Flat Stanley

We didn’t really know about the Flat Stanley Project until a few months ago we received a letter in the mail from Matthew’s cousin Cole asking us to show his laminated paper friend Stanley around New York. It’s very stressful being given this responsibility because of course you have to try to assure that Cole gets the best project returned and therefore turns into the coolest kid in the class. We took Flat Stanley around the city and tried to always remember to bring him along (the worst was ending up somewhere great and thinking "I forgot Flat Stanley!"). We put together a scrapbook, wrote some journal entries, put together a box of goodies and returned Flat Stanley back to Ohio a few weeks ago. Flat Stanley will be missed (we really wanted to steal him tbh) but always remembered in our hearts. Here are the scans from the scrapbook.

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Design and the Elastic Mind

Since "Design and the Elastic Mind" @ the MOMA ends on Monday, I had to get out tonight to see it! The press brief reads "The exhibition will highlight examples of successful translation of disruptive innovation, examples based on ongoing research, as well as reflections on the future responsibilities of design. The objects range from nanodevices to vehicles, from appliances to interfaces, and from pragmatic solutions for everyday use to provocative ideas meant to influence our future choices." Since our work builds from near-future scenarios and the realities of the multitasking world, you can imagine how full of ideas I was after seeing the exhibit (and also feeling totally green eyed). On a side note, the rain was a bit of a bummer, but who doesn’t love MOMA’s free admission Friday nights? If you live in NYC and haven’t seen it yet, see it before it ends. If you don’t live here, you can view the online exhibition and listen to the full audio tour here. Here are some pics from my visit including "Design and the Elastic Mind" and other museum fun. More pictures can be found on the flickr page.

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Omelette in a bag

Omelette in a bag:

Crack 2 eggs in a plastic bag (that can be sealed).

Add cheese/mushrooms/peppers/salt/whatever you want and seal the bag and then roll the bag with hands so eggs are beat.

Put bag in boiling water for 13 minutes.

Ta-da! Omelette in a bag!

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Barking Brown

If you are in my neighborhood (or already live in it), I suggest you check out Barking Brown at 468 Myrtle Avenue (btw Washington/Hall). I walked by when it opened in the winter and enjoyed the cute frog hats in the window but thought it was going to be way overpriced so didn’t go in. But in the need for some new sunglasses, visited today and fell in love (and got new glasses and a robot keychain!). If you like cute things with smiling faces, animals, robots or custom scarves/bags/hats/etc, then you must visit (and its not overpriced at all!).

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