Entries from September 2008

Art and Typography

September 30, 2008

Maybe the cover or an excerpt from Emil Ruder’s “Typographie” would make a cool oversized piece of wall art…
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Yeah?

Master Bedroom

September 26, 2008

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The master bedroom is pretty much complete. I wanted to map out the inspiration and color palette paired with the final image.*

Inspiration:
• I knew I wanted the room to match the cats. Grey and white with gold (eyes) accents. Originally I wanted to go more yellow rather than gold but over the course of designing the room things just wound up gold.
• Painting the walls grey was hands-down the best color choice we made in the entire house. It’s a warm grey that keeps the room from feeling to dull or institutional. The gold accents give the entire room a nice metallic palette.

The piece we already had:
• Bedroom Furniture
• Gold faux fur throw
• White throw
• Sheets
• Gold birds

Pieces purchased:
• Rugs (Target) – this is an older photo – so the rugs aren’t pictured here.
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(I just thought this photo wasn’t quite as good)
• Gold comforter and shams (Target)
• Curtains and rods (Target; Bed Bath & Beyond)

I’m going to go through and map out the rest of the rooms that are complete or almost complete. For those that aren’t quite finished I think it will help give me a sense of what I need to do to polish them off.

*This is all after Liz showed me a color dissection of her duplex she created for her mom as a guide to help her with buying her things for her place.

Roomba

September 26, 2008

When Jeremy moved in with me I was NOT a cat person and he had two cats. So he made some concessions to make the adjustment a little easier and we agreed on the following terms:
1. The cats would be given SoftPaws. (A wonderful alternative to declawing that makes the cats looks like they have a fresh coat of polish on their nails.)
2. Jeremy would clean out the cat box 3 times a day. It’s 2 now but it seems to suffice. I also insisted on unscented litter.
3. For himself, Jeremy bought a Roomba. This is to help clean up the litter that the kittens track out of the cat box. It also cleans up their hair (and mine) that seems to collect in corners and on the rugs.

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This is a robot vacuum. We have the white and grey one. It matches the cats! So really, Roomba is fantastic. It won’t completely replace your upright vacuum (oh, hello, Dyson) but it helps with every day cleaning. Roomba had a hard time adjusting to moving into the new house and refused to work. Jeremy ordered a new battery just to have it short out. Well, we finally got another battery in the mail and Roomba’s “power” light is shining brightly.

Well. Today a Scooba came up on Woot.com.
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This is the robot mop. Our kitchen floor can’t seem to stay clean and this is just what we need. I think it would make a nice addition to our little family.

Good Design

September 25, 2008

Target has the best corporate design ever.
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I love everything about this layout. Especially the hot dog in the corner.

What A Day.

September 24, 2008

I was confronted with a flat tire

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