Thursday, October 29, 2009

Home

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros for your afternoon.

Tammis Keefe

Smitten with Tammis Keefe's 1940's hankie prints.




Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jason Hackenwerth

Jason Hackenwerth was a painting major who worked his way through art school making balloon animals at kids parties. Now his balloons are his art. I love that they look like blown up microorganisms.





Jason's having a really great art installation at the 2424 building on York street in fishtown. The opening is on Friday, and you better go now because the balloons tend to wilt over time.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quilts are Quool

I think Quilters should be considered the first Graphic Designers.




Pretty Quilts from the Rocky Mountain Quilts.

Haircut

I got a hair cut the other day. I don't really like it. I didn't want bangs. It looks like this:

Vancouver Taxidermy

I am super excited about my upcoming pacific northwest trip. Especially the Museum of Vancouver's taxidermy exhibit.

Here's what their site says about the exhibit,

"Displaying the Museum of Vancouver’s extensive collection of taxidermy for the first time in decades, Ravishing Beasts investigates the provocative and strangely alluring world of taxidermy.

Whether a hoarding of exotic curiosities, a scientific archive, a hunting trophy, or a stuffed pet, taxidermy always exposes longings to capture animals and tell stories about their significance within human lives.

The exhibition confronts viewers with the visual power of taxidermy. It invites us to examine taxidermy’s cultural aesthetic, scientific history, and revival in art and design, and to question the legacy, current value, and future relevance of the practice."


MORE LINKS

Here's a great article about the exhibit.

If you can't make it to Vancouver check out Evolution in NYC instead.

Urban Taxidermist
living in Brooklyn

Monday, October 26, 2009

More Patterns Finds

Would someone please tell me how the Japanese crafting culture got so cool? Look at these books that come with full size patterns for you to create more clothes and bags. Their design is so minimal and tailored and BEAUTIFUL!

Favorite Number 1



Favorite 2

Sewing

I want to learn how to sew better. I can sew a straight line, and can make curtains or pillows with relative ease, but I think I'm ready for the next step. I want to make some clothes. So I ordered a couple patterns from the Simplicity website.



I figured I would start with the Built by You series, and then try my hand at something a little harder with the Cynthia Rowley Pattern...I'm really excited about that necklace!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Wilson Bentley



If you like snowflakes, and science, and photography you'll love Wilson "Snowflake" Bentley. He's responsible for the discovery that no two snowflakes are alike, and was the first person to photograph a snowflake. He was was an American farmer and snow crystal photomicrographer, who during his lifetime captured some 5000 snow crystal images. They can be seen is his book Snow Crystals


I like the idea of that they're all unique, but also that they won't last. That they are fleeting beauties.


“Every crystal was a masterpiece of design and no one design was ever repeated.”


“When a snowflake melted, that design was forever lost. Just that much beauty was gone, without leaving any record behind.”

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Predator Mittens


Aren't these predator vs. prey mittens so cute?! I used to have hyena gloves, but I lost one on a road trip. I'm a nerd for puppets.
thanks for the heads up emily!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

2010

As scatter brained as I am, you might be suprised that I love day planners especially new empty day planners. I like the idea of the possibilities that they hold. The one I chose for 2010 is the Rhodia Planner. LOOK HOW AWESOME IT IS! Super simple, clean lines, and graph paper. It also comes in black.


You can get it here:

Monday, October 19, 2009

I'm sorry I had to

The Little Fashion Gallery is just way too cute.


disclaimer: I do not want babies yet.

Friday, October 16, 2009

I wonder

I wonder what tumblr's doing to us.

Exposing us to so many images, completely seperated from context. Total visual overload. One after the other after the other after the other. I'm realizing that I find most of my inspiration completely seperated from it's intention and reduced down to lines and shapes and colors. I can barely remember designer's names anymore. Nothing has a story. I want more stories. I want more than just pretty pictures. I think I need more than just recycled images.

I want to go to the library.

Pacific Nothwest


Just booked a trip to Portland - Seattle - and Vancouver.
Pacific Northwest here I come.

photo via here

Monday, October 12, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009

Zoe Jet Ellis

Word of mouth led us to Zoe Jet Ellisas the photographer for our wedding. She did a beautiful job capturing our day.





A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

I came into work today and became totally giddy when I saw the new Donald Miller (of blue like jazz fame) book sitting in my inbox. I love Don, I love the way he rambles, I love the way he thinks and I can't wait to read this new book.

As promised here's the first 30 pages. You can buy it by clicking the image at the bottom of this post.

A Million Miles In A Thousand Years by Donald Miller

For You : 1 year




image via here

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Wedding Time Lapse

One of Jason's friends Allen Hamton flew up from Tampa to make a beautiful mural for our block party wedding. He did it on our neighbors house all with spray paint. Here's a time lapse of the 10 hour process.

Mural Timelapse from Jason Harmon on Vimeo.



Mural design and video by my studly husband Jason Harmon.

Friday, October 02, 2009