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Monday, June 29, 2015

Orange Is the New Black, Season 3 in Books

Season 3 of Orange is the New Black has officially been binge-watched and I think I noticed more books in this season than the previous two.

It's a shame BooksOfOITNB.tumblr.com
didn't post for Season 3 but no fear because duh, Buzzfeed exists to fill all of our internet voids.

Episode 1 started off with a Harry Potter reference, which was wonderful. I knew I was going to be on board with Season 3 the second I heard the name "Cedric Diggory".

And this scene, with Big Boo and Pennsatucky was so, so good. And not just for the Freaknomics breakdown:

I'm going to pretend no books were burned in this season and just leave it at that. Because it was just too heartbreaking.

And the whole dynamic that took over when Suzanne started writing her own book was pretty interesting to watch unfold. I love how literary this show is.

You can see the rest of the list of books referenced in Season 3 of OITNB over on Buzzfeed.

And here's a bit on the books referenced in Seasons 1 & 2


Update: I'm still reading Moby Dick

Update 2: I'm moving this week for the last time in a long time

Unfortunately related post: Fahrenheit 451

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Summer Book BINGO

The Seattle Public Library system is pretty great.

Of course the Central Branch is beautifullllll, but I do love my little Greenwood branch. Especially the librarians who work there.

This summer Seattle Arts & Lectures and SPL have teamed up to create a Summer Book BINGO game for adults because kids shouldn't be the only ones with awesome summer reading challenges.

Once you've achieved a bingo, you can drop off your card at a library, in the mail or submit it via social media because hello, this is Seattle and we love the internet.

Plus, it's good looking.

Click here to learn more and download a card.

I'm really going to try to get at least one BINGO this summer. So far, I've been able to fill the "Checked out form the library" square. Wish me luck!

What are you reading this summer? I'm not quite sure what's on my list yet.


Buying new coloring books after work. Wish I had this one!

Did you see the Dalek on the LINK?

porch inspiration for outdoor reading

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Office Letterpress

My boyfriend works in this wonderful old building downtown. And he works in an office filled with lots of creative humans. The kitchen has beer on tap. The walls are filled with sketches of projects underway. Their company library is basically shelves filled with every book I've ever longed for.

But my most favorite thing is this small room, that in an office filled with iMacs, is the heart of the design work done at the agency.

I mean, I don't work there. I don't know. But I know.

As a designer, I can say that a letterpress is such a thing of beauty and a source of inspiration. It's like this living dinosaur. Something that won't die, and we wouldn't want it to.

A letterpress gives you flashes of the history of print. Of newspapers, of books, of posters and fliers and pamphlets posted around cities.

It made me miss the newsroom a little bit. And, it made me super motivated to finish up a few freelance projects I'm in the midst of. You could say, it increased the pressure. Ha! 

What are you working on?


this above-the-bed bookshelf is from my dreams

a year ago, because Orange is the New Black is BACK

bacon ipsum
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