Friday, July 30, 2010

Have you see these laquered blocks by Judith Seng? And my dream dining room table?

They make me want to not blink
and just stare.

That fugitive space between solid and deep color...

then suddenly nothing
but plain wood.


{via kickcan & conkers}

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Feels good to get back to circles.

I can't stay away.

More to come... stay tuned.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Aren't these so pretty? Hand cut and crumpled.

Owen Gildersleeve for Poogla.

I'm not exactly ready for Autumn... I'm quite enjoying the summer. But oddly, these leaves make me want to eat soup and bundle up. And jump in a huge pile of them on the front lawn.

Though, not necessarily in that order. I should save the soup for after the jumping.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Introducing Henrik Schnäke...

.... a fine example of a knitted snake. Don't worry, he doesn't bite, isn't creepy at all and eats marshmallows. Happy to live behind pillows on your couch, his little head sticking out waiting for his next meal.

{available here}

Monday, July 19, 2010

I am itching to go camping. But I'm a desert camper and this heat wave is sort of cramping my style.

A good friend turned me onto a desert fete, a blog that has caused much distraction these past few days.

The author recently camped at the river... ah the river, cool rushing water, I want YOU!

{see the lovely flickr set here}

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I haven't designed any cards in a while... and now all of sudden everyone I know is having babies, they're leaving town, they're getting older, they getting engaged and married... enough is enough right?

I thought I could really use a pack of cards for all occasions. So of course... what else was I to do?

And while these aren't for ALL occasions, they at least cover 6 of them.

Find them here!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fête des Lumières artwork by Romain Lenancker.

From last year but still blows me away.

See his blog for more goodness.

{images via behance network}

Friday, July 9, 2010

My dear friend Cathy Pack has launched her long-awaited website.

Trained and licensed as an architect in the hard world, she's also incredibly talented in the soft world. A lot of her work pertains to fabric/space textiles, soft barriers, and the intersection of clothing and architecture. She's an amazing seamstress (of course), has a perfectly trained eye, a keen sense of detail, and thankfully a refreshing perspective of the world; an asset to any project.

Plus she's a taiko drummer!

I'm fortunate to be able to work, collaborate and muse on future endeavors with her.

Congrats to you, Cathy!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Curaçao ... . ... .. . .. . . ..... was candy-colored, noisy and sweaty;
still and quiet, and many shades of blue;
dfasdfsd windswept and arid; unrelenting and abandoned.. .... . I loved it.

the air was humid and heavy at night, perfect for slow dinners and lazy laughs on the patio. I was caked in salt, my clothes were crusty. I ate goat and iguana in an unforgettable restaurant. I saw alien cities in dark water lit with bio-luminescence; secret little creatures in the dark, suspended skyscrapers above the reef.

It was all so beautiful. Each part, very different.. . .. . . .. making up what turned out to be a very interesting island.

{thanks to JB for photos}