Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Can someone explain?!

I really got caught-up with this today. Via my fine student Anita——thankyou!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


A little Estonian seaside! These were taken a couple years back with my fine friend Costance Kilgore. Shown here, is a handsome windmill (yes, he has a pipe in his mouth) and various cairns on the Estonian island, Saaremaa. Mister-windmill did have a female companion, but she's now a heap of rubble. Sad, but true.

Our warmer weather makes me long for big big water, rocks, swimming fun, travel and getting out of landlocked midwest. We booked our tickets to Wales—hurray to a soon-to-be vacation!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Some good things from last week.

My kiddo inherits my kitty 'gumparker' and is enjoying it as much as I did/do.


I particularly enjoyed the loving lobsters resting in plexi-heart-frame. The note inside says it can be purchased for $100.00.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

On Language

Purtill Family Business

Keetra Dean Dixon

Happy Pets

Daniël Maarleveld

Côme de Bouchony

Paula Scher

Tauba Auerbach

Ed Fella

Karel Martens

Some of my favorites from: On Language.
The exhibit would be great to see, if only I were in newyork.
Kinda crazy > my name sits amongst the true wordstars!

"In late 2005, The New York Times Magazine's On Language column, a weekly reflection on current usage of the English language (traditionally written, since 1979, by William Safire), took a new visual turn. Instead of simply typesetting the headline each week in standard fashion, then-Art Director Arem Duplessis (who is now the Design Director) saw an opportunity to create something more; a forum for typographic play. He proposed that a different artist, designer or illustrator interpret that headline every week instead. Five years and well over two hundred contributors later, the On Language column has become a showcase for contemporary typography. Curated over the years by Kristina DiMatteo, Gail Bichler, Leo Jung, Hilary Greenbaum, Cathy Gilmore-Barnes, Aviva Michaelov and Robert Vargas… " from the The Society of Publication Designers

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Above: this is just a preview of a seven foot map that you can add to!

We're quite excited for our artlab at the Walker Art Center——part of the Designing Play series. It will be a letraset extravaganza!

It's Free! It's today, April 15th from 6-9! It may just be the thing you need after filing your taxes, maybe?!

Also, Make sure to watch the super-awesome ro/lu video that shows tidbits from their artlab, Landscape Re-Mix.

+++I'm looking forward to this next week.

Monday, April 12, 2010

footsie remix

I've been dreaming of these hotties since I saw on them on Lena Corwin's fine blog). I hope they're as yummy on me foots.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

if I were a toddler

Look at these kiddie clothes from the Teenytini Collection. The balance of colors are perfect! If only they came in adult sizes… another incentive to learn to crochet.
found via my sister.


Thursday, April 8, 2010

double dutch

One of my all-time favorite songs and sports.

Goodbye Malcolm.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

a great pair

two harbors, mn

home fronts

miscellany: south mpls. to northshore to homefront

Monday, April 5, 2010


We just arrived back from the northshore. The quick report on our trip: We get very high marks for lounging, saunaing, swimming, movie watching and slumbering… The ratio of eating/drinking to physical activity was a bit off——next time more hiking.

more to come.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

who's who + coconut bars

Great cover huh! I do love the editor's claim to fames; i think Roland may be friend with Bernie.

I have yet to sample any recipes from the book, but I have read over the 'celebrity' bios. Don Draper, no?!

For a great dinner option