Friday, March 19, 2010

Busy Busy Bees

I've been meaning to post some pics from our whirlwind 30-hour trip to Idaho a couple weeks back. Here they are....

Image of the Day

Bonus cat. From a series of collages on the wall at Roy's BBQ in Columbia City (Seattle).

Your Weekly Mr. Littlejeans

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Office Space

I'm looking for a new office right now (my lease is up at the end of April) and windows are the main requirement. The elevator shaft has been great as a starter space but the lack of natural light can be torture – especially now, since it's starting to get nice again. I ran across photos of this little office in the middle of nowhere and was daydreaming about what it would be like to work there every day.

So nice.

[via The Arm – click for a few more]

Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends

I haven't had a chance to put together a proper post about this forthcoming Kristofferson project I designed for Light In The Attic, but it's starting to get a bit of press – here's a nice write-up in the current issue of V Magazine:

More on this release (Kris Kristofferson: Please Don't Tell Me How The Story End: The Publishing Demos 1968–'72) coming soon.

Poster of the Week

New feature on Pacific Standard: POSTER OF THE WEEK.
Yes, The Stranger already does this, big whoop.
Here is this week's POSTER OF THE WEEK:

Ice Cube + Mt. Shuksan = genius

Grumpy Lighthouse Attendant


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Don't Think Twice, It's Alright


Fashawn "Samsonite Man" – on repeat since I heard it a few weeks ago on Street Sounds.

I'm a sucker for those drums (kind of the same idea as
this and this) and his voice and delivery reminds me a little of The U.N.

More Fashawn info

Image of the Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Special shout to our favorite lil' leprechaun, you know who you are.

Existing. Normal.

When I tried to shut my computer down at 1:30AM this morning, this message popped up:

I'm not even kidding. Has this happened to anyone else?
That shit is not funny yo.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Image of the Day

. A painting by Jay Steensma (sorry...I forgot to write down the there an emoticon for that?), part of an exhibition of work by the late, great Northwest master and his friend Ree Brown at Vermillion Gallery in Seattle. Here's a short video feature on Ree Brown that I enjoyed, produced by Nancy Guppy:

More info at

Need vs. Want

I don't know who makes the jacket Melanie Huynh is rocking in this photo, but I Need it. (Also, I realize that this is the second covetous post from me in less than a week, but my birthday's coming up. So.)

Do You Think There's
Anything Wrong With Your Mind Really?


Apropos of the post below. Been meaning to watch it again.

See also:
Jack Nicholson's
Oscar acceptance speech for Best Actor.

Mental Stamina

David Maisel, Library of Dust 387, 2005, C-print, 64 x 48 inches

Alright, this feels a little heavy as a first post after missing a day, but since I'm coming off of one of the most horrendous (if thankfully short-lived) colds I've had in awhile, I'm just going to run into the darkness and call it good.

David Maisel, Library of Dust 1470, 2005, C-print, 64 x 48 inches

A few years ago I clipped some of San Francisco-based photographer David Maisel's photos out of Harper's magazine, and now I'm pleased to see that Design Observer has a feature and slide show on the whole back story. In short:
From 1913 to 1971 five thousand one hundred and twenty one mentally ill patients were cremated on the grounds of the Oregon State Hospital. Their remains were sealed in copper canisters. The canisters were stored in the hospital’s basement until the 1970s when they were moved to a memorial vault underground. The vault was subjected to periodic floods. In 2000 they were removed from their institutional crypt, placed on plain pine shelves in a storeroom, and were left virtually forgotten until David Maisel heard of their existence and photographed them.
The color is stunning and wildly unpredictable – it reminds me of the photos of the Moscow sewer system I posted about awhile back. There is something both melancholy and beautiful about these objects, which are so much more than objects.

David Maisel, Library of Dust 1834, 2005, C-print, 64 x 48 inches

An exhibition of Maisel's large-scale prints was held earlier this year at Von Lintel Gallery and a book, Libraries of Dust, was published by Chronicle. Visit Design Observer for Adam Harrison Levy's excellent article on the series, and see more of David Maisel's work at

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Need vs. Want

Want. But Strath says that we're going to win the Mega Millions, so when we do, these will be a Need (5-inch heels be damned):

Gianvito Rossi for Altuzarra, $1,130 at Barneys New York.