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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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2007 weblog awards :: bloggies :: VOTE NOW before friday feb.2
okay, the nominations have been made + it's time for voting!
i voted for apartment therapy, design*sponge, bibi's box + my marrakesh
(in their respective categories). i'm not familiar with a lot of the blogs in the other categories, so i left them blank. if you want to tell me about them + recommend them to me to vote for, tell me in the comments + i'll check them out. all votes can be changed or updated before the deadline.
by ~mod*mom~ at 31.1.07 Â© 5 comments
i just scanned it's a small world book to my flickr
by ~mod*mom~ at 30.1.07 Â© 8 comments
i knit quick hats with knifty knitter looms + i'm thinking legwarmers next.
see more tips or post one of your own at rocksinmydryer
by ~mod*mom~ at 23.1.07 Â© 2 comments
school years journal illustrated by my favorite artist sbritt at modernseed!
i'm so excited! i just noticed this for sale + i have to get one for mod*tot!!!
"remember the day you lost a tooth, spun around on the monkey bars or scored a goal on the playground? this big kid version of a baby book is a great place to keep track of every milestone. it's a modern memory book for the growing modern mini. you will love this keepsake album for recording precious accomplishments + milestones. both parent + mini can fill each expandable pocket. there's 1 for every year from kindergarten to 12th grade for photos, report cards, art projects + other mementos."
by ~mod*mom~ at 22.1.07 Â© 7 comments
pop ink's melamine "don't feed the animals" plates at sprouthome
by ~mod*mom~ at 21.1.07 Â© 2 comments
swinging pad home planning + design via miss retro modern's flickr
by ~mod*mom~ at 20.1.07 Â© 3 comments
vintage owl family tea cup + saucer from s.britt my flickr friend!
i would love to have a tea party with s.britt :)
by ~mod*mom~ at 18.1.07 Â© 4 comments
qora + shai boutique en ligne de tableaux et affiches
or for us english speakers, a line of wall canvases
by ~mod*mom~ at 18.1.07 Â© 1 comments
exhibition :: modernism: designing a new world :: 1914-1939
corcoran gallery of art :: washington, dc :: march 17 - july 29, 2007
the largest + most comprehensive exhibition on the subject ever staged. the exhibition explores the foundation + meaning of modernism, + it contains some of the most seminal works of modern art, graphic + product design, + architecture produced in the 1st half of the 20th century. it traces the historic development of modern form through social, industrial, + political upheavals of the 1920s + 1930s. it investigates the role of the factory + mass production; the spiritual aspect of modern life; the period’s fascination with the healthy body + organic forms found in nature; + national identity.
thank you for the preview + picture rachelle/corcoran gallery!
(click image to enlarge) it's THE prototype of the "modern" kitchen
frankfurt kitchen, 1926-7
designed by margarete schütte-lihotsky
from the am höhenblick housing estate, ginnheim, frankfurt
© victoria + albert museum
by ~mod*mom~ at 18.1.07 Â© 2 comments
have you seen airstream's new mod van?!?
i noticed it while reading mocoloco's review of the detroit autoshow
i like the mod plastic swivel bucket seats + dashboard + de lorean style gull wing hatch door + chrome finish.
i photoshopped the interior to see a few color options.
i'm not sure what that light thing is...
by ~mod*mom~ at 17.1.07 Â© 4 comments
decor next door :: interior design photo sharing for the home
jill, "a mom who likes mod" emailed me this morning about her new website for getting + giving advice like on apartment therapy. it's a different configuration than curbly or decor8's roomsiheart
by ~mod*mom~ at 12.1.07 Â© 1 comments
apple :: iphone revolutionary new mobile phone/ipod/websurfer
make a call by pointing your finger at a name or # in your address book, automatically sync all your contacts from a pc, mac, or internet service + listen to voicemail messages in order you select-just like emails. iphone is a widescreen ipod with touch controls that lets you enjoy music, audiobooks, videos, tv shows + movies on a beautiful 3.5-inch widescreen display. iphone is also a websurfer with wifi + edge internet wireless with google + yahoo search built into a safari browser. flip through music + photo albums with a touch + use the soft qwerty keyboard to send messages.
try the iphone features online at apple i want one :)
by ~mod*mom~ at 10.1.07 Â© 2 comments
consumer electronic show 2007 :: hello kitty
hello kitty has a computer mouse, televisions, dvd players, digital camera, cd player, electric guitar, sewing machine, toaster, popcorn maker, coffee maker(???), watches, clock radio, humidifier, furniture, shower radio, shower curtains...
you can get a lot of hello kitty electronics + home appliances at target. i got mod*tot the waffle maker. it's cute, but it makes 4 tiny waffles instead of 1 big waffle.
