Friday, April 03, 2009

Friday Frisson: Special "Sick Preschooler" Edition!

Quickly, quickly, before the lad wakes up! Here are the frissons I'm enjoying of late.

How to Beat the System to Get a Great Job. This post by Penelope Trunk, a fascinating woman if I ever virtually met one, offers great ideas for kicking career ass while you're underemployed.

Lollychops. Great projects, but for me the big draw is the huge amount of super cute/useful downloads.

Claire Oswalt. I don't remember anymore how I found Claire's site, but every few weeks I have another look to see what she's up to. She's a fantastic artist with incredible style, and does everything from drawings to knitted pieces to wooden puppets. These are a couple of my favorite pieces from her site. It looks like she's got an exhibit up right now, here in LA, with one to follow in September.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Not the movie (though obviously I can wax rhapsodic about that anytime--just ask, okay?), but an amazing reinterpretation of the poster made for the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin. I so want to hang this in my living room. And maybe pet it every now and then.

Just Something I Made. Cathe Holden is another artist with a graphic design studio, an Etsy store and apparently a zillion ideas on gorgeous, fun things to make. On top of which she's also designed a bunch of super-cool blog buttons and add-ons. Love it.

Contxts. I signed up for this yesterday, although I'm still a bit undecided on it. It's a great idea: an SMS-based business card that you can simply text to people! On the other hand, the business card itself often helps me to remember the person, and cold text ain't about to do that. Also on that same hand, I tend to keep only very close contacts on my phone, and am not sure that I want tons of business-card info stored on it. But on the third hand, who knows? Send me an email if you want to exchange biz-card beams.

Enjoy your weekend, lovelies.


Sophie said...

Alamo Drafthouse! The best place to watch a movie in Austin, hands down! Yummy burgers.

Cute sites this week, can't get enough freebies :D.

Hope your sick preschooler gets to feeling better soon!

Emma said...

You Austinites love you some Alamo Drafthouse! ;o) Enjoy the freebies and thanks for your kind words--he's already a bit better.

Cathe Holden said...

Wow! Thanks so much for the link to my blog and the really nice things you wrote! Here's hoping the preschooler gets better really soon:)

Emma said...

Thank you for stopping by, Cathe! You're very welcome--I love what you do! And thanks for the kind words about my boy. He's already improved, thank God!