Tuesday, June 30, 2009


I have been an admirer of needlepoint for many years but never really thought of it seriously for me. Since the Brigid Berlin Show in NY back in October and of course the Johnathan Adler pillows I had thought about dabbling in it. It wasn't until our last trip to Cape Cod that the idea really took hold. Richards mom has done a lot of needlepoint over the years and there are these great well worn pillows all over the house of the family dog or initials of her children. There was something really comforting about it and when we got back to California I decided to give it a shot.

I bought two really great needlepoint books from around the mid 70's (thank you ebay) I love the covers.

I also found a great screen of a deer that will be perfect for my friend Brody's birthday. I found a great place here in SF called Elaine Magnin. The woman there helped me choose thread and offered some great advice. Now I just have to get started. I have a short time to get it all done but I tend to be a little bit obsessive so off I go!

This one even comes with a sample screen and sample thread.

I should have a good chunk done by next week. I will post an update when I have a respectable portion done.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

bye michael

bye farrah

Friday, June 19, 2009

flickr favorites

Dandelion by denıse  by morning lacuna A New Life in My Hand by Sea Frost See no evil... by ucumari  by Soda O spirit by honeypieLiving Grand Canyon from Window by the owls go we expected it to be different; sunnier, or something by greg.turner 1/2 by TIOM  by jennnnnnnnny. The Dive  by the owls go starling wave by kat heyes  by Preet Shihn fly away by emmily shaw mare*mare by psychic_heart badass banana-seat biker chick by apricotX

Thursday, June 18, 2009

green porn

Although this Sundance Channel series has been out for a while I just discovered it yesterday. It is amazing.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

cape cod shell lamps

Richard with his sister Kate while the shell lamp looks on

On our last visit to Cape Cod Richard's parents offered to give us the shell lamps that Richard grew up with. They had been sitting in their basement for years and were about to be thrown out. I was so excited to get them that I took a few days to fully open them. I wanted to savor it. Here area some photos of the lamps getting use to their new home.


Now all we need are lampshades and a whole new living room. YAY!!! Welcome to the West Coast!

Monday, June 15, 2009

my new favorite thing

I was cruising around flickr this morning and I found Nolan at the owls go. He posts photos and home movies that he finds at flea markets and garage sales. Through his site I found Lost in Light. Lost in Light was a project that ended in August of last year. It was created to showcase and preserve 8mm footage that is slowly disappearing. They would transfer actual film to video in exchange for the rights to post those videos on their site. I am going to be spending a lot of time going through the archives. If anyone knows of a similar project going on anywhere please let me know.

Happy Monday!

AJ Fosik

Saturday night we went to see the new show by AJ Fosik at White Walls Gallery. It was really fantastic! It is up for the next month. If you have a minute to swing by you really should. It will put you in the best mood!

These photos don't do the color palette he uses any justice. It is so much better in person.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

mini garden progress

the beginning of the sprouts

Back in March I decided to start a few plants from seed. I planted sweet peas, cherry tomatoes, thyme, columbine, rosemary, and basil. Today I transplanted the ones that made it this far.

cherry tomatoes looking good!

columbine, thyme and basil in their bigger pots

Soon enough we can start picking tomatoes right off of our little plant. Can't wait!

quick flickr favorites

Wash Day by thunt77 Holga#102 by thorburn Holga#94 by thorburn three palms by futurowoman World Pinhole Camera Day 2007 #1 by futurowoman Big sky at dusk by David J Peacock Pingsi Sky Lantern Festival 2006 平溪天燈節 by *dans good morning divisadero by heidill _MG_0717 copy by //fine little day// . by sweet distin saturday near the rocky knoll by The 10 cent designer  by youretheocean

castaneda/ reiman opening

On Thursday night we went to see our friends Charlie and Brody at their opening at the Wirtz Gallery here in San Francisco. They showed a grouping of plaster landscapes and installations which include porcelain rocks and large photos of the original landscapes that inspired the work. If you live anywhere near SF you should try to make it down there for to see the show. It will be up all summer and these photos do not do it justice at all.

It was really fabulous.