Thursday, December 1, 2011

I went from thinking her style was superior, to thinking "You look like shit, you spoiled brat." in less than a year's time. Are you with me, or are you with me?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Presents: Warpaint "Undertow" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Thank You, Thank You

Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Age Momenterese

I caught myself eating a huge bowl of greens, with homemade (raw/vegan) green goddess dressing, sprinkled with seaweed flakes and hemp seeds! SRSLY, people!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Dream of the 90's

I still want to be working in Portland red...reading sentences.

Sunday, November 28, 2010


Jamie Lynn on the cover of this new snowboarding photography book.

This morning I had a dream that I was talking to the legendary snowboarder Jamie Lynn on the phone for a job interview. Although the conversation was quickly turning into a request for a snowboarding date, I was flattered but focused. The coinciding clipping path work I was doing in photoshop was meticulous and steady when prompted to "Tell me about modeling for Rome." When I answered, no I'm not a model I am a graphic designer, he replied "Oh, shit."

Could be signifying the end of my snowboarding dreams.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Up Norterese / West Coasterese

Up North with my head in West Coast right now.
Blaming it on the sinus pressure from an infection in my head.

Heart and head making amends. A work in progress.

Monday, November 22, 2010


I'm excited to be moving to South Minneapolis and to have heard, on public radio last night, of Yeti Records neighboring my new abode. Last night their guest DJ set included Crow. Who I instantly admired. Sharing the love through the icey Minnesota storm.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Longboard Girls Crew from Juan Rayos on Vimeo.

I'm ready for a Saturday morning in Madrid with these gals. In my mind.


If there's one thing I've ever learned, your collection of vintage clothing—all those rare pieces, heirlooms—should never be given up. Cycling back around whether its 'on trend' or just within your character. Been feeling like I've had a past life in the 60's and 70's more than ever. Glad I'm back, but wishing for a more collective sense of activism and compassion during this new generation of suffering.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


This video is super great.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Friday, August 6, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010


Could I be happy with something else
I need something to fill my time
Could I be happy with something else
I need something to fill my time

This wheel spins letting me off
It's not the lack of trying
Can't put my finger on it

—Gang of Four

Saturday, July 24, 2010

...ITS SATURDAY NIGHT! would be easier for me if I knew what's comin' down the pike.


Friday, July 16, 2010

mesmerized by maya

Space Odyssey by Maya of M.I.A.

Cannot keep off this. Thanks Jake.

Friday, July 9, 2010



Through my decade of following FECALFACEDOTCOM I have been very curious about the sounds of Thee Oh Sees, after seeing many photos of their shows, looking like all the madness and creativity I expected San Francisco to be. I'm not quite sure what took so long, but finally my hands are on one of their albums. Mega-feast is nonstop and keeps me wondering, what is taking me so long to move there? John Trippe of FF confirms SF's livability here. And, now that my great pal Aimee is settled in the bay I am ever so curious. Might well be that time for me, not so long into the future!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Oregon Way.

Just a day in the life of a regular Oregonian. Four or five skateparks in a day? No problem. Dont forget about the river.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010




Monday, July 5, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

America's next Baseball

As much as I love skateboarding, Chris Troy, kids, and analyzing people's handwriting, this cultural phenomena makes me sad. This past weekend while at Dew Tour in Boston, I sat cheering amongst adults who knew nothing about skateboarding aside from "Ryan Sheckler" and "P Rod". Their children rushing the edges of the stands as soon as a pro skater was in sight. Meanwhile I applauded Vanessa Torres, Amy Caron, Lacey Baker, Eli Reed, Bastian Salabanzo, Greg Lutzka, and Sierra Fellers and contemplated the future of skateboarding from within a giant basketball stadium. After the surprise appearances of Red Bull's Shawn White and Travis Pastrana (this guy doesnt even skateboard), who both recited "stoke" speeches, I became sentimental for the simplicity of skateboarding in a park with people. Started to resent being one of these anxious, non-skateboarding spectators. Conversely, perhaps I am glad to not be one of the skateboarders who is skating for someone/some sponsor!

