Color Diary

About The Project

For three years I logged each day with some notes and a color that represented my state of mind. I wanted to experiement with the idea of using the minimum about of information it would take to store a memory. As someone affected with synesthesia, these color blocks helped bound my external and internal perceptions of emotion and time.

June 2014

Another Doctor. Another antibiotic. Just want to be fixed.
The Waiting Room
06.30.14
La Bogota, Brooklyn Bridge, The Met, Comedy Cellar, Von, pickle backs then a dance party at Lulus. Best night
Pickle Backs
06.28.14
Tim and Cai arrived via Columbus Circle. Seafood, Roof Bar, then a drink at the pencil factory
Low Light
06.27.14
NONONO at the Box
Strange Love
06.24.14
World cup at the Pencil Factory. We sat on the floor
Dusty Floorboards
06.22.14

March 2014

Pulling it together
Light, light, light
03.27.14
A recovery session a Porteno.
Waiting in the Resturant
03.26.14
Pho with Kimmie and then some grocery shopping.
Noodles
03.25.14
A slow day. Built a website for myself
Computer Grey
03.24.14
Reminiscing with family after a long couple of weeks
Healing Time
03.23.14
A cancelled meeting. A visit with Ronan. Julie and Kevin, then a trip to Boston
Cold Light
03.22.14
Explored Moonrise Kingdom then a basketball game
Old Rocks
03.21.14
Recorded "Oh My", Japanesse in the old Neighborhood, then a night drive
Yellow Fluorescent
03.20.14
Outlaws, only see in black and white
Pro Tools
03.19.14
A fire in the neighborhood
Black Smoke
03.18.14
Role reversal with my parents. Nothing is as it seems.
Alternate Universe
03.17.14
No one escapes family sane. Hope turns to contempt and disbelief
Contempt
03.16.14
NY to Fall River and back. An intervention. A surprise guest.
Rehab Walls
03.15.14
Lay offs. A day off. Mexican food
Jarritos
03.14.14
Today I quit my job. Good-bye drinks and mussels with my now new friends. Farewell on the subway platform
Cold Wandering
03.13.14
The presentation didn't go well
Empty Promises
03.12.14
A meeting about the future with Ana in the small room
Modern Light
03.11.14
Watching everything come apart, as it sometimes does
Powder Keg
03.10.14
Brunch at fada with the Curran's. A long talk with my Sister.
Fresh Squeezed
03.09.14
The truth about my nephew. A dinner with the Curran's at Dokebi.
Kimchi and Soup
03.08.14
Still sick. NyQuill and bickering.
Deep Sleep
03.07.14
A conversation with a friend about Burbank
Escape
03.05.14
Building a prototype
Deep Code
03.04.14
Talking up an old friend
Electric Echos
03.03.14
Maybe a house in the country.
House Paint
03.02.14
Rethinking the whole thing
You Can Do It, We Can Help
03.01.14

February 2014

Planning, planning, and more planning
The Downstairs Room
02.28.14
A cold night at Ramona with strangers who are becoming friends
Wine and Nuts
02.27.14
Emergency meeting at Bloomberg.
Be Bold
02.25.14
BDescript
Color
02.24.14
Too old for hang overs like this.
Tylenol Red
02.23.14
I only wanted to see you underneath the Purple Rain.
Purple Rain, Purple Rain
02.22.14
Planning the greatest birthday celebration of all time. Someone spilled the beans
Tapas
02.21.14
Finally out with co-workers, even if it's just a few of us
Lavender
02.20.14
The search for a photographer comes up empty.
Serious Grey
02.18.14
BDescript
Color
02.17.14
Finished some mixes and sent them to a friend.
Sound Color
02.16.14
Last pass at planning a get away
Sixties Pool
02.15.14
Last minute Valentines day. Flowers in the lobby. Fornino and wine.
Heart Candy
02.14.14
Finished. Tired and empty. Working from home.
Almost Nothing
02.13.14
The final push
UX Element 3
02.12.14
Home at 11pm
Bloomberg Grey
02.11.14
More working. Nowhere near done.
Print Outs
02.10.14
Working on the weekend
Amber
02.09.14
Taking stock after losing a friend. We'll miss you Carter.
Polluted Red
02.08.14
Mono e mono in a conference room
Deep Brand Blue
02.07.14
Getting the presentation ready. Ashlee saves the day
Clean Lines
02.06.14
Endless snow
Snowflake
02.05.14
Coffee with a new friend, then an akward introduction.
Feelings
02.04.14
Everyone's worried about Grandma.
Winter
02.03.14
Superbowl Sunday, apartment envy.
Brownstone
02.02.14
Year of the horse. A sucker punch.
American Blue
02.01.14

