Monday, March 31, 2008


Despite the death of the lucky lady bug, it was an amazing day.
thanks to you all.

sampling of bird trademarks

From Signs + Emblems by Erhardt D. Stiebner and Dieter Urban
Van Nostrand Reinhold Company. 1984

Friday, March 28, 2008

spring fever

My work is keeping me indoors, but outside it's absolutely springy and sunny and I hear birds (even through my closed windows)! I believe there's still ice on our lakes, so no canoeing yet... the good news is, the snow is almost all melted.


small japanese playing card
tiny me in the sky

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Seriously, this used to be my favorite "sport" in elementary school; as well as stilts, the nerf pogo-ball, this makeshift board that balanced on a cylinder, lemondrop, sit and spin and pretty much any 'solo' style loser game. Anyhow, i'd be up for a game, but haven't spotted the apparatus anywhere in minneapolis. maybe tetherball was a michigan and estonian thing?

[clipping from an estonian guidebook—ooops, i don't have the title...]

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

girlie sampler.

A sweet flour bag from my favorite local café and babies from Pollocks Toy Museum.

around mcad

I'm not exactly sure what this is or where it came from or ... maybe it rolled in on a blustery day? It was dusk and it made me do a double take and venture across MCAD's snowy lawn to get a closer look—a monster plastic snowball?

Popcorn! This type resides on Kelly English's
favorite-school-toting box.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Diana, Sybille, Willy and Rotraut raise their glass in your honor...

Sister Jen!
Wishing you the best day, night and year—Breaking Bonaduce Deutscher Stil! Happy Birthday lovely.

From my cig.cardcollection —"Unsere Bunten Filmbilder" (1935).
There are 275 cards in all. Check out the stars and their fine expressions. Some of my other favorites: #51 + 60 + 235. I think you will enjoy them too.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


__bathroom signage from Minnehaha Falls pavillion
__street signage in London (this may seem kind of silly, but it's quite useful for travelers who are accustomed to driving on the otherside of the road).

good morning sunshine!

This is the perfect companion to every wake-up routine. This manual was found on Inspiration is Everything. I've got to cancel class today to hunt for this.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

guide books

I am a sucker for reference materials, so these small guide books are amongst my favorites.
If you own some of these, you probably appreciate their usefulness when it comes to identifying a particular species; not to mention the great illustrations, the back covers, the end papers and the sweet compact size. The books shown here were published between 1930-1939 by Whitman Publishin and measure 5.5" X 3.5".

Dear Erin + [Shirley]

a fortune and a birthday wish for you...

Saturday, March 1, 2008