Friday, October 24, 2008

Goodsh*t: Other People's Blogs

It's not like I really update that frequently, but did you think I would leave you stranded while I am away? I check these beauties religiously:

The Selby.
Ever wonder what the insides of some cool kids' apartments look like in California, New York and London?

Ever wonder what it's like to be an badass art-school-photographer-fashionista in England?

Door Sixteen.
Ever wonder about home renovations in upstate while designing awesome book covers?

the cherry blossom girl.
Ever wonder what it's like to be cute AND French?

Ever not been able to get your outfit together in the morning?
betty can help.

And you all know I am a flickr junkie (that's putting it mildly) just a few of my recent favs:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Holy Sh*t!: 18 Hours. Both Ways.

It's going to be a LONG flight, so I've packed accordingly:

1. My holga, my polaroid I recieved from my granddaddy when I was 8, my regular ol' digital. You can never have too many cameras on such an occassion.
2. Dear Diary by Lesley Arfin. I am basically reading this because my friend makes a few cameos and I need as much dirt on him as possible! OH!
3. Another Bull Shit Night In Suck City by Nick Flynn. I like the title. Plain and simple.
4. Travel Scrabble.
5. iPod shuffle. I hate the big bulky ones and I am jamming it full of This American Life and The Splendid Table. Maybe even a little naughty Dan Savage.
6. Yes, I got my passport and no there's no need for Malaria shots at this time! It's spring!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bullsh*t: Cupcakes

Some people really hate the color purple, some people really hate politics, well I REALLY hate cupcakes. The bastardization (dry cake, too much butter in the buttercream for chrissakes!) of the cupcake is running rampant here in NYC! Make. It. Stop!

But in all honestly, I certainly wouldn't mind looking like one! Topshop is calling these pretties prom dresses, well I am calling them cupcakes! Now all I need is a party!

Seems the NYC Topshop flagship store is on hold until the end of the year! However my beloved is online and selling their wares in American currency!

This has been the WORST week ever. So the cupcake gets the lashing and I couldn't even muster up the skills to do my polaroid-esque black framing.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Goodsh*t: Linocuts

I used to do linocuts in high school. I had forgotten how much I enjoy the process! This was my first go at it since 1996, expect more and definately expect more of my own personal zingers! OH. MY. GAWD!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Goodsh*t: South African Fruition

OMG! Confirmation for my 30th birthday present to myself! Put your order in now! I am bringing extra bags to bring back lions, springboks, servals, duikers, the handsome kudu and of course some meerkats! Seriously, I am sooo excited!!

If I have room, I am bringing back some bat-eared foxes too! But they are fast! I love foxes!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Goodsh*t: Jammed Up

Jammed Up © 2008 The Royal Me

Sometimes, these words are the only way to describe oneself.


I like to do font exercises. First I use Illustrator, then I transfer to bristol board. I do this to take up wall space in the apartment. It's cheaper than buying all the art I REALLY want.

Merely a cover, this was actually a b-day present for my girl "Meggin" who coined the phrase! Happy Birthday Meags!