Author Archive for: ‘Kbaumlier’


Chocolate That Explores Texture – Nendo Design

There are many flavors that  affect a chocolate’s taste including the chocolate’s origin, the percentage of cocoa used, the technique of how it was made, and the flavor inside.  One aspect of chocolate that is rarely explored is a chocolate’s shape. Nendo, a Japanese chocolate company, recently designed a box of chocolates that explores texture.  Each piece explores a chocolate’s shape and has […]

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Elizabeth Gilbert At Ted

Get Rid of the Fear – Your Creative Elusive Genius

I recently watched a TED Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert, who talks about the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses.  She is the author of Eat, Pray, Love – and shares about how how unrealistic it is that everyone expects someone who is creative and has had success – to basically fail or break down in the next endeavor. […]

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Writing with Plants

This summer, some small plants started to appear on the side median of the street on Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, NC.  At first glance, they look like random tufts of greenery.  However, if you walk by slowly you are able to read words made of plants that line the street medians. PLANT PLAY ROOT MADE WITH NOT L8R are some […]

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Fooling the Nine Billion: Why We Need Good Food, Not More Food – Ricardo Salvador

This spring I was able to attend an amazing lecture by Ricardo Salvador called, “Fooling the Nine Billion: Why We Need Good Food, Not More Food.” Salvador is the senior scientist and director of the Food & Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.  This group is working with citizens, scientists, economists, and politicians to transition our current food […]

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Caring for the Commons: A Print Multiple Project

I am proud that I was invited to be part of a project that explored printmaking in the digital age.  For the project each artist had to create an edition of 25 prints.  As part of the project, the artists created an online image repository, where digital images could be shared.  I ended up using several images that others had […]

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