Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Brother-in-law: Tyler

Photos taken during Tyler's test

Tyler is the face of the Masters Club on Victory Academy's website.

I have been blessed with an awesome second family: my in-laws. This post is specifically dedicated to my brother-in-law, Tyler. Last week he passed his 3rd degree black belt—by crushing 4 blocks with his palm which required 360 lbs. of pressure...yes, three hundred and sixty pounds. Absolutely incredible. Both Meg and I are so proud of him—not to mention I'm officially scared of him :)

Tyler plans on testing for the 4th degree black belt which takes four full years of traning. He has no plan to stop there either.

Way to go, bud—you rock!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Snapshots // Pup's first snow



Oliver again

It hasn't snowed much but both Violet and Oliver love watching it fall.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Then and Now: Christmas in the 20's

Megan and I spent our Thanksgiving in Ohio with my side of the family. While we were visiting, my Grandma's husband Darl shared with us some rare family photos of christmas in the mid 1920's. It was pretty cool to look through a family album of family vacations, holidays and home-building prior to the great depression. Other photos included trips to Washington, DC, Niagara Falls, Florida (which took 24 tires to make the roundtrip), and their cottage on Lake Erie.

The photography: (click to enlarge)
1. His parent's car (the car they took to Florida)
2. The house his father built for the weathliest family in Mansfield, Ohio. (The house is still standing and remains in the family)
3. Darl's parents Christmas tree.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Project: Office Space

Unfortunately I don't have a "before" photo but imagine your stereotypical, bland spare bedroom/storage space—clutter everywhere! Both Meg and I were frustrated that we were paying for a 2 bedroom apartment but didn't really use the second room except for when family visited. Now it serves as both our guest room and our "office" area. Not a bad transformation for under $75.00! (click images to view larger)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Snapshot: AIGA Indy Blueprint

AIGA Indy Blueprint // 11.6.2010 // Indianapolis Art Center

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Documentary Recommendations

Megan and I have been taking advantage of the documentaries on Netflix. So far, here are a few of our art+design recommendations. Other art+design documentaries on our queue: Beautiful Losers, PBS+Frank Lloyd Wright, NG:Photographers, Empires: The Medici, Visual Acoustics, Herb & Dorothy, 13 Most Beautiful, and the list goes on. Be sure to let me know if you have any recommendations that aren't on our list!