Wednesday, October 24, 2007

original photo and my interpretation


visionaire world


a charming, talented friend of ours recently sent us this unique gift. these little creative guys sitting on our window make up the 50th issue of Visionaire. 10 toys by 10 artists (chip kidd and kurt vonnegut to name a couple). check out the website www.visionaireworld.com

purty lomo shots of windows.

barfoot worldwide



more creative masterpieces by mister barfoot: an invite to our white elephant party last year and a cool identity for the cayman islands.

Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.
-Carl Sandburg

i love little things



water soluble oils

i am a jelly doughnut

Friday, October 19, 2007

even newer sony bravia ad


http://adsoftheworld.com/media/tv/sony_bravia_pyramid

a few months ago i bought the fabulous red architectural/polka dot zaishu. it's funky, unique and fits perfectly in our home. read all about it below:

Zaishu is artwork that functions as seat, table or box, combining award winning design with ethical and responsible production methods.

Transcending social and cultural barriers, Zaishu collaborates internationally with artists such as David Bromley, Stewart Russell from ‘Spacecraft’ and the Florence Broadhurst print archive.

Zaishu also features artwork from various community groups, endangered tribal art, as well as hand painted work from the last of the Bollywood artists.

Designed and made in Australia from native plantation pine, using water-based inks and varnish, Zaishu comes flat-packed in collectable limited editions and simply slots together.

Matt + Helen.
Zaishu

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

pretty in pink

schoene blume


a pretty flower collage i did recently.

bunnies!


here is the latest sony bravia commercial. first there were balls, then paint, now bunnies! make sure to check out the making of.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

more on etsy


our home is overflowing wonderful vintage objects. so ive decided to post some of them on etsy.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

favorites

ffffound



cool concept. image bookmarking. try it! i found these images which linked me up to even more cool images that linked me up to even MORE cool images. www.ffffound.com

three potato four shop




im crazy for mugs! and tote bags! and trays! great shop, great vintage finds. www.threepotatofourshop

Saturday, October 6, 2007

by the way....

design*sponge has been updated and it's great. sneak peeks is my favorite.

matteart



i just bought these prints on etsy. cuuuuute!

charley harper



i pre-ordered this book on amazon months and months ago and it was definitely worth the wait. charley harper had a magnificient career that spanned decades and inspired many. todd oldham is the man behind the book. 421 pages of uncoated illustration bliss. if you really want to splurge, buy the special edition and receive a signed print.

see what todd has to say about charley here.

oh yea! todd oldham studio has a blog (which is where i found the great photo of the charley harper book).

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

hybrid-home


dora and i both went through the tough north texas design department. she moved on to oregon and then san fran. she's crazy talented and has a home biz on the side. i love her pillows which look lovely on our sofa and chairs. check it out!

dora drimalas


Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4, 2007 from 7-9:30 p.m

Upper Playground in association with FIFTY24SF Gallery is pleased to announce Creature Comforts, new paintings and screen prints by San Francisco artist, Dora Drimalas. Her simple and iconic work disguises the stories hidden underneath, from simple relationship-based iconography to layered worlds of cute critters, there is always more involved than simply meets the eye. While the majority of her work may be rendered in black and white, the meanings and stories woven into it rarely are. Her prints let the viewer interpret their own tales about the lives contained within, leading the viewer to their answer, but never spelling it out for them.

Dora Drimalas is a principle of Hybrid-Design in San Francisco along with her husband, Brian Flynn. She also designs for her houseware line, Hybrid-Home, and is co-owner of Super7 in San Francisco. Drimalas has worked on designs for Nike, Starwood Hotels, Upper Playground, and Vans and has exhibited her artwork in San Francisco, Portland, New York and Spain.

See Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vNSqlAY4Ak

Monday, October 1, 2007

books, birds and clouds




calder's sick and i left my work laptop AT WORK, so i don't have much to post. no newness, no nothing.