Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

assignment #63

from miranda july and harrel fletchers learning to love you more project: make an encouraging banner. (if you don't know about the learning to love you more project, it is indeed fascinating and wonderful and worth a look)

as you flip through the images of completed assignments, you begin to feel a weight lifted from your shoulders. a little encouragement from complete strangers, some halfway around the world, never hurt.

if you want to follow up the encouragement with a good chuckle,
check out this

pom pom rug

great image from the book craftivity (thanks E!)


new work from cindy sherman in a show at metro pictures that ended yesterday (thanks K!)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

gifts from UO

some great gift ideas (for self and others) from urban outfitters
clockwise from top left: print liberation book by nick paparone and jamie dillon ($25), olivetti manual typewriter ($140), rolleiflex mini digital camera ($399), 3d chandelier ($36), second story foldup bike ($499), owl umbrella holder ($120), crosley nomad portable speaker ($72), antelope hook ($32)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

beautiful full skirts and castles

after a gorgeous victoria's secret holiday commercial i just saw, inspired by big beautiful skirts and regal settings, i wanted to look back at one of my favorite scenes from marie antoinette (above).

Monday, December 8, 2008

succumbed (happily)

after having her plates, bowls and platters, i finally bought a set of nancy's hot cocoa mugs. they are gorgeous, and nestle in your hand so perfectly. it was between hers and molo mugs. which are mod, but relatively impersonal. d will kill me when i say these are THE mugs since we've been through about five rounds but...i think these are THE mugs ;)

baaaaa et al

7x10 print of two sheep and 7x10 print of two lemurs by sharon montrose photographs

Friday, December 5, 2008

heather smith jones

top to bottom: three, map=direction, full of animals of all kinds, clouded house
check out more of her work here

canary by kelly neidig

speaks for itself

white noise broadside by lizard press

poppytalk handmade- holiday market

poppytalk handmade holiday market is a super fantastic place to go shopping.

if you don't know this virtual market, you have to check it out.

the brilliant minds behind poppytalk blog thought up to gather some of their favorite designers/artists/makers to sell their wares in one place (brilliant). jan and earl select makers of some really smart, heartfelt and beautiful stuff. we just discovered we'll have a "table" later this month- and are honored to be selected by such discriminating eyes! thank you jan and earl!

check these...
soleil, ciel and la mer by labokoff:

swiss lamp in white by jill rosenwald:

everything is going to be ok print by please be still/ jen renninger

bears in love under glass by kg + ab

super long luxury armwarmers (cashmere and merino, made to order!) by tortilla girl

spring trees letterpress by yee haw industries (if you still need a fantastic obama poster for history's sake, this is the place to go!)

orange pop up sherbert ice cream organic cotton bag also by yee haw industries. it's kind of inexplicable, my love of this bag.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

this is how we do it

medicine + miniscule measuring cup + truncated straw = enticing toddler cocktail

Sunday, November 23, 2008

a little known secret

for great (and totally affordable) kiddo clothes in the city. we just stumbled upon bit'z kids. the store is at 410 columbus ave (bet. 79 + 80) and just opened in september. every piece we got was under 30 bucks, with the exception of the reversible cords (above) which i think pushed 36. the back has some really cute dresses and tweedy item that are slightly pricier but still super fantastic.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

gregory crewdson

my favorite contemporary photogapher, represented by luhring augustine.
apparently gallery hd did a video on crewdson and his fascinating process (i have yet to see it).
p.s. if you have gallery hd (channel 714 for optimum online users), there's lots of inspiring programming on there, including a great piece on artist vik muniz by david byrne at 10 on tuesday and 6 on wednesday! )

nod young

these are "puti trees", the work of artist nod young. inspired by poems from a classical zen text. as young offers his interpretation of part of the poems:
"each person’s body is a tree of wisdom, every person’s soul is a mirror of brightness (‘the light’). It is important to carefully take care of this light in order to maintain a state of purity versus one of fallen dust. "
(via happy cavalier - thank you!)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

a tee perfectly suited for...

both my mustard-collecting husband and ketchup-addicted daughter
from the cotton factory

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

ruffle dress

by portland-based designer lisa reitz. lisa will custom make the dress and even has a variety of fabrics to choose from.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

some blasts from the past

the wig + polaroids

while back in maine this past week i came across a large stack of photographs of "the wig". probably about ten years ago, around the time when i contemplated turning my hair grey with a variety of chemicals, i acquired this wig. my roomate christie and i, armed with a polaroid camera, began documenting people at parties in our house in that wig- often in varying degrees of inebriation (in which state a few men really let loose the woman in them...). back when these were taken, digital cameras weren't ubiquitious (in fact, i don't remember anyone i knew having them but then again i used an apple 2c through college).. and how when these pictures were taken it was so exciting to see them "right away" (the anticipation during the "development" only heightening the excitement of the unveiling...would it be bad, would it be amazing?)...and how we really take for granted today what it means to see a captured image seconds or split seconds after taking it. every party we had the polaroid was passed around...oh the sad sad state of the think-- how exciting it was to WAIT to see what you had shot...
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