Monthly Archives: March 2009

The Bubble Project

The manifesto on the site states that so much space is being overrun with ads and the bubbles are a way for the public to fight this media attack without censorship. New York and San Francisco are listed as participating cities in the US. Philly isn’t too overrun with ads, but we should get a head start don’t you think?
You can download your bubbles from their website, but then again you can always grab a sharpie and make your own while waiting for the subway.


Time Waster

Need to waste some time at work this week? Create your own album art using these four simple steps.

Step 1: Click here.
The name of the random Wikipedia article is the name of your band.

Step 2: Click here.
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your album.

Step 3: Go to Flickr and click on ‘Explore the last seven days’ link
Use the third picture, no matter what it is, for your album cover art.

Step 4: Use Photoshop and get crazy.

Carefree With Flowers In Her Hair

I cannot help but love Etsy. I have never actually bought anything off of the site, but I am regularly checking the ‘Shop Local’ section for colorful Philadelphia finds. These headpieces struck my fancy a few weeks ago and I am just now getting around to writing about them. (I so badly want the Rosette Fascinator in ‘The Pacific’ shade).
They are made by Sue Eggen, better known as Etsy seller Giant Dwarf. Her pieces are whimsical and one-of-a-kind. Each piece is handmade from eco-friendly recycled clothing and vintage fabrics. But don’t take it from me, check her out yourself.

The Center Of The Stage Is Where I Am

Name: Hillary Rea 
Age: 26
Job: Arden Professional Apprentice (Arden Theatre Company)
Pelly bag, Dimone Rainforest

Tell us about yourself.
I am a singer, Mummer, writer, tap dancer, and pop culture enthusiast who grew up in Philadelphia. I moved to New York City for college, lived in Williamsburg and Greenpoint and worked in Times Square for a couple of years. Last year I taught English in Japan before returning to my hometown to continue my career in theatre!

What do you use your TRKFLD bag for? 
I use my Pelly bag every day that I have to go to work at Arden Theatre Company in Old City, usually six days a week! Not only do I love the structure and style of the bag, but it is named after one of my close friends Jeff Pelly. This was one of the reasons I chose this particular bag!
On a typical day this bag holds everything I need to survive my apprenticeship: my Arden nametag, work gloves, tools, a pencil case, a script, my schedule, power bars, my ipod, my humongous keychain and sometimes a change of clothes!
(To read more about Hillary’s crazy days at the Arden Theater click here).

Tell us about your commute:
I ride my bike to work every day from Rittenhouse to Old City and the Pelly is a great shoulder bag for biking! The Pelly never slides around while riding — even on super bumpy Pine Street which is what I have to take all the way down to the theater! Continue reading

Internet Funnies

I like web comics. I even considered making my own once but then remembered I cannot draw to save my life. I read Natalie Dee and her affiliates on a daily basis, and sometimes I check in on Terrible Comics By A Terrible Person. But let me introduce you to Lucy Knisley, my new comic crush. She’s funny, she writes songs, and her website is pure delight.
What web comics do you read? Maybe I’ll add them to my Google Reader, maybe.

Colorful Language

Some coffee mugs tell the world you are the ‘World’s Best Dad!” but these Pantone color mugs from Design Warehouse say that you love color. Weather you choose Orange 021 (pictured above) or Dark Blue 286 your mug says to the world ‘I like solid mugs in solid colors’.

Vampires In The Daylight!

Karen Walker Eyewear is already much loved. Worn by everyone from Beth Ditto to Jenny Lewis to Zoe Kravitz just to name a few. If the shades weren’t already fantastic, check out those models with fangs…it’s enough to send Twilight fans into a sunglasses frenzy.

You can find Karen Walker Eyewear right here in Philadelphia at Reward Boutique.