Wednesday, March 14, 2012

1950s Redefined: Portland Underground Supper Club

Amazing work by Vin et Grub's Erika Joyce and her guest chef, Local 188's Nicholas Nappi. Ten courses in the theme of 1950s Redefined. Crafted for the debut of Portland's Underground Supper Club. Lucky us.

sacred and profane (preparation)

my sculptures will be made of eggshells.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

the dream is concrete

To see all I've been dreaming through, here.


Finnish pancake recipe making breakfast better than it already was. 

4 tbsp butter, melted, 4 eggs, 2 c milk, 1/2 c flour, 2 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 450o, and pour the melted butter into a 9″x16″ baking pan.
Beat eggs until foamy but not whippy, until well-blended. Beat with milk, flour, sugar and salt. Pour into pan with butter and bake 20-23 minutes. Serve however.
Add some Low Anthem for best results. "If your heart is unemployed.."

if apple did it, we'd all follow.



Friday, July 8, 2011

'peach bag

via the maine effect

This is my new bag. It's called the Yoshimi Felt bag. It's made by hand by Elsie Moshimer, the Maine-based creator of Salty Peach designs. Elsie started Salty Peach to communicate the need for people to slow down and focus on long-term. “I am generally impatient with monotony, and with the mass production addiction that our society has fallen victim to, so you won’t find many repeats in my work.” She prefers found and recycled materials. For beach season, she’s designed a bag made of vinyl screen to filter out the sand, and hold the shells and treasures you want to take home. Let’s just say, she’s one of the most enchanting entrepreneurs we know. 

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Active Child, Hanging On. Pretty Gorgeous. via gorilla vs bear.

heaping reuse

via inhabitat
Berlin-based Raumlabor creates urban environments, installations, and architecture. Big crunch, above, "is a gathering place and forum for conflict and discussions.” Made from  a heap of discarded objects, the mound of recycled household materials includes fridges, windows, furniture, and doors.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

It Felt Like A Kiss

Currently taken by the documentary film maker Adam Curtis. These are stills from his experimental documentary about America's rise, It Felt Like A Kiss. Watch the intro here.

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via The Medium and the Message/discovery at It's Nice That

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


via the fox is black

Artist Drew Kelly highlights the American landscape in a beautiful, longingly sad capture of "feeling both familiar and foreign." His work integrates natural and man-made elements in a power play that gives the impression that neither can be victorious when juxtaposed against the other.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

John's Phone.

Making the list for "Best Ideas in Interface" in December's issue of Fast Company, John's Phone has officially arrived in the US. Marketed as the "world's simplest cell phone," With no camera, no text capability, or even multiple ringtones, John's Phone removes itself from many of the luxuries we enjoy indulging upon in the palm of our hands. What it does have is great design by Dutch company, John Doe Amsterdam. Appearing like the rich European cousin to the pager, John's Phone has easy to use capabilities like answering phone calls, then hanging them up, along with adjusting volume up or down. A small paper address book tucks away inside a pocket on the back while a tiny pen slides in the side of the phone. The only real options available to consumers on John's Phone are in its colors, which are, "snow" (white), "grass" (green), "tree" (brown), "sweet" (pink), "business" (black) and limited edition, "bar" (gold).., making this the perfect cell phone for any curmudgeon or misanthrope.