Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry, Cozy and Happy Holiday to Everyone!

Rainbow of Red Hearts by GollyBard

Thanksgiving~pictures from Erin's cozy Brooklyn home

Click on the pictures to see them BIG

Thanks again Erin!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

These wintery images are from Sandra Juto who I wrote about yesterday. They take my breath away and make me happier about the cold weather.

Also if you are maybe sitting at a desk somewhere wishing to read something different and delightful read this ode to Albertson's grocery store by Seattle artist/writer/cartoonist/filmmaker Molly Norris. I found out about Molly last weekend at the EDGE film reception. She's making a documentary about indie pop-ers Katherine Hepburn's Voice.
La Danse by Frederick Wiseman is playing at Northwest Film Forum until Dec. 16 (wait that's today!)

2 hours and 40 minutes of purifying beauty. Go go go!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I love Sandra Juto's work. The coffee pots remind me of Erin's apartment in NY.

Friday, December 11, 2009

At the Brooklyn Flea's Gifted Market I came across the reclaimed sail bags and odds and ends made by Katherine Rasmussen of reiter8

Watch an interview with her at The Storque (Etsy's blog)

she also makes x-mas stockings out of sails~

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I'm in love with these fruit and veggie bags from Seattle's Wonder Thunder. And equally in love with the product description:

"Take to the farmer's market to bag your apples, cabbage, limes, lettuce, snap peas, or radishes without that horrible plastic bag guilt. Perfect for the bulk aisle of the grocery store for lugging home a bunch of bulk cereal, rice, pasta, flour, or even gummy sharks and chocolate bits."

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Items at Yellow Owl Workshop are making me wish for warmer weather. For once I can't complain about the lack of sun in Seattle but it's COLD.

We made gingersnaps last night. And then we turned them into dulce de leche-gingersnap -sandwich-cookies!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Looking forward to the Urban Craft Uprising this weekend in Seattle. I've scoped out some of the vendors:

Love these table linens by Dinah Coops

Neon whimsy at Apak Studio (pictured)

Modern apples at Lulu Dee Letterpress

It's gonna be good.
Yep. It's Friday. Been checking out the sweet/saucy patterns at Sublime Stitching (above).

I like the Krazy Kitchen pattern too...makes me want to go out for breakfast right now~

Will post NY pictures soon. It was an amazing trip. The best.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thanksgiving in New York this year. Leaving tomorrow. Hoping to see...well, so much!

Happy Thanksgiving week to all~
and thanks to everyone who stops by here and encourages the little Raccoon&Rain endeavor.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Can't wait for Camilla Engman's 2010 Calendar (above)...and then there's Ilee's too.

ViDeO from last night's kicked

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

shameless plug time: Seattle Rock Orchestra's Arcade Fire/Exohxo show tonight at the Fremont Abbey. Click to read what the paper says. It's gonna be good.

photo of Exohxo via Cake Spy

Friday, November 13, 2009

top, bashful blooming cactus from willynillywaterlilly
bottom, wee terrariums from TortoiseLovesDonkey

and don't walk [in the figurative sense] to McSweeney's Miles Davis's Container Gardening Tips.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I stumbled across My Parents Were Awesome. The thing is...these people really do seem awesome. There's a magnetism in these pictures of couples or just a mom or dad, they're the most important people in the lives of someone.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

my cello has seen the light of day after two years. I'm playing in the seattle rock orchestra for this sweet tribute to arcade fire's first album on november 17th.

Click on the image above to see the poster details. Show is at the fremont abbey (below). d


a beautiful post about garlands from Giver's Log. Thanks Karin!

As happens this post led me to other delightful blogs. May I humbly submit Kind Over Matter to your attention.

wunderlust sells understated and lovely garlands on her site. Her work and picture are above.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

This picture of girl and girl's best friend makes me happy and makes me yearn to play with my favorite dog in the whole world...Oofi! [pictured below]

Let's Ride (actually a sweet tote bag) by gemmabear

Friday, October 16, 2009

Some bright beautiful color on an exceptionally wet Seattle day~

Glad to be inside at the office {with cookies and tea to be sure}

top photo, aurora tee at shabd
bottom photo, In Spring by juliannabright ...can't you see this hanging in a child's room?

BONUS: Lena Corwin magical paper chandelier beauty: click here

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I've been geeking out over bears lately. If you too like bears you should definitely watch Episode 1 of the new PBS National Parks series by Ken Burns. He has footage of five or six bears catching salmon in a river! I love it!

Trust Your Instincts by ashleyg

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

There's a great story/slideshow on Slate's money blog about redesigning American paper currency. I think it's about time. It might be good for national morale.

I love the designs in the series that feature artists and musicians like the one above by Christina DiMeo.

By the way, Sweden has Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstockings author, on their money!

Friday, October 9, 2009

end of summer colors in washington
I'm going to Brooklyn for Thanksgiving with Brad! We're staying with his sister. I can't wait to meet her.

Brooklyn Life by Claudia Pearson (check out her etsy shop; she has her own coloring book that may or may not feature robots, sneakers and dogs.)

*I highly recommend clicking on the image to see it bigger and get all the details

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Moment of zen via weegreenspot, Etsy's featured seller today. She lives in Portland and terrariums are her passion. Don't you feel calmer just reading those words?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Thanks J~

I want to live on Raccoon Avenue