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Hair Over There

May 8, 2012
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Diggin’ on Frank Hallam Day‘s photos of hand-painted signs of hair salons in rural Ethiopia. Day explains that these are part of a larger project exploring the Western influence on African ideals of beauty & self-image. But the images are also just a grand collection of work of amateur artists and sign painters in...
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Digging down deep…

May 3, 2012
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I’ve been saving these images forever, it’s time to release them into the world! Some favorite picks from some deep digs into the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Love this polka dot bracelet & snakes snakes snakes.
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NEW dullDiamond x BIG THINGS bracelets in the BT SHOP!

April 30, 2012
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So you may have seen the photos of my most recent mini-vacay in Palm Springs…but what I was waiting to share was the NEW dullDiamond bracelets that I took with me on the road to photograph in the desert! FINALLY they are ready to go in the BIG THINGS SHOP!!! I’m particularly excited about the fuchsia...
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NightLife Earth Day Party Pixxx

April 27, 2012
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WOW last night’s NightLife Earth Day party at the California Academy of Sciences was such a blast! Thanks to everyone who came out to learn about composting, gardening, edible bugs, bug photography, and to see an ostrich dissected LIVE! I was excited to see Yasmin and Ami’s mobile bike composting unit- the U.S. Compostal Service-...
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Dirt Chronicles Part 9: Healing Dirt

April 25, 2012
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Tomorrow is our dirt/earth party at the Academy of Sciences, so we figured it’s about time for a little update of the Dirt Chronicles. This time we’re exploring the magical powers of dirt around the world! While clay has been used as medicine by indigenous peoples for ages, the first recorded use is traced back...
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Celebrate Earth Day w/BIG THINGS x The California Academy of Sciences!

April 19, 2012
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BIG THINGS is SO excited to be partnering with the California Academy of Sciences for a radical Earth Day celebration! Join us at the Academy next Thursday, April 26th for Dirty, Earthy NightLife, an evening dedicated to the EARTH and getting in touch with nature. Award-winning nature photographer, Ian Shive, will present his stunning portfolio of...
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Yours Truly in Archi A/W 2011 Magazine

April 15, 2012
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Last July, I posted some images from the last archi lookbook and wrote about my experience modeling a few outfits for their fall collection while they were shooting in San Francisco. I finally got around to scanning the A/W 2011 archi magazine/lookbook, which features several stylish ladies living in and around SF, myself included! The...
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Palm Springs

April 13, 2012
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Mid-week vacations are a rare bird. Caitlin drove down from Portland and stopped over for an Oakland hangout when we decided on a whim to rendezvous in LA for some Palm Springs desert action. We called up our old friend Ursula to see if she and beau, Maxwell, could tag along and BLAMMO a...
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World Party Day in San Francisco!

April 11, 2012
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I am officially recovered from World Party Day! The party in SF was a great success despite the rainy Tuesday night. We packed Asterisk Magazine’s headquarters with streamers, alien and earth balloons, got hopped up on cupcakes and pixie sticks and Whirled Party Drinks! We limbo-ed, we danced, we g-chatted and had a ball. Smiles...
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SOS: Save Our State Parks!

April 10, 2012
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On July 1st of this summer, California is slated to close 70 state parks due to severe budget cuts- that’s 25% of America’s largest state park system! I am one of the many Californians disappointed in the decision to close the parks and am determined to stop it! Growing up in the Midwest, I was...
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