Monday, May 31, 2010

Typographic tree columns for Crawley Library.

I love these so much, I am speechless.

By Why Not Associates in collaboration with Gordon Young.

{via yayeveryday!}

Our lobby is about to undergo a transformation. I wanted to remember it the way it is now.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

This picture made me smile. I love Cameroon too!

When I was living in Melbourne during the 2000 summer Olympics I went to see a soccer (excuse me, football) match between Cameroon and Chile. Everyone in the stadium, it seemed, was cheering on Chile who was presumed to the better of the two(?). I don't know my sports facts, but that was my assumption from the crowds and the cheers.

Of course, I love the underdog, almost without exception... and lo and behold Cameroon won the match, and even went on to win the gold. I loved that moment in Melbourne, it was such a dramatic match, no goals until the last few minutes and Cameroon shut out Chile. I was so proud, you'd think I was from Cameroon.

Sigh.... Wish I was in SA to see some matches.

p.s. my secret inner soccer fan will be emerging in the next two months. She comes out every 4 years during the World Cup. I have another secret inner hockey fan buried deep, but this one emerges only when the Canucks are in the Stanley Cup. As you can see, I'm not very committed, but you wouldn't know that seeing me shout at the TV during these times.

{image via yayeveryday!}

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Can you imagine a more beautiful watering can?

I don't think I can. I tried.

For sale here at Etsy by Hindsvik... a wonderful vintage shop.

Monday, May 17, 2010

I'm back to making the mobiles.

Many more strands to go... will show you more soon.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Finally, some new faces in the shop.

Introducing Dimitri, Janice, Rodney, Chauncey, and Truman.

Friday, May 7, 2010

When my external hard drive decided to fake it's death the other day, I didn't really know what to do. It seemed to take over my lap top; the screen went black, all this jibberish appeared and lots of noise came from the hard drive. For hours. Ten hours. There was nothing I could do.

I haven't had a lot of free time lately, so I confess I really didn't know what to do with myself. Habits are hard to break, and work is like a habit. And except for knitting (which is work and sadly not so much of a hobby anymore), I can't do much with my job without a computer. After I had done some long-overdue filing I took stock of the situation. I looked at my laptop, still a black screen and only 8% recovered. I looked at my knitting needles and all the half-beasts waiting for legs arms and faces and thought that seemed like a lot of work. And then I picked up a paint brush and a very nice quart of grey paint ("Slip of Silver" by Mythic, my new favorite paint company) and proceeded to make-over my studio space. Just like that. Paint is an awesome refresher of spaces as well as spirits. Not the most efficient use of ten hours, but the most fulfulling.

And yes, ladies and gentlemen, I did, as you can see, paint while the bookshelf was still installed. And yes, I did just simply pull my desk away from the wall and I did just dump everything on any extra surface I could find and did not cover anything properly. And yes, I did spill paint on the floor and no, I did not wait for the first coat to dry properly. It was a very very very unprofessional ten hours of painting and rearranging. BUT, I love it. I couldn't be happier.