Sunday, March 30, 2008

Friday, March 28, 2008

freitag bags and successories



while in new york this week i was reminded of one of my favorite brands: freitag. two swiss brothers and graphic designers created their first messenger bag in 1993. every bag is made from recycled truck tarps, seatbelts, airbags and bicycle inner tubes. not only are they waterproof and heavy duty, they are very unique. stop by their website here.

5inch


im a big fan of the mix cd. most of the time i just can't listen to one artist for 50 minutes (with a quite a few exceptions of course). anyhow, i usually make my own cd covers but if you are in the market for something not so boring check out these guys. personally i prefer the simpler designs. www.5inch.com

Monday, March 24, 2008

weenie dog!


one of our newest screen prints! choose from mustard, ketchup or both. you can buy one here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

thing of the month



i used to take a picture of the day. or draw a portrait of the week. and if you want to give a gift of the month, check out this site. you can choose from a 12, 6, or 4 month clubs. there is a range of ideas from origami to biology models (my favorite).

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

improv everywhere


i was first introduced to these guys on this american life. they have completed 70 'missions', all very funny. their newest undercover act, food court musical, is hysterical! you can watch most of the missions on youtube or check them out on their website.

Friday, March 14, 2008

mahar dry goods



looking for unique, cool stuff for kiddos? this great online store was started by Robert Mahar. he resides in LA and has great taste in vintage and handmade goodies. make sure you check out his blog as well.

Thursday, March 13, 2008




more from my sketchbook

FreeRice


fact. FreeRice is a vocabulary game.
fact. every word you get right, FreeRice will donate 20 grains of rice to the UN food program (WFP).
fact. as of november 2007, 2,457,120,420 grains of rice have been given away. that's a lot of rice.
fact. if you get to level 55, you're better than most.

play it here.

we da robots



for a thrice weekly chuckle check out the comic strip,We The Robots. if you want to see more from the creator, chris harding, check out his website, www.chrisharding.net

as jeff would say, "he's a funny bastard!"

russian dolls


so ive been off this week and i have one week to go. one of my projects is to paint a set of 5 matrioshka nesting dolls while listening to regina spektor :) well, i haven't gotten around to it yet. but if you want to find a blank set check out reformschoolrules here.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

xpo


last post of the evening. this was taken at the xpo lounge, back when it was the xpo lounge. i love the ethereal quality of this photo.

indulge thyself


a not so pretty collage i did called 'greedy'. not the most original title, i know.

zip


a little while back i wrote about my obsession with ziplock baggy tops. i based a series of 3 paintings off this ziplock collage. ill have to add those images someday.

aloha




these next few pages were done in hawaii. i took a nice, relaxing 10 day solo trip to hawaii. i met up with my friend, chana, for a bit and then spent 5 days doing nothing on the big island.

lists


i heart mcsweeney's. my fav section is lists. jeff loves to come up with submissions, he even made an editor laugh out loud. someday we'll get one in, someday. ah wit. you gotta go here www.mcsweeneys.net

et cetera



thought of the day



okay i haven't posted any personal work in a bit. i used to journal almost daily. i was never one to write long essays about the miseries of the world or how our government screwed up the last 8 years. somehow i always ended up drawing instead, mostly documenting a trip or an event, and usually happy. i also used to take a picture of the day and religiously write down the word of the day or even collect trash of the day.
my next few entries are from various journals...the first two were created in mendocino, california, a quaint little town where my mom teaches art classes every summer.

Friday, March 7, 2008

binth


my good friends pitched in a bought me this super cute screen printed baby book by binth. and ive taken great care not to miss any important dates or photo ops. binth also specializes in invites, cards, pillows and original prints.

peace industry rugs


im so picky when it comes to floor coverings. but i just love these simple earth-friendly felted designs by melina raissnia. for more info and how to purchase check out their website. or you can get them on dwr.com too!