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Urban Lights By Chris Burden at LACMA

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So beautiful and inspiring! I love it!

Urban Lights By Chris Burden at LACMA

Urban Lights By Chris Burden at LACMA

Urban Lights By Chris Burden at LACMA

Urban Lights By Chris Burden at LACMA

Urban Lights By Chris Burden at LACMA

Urban Lights By Chris Burden at LACMA

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July 21, 2008 at 1:10 pm

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The Inspirational Celina Rei in the Los Angeles Times

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How wild is that? Yes, she is definitely above the fold, and great picture too! She looks so cute! I am very proud (and so very jelly). The gist of the article dealt with the issue of women making a name for themselves in a male dominated career. I don’t think I’m a hardcore feminist or anything, but I do love seeing women making career moves in my life. So I guess besides being an awesome tennis player, sports junkie, clothes lover, Hello Kitty fiend, etc etc… my friend Celina Rei is my inspiration too. I could only hope that one day (hopefully soon) someone will think I contributed enough or made enough of a difference… So I too can be an inspirational woman and have an article written about me. 😉

Celina Rei in Sunday\'s LA Times, Jobs Section

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June 24, 2008 at 12:37 am

Starbucks Coffee at Home

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Starbucks Coffee at Home is another beautiful flash site. Amul showed me this one and I forgot to post it… oopsie!

Starbucks Coffee at Home Screenshot

Why do I like it so much?

  1. beautiful design
  2. awesome roll-overs
  3. colors are amazing
  4. cute little interactive feature
  5. happy birdie chirp noises
  6. cute loader
  7. you can get a complimentary sample!

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April 7, 2008 at 11:02 pm

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Help the Honey Bees

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Bee-autiful site I saw from The FWAHäagen-Dazs – Help the Honey Bees. Below is the honey bee I created — so very cute — I love this kinda stuff!

HDHB Bee

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April 7, 2008 at 10:50 pm

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Follow Your Heart

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I feel like I’ve been on a rollercoaster these past few weeks… And I want to get off already. I guess the best advice I have recieved when asked what I should do, was to “follow my heart” and as cheesey as it may sound, it is actually the best thing one could do for herself. I tried to follow the rules… Do everything in preparation for the future… And I still got stuck dealing with what I have to deal with. I was super nice — I felt taken advantage of. I was honest — I hurt a  few people’s feelings. I just want my life to be fair… All I want is to be happy… So, “Follow your heart” was what Amul told me. And my friend Chris told me I know what I want — I just have to go and do it… I already set things in motion… Now I just have to follow through.

Did you know if you google “follow your heart” you get links to some vegetarian restaurants? Maybe Amul (who is a vegetarian) wants me to turn that way too? There was also a link to this quiz titled, Do You Follow Your Head or Your Heart? Apparently, I follow my heart. Here is what it had to say:

You’re romantic, sentimental, and emotional.
You tend to fall in (and out of) love very quickly.
Some may call you fickle, but you can’t help where your emotions take you.
You’ve definitely broken a few hearts, but you’re not a heartbreaker by nature.
Your intentions are always good, even if they change with the wind

I guess that kind of sounds like me… But it is pretty vague. Whatever… Follow your heart. ❤

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April 4, 2008 at 6:39 pm

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My Recipes for Design and Inspiration

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Not too long ago, I read about someone who kept his ideas and concepts on index cards and filed them away in a box. It was his recipes he collected throughout the years and he often reflected back on them. He said his ideas were still relevant. So, here I am, trying to do the same.

My Recipes for Design and Inspiration

I have been reading a lot lately and looking through all my notebooks from my past… I sure did have a lot of things going on in my head… And I still do now… Some of the things are very similar too. I wrote down some important things from a podcast I heard…

My Recipes for Design and Inspiration

And some key points from a magazine article I read..

Index Cards

Now I hope I can put these notes into good use.

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March 31, 2008 at 8:22 pm

My New Fav Podcast

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Media Artists Secrets… I found out about Franklin McMahon through Computer Arts. A couple of his podcasts were on one of the discs that are always included in each issue of the magazine. I found his words to be pretty inspirational and I will try my best to put his words into action. I am hoping this will help me in my soul searching mission… As well as bring some happiness into my life.

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March 30, 2008 at 11:21 pm