Tuesday, December 29, 2009

please do not recycle your toilet paper rolls

Anastassia Elias,toilet paper roll,art from toilet paper rolls,recycled paper products,upcycled,recycled art
please do not recycle your toilet paper rolls: send
them to artist Anastassia Elias so he can do his magic on them! i am not sure how he fabricates these radically up-cycled miniature dioramas, but i love them! thanks, weburbanist, for the intro!

Monday, December 28, 2009

tavi is my favorite mini fashionista

tavi claims to be a fashion rookie, but clearly she has a deep, deep fashion sense. this 13 year old fashion blogger, new girl in town and insightful person has a great blog that is well written, funny and very interesting. so interesting that the ladies at rodarte partnered with her and target to publicize their new collection for target...which is sold out, so forget about it unless you want to buy via ebay. i got three dresses. i rocked this one on christmas at the in-laws.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

MacBook pro

finally talked the mister into getting his own MacBook pro
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

extra help for the holidays at the post office

i had to ship several over-sees orders from herban elements and high contrast today: the line was out the door at the post office. mothers let children run wild: round and round, repeatedly punching the life-size cut out of a postal worker, while the dutiful clerks at the united states postal service worked over time...not.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

winter wonderland?

winter wonderland or icy hell hole?
you decide...
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blizzard time

looks like we will break the 77 year old snowfall record for December:(
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Friday, December 11, 2009

a show of hands


i
love retail! so, i don't do much wholesale these days. one of the galleries a really believe in is a show of hands in delray, alexandria, virginia. not only do they sell beautiful things: they are honest people who believe in their community and their artists: a true rarity in ethical behavior these days.
please make plans for a shopping trip to their space on mount vernon avenue because its awesome!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

driving past the lincoln memorial

yeah...headed to jimmy's studio on capitol hill so we can go to delray in alexandria to exchange our work at a show of hands gallery. i am currently driving past the washington monument and frankly, i never get sick of admiring dc's beauty.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

downtown holiday market

this is my last day at the downtown holiday market, but I wanted to highlight some of my awesome neighbors ... javid of kashmir imports has the most exquisite hand embroidered textiles. I bought one of his jackets for my mom's birthday. if you can't make it to the downtown holiday market today, check out his website @ www. kashmirimports.com.
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top chef washington, dc

ok: dc has risen to the top of the proverbial 'food chain' as far as american cities go these days: everybody wants to be come here, be seen here, make their mark here. so why not have top chef dc?, asks chef spike. you can participate in the lobby-ing for top chef washington, dc.: suggest possible locations, ingredients, events, elimination challenges and guest judges at capital spice, and possibly win top chef prizes and shiz. hurry up though: you only have til 10:00 pm tomorrow to do it-right before the top chef finale-so get creative and be decisive!

Monday, December 7, 2009

serious jammin'

-it's a party-party at the downtown holiday market.
please join us!
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boys in blue

dc's finest always shop at the downtown holiday market: you should too!
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Sunday, December 6, 2009

first snowfall!!

we had the first snow fall of the season yesterday: not a fan!
it did not dampen the spirits of holiday shoppers at the downtown holiday market, however.
today is supposed to be much nicer:
please come visit!

Friday, December 4, 2009

downtown holiday market


please come visit me at the downtown holiday market! check www.downtownholidaymarket.com for more info.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

fojol brothers of merlindia


headed to set up my booth at the downtown holiday market when i encountered a traffic jam caused by the delicious musings of the fojol brothers of merlindia.
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