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name:mod*mom
occupation:full-time mom + wife
interests:mod, modern, futuristic + space-age design, technology, music, books, blogs + adventures
resides:sixties vintage prefab in silicon valley between yahoo + google since summer 2005, but we lived in a tiny apartment in oakland,ca before that
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11.30.2006
solio :: solar powered battery charger for ipod + cell phones
as fast as conventional. clean, renewable power. use anywhere

by ~mod*mom~ at 30.11.06 © 1 comments



sega toys :: mu-bot ipod earphone doll available in december!
his hands become the earphones. the cords reel inside his body.
shown at tokyo toy fair 2006. expected retail price $21.
via chipchicklets

by ~mod*mom~ at 30.11.06 © 3 comments


11.29.2006
alexander girard :: building blocks
via apartmenttherapy + daddytypes

by ~mod*mom~ at 29.11.06 © 3 comments


11.28.2006
boodalee bedding :: "big designs for little dreamers" :: original graphics
jeanice, a young mother, designed this lovely bedding line with circus, city + trees + she's very excited to announce her new line is now available!
(thanks jeanice! lovely graphics!)

by ~mod*mom~ at 28.11.06 © 2 comments



rabbit robot :: nabaztag :: intelligent object reads via your wi-fi network
"vocally reads out any site on the
internet with an rss feed. spoken or musical messages sent via the internet, blogs, email, phone or pocketpc can be received by nabaztag + communicated through sound + ear movement. he lights up, moves, sings + speaks to you."

by ~mod*mom~ at 28.11.06 © 1 comments


11.27.2006
toru fukuda :: happy cyber monday!
time to write your shopping list + cards + haul out the decorations!

by ~mod*mom~ at 27.11.06 © 1 comments


11.25.2006

slingfings :: "eco meets retro"
vintage print fabric baby carriers + laundry clothespin bags from australia!
the company proudly uses solar power + composting toilets.

via hautenature

by ~mod*mom~ at 25.11.06 © 1 comments



vintage mary blair designs :: i want to take mod*tot to it's a small world!!!

by ~mod*mom~ at 25.11.06 © 3 comments



fredflare invites everybody to xmas shop at the new fred's store!!!!

by ~mod*mom~ at 25.11.06 © 1 comments


11.24.2006
marco pulga :: backpack chair :: take a seat! (i made that slogan up :D)
carry your diapers, cold drinks + snacks in a cooler + stool all on your back!
this is nice for tired parents to take to the totlot + save your knees.
modernseed

by ~mod*mom~ at 24.11.06 © 2 comments


11.23.2006
kitschen :: turkey lurkey cake recipe!!!

by ~mod*mom~ at 23.11.06 © 2 comments



have a mod thanksgiving!!!
pic myspace

by ~mod*mom~ at 23.11.06 © 3 comments



thanksgiving h'ors doevres :: ritz cracker ad 1968
pic gatochy's flickr (mariana has lots of groovy 60's pictures!)

by ~mod*mom~ at 23.11.06 © 5 comments


11.22.2006
happy thanksgiving!!!
pic majamom

by ~mod*mom~ at 22.11.06 © 0 comments



verner panton :: amoebe chair 1970
"most people spend their lives living in dreary, beige conformity, mortally afraid of using color. the main purpose of my work is to provoke people into using their imagination + make their surroundings more exciting." -verner panton.

originally dreamed up for panton's visiona installation, amoebe is a marvelous example of close-to-the-floor lounge furniture + embodies the spirit of the early 70's. in bright colors.
via hivemodern

by ~mod*mom~ at 22.11.06 © 0 comments


11.21.2006
pic missshakes

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.11.06 © 0 comments



LIME JELLO SALAD :: midcentury thanksgiving dish
prepare 2 packages of lime jello as directed on package. use a large bowl. chill until almost thick. add 1 cup cottage cheese + beat well. add 1 1/2 cups of crushed pineapple, 3/4 cup celery (cut fine) + 1 cup walnut pieces. chill.
this salad should be made the day before it is to be used.

my grandma used to make a lime jello salad at thanksgiving that i LOVE.
i thought it would be fun to make one. cooks recipe directory has zillions of variations of lime jello salad. here's one just like grandmas!
(usually i only eat nutritious food, but i'll splurge on this)

what thanksgiving favorites are YOU looking forward to this year?

