Tuesday, December 10, 2013

hello elsewhere / goodbye here

Hi all! It's been nearly two years since my last post, so I think it's time to formally close up shop. Thanks to all my blogger visitors, it was fun! xox, Kindra 

I've been busy elsewhere, please come visit! 





Friday, February 24, 2012

sun and shine

My great friend Annie and I took our chitlins down to Florida for a last minute girl get-away. We're quite fortunate to have such superbly awesome neighbors and friends. Our five-year-olds have grown up together and are 'best' friends, but can egg one-another on like antagonistic little sisters. Nothing a beach can't cure!

Some highlights from our sunny trip: the ringling circus museum model , the mote aquarium and the ski-a-rees.

I always dread returning home from holiday or any sort of get-away , but this time was different. my partner surprised me with freshly painted rooms, home repair and mopped floors which makes coming back to real-life quite A-OK!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

czech matchbook labels

I finally scanned in more of my czech matchbook labels (all uncut sheets) from the 50s an 60s. See them on flickr! ohlallala!

Friday, February 10, 2012

where did I come from?

Had to get a picture of these hilariously illustrated endpapers found in:
Where did I come from?
by Peter Mayle / Illustrated by Arthur Robbins / Designed by Paul Walter

I'm due on April Fools' Day—no joke!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Fiberglass. Animals. Shapes. Trademarks Corporation


A sampling of F.A.S.T Corporation's treasure trove of goods. After driving through the Wisconsin Dells a lot of these sculptures are alive and well. Check out my previous post from F.A.S.T's fiberglass mold graveyard. Also you may be interested in my ongoing Flickr set of roadside culture—it's a good time (at least I think).

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

! Toilet Paper Magazine !

Toiletpaper Magazine conceived and published by the artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari.

Vivid and brilliant

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Germany / early 1960s
A German company, Deru made beautifully crafted figures of various animals with an imaginative, origami-like technique of crimping/sewing/riveting a single piece of leather.

I did some looking on ebay and other auction houses and previous auctions ended in the price range of 500-1200Euro!—eeks out of my budget but one of the most perfect objects I've come across.

If interested, go here, i think the elephant is still for sale.

found via Designers go to Heaven originally on Freaky Fauna's tumblr.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Ax-Mans' surplus stores are always a good rummage. the perfect resource where you can purchase sexy women posters, green vs. blue(?) bulbs, corks and always good colored masking tape (not shown). PLUS top-notch displays and commentary written by the staff.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

--bunnytails + gulls--

River guard from Knock Knock / Smog

From our time in Michigan over the holidays.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Along U.S. 12 in Detroit

Hello! Unsure if anyone stops by here as it's been ages since my last post. I'm going to try to keep it up on a more regular basis as I have loads of images that are sitting on my desktop. Trying to decide where to focus my posting efforts, here on blogger, tumblr 1, tumblr 2, flickr... Ideally it will all be consolidated all on a website soon.

This post represents a mini inventory of signs and ephemera along U.S. 12 also known as Michigan Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. See more here and the actual photos on my flickr. Explanation to come!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Free First Saturday at the Walker

FRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE FIRST SATURDAY > tomorrow at the Walker Art Center! Join me + Annie Wang in the Art Lab from 10:00–3:00 and print type using found objects and simple shapes.

More info here. I'll post results from the workshop after the event.

Friday, October 7, 2011

little blue books

At the top of my favorite publishing endeavors are Little Blue Books, published by Haldeman-Julius Company out of Girard, Kansas. Over 1900 titles were published between the years of 1923-1978 and the books were affordable to most—as low as 5 cents a book. I particularly enjoy the faded newsprint colors, the uniformity of type as well as the crazy-odd titles intermingled amongst the classics.

The backside of some books has a logo that reads: "Little Blue Books * A University in Print * Read the World Over".

A sampling from my collection can be found on my flickr.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

from the MCAD archives

Minneapolis School of Art Letterhead from the 50s and 60s (previously named Minneapolis School of Art, it change it's name to Minneapolis College of Art and Design in the 70s).

MCAD's letterhead from the 70s — the corporate and quirky

MCAD's letterhead from 70s/80s (palette+brush), 90s (Blue M), 00 (Jancourt/Rezac pict system) and now.

Minneapolis College of Art and Design turned 125 this year. Also in 1886: Coca Cola was created, the American Federation of Labor (AFL) is formed and The Statue of Liberty is gifted to the United States from France.

Over the summer, my design partner Annie Wang and I spent countless hours in MCAD's archives searching and researching materials to use in their 125th anniversary book. A wealth of archival photos and ephemera detailing MCAD's legendary visiting artists, milestones and cultural shifts were scanned and photographed. In the end the anniversary book turned out to be an alumni portfolio rather than a comprehensive, MCAD-is-out-of-control-cool-artschool-casestudy. So, on occasion, I'll post some things that didn't make the cut, but things that we really like, beginning with this scanned letterhead ranging from the fifties to present.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Junk Bonanza

Shown are some of the littles that we're selling at Junk Bonanza——Sept. 15, 16 & 17th.

Other vintage/antique goods for sale: Eames tablet chair, vintage toys, antique wooden signs, books and ephemera, Enid Collins box purses and more knickknacks from my mom, sister and me!