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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Good morning, and guess what?

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As of last night, The Lime Project met its original goal of $20,600.

We did it. The last push was accomplished because Liz (Ms. February) had a really good idea and simply asked for people to donate in 11 dollar chunks- since we needed to raise $330 at the time, it only would have taken 30 people. (brilliant, Liz. Seriously.)

As happens, it took significantly less than that, and we thank each one of them (and everyone else who donated and bought calendars) deeply and sincerely.

So, what happens now?

As of right now, we have 22 calendars left. We'd like to sell them. Though the medical costs for Heather's treatment are now covered for the moment, this has left her bank account in a sorry state and we'd like to help out on that score as well, because you never know when an emergency can rise and all her savings were wiped out when this hit a year and a half ago. Also, seriously, people, I'd really just like to sell the 22 calendars.

You can still donate, you can still buy a calendar. We will sell them until they are sold out completely. Also, the Click Around the World Project started by JokerXL and Boet, will also be raising money to continue to help Heather as well.

So, if you want one of these calendars, now would be a good time.

Bethany(Ms. July) is going to be snagging some from me and will have them with her during the summer (for those of you who see her at her usual location.) She also lives closer to a post office(and , I assume one that doesn't SUCK, unlike my local.)

It's been about a year and a half since I came up with this loony idea. I want to thank everyone- the people who busted their asses to make this thing work- Val and Mara, all the models and their photographers, and all the people who screamed until they were blue in the face editing, writing copy and promoting. Mad props go to the person who paid for our printing. Also, all the people who spent their hard earned cash buying calendars and donating to assist Heather and who spread the word all over the world.

Finally, thanks to Tori for throwing in the last $5 so we could blow this thing and go home.

In the end, to date we've sent calendars to and received donations from 16 countries/locations(that I personally can pull out of my head- I lost that info when the Lime Project server crash happened a few months ago so I can't look it up. If I've forgotten any, let me know. It's not intentional.):

Antarctica (seriously, We did.)
United Kingdom
United States

All these people, from all over the world, to help one person.

We helped. We did. All of us, together.

Thank you, everyone. (but please, someone buy these last 22?)


Caine says:

OUTSTANDING! That is the *best* news. Rick might want another calendar. I'll ask him tomorrow night.

24th May 2007, 08:55

Puddlepuff says:

*does the wave*

Gratz on reaching the goal!!

24th May 2007, 09:10

Geodyne says:

I'm still doing the happy dance.

And yay for selling calendars to Antarctica!

Special thanks to the eprson who paid for the printing, that really made it all possible...but the biggest thanks ought to go to you, Bronxelf. This was all your idea, and you made it happen.

24th May 2007, 09:27

crickson says:

Excellent news - I'm in awe of what can be achieved by good people and the internet : )

All the best to Heather.

24th May 2007, 11:15

kel says:

Well done all of you.

((and thanks for the reminder, because I didnt want to miss out... idiot that I am....)

24th May 2007, 11:27

540air says:

That's terrific news. Congratulations on reaching the target, such a fantastic achievement :)

24th May 2007, 11:32

Entropy says:

Hooray! This is great news!

24th May 2007, 12:47

ookiine says:


24th May 2007, 13:45

Sprocket says:


*doing the celebratory nakedness dance*

24th May 2007, 14:11

bronxelf says:

Just to be accurate, I should update to mention we now have only 21 calendars left.

24th May 2007, 14:22

the countdown continues.

very well done to everyone involved, i think you all deserve a big fat helping of Good Feeling.

well done again.

24th May 2007, 14:45

frog51 says:

Congratulations! Such an impressive effort. And such an impressive bevy of beauties - well done to all the models who all help to cheer up my days:-)

24th May 2007, 14:54

FilbertFox says:

hats off to all of you kind clever and wonderful people.

24th May 2007, 16:10

Tori says:

Excellent. Now you can start working on the cat calendar. :)

24th May 2007, 18:14

MaggieD says:

Hey, that is great news .... joining in with the happy dance :)

24th May 2007, 18:38

silar31 says:

*happy dance* Woo!!! etc. :-)

25th May 2007, 06:08

bronxelf says:

And just to keep things updated, we have 20 calendars left in total.

25th May 2007, 06:13