Monday, February 1, 2010

The Utilitarian Franchise

Lady in Fancy Hat

Bearded Lady or Man in Drag

Professor Lion

Well I've done it. I've found my new favorite Etsy store. These silkscreens are marvelous, disturbing, and need to be decorating my living room.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Missed Connections

Aren't these great? Sophie Blackall makes paintings inspired by posts on the Missed Connections section of Craigslist. As if Missed Connections wasn't already entertainment enough, this brilliant lady has goes and illustrates it and blows my tiny tiny brain.

P.S. Catherine Hnatov designed her website and does marvelous things.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

How I Waste Time

I spend most of my could-be productive time sitting around longing wistfully for items out of my price range. Some day, when I am irrationally wealthy, I will be able to complete all my long dormant projects because I will own everything that is now just a bookmark on Firefox. Namely, every piece of jewelry from Bittersweets NY. I have lost over a year to lusting after those vamp rings.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Imaginary Picnic

Keller Spring/Summer 2010

I'm a big fan of Keller's new collection. It all reminds me of some frolicking Maurice Sendak character.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Talents I Wish I Had

Dianna over at Paper Tiger knitted this (!?!!!) for a show poster in Seattle last November. I'm so impressed.

It's pouring buckets outside right now; a welcome break from the perma-glare that makes Los Angeles feel like a never ending theme park. It's so nice to hide inside with a cup of something warm and a list of To Do's that don't require braving the outdoors.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

In Bloom

This little guy was already picked and discarded on the path up in Bronson Canyon, waiting for a ride back down the mountain. I used to hike there every morning when I lived in Beachwood and I got a little nostalgic for my old tiny apartment and the shops along Franklin. I had no idea that that time in my life would be romanticized by my future-self ... which makes me curious about the "me" that will look back on this time in my life as something maybe beautiful and unknowing.