Tuesday, December 29, 2009

hasty tasty

This piece of correspondence makes me very curious!

++ Hope all of you had a merry christmas.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

le petit chien

Another sweet find from the MCAD library. Flip the book over and you get the english version. By the same authors.

by Denise and Alain Trez. World Publishing Company. 1961.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


That snowsuit is c r a z y, huh?!!
My mom is holiday c r a z y!!!! I am loving the mini scarves.

Monday, December 7, 2009

on ice

Just look at this! from a Holiday on Ice program. Those Continental Clowns, S'cool Days and Kanine Kulture were some of the other skating themes of 1961.

Our local pond appears to be frozen——we'll all be iceskating soon.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009


A year ago.
F + H in their jumpsuits—up to no good.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

uncut matchbox labels

Someday I'll get a flickr site up and going——I have thousands of these Czechoslovakian gems to share.

I'm sure you've seen maraid's great collections. Her museum set is one of my favorites.

Monday, November 23, 2009

a perfectly timed note

I've been madly preparing for a presentation—which I gave tonight. Done, what a huge relief!! Amongst the flurry of paper and chaos; I found this hilarious note. It totally cracked me up and made me miss my friend—Satchel. The note was well worth saving for fifteen years.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


A few fruitful patterns made during my summer vacation.

Handcut orgami paper and security envelopes.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A to Z: a few of my favorite things

---- C, D and E ----

---- H, I and J ----

---- T, U and V ----

---- the A — Z compilation ----

C: Cats + Cheetahs
D:Dogs + Daisies
E: Eagles + Echidea + Egret + Elephants
H: the oak, Hercules of the forest + Hailey's comet + Hedgehogs of the vegetable world
I: Ivy + Illusions
J: Justification + (queer looking tenants of the) Jungle + a Jumping gibbon
T: Tortoise + Table + Tableware
U: Unwholesome American Fungi
V: Vanishing race + Virtue

Reorganized using my 1941 Books of Knowledge.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

nyc 1930s > 1980s > 2009

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"The evolution of New York has been illustrated in photographs in countless ways. Two of the biggest collections belong to the city. Between 1938 and 1943, 700,000 stark black-and-white pictures, known as tax photos, were taken to make property assessments and as a jobs program for the federal Works Progress Administration. In the 1980s, a second set of 800,000 photos was taken, also for tax purposes. In both sets, the property's block and lot number is listed on the photos. The photos are available for sale by the city. A New York Times photographer returned to 12 of the sites this year"

images sourced from: Evolution, as Traced by the Lens

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

if you're in the minneapolis area today

Empty Bowls @ Powderhorn Park.
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Powderhorn Park Building

The gist:
Pick out a handmade bowl, make a free-will donation, enjoy homemade soup and leave with your bowl — now empty — a reminder that there are bowls that need filling in our neighborhood… and that you’ve done something to help fill them!

The proceeds will benefit the food shelf at the Division of Indian Work, Sisters Camelot, and the Powderhorn Park kitchen upgrade.

I made the flier and I'm back!