by ~mod*mom~ at 10.1.07 Â© 7 comments
consumer electronics show 2007 ::
robopanda by wowwee
adorable panda robot has head-mounted sensors, stereo sound, + tells bedtime stories. i hope robopanda has a cuter voice than their robosapien junior we got mod*tot last christmas. robosapien junior has a scary man's voice instead of a cute child's voice.
by ~mod*mom~ at 10.1.07 Â© 0 comments
playskool launches 1st mp3-based developmental toys for infants
via shinyshiny + engadget
by ~mod*mom~ at 10.1.07 Â© 1 comments
verner panton heart chair 1959 :: valentine's day is coming...
by ~mod*mom~ at 10.1.07 Â© 2 comments
home to the future :: exhibit jan 17-feb 6 :: time warner center nyc
you can visit the exhibition in nyc or take a tour online at hometothefuture
update: i got all excited about the title, but this is just a showcase of time warner's digital technology for television, telephone + internet. i wish they had it designed with furnishings of the future! i'm still hoping the "connected house" being built at disneyland in tomorrowland will be a real house of the future.
by ~mod*mom~ at 9.1.07 Â© 0 comments
momoll :: modern dollhouse
i love colored plexiglass!
this is nice + big too :)
by ~mod*mom~ at 9.1.07 Â© 4 comments
apple modbook unveiled today at macworld
doesn't look very mod to me
they should let me fix it up!
get the scoop here on all the apple toys unveiled today at macworld like the iphone + apple tv
by ~mod*mom~ at 9.1.07 Â© 0 comments
jonathan adler :: mod pottery :: utopia
by ~mod*mom~ at 8.1.07 Â© 0 comments
prefab :: clever homes invites you to an open house + exhibit
next thursday, january 18th at 5:30 pm at their office in san francisco
(thanks for the invite joe!)
by ~mod*mom~ at 8.1.07 Â© 1 comments
mod*mom wins "best new blog of 2006!" oh, i'm daydreaming again...
it's time to nominate your favorite blogs! deadline: january 10, vote here :)
by ~mod*mom~ at 6.1.07 Â© 4 comments
time to squeeze your lemons + go to lemonland for breast cancer info.
this week i asked a ucsf oncologist whether i should try to get heart drugs + try to complete my 52-week regimen of herceptin (drug infusions to prevent cancer recurrence by 50%). surprisingly, she said no. i wasn't ready for that answer. my first oncologist, who recently retired after 30 years, stressed to me that "prevention is the name of the game" + you need to take herceptin. he started me again on the drug after it made my heart ejection fraction percent drop in to the 30s last july (you need a transplant in the 20s). my current oncologist advised continuing herceptin with the aid of heart drugs, but said she understands if i don't want to risk more heart damage + discontinue herceptin. so now i've got conflicting advice from 2 doctors + "pick either choice" advice from another doctor...
by ~mod*mom~ at 6.1.07 Â© 2 comments
fredflare.com :: space ice cream+ valentines
mod*pop volunteers to try this first! go see what's new at fredflare!
fred is happy friendy cutie hearts + valentine's headquarters!
check out their 50 finds of 2006 + who's who list 7 in 2007
by ~mod*mom~ at 5.1.07 Â© 0 comments
my dazzling mod sparkly tissue boxes are empty. i got them at home depot. i feel guilty about using so much kleenex for my running nose + eyes. i know it's a wasteful product that consumes too many trees, uses too many harmful chemicals to process + bleach it white. there must be a better solution than a stack of cloth hankies to launder. the same with diaper wipes i'm so addicted to. i bet somebody like the makers of gdiapers or treehugger has some good ideas...
by ~mod*mom~ at 5.1.07 Â© 4 comments
moderntots just opened a shop in brooklyn + they want you to come play!
they're offering a 10% discount too.
thanks for the email moderntots!
by ~mod*mom~ at 4.1.07 Â© 2 comments
bloom fresco winner of the design + innovation award at the global baby fair in cologne, germany a few months ago, will be available soon + they'll let me know when + where we can buy them so i can publicize it!
(thank you for the new picture with orange padding bloombaby!)
by ~mod*mom~ at 4.1.07 Â© 3 comments
january is my 1 year blog anniversary + breast cancer diagnosis.
i'd just weaned mod*tot + was used to no sleep, so i thought i'd blog what we were up to + things we liked. later in the month, i got a huge lump checked + it was breast cancer. i'd had a mammagram + ultrasound the year before + the radiologist said the lump was "part of something else" + when it grew i thought it was a clogged milk duct (i saw a character on grey's anatomy with the same situation recently). i miss my breast. i'm grateful i have one left + i'm alive + i got to breastfeed mod*tot.
please check out my first blog posts here. thank you for stopping by!
by ~mod*mom~ at 2.1.07 Â© 9 comments
a very happy new year!! toru fukuda's illustrations make me happy :)
by ~mod*mom~ at 1.1.07 Â© 2 comments