Monday, November 22, 2010

New Events in Familar Places

Growing up in Durham North Carolina doesn't exactly strike anyone as amazing. When you compare Durham to cities like New York, San Fransisco, or Miami it can appear quite bland, but its home and funnily enough it can be quite interesting, I mean it is a college town, you know something has to go down.

My first day back home from school, when all I want to do is lay in my bed until the end of time my mom had a little surprise, (I guess our parents are similar in that capacity). Downtown Durham was having a Art walk, hosted by the arts council and local shops. I would usually jump at an opportunity like this, but considering I just started vacation from art school where events like this can be made mandatory for class, it was last on my list of to-dos. Boy was I wrong, We walked around and browsed a few booths and galleries, all with local artist handmade goods. Who knew such interesting art pieces could be found ten minutes away from my home. On top of the the weekly farmers market was going on where they sell the best kettle corn on the planet! and no I'm not exaggerating, the best! (conveniently in a bright red mobile truck, yes i thought about driving it home, but I didn't think grand theft auto would look good on my resume)

So thank you Durham arts council for and amazing day that I would have wasted otherwise.

Durham Art Walk Holiday Market from Durham Arts Council on Vimeo.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I haven't been home for one day and my parents made my sister and I go on a hike. First I put up a fight but then i decided it might be nice after sitting on a train for 15 hours. I guess my parents hike this trail a lot because we ran into some people that recognized them. They were like, "Oh you're the one that has the dog that is afraid of other dogs." My parents will talk to anything that moves. The hike turned out to be fun. We went off the trail and hiked all the way to the top of Rockland County! Its very weird to travel up the coast during this time of year because we started in Savannah, which is still green, to the Carolinas which which is in fall and then as you get closer to New York it becomes winter. Fall is my favorite so I am glad I was able to experience it for a few hours as we drive right through to winter. If you're ever in New York during this time of the year a hike is definitely required! It is so beautiful and the air is so fresh.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Coolest Sweetest Typography Book...probably ever.

Don't miss the new typography book that a
friend and I made!

"!" Issue 1: Vol. 1

A playful illustration of the top twenty rules for type setting. Begin to understand the fundamentals of good typography through this image based type book.

Find out more on MagCloud

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Music Sharing Party

I am obsessed with twitter, it started out as nothing but slowly grew into an full all out problem. My amazing blackberry fueled this addiction and now there is no stopping it. Like my relationship with coffee twitter has become a part of my everyday life as I hope I am a part of its'. and while on this marvelous social site i began to notice a trend, blogs I follow always tell me the music they are listening too. This practice is definitely bumping up my song collection with some pretty awesome tunes and so I thought we at Scuttlebutt could do the same... so here it goes. My new musical preference is this amazing band out of the UK called Marina and the Diamonds. It is very poppy and almost Gaga-esque and you definitely have to be in the right mood, but I find that every time is the right time for Marina, her new video debuted recently So check it out....
....Scuttlebutt is currently listening to Oh No! by Marina and the Diamonds

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Inspiration Needed Please

senior year is approaching faster than I admit I would like. It means sleepless nights of sewing and work are very near, its an exciting time and a stressful time. My senior collection is in the works and right now is the fun part, research. I'm in the best city in the world for it, Manhattan. I'm making friends with fabric store connoisseurs, visiting countless museums, and observing the bustling streets, the question remains, what I can incorporate in my senior project? It is a long process, narrowing everything down is insane. Here are a few images to see the direction I'm heading......

its a little all over the place but I can see a general idea forming!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Uniform

My summer in New York kicked off on June 7th, Kaitlyn's started the week before and Sami's internship starts on the 21st . We all have these amazing opportunities to work for some fabulous companies located directly on Fashion Avenue. Through all of our excitement we hit one snag, what do we wear! In a world all about the clothes on your back it becomes desperately important to dress the part. Thankfully my birthday was only a few short days ago and I was able to convince my parents shopping would be the best birthday present. Normally shopping would be full of fun and frivolity, this time however was slightly different, and I had to be smart about it. What is too dressy, what is appropriate but comfortable enough for all day wear and what exactly does business casual mean?? Too many questions and just not enough clothes on sale that fit. So after a slightly successful shopping trip (I mean I did get 3 new pairs of shoes) I have come to a new decision for the summer…diet!

I'm assuming all these looks would be perfect for work...if only..

Friday, June 11, 2010

"Clang, Clang, Clang went the Trolley"

Train rides: the new way to travel

Sure airplanes can get you from point A to point B in lighting speed. You can travel across the country in a matter of hours but now the cons tend to greatly outweigh the benefits of this traveling option. Who needs to deal with the constant hassles? No more than one bag, pay if you need more and the world ends if it’s over fifty lbs (someone please explain to me why having one bag at thirty lbs and one bag at sixty is any worse than having two at fifty lbs.) and don’t even get me started on customs, liquid restrictions, and the recycled air we deal with. Recently two of us traveled a great distant on this classic but undiscovered way to do so, the train. Sure it was a bit of a distance, both on our way to New York one staring in Savannah and the other in Raleigh, we had to endure a lengthy ride but it was no worse than a road trip and distractions help you pass the time. Bring books, movies, or dramine (to knock you out) and you suddenly have a wonderful and much cheaper trip (try getting an $80.00 plane ticket one way!). And the most fabulous perk of traveling by train is the luggage restrictions of lack thereof; we are talking three bags a piece and two carry-ons. Now when you tell someone like me this kind of news I’m instantly elated, a bag for my shoes!