It’s been quiet here for a while! That’s not likely to change in the near future, as our lives are in a more… stationary stage for the time being. We’re enjoying our time with our remaining dog in sunny Mexico, working hard to build our business and thinking about the future when we’re once again footloose and fancy-free. In any case, this post corresponds to a big milestone for us, and therefore merits (in my mind) some sort of marker, as much for ourselves as the blog.

Five years ago we packed up the few things we still owned, turned in the keys to our Nashville apartment and left our old lives.

On August 9, 2012 we boarded a plane bound for Tokyo, Japan and started what was, unbeknownst to us, the first chapter of a very different story than the one we had been writing previously. In the intervening five years we’ve done more than we can possibly imagine, and yet it feels like the blink of an eye. It’s sometimes hard to believe everything we’ve done, and how our lives have changed and yet it feels like that time has passed more quickly than we ever could have imagined.

In any case, that’s enough preamble; the real point of this post is a little infographic I’ve thrown together to mark the occasion. It’s a simple mashup of some stats about the last five years of our lives that may or may not interest you. Have a look, and let me know what you think!

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Written by: Tony


As a designer by trade and a former professional photographer, there isn’t much in the world of visual communication that I haven’t worked on. From web projects, to museum interiors, to weddings and portraits, my career to this point has run the gamut of visual media. Born and raised in a sleepy town in southeast Minnesota, I moved to Nashville to pursue my education. I ended up meeting the love of my life and adopting the two best dogs this side of the Mason-Dixon line. I love two-wheeled transport, trying new food and am a bit of a gadget freak. I love a good book, and have music playing almost constantly. After over a decade in the same city, I’m quickly getting used to the idea of having no fixed address, and hope all of you enjoy my ramblings about our ramblings.

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