Movember mugshots

Posted by on Nov 25, 2010 in images, my sons are smarter than me | One Comment

It’s not what it looks like. I was aiming for Groucho Marx with Santiago, but you try drawing a moustache on an eel. Chaplin had to make do. Anyway, I know I’ve said this before, but oh do I love these two people.

2010 Advent Calendar

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010 in craftulence, I wanted to be an architect | 2 Comments

Yesterday I was feeling crafty and happy about things (elated at my professor’s reaction to my folding chair: he said it was awesome!), so to celebrate I made this year’s advent calendar. Besides, it was now or never because I start a new project today and it looks like it’s going to be even harder […]

a folding chair: a preview of my homework

Posted by on Nov 21, 2010 in designer, I wanted to be an architect | No Comments

(update: working model photos!) and flat: Imagine putting a chair and a wall in the mad mix machine in every designer’s head. That’s what we did, right after trying many other combinations, like the swing chair, the rug chair, the window chair, the credenza chair, and the door chair (among others). This folding chair is, […]

paper thread

Posted by on Nov 17, 2010 in designer | 3 Comments

Today I turned a sheet of A4 (21 x 29.7 cm) construction paper into 40 meters of thread. It was hard, but fun and therapeutic. Highly recommended.


Posted by on Nov 17, 2010 in art, I'm not proud, images | 8 Comments

(going great lengths not to clean up) you’re welcome.

how I trashed my kitchen.

Challenge: make a vessel that will hold half gallon of water, and will not leak for at least 1 hour. The catch? I can only use 1 newspaper, 1 pound flour, 1 tablespoon of salt. It has to be ready for tomorrow. Here I am. 2 am. 2 attempts. No balls to test them, scared of […]

milestones (at least for Mexican babies)

Posted by on Nov 7, 2010 in my sons are smarter than me | 4 Comments

Santiago’s very first haircut!!

Sherri’s fall swap 2010

Posted by on Nov 7, 2010 in prattle | 3 Comments

look what the postman brought me today!!! Erin sent me: peppermint tea, my favorite! reese’s buttercups, my weakness coffeeeeee! a blend that I can’t wait to try. I looove American coffee. (don’t tell that to those espresso-nazis of Italy) lip balm three very cool pens and a mini high quality paper sketch pad food colors!!!! […]

Venice, Architecture Biennale 2010

I’m still trying to recover because going to Venice killed me. I. NEED. SLEEP. But since I still have to finish my peppermint tea, I’m going to share some photos. yeah?