Mapping it out

2014 is nowhere near over and already 2015 is looking good.

Thank you, TripZilla!

Thank you, TripZilla!

It’s very tempting to rush back to Le Beau, seeing that there are 13 long weekends for the next year.  But alas, funds are running short, and with two intercontinental travels under my belt in under 8 months, my wallet can use a break.

Unless of course, ehem, Le Beau covers for it all.  Hahaha.  I have to remind myself that neither of us are money making machines and that some wants have to be paused.

Are you ready to start making your travel plans for next year?

Interesting things in the morning

For those who know me well, they can surely say that I probably have the shortest attention span.  I have to have a place or an activity or website that I can easily go to or visit when I get bored.  I have to thank Pinterest for constantly picking me up on hours that I am down; serves as my virtual pin board actually. :)

I was quite delighted to see these two interesting things when I first logged on to prep for work.

Let’s admit it:  this cardboard castle is just divine!  I absolutely love it.  I was thinking if I collect enough boxes and cardboards, it would make a good rainy day project.  I don’t know if this is a direct reflection of my emotional quotient, but it’s a really nice work of art.  And kids can do it too!  They can make their own castle without having to rely on Disney.  Hahahaha.

This is the best thing ever!  An ink calendar.  Yup, you read that right.  You get to see the dates because the calendar absorbs the ink as each day passes.  How cool is that?!

This is made by an artist named Oscar Diaz.  According to his page,

“Ink Calendar” make use the timed pace of the ink spreading on the paper to indicate time.  The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are “printed” daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. A calendar self-updated, which enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it.  The ink colors are based on a spectrum, which relate to a “color temperature scale”, each month having a color related to our perception of the whether on that month. The colors range from dark blue in December to, three shades of green in spring or oranges, red in the summer.  The scale for measuring the “color temperature” that I have used is a standard called ‘D65’ and corresponds roughly to a midday sun in Western / Northern Europe.

The Ink Calendar was exhibited at the London Design Festival in 2007.  I would love to get one of these!

So I guess you can say this is a pretty good morning for me.  How about you?   How is your morning?