the catorialist.

this is the best thing that i have ever seen.

I've noticed the recent trend of dip dye fabrics moving from the runways (i.e. Bernard Willhelm SS08) to the streets. This chic woman pulls off this wonderful dress with some unexpected brown boots.


beauty & power.

italian actress stefania sanrelli and a vespa and some horses {and their poop!}

{found at ffffound}

beauty & brains.

color coded rainbow allen wrench set by swiss tools.

{found at jjjjound}

david lynch sings.


what a way to make a livin'.

so yesterday i found out that i got a job! it's at a place that rhymes with shamerian shapparel. i'm looking forward to working with some nice people, getting some cheap clothes and not having to fully rely on stupid student loans. it will be my first real foray into the world of retail and i just hope that i don't drown in a sea of thigh-high sport socks!

somebody else's parking lot.

{found at
unique lapin}



as soon as i graduated from college i knew that one day i would be back; i really like being in school. i missed having projects and assignments and parameters and deadlines. i really enjoy that part of the creative processes, i think that it makes my work more interesting. because of people like me art house coop has created a list of projects to inspire even the laziest among us. with 'stuff your sorries in a sack' you get a little burlap bag to fill with things that you need to get off your chest and present to the world, and participating in 'the scavenger project' gets you a list of 24 items to visually represent that will be combined into a published book. it seems a good way to get a jump start on developing your own projects!

{image from adam strange}

je suis une âme solitaire.

this is my first time ever living alone and it does seem to have a few perks. such as, you can practice your handstands without bothering anyone. i know that my arms will be sore later, but i used to be pretty good at stuff like this!


fluidity of self-revelation.

'i want to be like water. i want to slip through fingers, but hold up a ship.' -michelle williams in elle magazine.

{image of michelle from band of outsiders}


cut a rug.

i was just thinking about how my living room probably needs a rug, because although i have a nice little desk and everything, i tend to do most of my work sitting hunched over on the ground. and then i discovered by henzel over at grijs and fell in love with this rug. it looks like a nice little pencil scribble.

welcome home!

today has been the first day that it hasn't rained in like 2 weeks, so this morning i took advantage and had a nice bike ride doing errands around town {post office, bank, watching an old man feed pigeons.} then i finally hunkered down and took some pictures of my living room! for some reason they came out a bit blurry and grainy and some are too light and some are too dark, but hey, this isn't the selby!!

this is what it looks like right when you first walk in and a view from the couch. i like seeing alex's giant painting first thing and staring at it when there's nothing good on tv. records, dvds and books are right there for easy perusing.

here's the view from the other side. i did end up getting that couch from urban and i love it, although the eames rocker and rolling ottoman combo might be the most comfortable seat in the house. on the wall is a painting by chris duncan, a traditional dutch house created out of letterpress dingbats, my log lady print, and an early katie henry sewn drawing. i found the trunk and the end table together on the street in like 2002 and it was a real pain getting them both home at the same time!

in this picture you can see my real working fireplace, my desk area and the dining room/sewing/ironing/typewriter table.

here is my royal cursive typewriter, singer sewing machine {that i also got off the street!} and my new african violet that hopefully i won't kill.

here's a little candelabra {that i think was katie henry's??} and two paintings that alex made me for my birthday in like 2004. i think that they all look nice together.

my fireplace! this mantel has been a godsend in terms of displaying things. up top is a really old singer that used to belong to mike fleming's grandmother, a bronzed baby shoe lamp and my 45 collection. the rest includes french salt shakers from the '40s, my marcel dzama sad ghost, cris's swamp man figurine, porcelain dollhouse bathtub, boxes of slides from someones 1950's vacations, a drawing by kris chau, a little white avon owl, a lucky rock, a campari soda bottle that i accidentally bought in berlin thinking it was actual soda, woodcut prints done on roofing tiles, an unfinished diner painting by alex, my favorite tennis racket and more books!

some more art; vintage photographs, a chris duncan print of rilke, a silhouette drawing that reminds me of my grandfather, a marcel dzama drawing, and jim houser painting. over the entrance into the hallway is one of alex's stuffed snakes!

ugly deer has a place of honor over the front door and on the record player speakers sits more of my bronzed baby shoe 'collection' and my stockpile of polaroids.

next to the couch are more books, dancing lee prints, my bunny banks, and my board game collection which includes three different versions of the game 'clue' {not pictured}.

and last but not least, my three trusty companions: a bike named miracle, a turtle named sheldon, and a cat {who thinks he's a dog} named twenty-twenty!