Exciting Things are Happening!!!

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

I started a new photography and story telling project called 366 Objects! My plan is to photograph an object and tell its story every day of 2012 which is a leap year, hence 366. Most things I own were either given to me by people I care about, were found on fantastic adventures, were purchased to fulfill a very specific desire or need, or are simply beautiful (in my eyes at least). The stories will be the easy part, and the photography will be the hard part. 366 Objects is definitely inspired by some other great projects I have followed, including A Collection a Day by Lisa Congdon, multiple projects at 3191 Miles Apart by Stephanie & MAV, and Drawing A Day by Lauren Nassef. Click here or the 366 Objects logo above to go to the website.


Next week I will be going to the Altitude Design Summit in Salt Lake City!! It will be the first time I have ever spent multiple days with five hundred people I don’t know talking about something I am interested in. I will be surrounded by ladies & gentlemen I have admired via the internet for years, and I get to wear a vintage white sequins top from my mother-in-law’s shop to one of the big parties. I am definitely a little nervous because I am not really a design blogger….but I am a designer and a blogger, so I guess that counts. Right? I hope to do a post or two while I am there.

As I gear up for Alt, I am trying to streamline myself on the internet. I am active on several social networking sites, and you can now find me by looking for @jamiesinz on Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr.

Finally, since I do not carry my full camera around every day, I have started taking photos with my phone. Many of these have been posted to Instagram and if you have the app, you can find me @jamiesinz. Since we cannot access Instagram directly from a computer, I am also posting them to my Tumblr blog. To see the blog, go to jamiesinz.tumblr.com or click any of the images below.

I have several more ideas about how to push my personal and professional limits, and I cannot wait for them to evolve enough for me to share those too!!



2011 Will Be Forever Known

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

The eleventh year of the twenty-first century will be forever known as the year Nikolas Daum was wed by law to Jamie Sinz. That will be what the world remembers most, and that is okay with me. Fortunately for you, I am in the habit of reviewing the entire year in all of its glory as seen for 2008, 2009, and 2010, and this year will be no different. It was a year of wedding planning, long drives, great food, professional ups and downs, minor exploration, “only in San Francisco” moments, sunsets by the beach, and life as a newlywed. It is always fun to look back at the little things that happened over past year to write this post!!

In January…
Nik searched for geo-caches all over the city,
We visited the main branch of the San Francisco public library for the first time,
I started a monthly quilt project with my mom,
I went to a birthday party on the beach with a bon fire,

We spent the first of the year in Dallas, and*

We went to the Pie Ranch Barn Dance.*

In February…
Nik and I discovered a few new hikes,
We went to the Alameda Flea Market,
We went Arizmendi’s in the Sunset for the first time,

Nik ate raw oysters for the first time,

We took a long drive thru Sebastapol, Petaluma & Bodega Bay with friends, and*

Garlic & Avocado plants were growing on our back stoop.*

In March…
I took my first of seven licensing exams for architecture, and passed,
A photo of mine was purchased to be included in an economics book,
Nik & I both were offered full-time positions,

We bought a couch, and*

Three small tomato plants found a home in our living room.*

In April…
I found out that I am an ENFJ according to Meyers Briggs,
My brother moved from Denver to Atlanta
My mom & sister came to SF to help me finalize wedding stuff,

Kayaking on Tamales Bay

We were "rescued" while sea kayaking trip in Tamales Bay,

We witnessed a bunch of naked people riding bicycles, and*

We picnicked in Golden Gate Park, and*

In May…
Nik bought a new camera…and I inherited his old one,
I went to Death Valley & Monterey for work,
Nik got his first traffic ticket on the way to the Maker Faire, and

We made the trip to City Hall to obtain a license to marry,*

We used our new sleeping bags for the first time at Rob Hill with the Presidio Volunteers.

In June…

We spent an amazing day with 60 of our closest friends & family and have the rings to prove it, and **

Oaxaca was graced with our honeymooning presence for 10 days.

In July…
We rode the big dipper in Santa Cruz,
I hung white curtains, and let out a huge sigh of relief because the mismatched mini-blinds were driving me bonkers,
Nik spent most of the month in Europe for work,
I saw the final Harry Potter movie with 14 friends-of-a-friend,
I turned 30,
I took exam #2, and passed,

We saw Neko Case at Stern Grove, and*

We took the ferry to Angel Island & watched fireworks from the Presidio on July 4th.*

In August…
I went to the coolest back yard concert ever,
I had my first dentist appointment in 3 year and came out with no cavities,
Nik bought a unicycle and rode it twice,
I took exam #3, and passed, and

I met Nik in Prague for a long weekend.*

In September…
I went to a Giants game with coworkers,
I took exam #4, and passed,

We took a drive to Big Sur for Labor Day, and

We went to the Sing-a-long Little Mermaid at the Castro Theater, and it was one of the best things to do in San Francisco.*

In October…
We spent a weekend in LA with friends,
We had our first dinner at Cookhouse,
We got a flat on the Vespa,

Nik bought a bike, and*

Nik and I made a video for his Kickstarter project.*

In November…
My last day work was on the 4th,
I took exam #5, and passed,
I finally took the driving test to get a California Drivers License,
Our wedding albums arrived,

I gave my iron a run for its money,*

We had Friendsgiving at Maggie's,*

We had Thanksgiving in Tennessee.*

In December…
I took exam #6, and don’t know if I passed yet,

I enjoyed the home maker's life of cooking, cleaning & sewing while avoiding thoughts of what my next job will be,

I drove the Vespa for the first time,*

We had Christmas in Dallas,*

We took a drive on the last day of 2011 in search of Edgerley Island,
And then I wrote this blog post.

Now, 2011 is over, and it is time for the NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Photos by Nik

**Photo by Steepstreet

Typewriter & Stamp Holiday Cards

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

All of the necessary supplies laid out & ready to go


A unique tiding for each card

Our cards were super simple this year. Nik wrote a bunch of little tidings that would make you laugh, and I made them. The perfect collaboration.

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