tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-176365602008-10-28T19:09:51.028-07:00altruism in the morning.my name is natalie shahmiri and i'm a relatively simple girl. i like design, relevance and good people. this is about san francisco, design, ideas and reviews on topics relating to design. there's also accessories, furniture, stationary, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, independent artists, architecture, art, photography and tech gadgets.natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.comBlogger763125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-44906876960073720202008-10-27T21:00:00.000-07:002008-10-27T21:00:01.159-07:002008-10-27T21:00:01.159-07:00 how rad are these press-out animals from muji? they're made from recycled cardboard and 5% of the retail price is donated to the born free foundation! (via swissmiss) natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-75813284031204359632008-10-26T21:23:00.000-07:002008-10-26T21:26:03.748-07:002008-10-26T21:26:03.748-07:00 and a couple more cool campaign posters for ya.natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-21208796481690752282008-10-26T21:11:00.000-07:002008-10-26T21:13:04.114-07:002008-10-26T21:13:04.114-07:00i want stairs just so i can have this banister made - love.natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-42923017080504549532008-10-22T09:46:00.000-07:002008-10-22T09:49:44.172-07:002008-10-22T09:49:44.172-07:00 love love love these. (by typocalypse)natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-10813095855319583932008-10-21T13:18:00.000-07:002008-10-21T13:22:21.053-07:002008-10-21T13:22:21.053-07:00 fantastic battle scenes by casey ruble.natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com3tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-40042339593299428192008-10-20T22:27:00.000-07:002008-10-20T23:22:53.010-07:002008-10-20T23:22:53.010-07:00 here in the bay area, we're pretty proud of the city we call home. even the little sub-districts where our homes reside are a pretty big deal. there's the mission, the lower haight, pac heights, soma, nob hill, the marina, cole valley, the richmond's and the sunset's - the list goes on and on. i've wanted for some time now to make something for people that's unique to their city, but that's natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-83329419340667225302008-10-18T21:37:00.000-07:002008-10-18T21:43:51.296-07:002008-10-18T21:43:51.296-07:00 after completely gorging ourselves on some thai food, alex and i decided to be a little crafty and try to make a record bowl. we decided to start small with a 45 before going at it on a classic 33 - a few short minutes later we had a record bowl! okay, well not really a functional bowl since there's a giant hole in the center - but now we're totally prepared to make a legit bowl out of a 33. an natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-51687393047080881542008-10-18T00:23:00.000-07:002008-10-18T00:23:00.849-07:002008-10-18T00:23:00.849-07:00 i don't know that i could switch away from my moleskin notebooks, but if i did, this notebook would be at the top of my list. natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-15718562266441694712008-10-17T19:09:00.000-07:002008-10-17T19:11:57.899-07:002008-10-17T19:11:57.899-07:00hey everyone! you may notice the url you used is now redirecting to www.altruisminthemorning.com. your old urls will still work fine, but feel free to update your links to the addy above. thanks!natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-91812693375384277562008-10-17T12:00:00.000-07:002008-10-17T12:00:02.448-07:002008-10-17T12:00:02.448-07:00 saw these helmets on swissmiss and just about burst at the seams. RAD. check out all the helmets and their variety of colors here.natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-12288366841710209192008-10-17T11:35:00.000-07:002008-10-17T11:41:07.445-07:002008-10-17T11:41:07.445-07:00the annual pixel award voting is under way (through oct. 24th) - help determine what's the best of the best out there on the web. click here to vote and while you're at it, i suggest you vote for blurb under the art category. =)natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-77838515216519328822008-10-17T09:17:00.000-07:002008-10-17T09:19:06.111-07:002008-10-17T09:19:06.111-07:00 i know a few people who would go crazy for one of these...get your own here.natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-16678518398267209882008-10-17T00:05:00.000-07:002008-10-17T00:05:00.814-07:002008-10-17T00:05:00.814-07:00 Minilogue - Animals from ljudbilden on Vimeo. happy friday!natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-14896115185384727272008-10-16T17:07:00.001-07:002008-10-16T17:17:27.349-07:002008-10-16T17:17:27.349-07:00okay, i couldn't resist. with all the 'joe the plumber' references going around from the recent political frenzy, i found the new pepsi logo to fit right in. don't get it? see that little black line that's supposed to be indicative of a smile? kinda looks like the very cliche plumbers crack, no? (there is admittedly a debate as to whether or not pepsi has or will use that black line, but well, natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-66348289813108465422008-10-16T13:45:00.000-07:002008-10-16T13:47:49.040-07:002008-10-16T13:47:49.040-07:00 how rad are these pieces of growing jewelry? check them out here.natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-48978172903537672052008-10-16T12:51:00.000-07:002008-10-16T12:52:57.428-07:002008-10-16T12:52:57.428-07:002D animation and drawings bringing emotions to life. LOVE it.natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-76541591904408356632008-10-15T13:52:00.000-07:002008-10-15T14:00:52.063-07:002008-10-15T14:00:52.063-07:00i got a lot of emails regarding the political posters post i put up, so i thought i would keep the theme going with a few more in the weeks leading up to the election. i should caveat this with the fact that most of these are done in support of the democratic party. i'm not trying to sway anyones opinion in any way - vote for whomever you think is fit to get us out of this mess we're in. but natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-37908343341354541362008-10-14T16:22:00.000-07:002008-10-14T16:23:55.785-07:002008-10-14T16:23:55.785-07:00 it's true, i really do.natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-18624088321334016682008-10-14T14:05:00.000-07:002008-10-14T14:15:06.670-07:002008-10-14T14:15:06.670-07:00 saw this scrap scrapbook on one good bumblebee and had to share. i have so many paper samples it's kind of out of control, so of course i thought this was pretty much the best idea ever. LOVE it.natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-48115636197636971862008-10-13T15:39:00.000-07:002008-10-13T15:49:13.077-07:002008-10-13T15:49:13.077-07:00election time is always exciting on the design front - so many posters to ogle over. aiga's 'get the vote out' poster contest brought in some spectacular pieces - check out the top 24 that made it into print here.natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-32304774387383181762008-10-13T15:30:00.000-07:002008-10-13T15:33:50.100-07:002008-10-13T15:33:50.100-07:00 love love love these souvenir photos by michael hughes. check out the whole collection here. (via blurberati) natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-71405622082463258182008-10-10T13:41:00.000-07:002008-10-10T13:44:26.155-07:002008-10-10T13:44:26.155-07:00 some naughty visual delights - stair porn and materialicious.natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-84240186032590739702008-10-09T15:13:00.000-07:002008-10-09T15:16:11.843-07:002008-10-09T15:16:11.843-07:00litquake, readymade and the curiosity shoppe? hell yes! come hang out with me! natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-68057053921355950312008-10-07T15:00:00.000-07:002008-10-07T15:00:00.314-07:002008-10-07T15:00:00.314-07:00this last weekend lisa and i ventured north to vancouver for a few days of relaxing and shopping. it rained every day and was breathtaking. autumn leaves littered the streets, their green counterparts still poised stoically in the trees against the grey skies. we ventured from downtown, to yaletown, to granville across a rather wet and windy bridge (my idea entirely, of course). we ate fabulous natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com2tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-17636560.post-55019110759530468122008-10-07T13:11:00.000-07:002008-10-07T13:13:45.715-07:002008-10-07T13:13:45.715-07:00 artist of the week this week is one most of you probably already listen to, but she's been swimming in my head all weekend and now into the week. here's just one of my favorites by feist - hope you enjoy it as much as i do.natalie shahmiri.http://www.blogger.com/profile/03552687712194248395noreply@blogger.com1