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Saturday, April 1, 2017

ADU's and Backyard Living.






This is our idea for ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit)This 24' x 24' footprint offers a surprisingly user friendly living space atop of a two car garage. We love the idea of living small and hope others share our passion. Free complete set of plans for this unit is available below.


You're welcome!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Trophy Heads for Vegans

So, during my down time while on paternity leave I decided to fill a void in the typical vegans life. Oh the inner confliction you have of wanting a trophy head, but not wanting to waste a life on such decoration.







So yes these are clearly influenced by Picasso's Bull Head (1942), but incorporating relevant details such as actual livestock snout ring and other bicycle components to complete the piece. Even the mounting wire is re-purposed from brake and gear cables. 

The "heads" are made from vintage sprung bicycle seats which are difficult to source, but are completely necessary, as they allow for the inclusion of actual life stock snout rings. The proportions of these old seats fit well with the trophy head representation.

Where can one buy such thing? I'm glad you asked; they are available from the etsy store: figmentORpigment. https://www.etsy.com/shop/figmentORpigment?ref=hdr_shop_menu



Monday, March 2, 2015

Seeds and berries the new form of measurement for me




Well, it's currently a poppy seed, when does it become a blueberry? This and similar conversations involving varying different seeds and berry fruit as a scale of measurement have become our way of gauging growth of the zygote or embryo as it probably is right about now. The seeds and berries method just feels much more personal and less clinically chilly. I much prefer to imagine a plump smiling boysenberry lazily snoozing away while its cells continually divide than the unsettling images of huge headed alien with a tail.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Fictitcious...

Unwritten book titles;

"The malls of Jamie's past"
"At the bris of Galileo"
"It came from Jill"

Non existent band names;

Humped by a shih tzu
Nuns with guns

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Top secret test plane a bitter disappointment.

"I do not appreciate this gift from Rodman"

Monday, January 28, 2013

San Francisco transportation eased with a giant pink moustache


Why yes, I would like to go for a ride with you

Any one familiar with San Francisco, or those of you just trying hail a cab in this wonderful city will know the frustrations and difficulty in securing this elusive of services. So, what do the fine folks of SF do? Why they reinvent the idea of the car pool/ride share and call it Lyft. They also give it a giant pink moustache of course.

According their site; Lyft is your friend with a car. Drivers are matched with passengers who request rides through the Lyft iPhone or Android app. A pink mustachioed car then appears with the driver greeting you with a friendly fist bump. Drivers are encouraged to let their personal style shine through which often translates to on board goodies such as freshly baked cookies, candies and even E-mergency's for those of you suffering with a cold. The drivers can also be wealth of knowledge re: where to go for dinner, drinks, or even what's hot in the local music scene.

Of course all of this is not sitting too comfortably with the local cabbies who claim services like Lyft (there are at least three other similar start ups) are cutting into their bottom line. Without a doubt this probably is true, but it's not necessarily a bad thing for the stagnant taxis. This is the wake up call the industry so desperately needs. It's not just the lack of cabs that is the problem, but when you are finally able find one the service you receive is far from stellar.
You talking to me?

Frequent complaints range from surly persona's, refusal to drive you to the Sunset or any out of the way location, unable or unwilling to accept credit cards and if they do the archaic swipe machine with the triplicate carbon forms makes an appearance, which would make any passenger uneasy.
You sir belong in a museum

Don't get me wrong, I do not despise the cabbies and the service they provide. They have it tough; schlepping your drunk asses all around town and no doubt dealing with their fair share of abuse along the way. I just believe the services like Lyft provide can cause a much needed shift in the way the industry operates. Lyft drivers are well vetted with background checks and DMV records just like the cabbies. However, unlike the regular cab passenger the potential Lyftee knows who you are before you even meet, as the name and photo of the driver are relayed to the app user. There is also a measure of accountability on behalf of the riders that use lyft. As no money ever passes hands during a "lyft" every potential user of the app has to submit their details including credit card information. In a sense meaning you are not an anonymous passenger. Which may just keep you in check after having one too many at Zeitgeist.