Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hot Pink Heaven

Sammy’s Flowers on NW Glisan in the Pearl
currently listening to: Sonic Youth

Fremont Bridge

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mary Blair

Color, charm, wonder, delight… I could go on about Mary Blair, the famous illustrator and designer for Walt Disney, who was also an illustrator and set designer for famous projects beyond the Disney dynasty. When I was a kid, I always admired her work in our Disney records, animations, movies, and rides — most notably my favorite ride, “It’s A Small World.”

Ah yes, this is one of those afternoons where I wish I had the magical drawing wrist of Mary Blair. That lady knew her color.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Store Fronts in Ballard

On a recent trip to Seattle, we stopped in Ballard for some shopping. I loved all the type on the windows of these stores, who were perfectly next door to each other.

currently listening to: Mackintosh Braun

Monday, June 20, 2011

Julia Calabrese

Yesterday we spent Sunday walking around the Mississippi/Albina area of Portland, and came across this beautiful window installation in the store front of Sunlan (a massive lightbulb shop). The piece was done by Julia Calabrese, who’s color and patterning I admire. You can view more of Julia’s work here:

currently listening to: Mother Mother

Thursday, June 16, 2011

And We’re Off!

S and I are heading to Portland, Oregon today!!! I’ll be living and working remotely from PDX till July 17. Portlanders, drop me a line if you’d like to meet up sometime! e:

currently listening to: Tender Loving Empire’s “Friends & Friends of Friends” album vol. 3

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Colors of André Derain

currently listening to: Cale Parks

Thursday, June 9, 2011

currently listening to: Radiation City

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Type Yum

currently listening to: Sera Cahoone

Friday, June 3, 2011

Awesome Wallpaper

Vintage wallpaper from an old Victorian home in San Francisco. My friend Gail lives there and is house hunting, and I went along for the tour while I was visiting her in April. I went nutzo over the mushroom paper in the kitchen.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tweaking This Thang

This blog site is going to look a little off or weird for a bit. Since I only blog about my new projects, work, or process, working on this page has fallen to the bottom of the totem pole. But for now, I think small moves like color changes, increasing the width of the site, and a new header will do. All entries prior to today will visually look retarded, including this one. Oh well.

In the meantime, the above image is just something nice to look at. Lush flowers at the San Francisco Farmer’s Market. I went to SF last month for 10 days to work on Sleeping Colors, so that photo has relevance to me.

What I’m doing right now: taking care of my clients, getting my Kickstarter project for Sleeping Colors going, setting up an online shop, designing things to fill that online shop, getting ready to move into a new studio for my design work, setting up my old studio as a sewing room, and continuing to reach out to the awesome design community that is you.

Aaaand we’re going to Portland, Oregon for a 33 days in two weeks... Yowza! S and I will be living and working from PDX for the summer. I’m really excited! Any Portlanders who are reading this, drop me a line – I’d love to meet up with you over a fine cup of coffee or a craft brew, starting June 16. Email me:

currently listening to: Raphael Saadiq