Saturday, October 29, 2005

52 Projects

We're very proud to have local author Jeffrey Yamaguchi's newest book, 52 Projects, inspired by his site - before the official release! Pick up this great and inspiring read and get creative this year. Jeffrey dropped them off today and signed a few copies for us too.

The heat finally kicked on at the shop, making the book and zine section the warmest place to be :) I have a whole monkey head full of halloween candy here but nobody is eating it. Please come by before I have to go to the dentist.

Thursday, October 27, 2005


Kristen McCloud's gorgeous and complicated earrings are here. You'll just have to come see what I mean. The girl is gonna go blind from the tiny work she's doing! They are very dramatic and glam. Stick with your same old little black dress and add a pair of these and you're good to go.

I just got a few things from MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Los Angeles too, namely some odd baby onesies with Marcel Dzama art on them. He is so popular now, but I can't resist a man who works in ink and root beer.

Also soon (I think) we will have some sculptural wall art from my RW friends in Vancouver at Serious Gnome. They are going to look super on my lilac wall. I bet they'll look great on your wall too.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


It is incredibly chilly out, and windy. All sorts of things (but mostly pigeon feathers) blow under my door during the night. I should make a nest!

It's a good thing, then, that I have handloomed scarves and stoles from Smith and Hone at the shop. They are incredibly soft lambswool and gently felted for a really lovely texture.

Today is a good day to rearrange things at the shop. I won't call it OCD but I do like to have things *just so* and sometimes that means fussing with everything. Of course I am a textures girl and love touching stuff.

Two things - I am already out of the Jill Bliss journal and the very popular book 'Drawing from Life'. You have good taste because they are being reprinted by the publisher. I'll get more in as soon as I can. I've also ordered a bunch of art books, quite limited, so keep checking in if you need anything. There's a great art book by Feric and a collaborative book called Lavender and some issues of the Semipermanent05 NY book, for those of you who missed the conference last month...all on the way.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


I have two questions for you. First of all, what other kinds of things do you think I should sell? Baby stuff, pet stuff, furniture, lighting, chocolate, kazoos, whatever. And second, should I sell any of it online?