Sunday, May 31, 2009

crochet crochet

Crochet Crochet, designed by ruth fore, is actually crocheted from 3,000 feet of aluminum wire: that's almost a mile! reminds me of the ball chair.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

matryoshka mahem: trend or not?

after seeing two postings on web urbanist on the diversity of matryoshka (nesting) dolls, i decided to drag mine out for comparison...and a photo session! i have three different sets, thus making it a "collection". my favorite is the one of my family, (including black lab) because it shows both my mom and me wearing a piece of our own jewelry: that's cool! i also have a bill clinton one: not sure which one, if any, is hilary, but monica lewinsky is a stand out in her blue dress! i also have two mini ones i received as a child when my parents went to russia in the seventies. some of the other images are from weburbanist, the others are from an etsy search for "nesting dolls". from madonna, to russian aristocratics, endangered animals and mp-3 charging stations, chess men and robots: those nesting dolls have it all. enjoy!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

nancy sinatra

omg: did i just read nancy sinatra will be performing sunday in dc to honor the troops during rolling thunder xxii?

ball chair

i love the iconic ball chair designed by finn stone available via bodie and fou. the silver one rocks my world.

Friday, May 22, 2009

poppies are mind blowing

i love poppies! so i made this ring out of a seed head. i lost wax cast it sterling and set it on a band cast from a lily branch. mind blowing.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

coloring dress

i still have my childhood coloring books...and i love dresses: i think i want this one for my birthday! such a great design from dutch artists Berber Soepboer & Michiel Schuurman via dornob.

fleur de lis

i am not sure why fleur de lis are SO popular...but they are.

Monday, May 18, 2009

bob staake does not suck at photoshop!

bob staake rocks! i love his work, all of which is done on prehistoric photoshop 3.0! and i was just going to buy an update! read more about his work on the videos to see how he works. just awesome!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

more warped!

more warped rocks the treasury with these tangy selections! she also is an amazing weaver and designer: to the warp! to the weft!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

seed bombs?

according to dvice, "seed bombs" are not a new concept, but these biodegradable shells are on a mission to fight global desertification. i like this!

Monday, May 11, 2009

chinese lantern from my garden

i managed to snap a photo last friday of a custom order from my herban elements shop before i shipped it to heather in arizona. i lost wax cast in sterling a tiny chinese lantern from my garden and hung it on this long chain i fabricated. the clasp is a branch of a crocosmia lily, 'lucifer'.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

cranial hiccups!

cranial hiccups mystified me with this cool treasury of some of her favs in turquoise. she makes great bags also as well as wonderful cards, prints and other lovely paper goods.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

stop: animation or tilt-shift?

my friend dawn from poppi shop sent me this awesome stop animation video entitled Bathtub IV from Keith Loutit on Vimeo. actually, it is probably not stop animation but tilt-shift photography.'s cool.

Friday, May 8, 2009

top chef: the tour bus

i will watch any reality crap on bravo: some of it is actually really good! not so sure about last night's the fashion show with issac mizrahi, but top chef rocks! one top chef contestant, chef spike opened up an amazing burger joint, good stuff eatery on capitol hill here in dc. now he is on tour and will be serving up deliciousness from a portable kitchen housed on a tractor trailer (they call it a tour bus: whatever). saturday the bus stops in adam's morgan. pre-registration is closed, but additional seats will be available on a first come, first served basis. i think it's free!

bird watching

tonight i worked late again in the studio: this time not distracted by the nba play-offs! i made one of my favorite (and best selling!) items: my little enameled soaring birds. they remind of how much i enjoy bird watching now. they are cute and colorful, just like the real thing! i started bird watching when i injured my knee a few years ago. now, not only do i have a bird identification app on my iphone, but i am also a member of cornell university's project e-bird. i have decided birds are kind of awesome.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

boots galore

today was a bit cool so out came the boots! I wasn't the only one sporting em though! mr. mcgregor took these straight from the ranch to my living room.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

peanut butter wolf

thinking about heading over to the 9:30 tomorrow night to hear peanut butter wolf just cuz i like his name.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

happy cinco de mayo

happy cinco de mayo! in honor of the mexican holiday, i selected some of my favorites from etsy by sellers based in old mexico! enjoy!
these skull beads from eatsleepcraft would look awesome in a day of the dead diarama! this cherry deer handbag from rosiemusic is just perfect for a woodland princess...or me. key to my heart earrings from toofashion are too cute! heart pouch from ziazia goes with the earrings above. the river dance necklace from glasspondstudio is nothing but lush. you could play all day with this great white shark finger puppet from mullishmuse. collectors need the crocheted sweater for blythe from bluenestboutique. smart girls wear an owl bracelet from chicalessia. cool girls will like the black moon cuff from blackmoon. doll furniture from larasfawn will keep blythe well seated.

Monday, May 4, 2009

how to get rid of bindweed

bindweed is threatening to take over my front garden...i already dug it up, ripped it out and mulched heavily, but after several days of rain they are back! its not all bad though: i made these pretty things from the flowers!

how to make swine flu fashionable

well, if you cant beat em, join em! nine days of protection for the perennial over-reactor from irina blok

Friday, May 1, 2009

massimo gammacurta

i am not into wearing labels, but i would consider licking them! amelia k @ cyanatrendland showed me the deliciousness of it all with these lollies from massimo gammacurta.