Urban Alchemy

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

To read my grudging babblings about design, click the button.

And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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25% and counting.

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I am pleased to announce that thanks to your help, the Lime Project has now
met 25% of its soft goal to raise money to help Heather. All the pimping
you've done is paying off. :) But we still need more help. A full 1/3 of ALL sales and donations have come from Europe. The outpouring from people internationally has been really wonderful. Thank you.

Ok, enough of that.

We still have a shitload of work to do. Keep pimping, people. :)

VOTE, America.

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I don't care who you vote for. Just vote. It's not only a right, it's a responsibility. It takes 5 minutes, tops. And if you don't vote, you can't BITCH. So vote. If nothing else, it gives you the right to complain later.
7th Nov 2006, 13:14   | tags:,,,comments (16)

It's a theme.

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I know. he suffers so much indignity.

Holy shit. Someone had fun last night.

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7th Nov 2006, 11:53   | tags:,,comments (16)

Limesuckers: A project to help Heather.

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Many of you reading this know Heather, who is on moblog known as
yourhermione. Last year, right after Christmas, she was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, and have followed her treatment in her moblog.

Whilst she has medical insurance through her job, Heather does *NOT* have
prescription coverage(The US doesn't work that way, and though that may or may not be cause for debate it's not going to change anything right now.). The medication which has kept her alive and with us is killing her financially.Way back in January I had a zany idea to raise money to help Heather pay for
her medical bills. A lot of really wonderful people have helped make that
zany idea real (and along the way helped me come up with OTHER zany ideas to
do the same thing.

I started a group, called LimeSuckers and tried to get this idea off the ground. Basically, a bunch of us got naked to help our friend. Cause fuck it. Sex sells and so long as Heather stays healthy and doesn't go broke, I don't much give a shit who looks at me naked. A bunch of other people thought the same way I do, and now we have a calendar coming out.

14 women.
2 countries.
8 states.

All kinds of shapes and sizes. Something for everyone. The one thing in
common is they're trying to help Heather.

*ALL* the proceeds go directly to yourhermione. We don't see a nickel of it.

I felt strongly that if I cared about Heather, and didn't want her to go
broke then it was my job to do something to help. You can too, and I'm not
even asking you to get naked. Just order a calendar. That link up there will
show you how. If you don't want to order one, that's cool too- there's a way
to make a donation without an order. If you have a shop, a store, a place to
sell a few? Spread the word. LINK the site to your blog. Be a big mediawhore
about it. I don't care, so long as it sells a damned calendar. You can order
them in bulk. We can take international orders. And if calendars aren't your
thing, then after the first of the year the Limesuckers will be coming out
with *other* products- ALL of them going to help Heather.

It's her job to get healthy. We're trying to make sure she isn't crippled by
the debt of doing so for the rest of her life.

So go to the site, look around, order something. Again, the LimeProject
(limesuckers) SEE NOTHING out of this money. ALL of it goes to Heather
directly. The site itself was entirely created by our friend Mara and I can't thank
her enough for all of the bust-ass late night frustrating hard work she's
done on it.

And thanks to everyone else who has been busting their ass on this project
all year. We're getting there.

Thanks everyone, beyond that. Just please. Order one. Order five. It's
important. I don't think I can change the world and I'm not trying to. But together,
can help this one friend.

near and far.

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Squiggle shift.

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red shift, green shift.

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Taken at Houston and Elizabeth Street. (I think.)