Tuesday, June 15, 2010

i like this: handmade journals by derrick velasquez

this past weekend i went to art for cash poor at the crane arts building in philly and i fell in love with these hand bound journals by artist derrick velasquez. most of his books are bound with found fabrics and eco-friendly materials including recycled paper, but the ones that i loved were the silkscreened ones. the top photo is my favorite, and i was soooo close to buying it but i needed to save my money and i already have enough journals and notebooks that haven't even been touched. enjoy!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

my new best friend has arrived!

yeah, maybe i am a technology geek or whatever. but c'mon, every girl should get excited when her wacom bamboo tablet arrives (especially when she is an avid photoshop/illustrator user)! my baby tablet arrived yesterday and i can't stop using it. i call it my baby tablet because its actually a lot smaller then i imagined and from what i saw on wacom's website. size doesn't matter though, its how you use it 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

latest obsession: lush

so for the past few weeks ive been obsessed with the handmade, all natural skin care store lush. i love everything that i bought there so far, i tell everyone i know about it and i have read their catalogue/newsletter a billion times now. ive never been that kind of girl who actually cares for her skin, i mean i dont even like putting lotion on, but when i first walked into lush it made me excited about taking care of myself. every product smells amazing, and i get great results plus you can get a free sample of almost anything in the store. lush's stuff is eco-friendly, most of their products are in solid form, cutting out the need of packaging and plastic (although they do sell liquid shampoo and shower gel in plastic bottles). the first thing i bought myself from there was their solid shampoo "squeaky green" and the solid conditioner "jungle," which both smell so intoxicating i cant stop smelling my hair - a bunch of products later, these two things are still two of my favorite lush products. (below are squeaky green and jungle, top to bottom). jungle smells so good that my dad wants to just put it in his bathroom to make the room smell good. if your not a fan of earthy smells then this is not for you.

all of their products are amazing, but tonight i tried their popular bath bombs, fizzy bath melts that release essential oils and other spectacular things. i tried "big blue" which has sea salt and seaweed and turns the bath blue, like a tropical ocean in my bath. my skin smells incredible, like lavender and lime. i highly recommend lush to everyone and anyone.