Wednesday, July 21, 2010

:: these are altered from old glass plate photographs ::

Old map colors, bare trees, pinkish dawn, ice, Skadi, the edge of the world...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Pictorial Webster's

I'm sure you've heard about The Pictorial Webster's and have probably seen it passed around or own a copy yourself. If not, it's a visual dictionary, hundreds of pages of beautiful, antique engravings of animals, gadgets, and other goodies. Really neat.

the edition you may already know

But there's more to this story, which I learned from Kevin Mercer, a fellow printer who makes awesome posters, and that is that Pictorial Webster's started out as a small, handprinted, handbound, handeverything edition by Johnny Carrera of Quercus Press.

(my birthday is may 25th)

(just sayin')

Watch the video below, for an information and amazing description of the process that literally left me mouth agape.

Monday, July 19, 2010


:: Anselm Kiefer ::

Thinking about drawing and ideas for a book. Lines and shapes. Grey palettes. The feeling of winter.

:: Anselm Kiefer ::

:: Thea Djordjadze ::

:: Sofia Arnold ::

:: Anette Blaesbjerg Orom ::

:: Anselm Kiefer ::

:: Anni Albers ::

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Me, you, and a whole lot of avocado green

Guess what! I've been looking at seventies kitchens. I'm working on opening an Etsy vintage store, and all those earth tones are starting to influence me.

:: me & you mugs ::

I go to the thrift store a lot and am often drawn to items, especially kitchen ones, from this era. And I'm drawn to the objects that you can't tell right away if they're hideous or beautiful.

:: established & sons ::

I think my grandmother had that same double oven. I just ordered a book from Taschen all about advertising in the 70s, which I also love.

:: vintage clock ::