One of the great things about living in Northern California is the wide open spaces. There are so many great places to hike, climb, swim, and just enjoy in the expansive outdoors up here. Only a true Northern California resident can really understand how frustrating it is when people tell me how Northern California is San Francisco and then right above that is Oregon. Nope, there are hundreds of miles between SF and the border, and that expanse is my home.
Hardcore fan of your state? Or perhaps it just has a pleasing, graphic shape? Or perhaps you're simply looking for new awesome art to hang on your wall? Either way, check out this idea.
Like every informed person, Kelly understands that making a good sandwich is an art form. An adventure, even. So, she's set out to create a sandwich recipe to best represent each state in the U.S.A., using signature ingredients from each state, playing with regional flavors, and honoring the food traditionals that make residents proud.
Fashion brand Zara has recently released Dear America: 50 States 50 Photographers, a collection of, well, fifty photographers of fifty states, one a piece.
The site is well done, with a lovely, lilting scrolling Flash reel and an interactive zoom thing-y...
The Fifty and Fifty Project seeks "construct a handsome new way of looking at our country. Fifty designers, one per state, will illustrate their state motto, creating something steeped in history but completely modern and unique: a kind of designer's atlas."
So, pop quiz time! Can you name your state's motto?! No Googling...