Thursday, September 17

Mixtape Business Cards

How cool are these??


One of my favorite toys: the Roku

Not sure how many people subscribe to Netflix, but with Blockbuster going under it must be a considerable amount.  Over a year ago I started getting hooked on the Instant Watch feature on Netflix and used to pull up a comfy chair to the desk and enjoy some old movies I never got to watch, documentaries, and TV shows!!  It wasn't until I got tired of sitting at the desk all day while working, and then when I was trying to relax and watch a movie.  Can't exactly snuggle up at your desk!!  So I checked out the options available for Netflix users and found I could go with the TiVo at $299 or I could get a Roku player for $99!!  
So this little thing either hooks up wirelessly or you can have it wired, just connect to your TV, and set up takes all of five minutes!!  You go to your account in Netflix from your computer and it will give you a code that you use when the Roku prompts you from your TV.  Simple as that!!  You simply add your movies to your Watch Instantly Queue and youre good to go!  You can add as many as you like!  You can also purchase new movies from via the Roku, just set up your Amazon account to draw from your Credit Card or Debit Card then you select all the movies from your TV.  I actually prefer just paying the $8.99 for the '1 at a time' DVD rental with unlimited Watch Instantly access...wish I didnt like Cable so much, if they had more options I would give it up in a heartbeat!!

It's a K thing: Michael Kors

Oh how do I love thee, let me count the ways!!  First off I love the timeless classy pieces from all collections of Michael Kors, from the shoes and the clothes, to the bags and the bedding, J'adore Kors!!!  I was a little sad when I saw his place in Manhattan, it is so simple and stylish though, that I can't say anything bad about it.  I just absolutely love his animal prints so I would have loved to see more of them here.  And as much as I DETEST white walls it seems to work here...damn it!!

Absolutely love the Barcelona chair and ottomans and of course the white roses!  But Im really disappointed with the kitchen!  It is way too boring, way too small, hate the modern touch, I love more classic traditional styled kitchens and I believe they (kitchens) are the heart of the I love to cook!!!  Apparently these guys eat out a pun intended!!


Fashion Week Leaves me Drooling!!

Wow, with all the new releases of compact laptops and the evolving netbooks I'm over here dying, drooling, analyzing my finances, etc, etc!! As if the Fall Preview from Michael Kors wasn't enough!!  Here we have Vivienne Tam and an HP collaboration and it looks a bit dated but absolutely FABulous to me!!  The designers intentions were simply to use this as a clutch!  Now if I had somewhere to put my keys Id be all set!!  But I think I have that covered, have you seen all the new dresses with pockets like B was wearing at the VMA's...I DIE!

Wednesday, September 16

It's all in the verbage (or the hype)

So ever since the School District started going green,thus adding a new position, Resource Conservation Coordinator Ive been learning SO much about our environment! Along with his position he writes a daily blog for the district on new things that will help the environment and save money and in turn other resources. I got into writing my blog after being inspired by him and another blog site I visit frequently (
It wasnt until a month ago that I started my hate side of this love/hate relationship I have with I absolutely adore all the accessories, all the colors, the women friendly items and technology...however, they are bias towards the mac! Which I semi detest! Im a true geek and I understand the many benefits of running both a mac and pc...obviously favoring the pc. So when I came across this solar "charger" for the iPod and iPod touch for $70 I almost crapped myself.
First off, $70 to "charge" your iPod??? It wasn't until I got to the website that Im reading all the "fine print" that was big as day and NO WHERE do they say it "charges", they use the term "powerup". When comparing it to an actual phone charger its pretty insane, the "powerup" outputs 5.5V at 100 mAh in full sun, a regular phone charger outputs 500 mAh! So you have to be in constant sun for it to have 1/5 of the effect of a charger just to keep it "powered up" when technically it just barely keeps it from dying!! Heaven forbid you drop it and break the solar panel!! Plus they cant even say it works for the iPhone because the bitches at Mac have trademarked the they cant even sell it to their target audience!! What a rip off!!
I cant wait to design something like this and take all the hyped up customers from Mac and sell them even more ridiculously priced electronics that are just prettier and more dated in technology than everything else. What a life!!!

Sunday, September 13

We're Live!

Just put up the new website last night after weeks and weeks of changing my mind and changing layouts!  Ive been watching so many video tutorials from on everything from Photoshop to Dreamweaver and Flash then learning about Mobile Applications...phew!  So this is a base for my new skills, check what I loosely call my "finished" website.

Thursday, September 10


Though I have a love hate relationship with Apple, I did start on a Mac and I do love my iPod and iTunes, however I detest the iPhone.  But only because I'm jealous that someone can make so much money off people simply with marketing, colors, and convenience...even though the technology has been done with other phone models at least 3 years before them.  More so I'm irritated with the people who buy them and then rave about everything it can do that Ive been doing years ago!  Way to catch up and brag about it like its a new feature.

