Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Walker Art Center Jewelry Artist Mart

AHC will be at the Walker Art Center 
Jewelry Artist Mart this Saturday, May 4!

Pictured are some new designs you'll see there.

Come say hi and get pretty things!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Dj Koze - Homesick (Featuring Ada)

Let's close out this week with a nice tune from DJ Koze's new album "Amygdala". This weekend I'll be opening my windows, playing this song, and enjoying the sweet smells and sounds of Spring.

Also check out the rest of Amygdala via youtube or Spotify or wherever. It hits all my sweet spots.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spotted in Mexico City

A lone man in an empty office in the Caricature Museum, drawing circles in MS Paint.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Antelopes Poster on sale !

For a limited time only, the 36x48" Antelopes Poster is only $25 !
Pretty nice, right?

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April Showers etc whatever

Rainy day tunes for you today:

Ducktails - Letter of Intent

How to Dress Well - Say my name or say whatever

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Stone City



Its no secret that I love a pretty stone and Mexico City had no lack of gorgeous stone work. Inside buildings, outside of them, on the street. The Palacio de Bellas Artes is a marble palace and the post office was the most beautiful post office I had ever been to. 

Yep, I was the weirdo tourist squatting, taking pictures of the floor.

Monday, April 15, 2013


A couple of weeks ago, we went to Mexico City. 
Here is a video I took of the light, dust and gentle sounds of the morning. 

More pictures to come.

Friday, April 12, 2013

New Acquisitions

Maybe its because I've been working on making books lately, but I've been in a real book-buying mood. There was a long stretch where I was just completely not interested in getting new books, though the desire to look and read and know about things did not diminish. But nowadays I'm buying books with abandon (books within a certain price range, of course). Here are some favorites that I've acquired in the past 2 or 3 months. 

Clockwise from top left:
The Architecture of Happiness by Alain Boton: Only halfway through but already one of the best books I've ever read. He knows how to put together words beautifully and his ideas hit close to home.

Bunker Archeology by Paul Virilio: Centered around WWII German Bunkers on the French coast, it is an architectural, philosophical and existential take on war and war spaces.  Not the sort of thing I would usually buy but the topic and angle seemed compelling, and the pictures seemed really cool too of course. 

Alex Katz - A short and sweet exhibition catalog of his show of recent work at the Marlborough Gallery NYC back in 1986. Sympathetic portraits of people and things in the 80's. 

Growth & Forgetting by Bryce Wilner - A beautifully put together book of text and illustrations about Earth after human existence. A lovely otherworldly, calm and sad feeling. 

The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book - A cool book of charts, graphs and cloud pictures. It teaches you how to predict the weather based on cloud formations. Neat find from John K King's Books in Detroit.

La Martona's Yogurt - Originally a text by Jose Luis Borges & Adolfo Bioy Casares, reproduced by Bryce Wilner (translation by Brandon Wilner). Its  a "semi-scientific, semi-commercial pamphlet about yogurt." Free + shipping fee. Get it. 

It Still Hurts to Take Deep Breaths in Cold Weather by Chelsee Ivan - An intimate, little photozine documenting the last breaths of a turbulent relationship. Printed with a risograph, the images are lovely, quiet, and disintegrating. 

Ayako by Osamu Tezuka - A thick manga about a post world war II Japan and a family trying to reconcile tradition with changing times. I admit, I really liked the cover and that was the driving force in buying it, but the story turned out to be quite unusual and somewhat gripping. 

What are you reading?

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Good Morning Music on Instagram


It is so cool to make something, send it off into the world and then to see it reappear on your blog/instagram/facebook feeds. Here are some people who ordered and received a Good Morning Music Book & instagrammed it! It also seemed to all happen on my birthday, which made it especially sweet.

Thanks for posting, friends! 

Did you post your book on the internet? I'd love to see.

Good Morning Music is available for purchase >>  here.