August 19, 2011
Greetings, Peepshow universe. This may be the first you hear of me, but it certainly will not be the last. I have a curious mind, and I like to share my finds.
Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of working at some of the best agencies in town alongside some of the brightest creative talents. Now, being a long-time friend and fan, I am thrilled to call Fast Horse home. I look forward to exploring new territory and doing great things with my fellow ponies.
As a manner of introduction, and to spare you the boring biography, I thought I would share with you my top 5 most frequently visited sites or apps to help you get to know a little bit about me.
Gojee.com: I love to cook, but I’m no ‘pinch of this’ and a ‘dash of that’ kind of chef. I’m a recipe girl. I’m also a horrible plan-ahead grocery shopper. After many an afternoon searching Epicurious.com for a recipe and then hitting the grocery store nightly to pick up ingredients (that I would use once), I discovered Gojee. This site curates recipes from top food writers and, here is the cool part, personalizes recommendations based on a) what you are craving and b) what you have in your refrigerator.
Shazam: I am a music freak. From Charlotte Gainsburg to Lil Wayne to Guns N’ Roses to Frank Sinatra to South African punk, the only thing you won’t find on my iTunes is contemporary country. Unless you count The Civil Wars, which I would dispute. I am always busting out my Shazam app when I hear some unknown tune. Love its music recognition technology and database of more than 10 million tracks. Although I really think they should incorporate a feature where you can sing lyrics or hum a tune into your phone and identify a song (however off-tune one may be).
Polyvore.com: My passion for music is only surpassed by my obsession over fashion. Polyvore is the ultimate fashion browsing, creating, sharing, and shopping site. You can create your own inspiration boards by pulling in images from the web to create looks, or endlessly browse other global users’ boards. The best (and most dangerous) part: in most cases items on inspiration boards are instantly shopable.
@brainpicker: My favorite Twitter follow. A kindred curious mind spirit. Maria Popova writes for Wired, The Atlantic and the Design Observer. She tweets about art, design, science, tech, philosophy, history, anthropology, etc. Her website is brainpickings.org.