Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sometimes I think I've died and gone to heaven. This is one of those times.

Necklace by Lorena of the Etsy shop Spin Thread
shapesthe blue tree box
Working on a new box design
(Plus a birthday present for mom inspired by Camilla Engman. I'll share pics when it's closer to being done.)
Which reminds me that Brad gave me Camilla's Uppercase book. It's so fun, crisp and clean.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The work at inaluxe is completely inspiring to me right now...colors & lines...simple things can be the most beautiful.

Her blog is a treat too~

[photos by Kristina Sostarko from her blog and Etsy shop]

Brad and I went to Oregon last weekend for my job. We spent one night in Portland. We were like pinballs all over the city: Kenny & Zukes (BIALY, above), Powell's, Reading Frenzy, Powell's Technical Books, Nationale, and Hawthorne Street.

In Eugene I met one of Brad's college roommates, Christy and her husband Daniel. For their wedding Daniel made a multi-color Robot screen-print for each guest. Awesome!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I'm intrigued. I always love to work the Rosie Thomas Christmas show at Town Hall. And now there's a film (also featuring Sufjan Stevens and Denison Witmer). It's playing at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center this Thursday (1/21). I wish I could go but I'm contractually and financially obligated to my yoga class.

Here's what the copy says: "Often raising more questions than answers, the film is a lyrical examination of Thomas' quest for an expression of truth and her unique brand of performance; combining songs of plaintive melancholy with sharp-witted banter and Sheila, her bizarre stand-up comedian alter ego."

To quote Liz Lemon: I want to go to there.

Bryan are you seeing this? Viva la Mitten!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

around the house in januaryhomehome

Friday, January 15, 2010

lights from the holidays

and from the delightful/genius file: Letters of Note
(interesting letters from the famous, and not-so famous, live on!)
security envelope projects

And here's something I made from all those envelopes~

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Playing around with all those security envelopes I've saved~

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

new obsession thanks to Allison: Japanese masking tape.
ideas here and here and gallery here
images from PrettyTape [an amazing source on Etsy for Japanese Washi Masking Tape]

Saturday, January 9, 2010

museum view in New York

Friday, January 8, 2010

There's yet another great photo slide show on Slate today: Let's Go Out to the Movies!

I love the lower picture especially. I had a Jaws viewing party for my birthday this year, for which my friends charitably indulged me. Thanks guys!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

patches of green in new york~

Friday, January 1, 2010

metal in new york~

Comics and collections in Brooklyn. I'll be posting pictures from our November New York trip this week.

Back to real life today, vacation is over! But I'm kinda glad to be back at my desk. Life is calmer here.