Archive for the ‘art + design + photo’ Category
November 18, 2011
Did any of you happen to catch the interview with Peter Sis on NPR Wednesday afternoon? His new book is so beautiful. Can you imagine the time and skill it must have taken to pen every one of those tiny little birds? It’s perhaps another book I will rationalize because I know that DASHIELL will truly enjoy it.
Also, it makes me realize that the paltry $100 I donate to KCRW each year is no where near enough, when I admit that I learn almost everything I know about news and music and culture by listening to 89.9 and reading NPR.org. (I am realistic with my time and needs, after all). I even bought a new album featuring the music of William Byrd, after hearing about it while running errands the other day.
The only thing I don’t rely on NPR for is an update on the Republican primary race. That comes directly from Jon Stewart, of course.
October 4, 2011
Continuing with the farm trend this week, I definitely just bought Julia Rothman’s new Farm Anatomy. For Dashiell of course. Because he likes farm animals and gardens and books. NOT for me, who likes farm animals and gardens and vegetables and books and Julia Rothman.
I love it when we find books that I love as much as Dashiell does.
Other current favorites include Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things that Go (which was a favorite of mine and my brother’s when we were little ones) and Joelle Jovliet’s Almost Everything. Which is just beautiful no matter how old you are.
August 3, 2011
By the very very amazing, and super super nice, Max Wanger. We had the best time watching Dashiell run wild around the yard, trying to impress Max and Margaux. And we get these beautiful photos to remember such sweet days forever.
I’m so happy.
More photos here, if you’re curious.
Thank you so much, Max! We are going to decorate our entire house in your work.
May 23, 2011
I bumped into the beautiful work of Holly Farrell over the weekend. Her still life paintings are so lovely I thought you might enjoy them too:
They have such a nice vintage feel, don’t they?
via Design Mom
April 12, 2011
Love this mix of photos from Heidi Swanson‘s interview on design*sponge. It’s such a pretty mix of food and place.
Wouldn’t a big wall of framed photos be amazing in the kitchen? I really need to get my hands on her new book.
April 8, 2011
Wouldn’t these be so beautiful framed??? I need a little sweater D for D’s room.
From the crafty genius of Maricor/Maricar, who has so so much beautiful work. I may need to email them about a teeny commission. Or get serious about embroidery? Haaa. No. We will leave such things to professionals.
via The House that Lars Built.
March 21, 2011
Gorgeous paintings by Todd Hunter. Would kill for one of these, nearly.
Alas, these are all sold out.
February 17, 2011
From Peter Fasano. Fabric and wallpaper. One day I’m going to make use of one of these patterns in my house.
via Katy Elliot.
November 30, 2010
It’s here you guys. Finally. It’s kind of hard to believe, I’m the first to admit. We’ve been talking about this and working on it for soooo long. But yesterday we just sort of held our breath and flipped the switch. And now it’s out there!
Amanda and I designed it. Do you like? It was such a fun project. It’s like all the years we’ve spent doing web design for other companies/start-ups/people have finally made sense. We got to do our very own site! And we have like 1 mm things we want to fix, add, update. But that’s all part of the process.
Go check it out.
We did a post yesterday explaining the main features, if you’re curious.
November 23, 2010
I haven’t developed a roll of film in, um, I don’t know… maybe 5 years? And let’s not get too excited here or anything, but I finally got a roll of Holga pics developed over the weekend. Even though they’re not GREAT, it’s still amazing how different the quality is, in comparison to digital.
Holga is amazing. I’m totally hooked and kicking myself for not shooting 100 rolls in the last few years. The first roll I shot, I dropped on the ground when I took it out of the camera, before I had a chance to seal the roll… so it unrolled itself on the way down to the floor. Sweet! Then I opened the back of the camera on accident in the middle of the next roll. And now I have this roll, which is a year old. I waited forever to develop these because it’s hard to find a lab that develops 120 film these days! It turns out that one of the few places in LA that still does it is right next to my house. I have a new favorite photo lab.
And now I’m inspired to go through the last 9 months of pictures and get started on Dashiell’s baby album. Maybe it will be a project over the holidays when we’re in Mammoth. It will be do sad if I don’t ever print his photos. I still love looking through the albums my parents have from our first years.