Thursday, November 29, 2007

from my mom's studio

there's always so much to explore when I go home for a visit. my sweet mum has a great collection of antique children's goodies in her studio—including woolen slippers and blue leather shoes!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

ohhh ypsitucky

I'm back! I went home to Michigan for a week to visit my parents--it was a loooong 16 hour drive with Hazel, but well worth the drive (H + I ended up getting a one-way flight back). We did a huge amount of eating, thrift shopping, doting over Hazel, relaxing and caught up on cable TV. The photos are from Ypsilanti... time has stood still, everything is still the same ten years later. Still sad and rundown.

Monday, November 19, 2007

very pretty bean stick

perfect lil' package from our local asian food mart.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Two Crabs

Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.) Fables.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

One fine day two Crabs came out from their home to take a stroll on the sand. “Child,” said the mother, “you are walking very ungracefully. You should accustom yourself to walking straight forward without twisting from side to side.”

“Pray, mother,” said the young one, “do but set the example yourself, and I will follow you.”

Saturday, November 17, 2007

booties + a fine knit set

really fine packaging and the CUTEST booties EVER...

"Classroom of the Future" —Issue One

A collaborative "magazine" project from my Editorial Design Class @ MCAD.
Each individual publication + soundtrack investigates/plays/comments on the topic: "Classroom of the Future". All periodicals were packed into this sweet little tote.

Contributors: Stacy Barnes, Alison Brueggemann, Adam Garcia, Maria Horn, Sara Lintner, Ryan Nelson, Maddy Nye, Jonathan Schuster, Meredith Stuart, Jessica Tibiatowski and Carla Zetina-Yglesias.

Unfortunately, there was only one issue...

stickertime > letterpress > muraltime!

it's been a bit of a glum week, but alas i'm on break now. i just pulled out this FUN...I think we're going paint an animal/shape escapade to liven up hazel's room. perhaps over thanksgiving break...!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

empty bowls

Powderhorn Empty Bowls was an event that took place yesterday to raise awareness and money to end hunger in the Powderhorn neighborhood. Friends and neighboors were invited to choose a bowl from hundreds donated by local potters. After making a donation, you could then fill your bowl with soup and bread made with ingredients donated by local farmers and wholesalers. It was an honorable event to design for.

Friday, November 9, 2007

happy accident at 4:00

I never noticed this shadow in my house before. it's quite potentially the best shadow ever.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

found photo album

I purchased these photo pages awhile back at an estate sale in Maine. I can't imagine getting rid of something like this—even if you don't know the people. The photo captions are vague (an occasional "mama", "me' and "family")... Most photos originate in colorado, south dakota and oregon.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

international cuisine

from: england, northern minnesota, wales and germany

Monday, November 5, 2007

Saturday, November 3, 2007

...along the thames

cute! a home, mobile unit or storage space?

Friday, November 2, 2007

Thursday, November 1, 2007

birds in mid-wales

A fine bird display found along the the Talyllyn railroad. It was a leisurely afternoon—the historic steam-powered train only goes nine miles an hour and the railway is volunteer-based. I contemplated moving to wales to become an engineer.