Friday, October 27, 2006

just a reminder that the san francisco day of the dead parade is this coming thursday, november 2.
sugar skulls from the folks at

Thursday, October 26, 2006

post-it note #2:
- go see girard show!
- heath ceramics factory tour
- sake
tasting and tour

Alexander Girard

Matchbook Covers for La Fonda del Sol, Restaurant, New York, ca. 1961

oh boy oh boy! now i just have to figure what to mail...

diane von furstenberg pretty yellow dress

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

repainted chair by warymeyers. this is such a great link for color inspiration and just for ogling pretty images.
oh, p.s- they also design beautiful winter coats! (links via lena corwin)

pretty pattern + pretty colors = pretty dress

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Friday, October 20, 2006

great gocco tutorial here for printing repeats via cake + pie...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

i was given one of these years ago as a gift. i have the lily (see below) sculpted graphite that's both functional and gorgeous. by asb workshop, found via third drawer down. i'm especially fond of their nautre inspired series...

i've stumbled on third drawer down a few times before, but i always forget to check back in with them. fun dish towels, aprons and miscellany that's equal parts art and function. nice reminder in the ny times home & garden sections today (under currents). click on image for a better view

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

lunchtime stroll with my camera. life on the sidewalk can be cruel if you're a teeny tiny grasshopper....

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

beautiful textiles from mairo via frida's guest blog on designsponge

Monday, October 09, 2006

my new markttasche (market bag) from lovely visiting german friends. it comes straight from berlin. they come straight from hamburg.

musee mechanique on friday evening. this is one of my favorite places to spend hours and quarters.

ferris wheel made from toothpicks. great fabric wallpaper too!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

continuing with the animal theme... i saw this cute little guy at the monthly antiques by the bay show in alameda. he's a vintage steiff. he didn't make it home with me, only his photo.

he has tiny wire legs and beautifully stitched details. i was also fond of his camel friend.