows what she will find

she will never know
when she takes the time it makes her feel like letting go

More lyrics:
All about Caribou:

a helvetica of a time...

So I just watched "Helvetica"--the documentary on the is a blog that has lots of different aspects, but one is typography. I found these alphabets on a link of that website--had to include the aerial photograph one.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

going to the chapel...

These are the bridesmaid dresses my sister picked out. i love them!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


On our little trip to Park City this summer...we happened to go through Albuquerque, NM. What was weird is we happened to go into this little restaurant because it looked vegetarian friendly. Turns out it was part of the Ayurvedic Institute, I went to school with the cousin of the waitress, and there was a picture of Sai Baba by our table.


According to Ayurveda, each of us inherits a unique mix of three mind/body principles which creates our specific mental and physical characteristics. These three principles are called doshas.

Dosha quiz

Most of us have one or two doshas which are most lively in our nature, with the remaining one(s) less significant. The three doshas are known as Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.

The three doshas are known as Vata, Pitta, & Kapha

If we are predominantly Vata, we tend to be thin, light and quick in our thoughts and actions. Change is a constant part of our lives. When Vata is balanced, we are creative, enthusiastic and lively. But if Vata becomes excessive, we may develop anxiety, insomnia or irregular digestion.

If the Pitta dosha is most lively in our nature, we tend to be muscular, smart and determined. If balanced, we are warm, intelligent and a good leader. If out of balance, Pitta can make us critical, irritable and aggressive.

If we have mostly Kapha in our nature, we tend to have a heavier frame, think and move more leisurely and are stable. When balanced, it creates calmness, sweetness and loyalty. When excessive, Kapha can cause weight gain, congestion and resistance to healthy change.

Using the principles of Ayurveda, we can identify our mind/body nature and use this understanding to make the most nourishing choices in our lives. It is common for people to have a blend of characteristics and usually one will tend to be dominate.

Saturday, January 1, 2011