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Adios Amigos!

July 2, 2012
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Hombres, today I am headed down to Mexico City for a two week trip of exploration and adventure! Next week I’ll be in Oaxaca and from there I’m going back to Chicago to visit friends & family. The feelings I have right now are impossible to explain….but it is my first trip into the...
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BIG ALOHA!

June 30, 2012
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You guys….I had no idea how much I would fall in love with HAWAII! When my dad invited me to accompany him & my stepmom, Debra, for a week in Honolulu, I really had no expectations. None! Maybe traveling that way makes everything better…but maybe Hawaii just fucking rules! Here are some notes &...
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NYC: The Place to BE?!

May 31, 2012
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I decided to take somewhat of an impromptu pre-Memorial Day long weekend to New York…! The program consisted of lots of running around to: Schiaparelli & Prada, TOMAS SARACENO on the roof of The Met, the in-fucking-credible Dia:Beacon, Stephen at Sri Textiles, the Wythe Hotel, and various holes-in-the-wall, backyards, parks, rooftops (& rooftop farm!), beergardens, streetcorners, bus...
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New Old Works by Hans Krondahl

May 24, 2012
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Swedish textile designer and BIG THINGS AHEAD interviewee Hans Krondahl has been digitizing his personal archives and recently wrote me with some images he dug up of works from 1985-88 created after a trip to the Pacific. I always love his bright, playful textile designs, but this time these bushy, colorful experiments with fibers...
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“Everyone has their own personal Egypt.”

May 14, 2012
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I’ve been going to Reno for Passover with my family for the past four years. This year I took the Chinatown gambler’s special bus from Oakland with a bunch of old Chinese dudes through the mountains. My dad and stepmom came out from Chicago; it was the first Seder my dad and his sisters...
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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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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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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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WPD Glow in the Dark Picnic w/Tifamade

March 27, 2012
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Oh man, do we love banh mi sandwiches. Oh MAN, do we love bicycles. And oohhh MAAANN do we love picnics! This is the kind of creative World Party Day event that we want to see happening all around the world: a glow-in-the-dark  banh mi picnic party! Tiffany is the chef & delivery-lady behind Tifamade,...
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chicago highlights

February 21, 2012
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because of the BBC event, i didnt have as much time or energy to explore as i usually do in chicago. so i mostly hung around my mom’s in lincoln park, walked the dog, went to the dentist, and tied up ends for the party. i did manage to see a good group of friends...
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