Monday, July 31, 2006


Friday, July 21, 2006

LightBox shoutout

Design Observer gave LightBox a shout out on their "observed" list. Thanks to Marty, a former SU prof, for submitting it.

Monday, July 17, 2006


Wednesday, July 12, 2006

my project for the past six months

I've been incredibly busy and stressed for the past six months. But it's all been worth it...

I recently had the honor of designing LightBox, a 132-page, full-color coffee table book comprised entirely of photographs and essays by Binti Pamoja's members. The Binti Pamoja (Daughters United in Swahili) Center is a reproductive health and women's rights program for teenage girls in the Kibera slum of Nairobi Kenya. It has created a safe space for the girls to proactively affect change in their community. The young women have become proud leaders in the fight against HIV/AIDS, violence against women and unequal access to education, and they have learned how to take control over their reproductive health.

After a fantastic launch party in New York City last month, we're now asking for help in promoting and selling the book. All $45 of the purchase price goes to a scholarship fund that helps the girls attend high school and word-of-mouth is the best way to sell it.

So if you're a photographer or writer, please tell your colleagues. If you're in non-profit or development, please share with those you know will be interested. If you're in the media, please consider mentioning our book. If you're a blogger, please post a link on your site. And if you have the means, please buy a copy here.

Your support is incredibly appreciated. If you want any more info, please email me, visit the website (yup, I made that too...) or contact Emily Verellen, co-founder of Binti Pamoja, editor of LightBox, and my incredible partner in this amazing project.

With love and thanks,

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Thursday, July 06, 2006

rainy day

a great way to spend a rainy birthday: the met, pret-a-manger, and alma with tim.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

sleeping in sunshine