Archive for November, 2012

Anthony Burrill says so much with so little

Anthony Burrill is well-known for his Work Hard & Be Nice To People print, but he also does a Message of the Week series that I really enjoy. Each message has the potential to mean different things to different people, which makes it so awesome. What does the message below mean to you?

Anthony Burrill Message of the Week

Live an interesting life.

My god. This is all sorts of awesome. I just read on the news that some Pixar fan decided to take his house into the sky – just like the character Carl Frederickson in the film Up. Jonathan Trappe, a cluster-balloonist, became the first person to fly a house in the air after he tied hundreds of balloons to a cartoon home. His next attempt will be to fly across the Atlantic, a flight five others have died attempting. You can check out his attempt via his indiegogo page.

In his own words, he says that flying is “about living an interesting life – for me as the pilot and those watching.” I love his his dedication to taking the road not taken. Or should I say the sky not taken?

What will you do to live an interesting life?

I like your kitchen glove.

The nerd in me couldn’t resist. What do you think, Like or No Like? Available here.

San Francisco Topography Love

This print of San Francisco topography is a thing of beauty. With precise embossing and of every little hill, crest, peak and valley in my 7 x 7 mile city, it reminds me of what’s possible when people work really hard at making something beautiful. You can pick this limited-edition print up from Mission Bicycle, which also happens to be one of my favorite local businesses here in SF. They are all really rad folks and I couldn’t be happier with my bike from them.

San Francisco Topography print

San Francisco Topography print

Boxes are all the rage

We’ve mentioned our friends at Turntable Kitchen that make awesome monthly subscription boxes full of music, recipes and dry ingredients, but the idea has really caught on. Local SF magazine The Bold Italic is now offering Dinner-Party-In-A-Box. I was a subscriber to Bold Italic’s now discontinued print issues and as a consolation for the two months I’m owed they decided to send me a box. Let me just say they aren’t messing around.

This month’s box comes stocked with recipe cards, a wooden bottle opener, chocolates, fortune cookies, foodie bingo, a coffee towel and probably most entertainingly, An Emergency Hook-Up Preparedness Kit. What’s in that you ask? Besides a condom, breath mint and “call me” card, there’s a pack of fresh wipes “for the muff on the move.” Pretty hilarious.

Bold Italic Dinner-In-A-Box

Bold Italic Dinner-In-A-Box

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