January 2014

Back stage at Kinky Boots.
Picture Sparkles
01.31.14
Black on black
Smoke
01.30.14
More Doing. More working. Less fun.
Rich Orange
01.29.14
Skipped out to take the dog for a walk. Ice formed on the east river.
Night River
01.28.14
Algorithms as systems of execution applied within a set of rules
Deep Thinking
01.27.14
Sherlock Holmes at a wedding is a total bore
Canary
01.26.14
Too cold for an art jam
Staying In
01.25.14
Coco. 5-inch Bacon Cheese Burger. Clams. String Beans. A Salad.
Egg Shell
01.24.14
Design Meet Up at The Pencil Factory. New neighbors, new friends.
Sober Bar
01.23.14
Grace fell down and missed the bus. I felt bad
January Sun
01.22.14
The beginning of the end
Hope or Hollow
01.21.14
A Dylan retrospective on Spotify. The "I have a dream" speech in its entirety. Then a degree in journalism.
New Clarity
01.20.14
Sometimes you loose the big game
Fools Gold
01.19.14
The Whitney, Osteria Morini, The top of the Rock, then the Waldorf Astoria. A nice day with family.
Waldorf Salad
01.18.14
Lunch with Mr. Jones, a long week, asleep by 10pm
Early meeting
01.17.14
Transfromative. Adaptive. Fluid
Branding Colors
01.16.14
Morrisey, sushi, and A portrait of Dorian Gray
Head Down
01.15.14
Tonight the fog rolled in
Night Fog
01.14.14
The emperor himself makes an apperance
Fish Tank
01.13.14
American Hustle. Pepper tuna. Neil deGrasse Tyson. In no particular order.
Gold Slacks
01.13.14
Some days start and end tired
Feeling Thin
01.12.14
Layed down vocals for Andy’s big idea. A way out.
Broken Down Wing Back
01.12.14
Lunch with an old friend. Jobs. Moving. Babies
Bento Box
01.10.14
The belly of the beast has free snacks.
Carmel Corn
01.09.14
The best part of design is talking it out
Tungsten Coference Room
01.08.14
Jeopardy
Daily Double
01.07.14
I think I’ve finally beat this thing
Brand New
01.06.14
Today, I read a whole book
Paperback
01.05.14
Sleeping off the cold that just won't quit
Cold Medicine
01.04.14
A snow storm. A cold in the office
We Work
01.03.14
First day on the new job.
Clean Slate
01.02.14
Too old for hang overs like these. And a new start.
New Years Day
01.01.14

December 2013

New Years at My Moon. Karaoke. Up way too late
Champagne
12.31.13
A forgotten day
Empty
12.30.13
Rain, rain, and more rain
Window Glass
12.29.13
Cold medicine. A fight over wedding pictures. A long way to go
Electric Sleep
12.28.13
Catching up with everything
Business
12.27.13
Home at last with the comfort of a head cold
Ribbon
12.26.13
Christmas with a warm family in New Jersey. A sad realization
Tinton Falls
12.25.13
A Christmas pagent. A party at the in-laws. Medicine.
Manger Paint
12.24.13
A nice evening in Jamestown
White Wine and Porkchops
12.23.13
Dog walks, football, family, then The Hobbit on a foggy winter night.
Night Movies
12.22.13
Bickering, car sickness, traffic jams, family, then old friends. A jail break
New London
12.21.13
Making up before a long drive
Margaritas and Stockings
12.20.13
Holding a grudge
Holding a Grudge
12.19.13
Inside Llewyn Davis with Steve. Pool hustling on a Monday night
The Long Road
12.16.13
Charlie Brown Christmas Live! in a cold warehouse
Lyceum
12.15.13
Taking stock of things during another snowstorm
Cabin Fever
12.14.13
The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, mexican food, and a lost phone.
Sugar Plumbs
12.13.13
A nice time with new friends.
Holiday Party
12.12.13
Pho, noodles, and Christmas cookies.
Yellow Food
12.11.13
The start of a new direction.
Mobients
12.10.13
The great ice storm of 2013
Black Ice
12.09.13
Trimming the christmas tree with the Peanuts Christmas Special and posole soup
Christmas
12.08.13
Craft fairs make me feel old. Columbian street food softens the blow
Arts and Crafts
12.07.13
Some days you forget your umbrella in the rain.
Rain Wash
12.06.13
Marianne proves there are more than thirty colors in the English vocabulary
Brown
12.05.13
Pizza and wine saves the day
Red Sauce
12.04.13
Playing catch up with The Walking Dead
Zoombie
12.03.13
Today, that dog slept all day long
Light on the Kitchen Floor
12.02.13
The long ride home.
Route 81
12.01.13

November 2013

Bodos Bagels. World Market. The downtown mall
Charlottesville
11.30.13
Wine and stories by the fire.
Wood Fire #2
11.29.13
Thanksgiving in Earlysville, VA.
Wood Fire #1
11.28.13
Morning swim before another long drive
Chlorine
11.27.13
NYC to Shippingsburg, PA. Traffic, an ice storm, and an apology
Ice Storm
11.26.13
Chasing flies around the apartment with Emma
Happy Times
11.25.13
A day spent on the Wurlitzer. Radiohead and Rihana
Wulitzer
11.24.13
Essex Market and soup dumplings in Chinatown
November Saturday
11.23.13
Nutella crepe and a glass of red wine are well deserved
Nutella Brown
11.22.13
In Spain, wearing red was once punishable by death
Word Bookstore
11.21.13
Afternoon shower, steam sticks to tile.
Awake
11.20.13
Getting into the holiday spirit.
Construction Green
11.19.13
Plastic bench on the 7 train. Bryant Park.
MBTA Blue
11.18.13
Movies, reading, Thai food.
Rainy Sunday
11.17.13
Changing leaves in Huntington NY. Reconsidering our address.
Autumn Leave #1
11.16.13
On a dog walk
Late Afternoon Sky
11.15.13
Ending the night slowly
Candles Against brick
11.14.13
Afternoon, Five Times Square
Floressents on Conference Room Wall
11.13.13
Sunset over Transmitter Park
New York Golden
11.12.13