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!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

iheart... Riverview


A few weeks ago I found out that this Riverview logo would be published in a logo book. The book consists of the top 'heart'-ed logos that were entered into the logo design competition:

You can preorder iheartlogos season one here.
or upload your logo for season two here.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

REBRAND: Kelley Jordan Photography

KJP_blogKJP on the wall

KelleyJordan Photography is new to Indianapolis but Kelley herself is a very familiar face. Kelley, Meg and I studied art + design at the same University. As long as I've known Kelley she has done awesome work in photography. One of my favorite projects she's done is The Polaroid Project. I was lucky enough to participate back in 2007 and I was excited to have found the post still online! (click here to check it out).

Kelley specializes in wedding and portrait photography. She recently has been using her talent to document art objects & portfolio pieces. So whether you need some images for your Etsy page or your online portfolio, Kelley is exactly who you need.

See some of Kelley's recent work here.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Highline, NYC

Finally, I own a Paula Scher Map! (okay, a poster.)

The High line is located in NYC and was built in the 1930's as a means to elevate freight traffic and create safer streets in Manhattan. It was used for approximately 50 years and became a historical structure which was under threat of demolition in the late 90's. A group of individuals gathered with aim to preserve the High Line by transforming it into a park.

Paula Scher was the designer of the High Line logo in addition to several others graphics for the park. I've always been attracted to her design work so owning the poster was a must.

For additional information and photos of the Highline, click here.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Inspiration Found.

Today I visited the Boat Show at the Indiana State Fairground with Megan and my in-laws because my father-in-law is looking at replacing their current speedboat with a larger one. He informed me that the worst place to buy a boat is at a boat show, so we spent the day critically observing potential boats. There were some incredible boats–some completely tricked out while others were very simple. I've never had the urge to save up to buy a boat...(since my in-laws have a fantastic boat and every water-sport toy you could have)...but today, that changed.

Off along the side were some antique boats. The most beautifully crafted boats I've ever seen. They were simple boats. They were 2 passenger, wooden boats with a classic interior. Such an aesthetically pleasing boat. My in-laws plan to move south and build a lake house, so if they'll build a second dock, I may infact contribute a beautiful Chris-Craft Cobra. Time to start saving...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"MEET" Interview

This week I was interviewed by freelance designer Allison Lehman for her "MEET" series. Be sure to stop over and check it out! (click image to read the interview)

Thursday, February 18, 2010

2010 Beach House!

Today I got a text from my grandma : "SHAMROCK IT IS!"

The countdown begins...4 months!

For more images and other rental properties in Emerald Isle, NC, click here.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Today's Date.

Meg and I have been married for 5 months.

Or 154 days.
Or 3696 hours.
Or 221,760 minutes.
Or 13,305,600 seconds.

Lovely flowers for a lovely lady.