When I saw the new release for the Nano however, I'm kinda impressed.  Im not one who needs a phone that can do a bunch of bs, I need a phone for business, and occasionally my iPod for the car or a workout...but with the Nano having a video camera AND FM tuner, thats awesome!!  Though I have been boycotting 106 lately because I hear the same shit every day and we're from the Bay yet they don't play a fraction of it!  I'm not diggin the small capacities though, come on Apple 8gb or 16gb for music AND videos?  Not fair!  Love the colors though!


Well this past weekend I worked 16hrs straight both Saturday and Sunday trying to get my new website together and up by Monday!!  WELL!  Having a bit of a distraction Monday as soon as I got home I was totally clueless, lost, confused, off track, etc.  So basically it's still not up!!  I stressed myself scared and all my kreativness went down the drain!!  Then went Tuesday, and when Wednesday came ATT decided to fuck with me and shut off my phone and internet, just around the same time I got three new flyer projects!!  Can we say FML!?!
So now that Im stressed that I have work and pissed that I have no DSL my website is on the back burner!  Doesn't make me very happy at all!!

Thursday, September 3

If this isn't inspiration then I don't know what is!

A man may fall many times, but he won't be a failure until he says that someone pushed him.  ~Elmer G. Letterman

"Congratulations! Your image is approved"

Finally used the Card Image Lab over at Capital One and I'll be getting my new card in 7-10 days!!  For some reason I couldn't decide what to put on it or I would have done it a long time ago!!  I was so damn excited when they came out with that commercial, the one where the evil dude wants kittens on his card, ha!!  I however, went with a zebra print!!

When I went to design it they had pre-loaded (gay ass) images or you could upload your own of course.  But when I went to select the design guidelines it was just a bunch of rules and things you couldn't include!!  Not anything logical like what size and file type...which I eventually found, but was disappointed they wouldn't let you put any URL's on there!  Which now I'm not trippin about because its not like I show hella people my credit card, but people have commented on the ones I do have so you never now where business opportunities lie!

Plus the best thing about it is that you get to change it every 30 days!  So for you silly people who like to put pics of you and your man on don't have to worry about commitment, 30 days is pretty doable!

Wednesday, September 2

Pantone Rocks

Wow, so Ive been waiting over 6 months to buy this Monitor Callibrator and finally got the balls to do so for my birthday a couple of weeks ago!  It's not that I couldn't afford it, or that I had no use for it before, it was simply the price; $130 retail!!  Every week I would go to Fry's hoping they would have it on sale, but the lowest it got was $120!  Still it's very useful for me as I work on multiple monitors in different environments, so not only do I want them to all be similar, but I need to make sure everything I design comes out as intended in print.

The lesser models didnt have multiple users, and anything that was better was almost $100 more!!  This one is just right for me!!  I'm not super advanced but am definitely on a professional level...and though Im most interested in web and mobile based design Im best at photo manipulation and in turn album covers!! Plus for a BuyNow price of $80 on eBay I think that's a steal!!  If I had the patience of an auction I could have got it down to $60 but I'm totally satisfied!!  I just wish the set up process was a bit longer than 5 minutes!!  At least it will remind me of all the fun I can have re-calibrating it every 15 days!  Woo-hoo!!

Designer USB Flash Drives - I Die!

Thanks to Mimobot I now long for a designer USB Flash Drive with accessories.  Like I need more electronics!! 

For $24.95 you can get one of these flashy drives that store 4GB!  Pretty good considering a very much less cool Flash Drive with the same amount of storage will run you at least $15-20!  And you can't put skins or clothes on those bitches!  Im loving that these come with preloaded ish too, like sounds only that particular bot would make when you plug and unplug them from your computer, a custom desktop app, etc.  Plus they have a contest for designers from their site that allows you to download the template and upload your own design!!  I love when people try to make money off your hard work!!  Im gonna try to do the same when I grow up!!  LOL

So the one I really like is the Rasta Domo but I'm not diggin his guitar!  What about some herb?  Maybe I should redesign it!

The Ultimate Green Machine

Having had my BMW for four years now I have to say I love it more now than I did the day I drove it off the lot!!  With every ding and scrape only adds character, this car has been with me through thick and thin and even though I long for a 5 Series, they are just too big and too delicate for me right now at this point in my life.  I love that I can smash around town quickly and in style without being too careful of anything (i.e. rims)!  But when I saw this concept yesterday (minus the crazy colors) I got semi excited!  This is of course, the future.
This is the Vision Efficientdynamics Concept from BMW, and at 155mpg (31hrs of battery time alone) shit rocks hard!!  Im NOT a fan of the blue, the color scheme is a little overboard but I understand where they're coming from, and where they're going!!  Absolutely love the grill but the headlights look too cut off for me, but now that I think of it they remind me of the New Corvette/Camaro style and THAT turns me on!!  

Used to be an all Chevy girl but now Im a BMW woman!!  I mean, 0 to 62 in 4.8 seconds!?!?!  SOLD!  Green is the new black!!