Tuesday, August 28, 2007

row row row

ok, row your boat with your dutchtub in tow. weirdos. why not just row your tub? well, anypoo, this is fun entertainment, you can bbq your steaks while soaking up the night skies and managing your own dutch oven (snickerdoodles). so i suppose you don't have to row this with you, but the marketing on this jam is pretty funny. imagine corporate events with these boppers all around...

Friday, August 24, 2007

spikes and library fantasies

mr. chayablahblahsillupsin forwarded me this link to truck furniture, a japanese enterprise. i love these iron nails. iron nails are making a comeback. i found some awesome old railroad tie nails numbered and everthang that i want to incorporate into some sort of drawer unit. truck also has some library inspired pieces that are swaying my stiff librarian hips. maybe the next deco move is to make my space a biblioteca. replete with card catalog. spot gave my dorky bum a library card set to keep track of my minimal stash. i can't wait to geek out, toss my spectacles to the sky and rip my prim cardigan to shreds. oh my!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

furry feet

finally got back to kinokuniya bookstore. after that layover in narita last month, i've been fiending for more japanese printed goods. this little find is a bit sugary, but the layout just makes you want to scoop everythang up and hug the felted goodness.

nihon elle deco

japanese magazines, kawai-ya! (i don't even know if that makes sense) the dot wall reminds me of the box game, you know, the one where you connect 2 dots and then it's your opponent's turn and the goal is to close as many boxes as possible. why does this sound like the ole' notches on the belt paradigm...

allora, greenhouse living room, what!?! i didn't capture the cloches over irish moss, but i'm a bit obsessed with mosses. they're so fun to pet like wee chillun's heads. slight bounce, soft tufts, moisturizing.

and that bird down there...desire it i do.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

bird muffin horse

to the left of the manzanita twigs lies an oiseau that hannah made about 5 years back...ok, more like 7 years back. yesterday, a friend came by and asked how old the artist was of said bird. he thought maybe it was the work of a 7 year old. pshaw! she is the owner of her own business and i think her ability to make her work appear as free and loose as a wee one is inspiring indeed.

on another winged note, our neighbor kate introduced us to my new favorite: bird muffin horse. if you love giving people arbitrary identifications like me, this'll keep you entertained for years. basically you determine what combination of the three that fits a specific person. the example was given that john kerry=triple horse, i say feist is bird bird horse. try it on for size, you may like it.

millefiori zuccherati

miss byun was so kind to bring some papabubble delights back from barcelona, lucky me! they remind me of venetian paperweights as they're basically the same technique, but so much more delicious.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

argento tic tic tock

i think i might need this saw ring for my sawed off fingers... my madre y yo, we went to the craft council's sf show at fort mason and i loved connie verrusio's work. she's a self-proclaimed packrat and has created some whimsical pieces with watch parts, locks, and various hardware. my faves are measuring devices cast in sterling as bracelets and rings.

woody aroma

veneer coffee cup holders/cuff bracelets!!! bentwood by contexture design workshop is cranking these cuffs out and i think they'd feel super nice, especially with the heat from your bebida caliente. sip it slowly folks.

Thursday, August 9, 2007


i'm not quite sure what this place is, art studio, home office, grow room, milk house?!?! confounding. i googled it and everthang. it's on the corner of claremont and vicente under the 24 and i love the ironwork, woodsiding, and milky windows. the flat dandelions are my fave (ok, maybe they're not tampopo related at all, but they are fun little spankers). the sign on the door says "appointment only-deliveries and pickups in the back." maybe one day i will peer into "the back" and see if there is any sign or person that could point me to the inner-workings of said edifice. till then, any notions?

Monday, August 6, 2007


crab pincers point to thanks. yes, thanks to you, to you and to you!


binder holes, hang tabs, flat storage. isaac reina te quiero! amazingly simple designs, but the detailing is fastidious. mmmmm

knit beauties

emma mccorquodale. swoon
ces sont incroyable, non? wow, so beautiful, i love how she has these delicate pieces that still manage to keep the wearer tied down. check out the headwear. be still my heart.

cactus garden

cactus garden makes my heart smile. i hope the mushroom forest and cactus garden form a symbiotic relationship. i think the arid desert doesn't usually promote fungi growth. nor is the damp underleaf amiable toward cactus roots... some sort of diversity mantra might be in order.

get to work!

now that i have some business cards, maybe i can start working. ...it was pretty awesome getting to spend those days in the print shop. i did some rice prints that i love but the pics are difficult to read, so if someone wants to see them, come over!


so i was helping out miss hansel from basel at the sfigf last weekend and met teri dimalanta. hannah was talking her up even before i met this wunderfraulein. one day i stumbled upon teri's hairclips in berkeley and was oohing and ahhing to the bf about them. they're felted, colorful, and simply adorable. she has a fruit series, some animals and flowers. i hella heart and am aching for the baby beluga.
allora, i met teri in her fantastic jumper and found out she is the designer of said giddy giddy fun clips and also started a children's bedding line called kuku nest. check them out!

under pressure

a cactus series inspired from the cactus garden the lil hippo gave me for my bday!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

festa in giardino

garden party was super fun! these were lil' impromptu posters for the party!

press it out

some lil' snippets of my obsession. more printing, less typeface to come. can't wait for this weekend when i get to see mr and mrs vandercook again!