Thursday, December 17, 2009

wallpapers of 2009

I've turned my photo based vector wallpaper into a set, so I can have OSX leisurely rotate through it while I read my greader and sew lots of xmas-present-related projects. Photos of those will be coming as soon as they've been received by their new owners.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


I got bored while my work computer was (and still is) installing Windows updates, so I took some pictures of the screen through the transulscent handle of a screwdriver which was laying on my desk. I think they look fairly pretty.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

the new hotness

That's what my friend in college called her new computer, and it's what I think every time I buy a new piece of electronics. And, boy, is my new baby hot. I am typing this on a brand new 27" i7 iMac. Holy crap, is it pretty. And fast. And big.

So big that none of my old wall paper will fit. So, in honor of my newest child/computer's ridiculous resolution I have made a new wallpaper. It's based off a picture I took in the Met this summer:

And, with help from my good friends Photoshop and Illustrator, turned into this:

Thursday, December 10, 2009

i made some things!

It's been awhile since my last project. Work has been keeping me pretty busy, both in terms of mental horsepower and actual time, so I've been less inclined to tinker.

However, I was inspired by my recent computer purchase's packaging (and, really, when am I not inspired by packaging?) and I've got the making stuff bug back. Below are my first two salvos. If I get what I want for xmas, there'll be lots more projects soon!

iDevice stands from corner packaging. I cut a channel down the center for the cord and painted the whole thing white to match my strict red/white bedroom color scheme.

A further mod to my Expedit "dresser". Formerly, this shelf had eight boxes in it serving as drawers, but what I really wanted was more hanging space. I unscrewed the top (well, actually the side) and removed the interior shelves on half the unit, reattached the end piece and put in a tension rod. Et voila, a place to hang my shirts!