Thursday, April 9, 2009

Keen Things Thursday:Old School

So here's the thang. I have sent a request to this nifty fellow asking if he would like to illustrate my May masthead. I think it is a truly Keen Thing that he is offering Free Illustration to the world, as art, in my opinion is about spreading the Joy. And as far as I am concerned Joy should have no price tag. Still, the dude needs some beer, so all of you Keen readers out there, head on over to his site and toss him some coin so he can imbibe some decent brew. We know how much artists need their absinthe. And, cross your fingers in hopes that he says "Sure! I would LOVE to do a masthead for your blog!" Collaboration is such a wonderful thing.

Minimum Daily Requirement of Cool Things:

Bright Bike from Michael Mandiberg on Vimeo.

I think it would be much fun to wrap oneself in this stuff and walk around the city at night.

Minimum Daily Requirement of Wonderful Design:

Check out these Keen accessories over at Up To You (found via Design Boner)

Minimum Daily Requirement of Inspiring Words:

"Since the essence of relationship is to bring opposites together, it continually provides opportunities to move between different parts of ourselves - male and female, known and unknown, love and fear, conditioned and unconditioned, heaven and earth. Love's alchemy thrives on this play, for it is the heat and friction of two people's differences that propel them to explore new ways of being. However, our fear of the unknown often tempts us to shut down and back away from the vibrant edge where opposites meet and sometimes clash. So, if we make use of the great opportunities that relationships present, we need to learn how to remain alert and open in the face of fear, tension, and the ambiguity they arouse." John Welwood from his book Journey of the Heart: The Path of Conscious Love

Minimum Daily Requirement of Wicked-Good Food:

1/2 cup cooked whole grain (I used bulgar wheat)
2/3 cup fat free organic yogurt
1 teaspoon sweet (options: honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, jam?)
1/3 cup applesauce
1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds

Sliced fresh fruit (pictured: papaya and pineapple)

Mix yogurt and sweet, reserve 1 teaspoon for topping. Combine the grain and the yogurt mixture add the applesauce and plate with dried fruits surrounding (here I used cranberries). Slice brightly colored fruit and plate alternately. Drizzle with the reserved yogurt sauce and sprinkle with ground flax seeds.