A Thousand Beautiful Things


Beauty is all around us, yet it’s often very easy to overlook it when troubles loom on a global scale, when the bank balance is frightening, when the car needs gas, when the boss is yelling. But it’s the beautiful things which make us stop and catch our breath, which make us happy to be alive. Even in a time which is frequently so very ugly, beauty can still astound us with it’s heartstopping splendor, and beauty — be it everlasting or fleeting — deserves our acknowledgement. Beautiful things deserve to be noted and held onto.

And how better in the world to capture beauty than in a photograph?

Watch me Turn 30


I am turning 30 in about 2 weeks but I am not taking a picture of myself everyday until my birthday like this girl is doing.

For my 29th birthday I received a digital camera (two, actually, but that’s another story). “Perfect!” I thought. What a great way to force creativity upon myself and scrutinize my almost-30 life. The angst! The biological ticking! The fun! Thus, my blog was born.

Boycott Gillette


I have no idea if this is true or not.

Gillette has been caught hiding tiny RFID surveillance chips in the packaging of its shaving products. These tiny, high tech spy tags are being used to trigger photo taking of unsuspecting customers!

The tracking system uses sensors hidden under Gillette shelves to detect when products are picked up.

Whenever a shopper picks up a packet of razor blades from a spy shelf, SNAP! A hidden camera secretly takes a closeup photo of the shopper’s face. (And a second photo is snapped at the cash register to make sure the product is paid for!)



What is an Art*o*mat?
Since 1997, Art*o*mat machines are retired cigarette vending machines that have been converted to vend art. Currently, there are 64 active machines in museums and various locations throughout the country.

What do you get from an Art*o*mat?
The experience of pulling the knob alone is quite a thrill, but you also walk away with an original work of art. Ker-plunk! What an easy way to become an art collector.