Saturday, September 27, 2008

Design Find

I came across this website when looking for some unique wallpaper for a project in one of my design classes. It is from a company out of New Orleans called Flavor Paper and the ones shown above are actually scented. If only I were opening an ice cream parlor I would have that cherry paper behind the counter and some cool red stools to accent it! It would be adorable!

This one is another one of the many beautiful wallpapers that they have to choose from:

It is called Monaco and if there was any way that I could think of to incorporate this into my home I would be purchasing it right at this moment!

They also get two big thumbs up from me, because as I was browsing their website I noticed that they also designed the walls for the home of none other than Lenny Kravitz:

Anyone that knows me knows that I love me some Lenny so that is a good enough recommendation for me that this is an awesome company!

Hurricane Ike Update

The last time I posted Hurricane Ike was heading right towards the coast of Texas. It made landfall in Galveston, TX, very close to where I live. Thankfully, my home was spared any damage. Unfortunately, my mother had some damage as did many other friends. Several people I know lost everything that they had as the water rose before the storm. Everyone is really coming together to help get the communities back up and running. The government officials here in Texas are doing a great job to get the help that so many people need. It is nice to see that happening!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hurricane season sucks!

This time it looks like it is making a beeline right to my corner of the universe. Hopefully Ike will fizzle out and not cause much destruction. That doesn't look like it is going to happen, but positive thinking can't hurt right now.

I am a sucker for a good comeback story!

Britney Spears was on the VMA's last night and looked great! Hooray for her dad for stepping in and helping his daughter get back on her feet. Not to mention getting her away from the crazies that were dragging her down the wrong road. She is such a pop culture icon and it is sad to watch anyone have to go through so many problems in front of the whole world. I am really happy to see her smiling, wearing a great outfit and looking like she is full of life again!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

This must be the week for concerts!

Last night I went to the Maroon 5/Counting Crows concert. It was really awesome, made even more so by the opportunity to attend sound check again and the 5Th row tickets. My love for Maroon 5 has been well documented previously on my blog and this was another great show by the guys! I also had never really cared either way for the Counting Crows, but I must say that I found their singer Adam Duritz to be a cool guy. I also enjoyed the fact that he didn't try to shove his political views down everyone's throat like a long list of other celebrities do. Thank you for that refreshing attitude Mr. Duritz!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Things that I learned at Rock the Bayou

Houston had a festival this past weekend full of all of the 80's hair bands. There were many performers for four days, such as Ratt, Sammy Hagar, Bret Michaels and LA Guns.These are things that I took away from it:
1. You can still try to pass off a band as the original even if just one person is the same.
2. People who plan concert events outside in Houston in the summer are insane and those of us who attend are just as crazy.
3. There are people out there that can create a whole living room full of blankets, rugs and blow up couches outside at a rock festival. With just a little help from an air pump an entire room setting was created! Very impressive! I am going to try this next year, except for I will even include end tables and lamps,(I am a design major after all)!
4. Grown men who are aging rockers and have nothing else to do to shock people, sometimes wear dresses! Yes I am talking to you Taime Downe from Faster Pussycat! It is not cute to wear your grandma's moo moo dress to perform. It is also not cute when you wear black and red lipstick and do not apply it correctly. No self respecting drag queen would be caught dead with bad makeup. May I suggest a MAC consultation!
5. Sammy Hagar is a cool dude! Well I already knew that, because I have been a Van Halen fan for years, but he put on a great show! Ratt also did a great job and unless Stephen Pearcy cheated and had botox he really has not aged much at all.
6. There are girls out there who think that a bra can be substituted for an entire shirt. I can not figure out the thought process to get someone to go out of the house without the rest of their ensemble, but this is in fact what I witnessed. I have been in a hurry many times. I have also been extremely annoyed trying to figure out between two shirts which one to wear, but never, no never, have a decided to just give up and leave the house with neither.
7. If you give a guy a guitar, take away his hair and pack on some pounds, he can still get girls!
8. If you give a guy a tv show, pack on the makeup and give him a guitar he can get lots of hoochies, not pointing any fingers Bret Michaels.