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Just a quick gracias to Marisa Treviño +the Latina Lista site.
Check it out here: LatinaLista
I was very happy to receive issue 10/50 of “Shine in ’09” by Donald —- a sparkling local little book of poems, and bikes. Takes place in San Francisco.
The first time Donald showed up to butterlap, he let me know he had found out about it through my posts, so I thought that was rad. A few weeks after that, he handed me this book, so I’m sure he’ll be happy to see it posted here.
His writings mention plenty of spots you will more than likely recognize. Reminds me of riding in my white boots and impromptu make-out sessions by maggie mudd’s. It’s pretty good.
(If readers ask, and if you happen to drop-in the blog, let me know -if these are sold- where they can buy a copy)
This week I’ll be posting local and commercial prints that I have been gathering and/or come across and been wanting to share. I love print and I keep/collect/exchange/donate/recycle these, depending on each individual item. Thought I’d share the love. Cheers
Mi mom got me a copy of this October Lucky magazine. I have browsed these Lucky magazines when I go to the dentist, and it is usually about past seasons, but it’s kinda fun to see the thousands of shopping ‘suggestions’ that I never knew existed. I have too much fun in vintage stores but anyway, below are some pages that caught my bikey eye. Nothing too new, bikes in commercials and ads have been increasing their popularity and I’m all for them. Any exposure is good. Well maybe not the credit-report commercials mocking the fact that because you can’t get a good credit score, you don’t get a car therefore you ride a bike. Aggggh. Ok, nevermind – back to magazines.
Bicycles in ads, wish they felt less posed and more real, but I got my gReader and the awesome blog lists to get my dose of wonderful real peeps on bikes. And if some celebrity or models are actually riding a bike I’ll spot it on dlisted or cyclelicious celebrities posts.
This issue will be given to a friend or recycled. Ding-ding =)
♥Book | Creativity, Inc. by Meg Mateo and Joy Deangdeelert Cho
About a week ago, I attended the book signing event of Creativity Inc. a book by Meg Mateo and Joy Deangdeelert Cho at the Candy Store on 16th in the Mission district.
I am pretty excited that their book is being posted in many blogs and online creative sites as well as bookstores and local stores.
The event had cupcakes, I mean this place was filled with uber cute gals. Such a girl-power fest, it was awesome.
The book is published by Chronicle books, a local independent publisher based on 2nd street, here in San Francisco. Their staff-facilities are very bike friendly, I know that for a fact.
Here are the two authors signing my book =)
An excellent tool to get your creativeness crazies going. And I mean business, not just imagination. Now my big fat cloud of heavy creative showers that has been forecasted in my head and buggin me everyday at my rather unchallenged situation, is about to unleash in glitter catastrophies. This book will be good to have as a good resource tool once that happens. Soon I predict… Whatchout for typography showers in a poster near you…
♥Magazine | Anthology
Meg Mateo is also part of another upcoming and exciting project, the much buzzed about magazine: Anthology
Creative director Meg Mateo Ilasco and editor-in-chief Anh-Minh Le at the Creative, Inc. event.
Anthology has been making the mega-blog rounds in the awesome blogesphere, one of them is in Design*Sponge (read it here) and from the above cover from fantastic illustrator Kris, whose work I have followed and loved for about 2 years. You can check out her creative process in her ‘The making of a cover‘ post. The drawing was created digitally.
I was absolutely flattered to have been contacted by Meg back in April, and to learn about their new project. A few months later I cannot wait to see the photos and interview, as well as many other people around the states that will be featured in this first issue. What an honor!
Bicycle love all around. Love it!!
Here is a bag on my wardrobe back in May, that day was remarkably cold and I think it had just rained. Because the location was mostly red-paint, some of the dresses wouldn’t have worked. I also did my make-up myself as always, and all of that hair stuff. Though I think I might have worn my hat, I don’t recall.
So, can’t wait to get my copy in the mail.
This day was pretty fun + I LOVED being part of it.
I received an email from the Bay Area Air and I have never done video, but this seems like a pretty fun contest to enter and posted this so many talented video city dwellers out there like you should all enter!
Video is open to not only open to those of us on bikes, but anyone that walks, uses public transit. Good luck!
In an effort to get Bay Area residents more excited about doing their part to Spare the Air and to educate them about clean commute alternatives, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is running the “Commuter Chronicles” Video Contest from August 11 through September 30.
To enter, Bay Area entrants should submit a 60-second or less video explaining why and how they Spare the Airduring their commute, whether it is by carpooling, taking public transit, telecommuting, biking, walking or doing something even more creative. Contest prizes include a folding bike, a $250 FasTrack pass and $100 Starbucks gift cards, and 10 $100 Clipper passes.
from Spare the Air Bay Area] :
Bay Area Air Quality Management District Launches the
Spare the Air “Commuter Chronicles” Video Contest
Prizes Include a Folding Bike, a $250 FasTrack Pass and $100 Starbucks Gift Card
and 10 $100 Clipper Passes
WHAT: The Bay Area’s 7 million residents take more than 3.5 million car trips a day, which is the single largest source of pollution in the Bay Area. Much of these car trips are 2 miles or less, a short distance that could be walked or biked.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District invites Bay Area residents to share their commuting story in a short video for a chance to win one of three commuter-friendly prizes:
· Grand Prize: Dahon Mu Uno Folding Bike ($579 value)
· First Prize: $250 FasTrack pass and $100 Starbucks gift card
· Second Prize: One of 10 $100 Clipper passes, for use on AC Transit, BART, Caltrain, Golden Gate Transit and Ferry and all Muni vehicles
Entrants should explain in 60 seconds or less why and how they Spare the Air every day during their commute – whether it is by carpooling, taking public transit, telecommuting, biking, walking or doing something even more creative. Contest entrants must register for a YouTube account (if they don’t already have one), post their video on YouTube and send the Air District a message via the Spare the AirYouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/SpareTheAirBayAreafor a chance to win.
I was very very saddened upon reading this morning about the fatal hit-and-run accident that resulted the loss of a life last night. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and loved ones.
Read details/info at:
bikeNOPA – North Panhandle Neighbor Describes Fatal Collision Scene at Masonic and Turk