content and candor

so lovely helen & josh. ox


havent posted in awhile...

but thought i would share this:

One of the most talented artists i know, adrienne antonson just launched a new site. It is amazing to see so much of her work in one place – see for yourself here


alexander / truth

a very lovely song.

thanks black eiffel for the recommendation


A very thoughtful gift: All About New York – An Intimate Guide ©1931

I received the most thoughtful gift in the mail this week from my mom and grandmother. A Guide to New York published in 1931, it is so interesting to see what has changed and what hasn't. In those days hotels ran from $3.50 - 5.00 a night and due to prohibition you had to be particularly cautious of nightclubs.

an excerpt: "Don't go to any night club recommended by unknown guides or taxi drivers. Don't go to restaurant or night club off the main avenues and streets and don't buy and drink liquor even if some of the places will sell it to you."

interesting times...look forward to a complete read this weekend.

many thanks Mom & Granny!


love taking scissors to old shoes

inspiration: I've got some old boots that i could transform into some kicks like these...

jewels of the sea...

nora rochel


beastie boys

stream the whole thang here


Listen up: Thao & Mirah

Listen over at NPR, check the Q&A over at eMusic.


a bit of nostalgia

came across this Fisher Price Record Player on etsy today – I had the same one and hadn't thought about it in many years.


weekend trip to philly

Granny, Ben & I in St. John's in Philadelphia. This is the church where my grandmother and grandfather were married in 1947.


joy of destruction

JOY OF DESTRUCTION from Xaver Xylophon on Vimeo.


PVT + Warpaint!

best $15 bucks this year!

Church With No Magic (Midnight Juggernauts Remix) by PVT



love this album!


today's press


more pressing at cooper union

with my favorite collaborator Wynne Chan


-- smockspendervest -- oh my!

adrienne, you are amazing – seriously, when can I place my order!!



Getting my hands dirty at the cooper union


Victorian Infographics

The Solar System. Theory of the Seasons.
via ffffound


IBM Centennial Film

They Were There, a film for IBM by Errol Morris with music by Philip Glass. Brilliant!


thift store score!!

Check out this Russian tea kettle I scored at the thrift store, circa 1950.


family history gem

I've been working on my family tree and came across this gem online last week. This is My Great Great Grandfather, Charles (Carl) Waldemere Buchholz's Form for Naturalization, from 1877. Notice that it predates the use of photography in this kind of documentation and instead uses fill-in-the-blank to describe his facial features.


Miss Broughton Swings

"Miss P Broughton in swing, full length, white dress, nearly full face, shoe on", 1892 – photograph by William Edward Downey (1855-1908). Phyllis Broughton (1862-1926) was an actress and dancer who found fame through her appearances at the Gaiety Theatre on Aldwych in London, home of the "Gaiety Girls".

I Harsten observation: "I suspect that in practice the swing was hanging straight down, vertical, and that the dress and her scarf very arranged in clever ways, in order to give this impression of movement. And that the background also was turned, accordingly. Extremely clever, extremely creative, and well thought out."

from the national archives

Pantone Calendar 2011

"Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of." - Charles Richards

poster by Derek Bowers

from the blog of Richard Forbes-Simpson


the third & the seventh

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

peaceful gorgeousness

via what we do is secret


iPad Magic!

Making Future Magic: iPad light painting from Dentsu London on Vimeo.

Check out BERG's iPad stop-frame animation.
thanks Chuck



UNDERCITY from Andrew Wonder on Vimeo.

well done – can't wait to see more...


warpaint - bees

Warpaint - Bees by SaturdayAsylum


pressing dice

The composition was built by arranging 720 dice on the bed of the press, and ink was rolled directly onto the face of the die for each impression. on esty

via lost & fawned


nyc blizzard 2010

more photos here.


Cash & Carter


via acl


the perfect virtual pinboard

I'm in love with my Pinterest! It is the simplest way to organize anything that inspires. Also, you can pin instantly with the "Pin it" Bookmark. Thank you Cold Brew Labs for an incredibly useful tool!!


just scored prince tickets!!

tonight / msg!!

wintery mix

lovely palette posted by creature comforts, photo by Berta Pfirsich


a 'whatnot' gleeful tree...

made by dottie angel from:
- a dead branch out back
- a thrifted red bucket
- a bag of concrete in the garage
- white paint from the cupboard
- crocheted garlands i made two years ago
- vintage pot holders
- thriftstore figurines, painted
- vintage glass ornaments
- vintage cotton spools
- vintage knitting needles
- straw decorations from my box of 'glee'
- vintage button cards
- crocheted doily circles
- yarn balls from last christmas
- length of knitted cream yarn waiting to be made into a blanket one day
- vintage tablecloth
- thriftstore table painted white
and of course
- antique doilies

thanks flor!

modern ornaments

You can email a house photo to Andrew Neyer and he will make a custom ornament for $20 (+ shipping). nice.



Nice set of French wine glasses found at the Cure Thrift Store.


jay st

ikea bound