The Budos Band is on tour!

The Budos Band is on tour!

Mar 13 2009 8:00P
TLA (Theatre of Living Arts) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 14 2009 9:30P
Union Pool Brooklyn, New York
Mar 20 2009 9:30P
Maxwells Hoboken, New Jersey
Apr 9 2009 8:00P
Neumo’s Seattle, Washington
Apr 10 2009 6:30P
Mississippi Studios Portland, Oregon
Apr 11 2009 10:00P
Richards on Richards Vancouer, British Columbia
Apr 12 2009 9:00P
The Garibaldi Lift Company Whistler, British Columbia
Apr 13 2009 8:00P
The Nightlight Bellingham, Washington
Apr 14 2009 9:00P
Moe’s Alley Santa Cruz, California
Apr 15 2009 9:00P
The Independant San Francisco, California
Apr 16 2009 8:00P
The Echo Los Angeles, California
Apr 24 2009 7:30P
Heineken Transatlantic Festival Miami Beach, Florida
May 2 2009 11:00P
Terrace Club Princeton, New Jersey


Canbot & Canrex

These tiny bots are made from soda cans! Look how cute they are.
You can get one on etsy or visit their website to see more.


first broccoli

Look what I found hiding in the garden today! Our first broccoli of the season. As a mid-western transplant, I LOVE being able to have some sort of vegetables growing in the garden year round. It never cease to amaze me. Growing broccoli is one of my favorites. It's fun to watch and taste so yummy. So far I've only been able to find heirloom varieties in the garden. And they taste SO MUCH better. Maybe someday soon they'll start showing up at the farmer's markets like heirloom tomatoes. A few of my chef friends have told me some of the fancy restaurants in San Francisco have started reviving heirloom varieties of broccoli, so keep your eyes open when you read those menus and ask at your local farmer's market. This year we planted "Diplomat" and I can't wait to taste it. One of my favorites is "Di Cicco" - it grows well in Northern California, disease & mildew resistant (something of a concern in our damp climate), plus it sends out many side shoots and taste divine.


animation made out of DICE

Fujiya & Miyagi Ankle Injuries
Totally geeking out on this animation made out of DICE! Check it out.


Say it ain't so

CRAFT: Volume 10 is their LAST issue in print. Say it ain't so. Sigh. Yes, I know it's rough time for magazines, but I had deep hopes that CRAFT could hold on. As a reader of both the printed & the on-line versions, the experiences are not the same and there is room for both. That said, I do understand the decision. With mixed emotions, I look forward to seeing their new 'n improved digital format. For now all the issues can be accessed here. I do wish them the best in their new venture, but this printed little 'zine will surely be missed. It seems like only yesterday...


hugga wugga


not to be worn as a sweater

"Small sweater looking scarf. Winding around the neck it maybe used as a muffler. Not to be worn as a sweater." Can't even express how much I am loving these knit pieces by Tou! Doesn't it make you smile? Please visit the website to see more of these "not to be worn as a sweater" designs. You can purchase one (or two or...) here.


DIY: Rob Ryan skirt from Clothkits

For a quick DIY girly fix, try one of these Rob Ryan skirt sewing kits from Clothkits. Available in lots of color combos, but I am particular to the black on pewter.


bricks that hold beer

1963 - Heineken beer bottle design

Alfred Heineken and architect John Habraken designed these wonderful “bricks that hold beer” in 1963. An eco-design well ahead of its time: A beer bottle designed in the shape of an interlocking brick to reduce waste and provide building materials. Brilliant. It is too bad this concept didn't take off. Perhaps we're ready today and with any hope more companies will revisit this reusable packaging concept.

Aren't they beautiful?

(you can learn more here.)