a dreaded sunny day.

this week it stopped raining long enough to go check out bonaventure cemetery {finally}. i'm excited to go back again once it's warmer out.


the library skirt.

i'm loving this skirt created by textile designer extraordinaire heather ross. she made it for an event held at the nypl about designers/crafters gaining inspiration from the library stacks. and boy did she ever. the image is a drawing of a cross section of the library's underground stacks, showing in great detail how an enormous collection of books could be stored, organized, and made easily accessed by all. it even shows the pulley system that was used to carry the books from deep underground! so, so cool.


this is your brain.

this is your brain in graduate school.



i think that the people at pantone must be reading my blog, my brain, or stealing my sketchbook at night. either that or i'm a really good forecaster. i'm actually leaning towards the latter. check out their summer 2010 color forecast, talisman:

The talisman is woven or spun magic. It holds light and has special powers. It is complex, mysterious and highly impressive. It transforms by touch and radiates energy. Almost a rainbow, it is a spectrum mixed with precious particles. Each colour has an edge a little out of reach. It is man and woman. Hard to capture, the talisman is forever pursued.

i mean, seriously?! i know that i haven't spoken too much about my thesis here, but i'm designing and printing fabric to create magical garments that both accept and repel tragedy. the colors are a little off from the ones i'm using for my collection; i've got more blues and blacks, but that green is pretty close as is the range of purples. i don't know how i feel about this...


a genius from the beginning.

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