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Not such a Mundane Monday

I have recently purchased a journal entitled ‘Listography: Your Life in Lists’. I was not sure if I was going to enjoy something like this, but i bought it anyway.

Listography are journals that is full of titles in which you list things in your life. For example, on page 15 you must list your biggest fears, and page 113 list you most memorable birthdays or holidays. I have found it to be fun. There are many different various questions. Listography also has various editions of this book as well, such as love and friendships.

Color of the Week

GOLD.

Well, last week I have posted a blog about the ‘color’ silver, so what other color would be appropirate than that of the color gold.

This color can be deemed as glamor and status. It holds a high standard in our society today. I am not a huge fan of gold (I prefer silver), but ever so often a little shine is needed! Gold looks wonderful with turquoise, bright yellow, and “highlighter” pink (along with other bright hues). Great for hardware on drawers, and in lamps/sconces/chandeliers, etc. In my eyes, if this color is used too often, it can start to look ‘cheap’. Also look out for the golds that have a more pink tone to them and ones that closer resemble bronze (if bronze is what you are looking for, than use it.).

Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (from Latinaurum, “shining dawn”, hence adjective, aureate) and an atomic number of 79. It has been a highly sought-after precious metal for coinage, jewelry, and other arts since the beginning of recorded history. The metal occurs as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits. Gold is dense, soft, shiny and the most malleable and ductile pure metal known. Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. Gold is one of the coinage metals and has served as a symbol of wealth and a store of value throughout history. Gold standards have provided a basis for monetary policies. It also has been linked to a variety of symbolisms and ideologies.

Whereas most other pure metals are gray or silvery white, gold is yellow. This color is determined by the density of loosely bound (valence) electrons; those electrons oscillate as a collective “plasma” medium described in terms of a quasiparticle called plasmon. The frequency of these oscillations lies in the ultraviolet range for most metals, but it falls into the visible range for gold due to subtle relativistic effects that affect the orbitals around gold atoms.[6][7] Similar effects impart a golden hue to metallic cesium (see relativistic quantum chemistry). Common colored gold alloys such as rose gold can be created by the addition of various amounts of copper and silver, as indicated in the triangular diagram to the left. Alloys containing palladium or nickel are also important in commercial jewelry as these produce white gold alloys. Less commonly, addition of manganesealuminiumironindium and other elements can produce more unusual colors of gold for various applications.

Gold has been known and used by artisans since the Chalcolithic. Gold artifacts in the Balkans appear from the 4th millennium BC, such as that found in the Varna Necropolis. Gold artifacts such as the golden hats and theNebra disk appeared in Central Europe from the 2nd millennium BC Bronze AgeEgyptian hieroglyphs from as early as 2600 BC describe gold, which king Tushratta of the Mitanni claimed was “more plentiful than dirt” in Egypt.[32] Egypt and especially Nubia had the resources to make them major gold-producing areas for much of history. The earliest known map is known as the Turin Papyrus Map and shows the plan of a gold mine in Nubia together with indications of the local geology. The primitive working methods are described by Strabo and included fire-setting. Large mines also were present across the Red Sea in what is now Saudi Arabia.  

Gold also looks great on all skin types…..

Friday’s Found Fun

Well, since I live in San Diego and am really trying to save some money I thought that I would let everyone know about some fun things to do in San Diego that are FREE. That is right…FREE!

The sun is shinning again and the weather is getting warmer… So here is a list of some great activities to do in San Diego:

1. Head to San Diego’s many beaches.

2. Visit La Jolla Cove.

3. Visit downtown San Diego’s Seaport Village.

4. Stroll through the 16½-block historic Gaslamp Quarter.

5. Mission Bay Park

6. Enjoy free organ concerts at 2 p.m. on Sundays at the Spreckels Organ Pavillion in Balboa Park.

7. Visit Old Town.

8. Bike or jog along Mission Bay Park’s.

9. Visit the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.

10. Stargaze outside the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park on the first Wednesday of every month.

11. Take a scenic, one-hour drive to Mt. Laguna.

12. Step back in time with a stop in Julian, and eat some pie.

13. Grab your picnic basket and head to Torrey Pines State Park.

14. The 59 Mile Scenic Drive allows travelers to take in all of the must-see places in San Diego.

15. Rollerblade, skateboard or bicycle along the Mission Beach Boardwalk.

16. Visit Mission Trails Regional Park.

17. Go scuba diving or snorkeling off San Diego’s shores and see spectacular creatures of the sea. La Jolla Cove is the best.

