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Lucky Dice

September 13, 2013
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Nothing better than getting back to the blog with some good old fashioned DICE STACKING! I am back stateside and rolling the dice with some big decisions coming up soon. I’ll be in the Bay Area for the last two weeks of September with a few surprises– stay tuned! In the meantime, practice your...
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Ellsworth’s Plant Drawings

January 31, 2013
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There are so many wonderful libraries here in Oaxaca and I like to spend afternoons at the Instituto de Arte Grafico de Oaxaca (IAGO) with all the books that you’d usually never be allowed to get your grubby paws on: expensive monographs, rare editions, oversized giants, handmade books submitted by artists themselves. It’s an incredible...
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Freaky Fruits & Veg!

October 11, 2012
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YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO FREAK OUT WHEN YOU SEE THESE FRUITS & VEGETABLES SOMEONE PUT THROUGH AN MRI MACHINE!!! WTF!?!?!?! I love it all so so much! Thanks io9! See more at Inside Insides. TOMATO! PUMPKIN! GRAPES! SUNFLOWER! BROCCOLI! BANANA! CORNY! CUKE!
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Real Life Weekend Adventures

October 4, 2012
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I’ve been avoiding the internet lately in exchange for real life encounters. It’s AWESOME, you should try it! Here’s a list of exciting real life adventures happening this weekend … hope to see you all out and about! THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2012 Design Night at Autodesk! This month’s theme is From Idealism to Realism:...
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Buggin’

September 17, 2012
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How many times have you seen this poster at the video store?! I’ve seen it a million freaking times and I always dismissed it as some kind of weird 90s scifi comedy. But I stumbled on it again on Netflix the other night and was surprised to discover that it’s actually a fantastic documentary...
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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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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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thanks F21, but no thanks

January 6, 2012
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a few weeks ago the PR people at forever 21 contacted me to invite me to the opening of their new downtown SF location. they were offering bloggers a discount incentive plus exposure for our blogs if we would come to the opening and choose a few favorite pieces to feature on the f21...
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