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.11.06 © 4 comments



"visual artists have created a school with fascinating interiors" in denmark
the school "features high window seating, green platforms with round, red holes + large upholstered tubes where kids can hide with a good book or spend some time alone.
via mocoloco

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.11.06 © 1 comments


11.19.2006
tarkett flooring :: lots of mod colors + patterns to browse. kitschy!
via designmilk

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.11.06 © 7 comments


11.18.2006
it's cooking + cleaning time! prepare a stylish thanksgiving!

by ~mod*mom~ at 18.11.06 © 0 comments


11.16.2006
s.britt for target:: "recordable" giftcards!
"this is a recordable target giftcard which should be in stores in january. after you leave a message for the recipient, they can either play it back in "normal" mode or a sped-up "chipmunk" version."

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.11.06 © 1 comments




apartment therapy :: baby ursula + home remodel story :: new york times

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.11.06 © 2 comments



art hotel ::: arte luise kunsthotel :: living in a comic strip :: berlin, germany
"eccentric + unique interior design. every room is different + original."
via curbly

by ~mod*mom~ at 16.11.06 © 4 comments


11.15.2006
shimotani :: eco-friendly pellet burning stove heaters :: love the colors!
via mocoloco

by ~mod*mom~ at 15.11.06 © 1 comments



cath kidston :: pop flower elephant doorstop is cute!
via swissmiss

by ~mod*mom~ at 15.11.06 © 0 comments




maywa denki :: knockman collection :: windup toy instrument people!
i saw these last friday at the san francisco zeum toystore near the sfmoma + got to try them out. gradon of designboston has this picture on his curbly clippings page. i just signed up for curbly. sign up + invite me as your friend. it's myspace for home decoration + remodeling.

by ~mod*mom~ at 15.11.06 © 2 comments


11.14.2006
atelier lzc :: retro graphic tea towels

by ~mod*mom~ at 14.11.06 © 2 comments




fiep westendorp :: dutch illustrator
a fixture of dutch children's design

by ~mod*mom~ at 14.11.06 © 3 comments




wallpaperdeco :: gallery of 60s + 70s wallpaper to browse + buy
via sprayglue

by ~mod*mom~ at 14.11.06 © 2 comments




kikebu :: everything for babies :: mod changing pads :: holland

by ~mod*mom~ at 14.11.06 © 0 comments


11.13.2006

time again to go to lemonland for refreshing breast cancer surveillance!
today i had an appointment with my oncologist (chemotherapy doctor) to get the results of my latest heart scan. depending on the results, if my heart was atleast at 50% i'd have to have an infusion today of herceptin + resume the last 9 months of weekly infusions that would further damage my heart + balance that against the benefit it provides of preventing a lifethreatening spread of cancer by 50-60%. i was dreading the results. my heart was just over 50% + she wanted me to restart the infusions today! i wanted to hide. i wanted better advice. i wanted it to all go away. i want to spend all that time playing with my daughter instead of in a chemo clinic thinking about death, but i don't want to spread + then spend more time in the chemo clinic trying to prolong my life + dying anyway like my grandma. finally, i told the oncologist i think i'm going to take a chance that i've had enough herceptin already. my heart is too sensitive to it + as terrified as i am about cancer spreading + knowing that i have an amplified aggressive type of breast cancer with a bad prognosis of probable spread, i don't want to damage my heart any more + be out of breath + weak all the time. i want to get my heart stronger + be active + hope all the chemotherapy i've already had + radiation + surgery has already eliminated all the cancer cells from my whole body. my oncologist said she understands + supports my decision. she told me the signs of cancer spread to watch out for. so now i'm on my own + it's scarey.

by ~mod*mom~ at 13.11.06 © 9 comments




boon :: animal bags are now available at babygeared!

by ~mod*mom~ at 13.11.06 © 0 comments