18. Go bird watching at the Torrey Pines State Reserve.

19. Stroll through Balboa Park. a

20. Visit other museums around town that offer similar free days. In its La Jolla facility, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego is free on the third Tuesday of each month; the downtown facility is free daily.

21. Gather family, friends and firewood for a cozy beach bonfire at one of the beaches in San Diego County, including Coronado Beach, La Jolla Shores and Mission Beach.

22. Explore the tidepools in Point Loma.

23. Drive to the top of Mt. Soledad in La Jolla for breathtaking, 360-degree views of San Diego, including the gently curving La Jolla coastline and Mission Bay. Spectacular views of San Diego’s East County communities also await guests at the top of Mt. Helix.

24. Visit the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and experience the natural beauty of the desert.

25. Take a scenic walk along The Big Bay, San Diego’s “largest attraction.” With 27 miles of waterfront featuring bayside parks, marinas, hundreds of shops and restaurants, and miles of promenades and bikeways, the Big Bay appeals to all ages and interests.
—All this information was found on the San Diego’s website. San Diego.org

Other things that I like to do….jog around Miramar Lake (a 6 mile trail hike)

– View at the top of Mt Helix

– Bike the trails of Lake Hodges.

– I even enjoy walking through La Jolla Bird Rock residences and take a look at the homes.

-Walk along Sunset Cliffs at sunset.

Color of the Week

Aquamarine.

That is right. One of my all time favorite colors. I mean…just look at my companies logo. HELLO. I find that this color can go with almost anything. Just changing the hue slightly can give a whole new feeling.  Hollywood even did  a ‘tween’ movie called AquaMarie (The reason why I know this is because I just googled the word, I swear), which has this specific color in the mermaids tail. I love using this color with oranges, yellow, and RED. Summer and Fall are my favorite seasons and this color represents summer so well. I can picture the Caribbean sea and the warm sand between my toes, ah. So relaxing, and fun.

Definition: Aquamarine is a color that is a pale bright tint of spring green toned toward cyan. It is named after the mineral aquamarine, a gemstone mainly found in granite rocks.

History: The first recorded use of aquamarine as a color name inEnglish was in 1598.

Other facts: The color medium aquamarine is often used for tiling in the swimming pool locker rooms, or around swimming pools themselves. The color medium aquamarine is often used for smocks worn by hospital nurses because it is perceived as being calm and restful for the patient.

Airports

Airports. As I am traveling out of town tonight, I am sitting at my gate waiting for my flight to start boarding. As I am sitting here typing this blog… I sit in the grouping of chairs that have been designed by a famous furniture designers. They were great designers of the moderism era. Eames. Charles and Ray Eames. Not only have they designed these chairs (that looks cool but after having been delayed for an hour…tends to get uncomfortble) but many other fantastic pieces of furniture. Take a look at Design Within Reach and you will find many of Eames’ designs and a little bit of their history.
Modernism came about in the 50s and has stuck around since then. Some people who see this type of design and furniture tend to place it in the category of contemporary. However, on the contrary, this is not contemporary furniture or style at all. This style is called Modernism, or Mid-Century Modernism. What we call “contemporary” design is that of what is popular and designed in this time period. It is not until later that we call is something entirely different. Contemporary designs are always changing.

Click on the link below to view some of the furniture pieces and small excerpt about Charles and Ray Eames.

Charles & Ray Eames

IntoDesign, Inc.