I've realized how much power skateboarding has lately. It's cultural influence has reached the masses. You can find evidence of legitimate skateboarding culture in photography for Urban Outfitters catalogs, and purchase various "skateboards" at Target. There is even a "teen focused meat snack brand" involved in sponsoring these events along with various sugar-water companies. There's validity in supporting the skateboarding industry, and as a creative person I want to offer some responsibility in that. A more authentic progression of skateboarding is worth fighting for.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


a couple both on and off screen, these characters live in a gorgeous prefab home in the woods; my dream home but not so dreamy seen in wholphin video magazine #4.

HIGH FALLS Trailer from Andrew Zuckerman Studio on Vimeo.

truly a teary narrative of an afterlife. one of the best short films. wholphin video magazine #7.

Glory At Sea! from Court 13 on Vimeo.

purely artful cinema. greatest actors .


Sunday, April 4, 2010

I miss my girl friends.

This reminds me of ya'll.
reposted from Insight Blog

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Type A+

Happy Birthday Grandma Elhard!

This has been a big week for my Elhard family back in Minnesota. Last week my father rocked the tassel in honor of his 52nd year of life. Yesterday my younger sister was awarded with a music scholarship for the best vocal performance at Bemidji State University. Last night my uncle's high school basketball team (video below) battled to second in a championship game for the Minnesota State AAA Title, and today my grandmother celebrates her 90th birthday! Not to mention that both my parents were offered great jobs on Friday...

Yesterday I celebrated my own victory with another day of snowboarding with co-workers. A dream come true to mob around a hill with fellow members of Rome Snowboard Design Syndicate!

I just called my grandma to hear of her popular birthday party at the community center in Northome, MN. She was blaring Guy Lambardo in the background and asked if I could hear it. "We used to listen to it when we were young. There were four of us (her siblings) who spent a lot of time together then and now its just me you know." she said... The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven for the sweetest grandma this side of heaven, thankfully.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Rome SDS

I started my dream first-job a few weeks ago and am slowly acclimating to life here. Yesterday was my first morning shred session with my coworkers, and although sore, I am really happy that snowboarding is a lot like riding a bike; after a 4 year hiatus to finish art school in Minneapolis, I had not been on a real mountain in quite some time. Stowe was beautiful, and the one run that we lapped was terrifyingly icy and fast at first, and later in the morning, soft and littered with teleskiers through the misty rays of sun...
The best part about snowboarding yesterday was coming back to the office and completing this dream full circle. I'm working on familiarizing myself with the overall identity and design system(s) and implementing them....and trying to navigate the server for the source files....and above all trying to stay "shrednasty".

This is me in my office.

El Perro Del Mar "Shelter" (by The XX) from The Control Group on Vimeo.

This is the song/video that gets me through my days lately.

And aside from my coworkers livening the atmosphere, this is what makes me laugh out load while I'm working.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Synergy Fitness day #1

I only broke one capillary in my face today in my exercise class!
The brazilian buttlift workout (formerly from P90X) is seriously in motion. While googling for some history behind (no pun intended) this program I came across many horrifying photos of the "brazilian butt lift" cosmetic surgery. Cant imagine how many capillaries were sacrificed during those procedures...


Thursday, March 11, 2010

Yearly Sames.

"Still the Same"...I grew up hearing my mother play this song on the piano...

About one year ago I eagerly took my friend Aimee from art school to a Creature demo at 3rd Lair in Minneapolis. There, she learned firsthand why I admire these gnarthrashers, and why the event made a perfect fit into our maniacal school schedule as we were nearing the end of our college careers.

Lately there seems to be a powerful cycle of success going on with all of my friends. Every one is sharing in life hammers right now and I feel like I have just put an end to the first week of the rest of my life.

Here we are posted up with Janell Carlson, Neil Heddings and Al Partanen.
Saints and Sinners.