week 1 of 52.18 weeks {365 days} of photos

This is the project I mentioned last week. 365 day projects are a bit tired, but can be really nice when done well and I haven’t done one (and this one would seem to make a nice keepsake). For 365 days I will take at least a photo a day on my iphone (again, much thanks to the creators of Instagram and Hipstamatic for making me seem like a somewhat better photographer than I actually am) and I will lay them out into a book format. I saw this idea on pinterest (thanks again to the greatest time-suck of our era) and thought it would be really cool to have an entire year of photos, each day featuring some aspect of life in 2012. Thanks to Blurb there is an InDesign plugin which will allow me to lay this out and design this as a really nice book. Below is a sample (week 1!), each week will be a spread with seven photos featuring the dates and a small caption for each image. The layout isn’t final yet, I just wanted to go ahead and get started.

Each week, to hold myself accountable, I will post the photos from the previous week. I think because January 1 was on a Sunday I’ll post these typically on Mondays. So, here we go, here’s week 1 and my attempt to capture everyday life from my iphone.

One week down. 51.18 to go!

 

 

 

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Aloha Friday: 2011 Superlatives

Happy Aloha Friday (actually from Hawaii, woo!).

2011 was a year of highs and lows and an emotional rollercoaster to say the least. I’m ready to bid it adieu and start fresh with 2012, but first I thought I’d offer a brief look back over the past year. I saw a similar post on another blog and thought I’d do my own design spin on it.

Best iPhone App: Tie between Instagram and Hipstamatic (you can tell I think this, as around 80% of my photos have been through these)

Best iPad App: Twitter. Never thought I’d “tweet”, but the amazingly clean and functional design of this twitter app literally turned me into a tweeter. Check it out.

Best New (to my collection) Typeface: Museo. Clean lines, modern flow, a nice little, versatile font.

Best New TV Show: Homeland. Hands down. Have you seen it?? I confess I love my CW guilty pleasures, but Homeland is a legitimately great show with staying power. And if Claire Danes doesn’t win an Emmy or Golden Globe, I’ll be shocked.

Best Memory: Our wedding. This was definitely the high point of my year and I’m so fortunate to have so many amazing memories from the entire week with all our friends and family.

Best Book: Steve Jobs bio. A whole post to come on this next week, but if you have some free time, pick up this book.

Best New Website: Pinterest. This site has alleviated my need for the countless amounts of “inspiration” folders I had cluttering my desktop.

 

Hope everyone has a nice New Year’s and a fabulous start to the New Year!

 


Aloha Friday: La Jolla pics pt. 2

Happy Friday! It’s been a nice week out here in La Jolla. Here are a few more pics including a few from a “safari” at the Wild Animal Park here (which is AMAZING).

Hope everyone has a great weekend!