Obsessions

This is a running list of all of the things that I have obsessed over and spent a minimum of one week learning as much as I can about it. These obsessions happen fast, hit hard and are constantly changing. Oddly enough, I kinda like it.

  • Anthropology

    Anthropology is the study of the human as at once an individual, a product of society, and a maker of history and culture. That is a topic that will never get old! This particular definition was taken from Duke University.
  • Biomimicry

    I've recently jumped in to learning more about Biomimicry and taking steps towards understanding nature a little bit more. This of course snowballs in to buying books, watching documentaries on Ants (same documentary twice mind you) and being even more distracted while walking outdoors.
  • Bumbershoot with a Whangee Handle

    Bumbershoot — a British term for Umbrella — has quickly become an obsession of mine since starting a new job downtown. The Whangee Handle — a type of bamboo — hook is a must. And, of course a patterned inside is a plus.
  • Cappuccino

    I was once a decaf drinker. Then, cappuccino happened.
  • Flying Disc Dog Sports

    My wife and I recently brought a Border Collie into our family. Her name is Poppy and she loves to catch frisbee. A book and two DVDs later we have her soaring for all of her flying discs.
  • Food

    Oh! I could talk about food all day. @benjuuce if you want to chat.
  • Gardening

    Green thumb? Ehh, not yet. Love for plants, planting, nature, composting and living with our Earth in mind…definitely. Also, my wife and I are a member of Phipps Conservatory. That's one membership that is totally worth it.
  • Italianissimo

    I enjoy all of the little things that makes the Italian culture the Italian culture. Check out my favorite reads page for a recommended book.
  • Living Buildings

    Green Architecture. It can't wait any longer.
  • Moss (Living or Preserved)

    Moss is creepy and awesome at the same time. Some interesting moss facts (from Teresas Plants & More LLC): - There is no root system - Anchors to the ground using rhizoids - Has no vascular tissue for sending nutrients around
  • Naturalistic Decision Making

    This is a newbie for me. I believe I have always encouraged Naturalistic Decision Making but never knew it. Still digging into this one…
  • Nike Sneakers

    I bought my first pair of Nike Dunks, called Nike SB Unlucky with a #13 stitched on to the shoe on vacation. My now father-in-law was willing to drive an additional hour out of the way for me to spend $180.00 of which I didn't have to buy these shoes! That's obsession.
  • Scientific Illustrations of Underwater Creatures

    Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel and the Art Forms of Nature. Check him out or be left out of the 1800s Scientific Species Drawing Club. Sorry!
  • Smart Home Technology

    The Nest ✓ Philips Hue Personalized WiFi Lighting ✓ …not sure what is next but if it makes my day a little better, I'm interested.
  • Treibball

    This is a sport, especially for energetic dogs, where they herd inflatable exercise balls into a large soccer net. This sport can serve as a replacement for a farm dog who typically herds sheep.
  • Typography

    There is just too much to say here :)
  • Wattle Fences

    Now we're talking! I need to find a Willow Tree so I can start to craft my wattle fence around the garden and for some extra privacy on the patio. Who needs plastic anyways?