Thursday, January 27, 2011

Piled High

Brooklyn got walloped with another snow storm last night which resulted in a snow day today.
I've been dreaming of tropical vacations (like every New Yorker these days!), but I must say, today there's no place I'd rather be than Brooklyn, NY.

I've uploaded a few more photos on flickr

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Catch a Wave

I think this 'wave chair' is stunning in it's simplicity.

Designed and crafted by Carley Eisenberg in Boone, NC, it's made from walnut, bend ply in addition to walnut and birch veneer.
"All of my pieces are assembled the old-fashioned way, with wooden dowels and strong joints. There are no staples, nails or hidden brackets like most commercial furniture of today. My pieces will last a lifetime."

Every Piece that Carley creates is green and is made of wood milled in her own shop, instead of being shipped across the country.

More info at her website here and her Etsy shop here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sunshine Harnessed

Today is about as grey as it gets.

But, remember those fantastic bright sunshiny spinnaker sails that I posted about last week? Well, here is the sail upcycled and transformed into accent throw pillows. They are light and fun. Flip them over and you've got a different color combo.
Available in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sunshine Delivered

I received a donation of several sails recently and this gem was in the bottom of the bag.
It instantly made me smile. This spinnaker is going to make great sunshiney pillows.
(I love the rope, too.)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Local Shepard Fairey

As a follow up to seeing the Exit Through the Gift Shop, my son and I stopped on our way home from school to admire our local Shepard Fairey 'installation' at 450 Union Street (btwn Bond and Nevins).
This is an image of

"Burmese political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi, who despite being elected prime minister in 1990 has been kept out of power by Burma’s military junta, and has been placed under house arrest for the better part of the last 20 years*. The military regime has also imprisoned over 2,100 other political activists, including artists, poets and musicians who have expressed their dissent through their art."

*After 15 of the 21 years under house arrest, she was released on 13 November 2010. Someone has written 'Freed from house arrest' across where her eyes would have been.

I loved the layering, detail and even decay.

More info here.
The downloadable original image below:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Street Art

Exit Through the Gift Shop is "The worlds first street art disaster movie".

Have you seen it? See it.

Monday, January 3, 2011

No Impact Week

First Monday. New Year. Big to-do list brewing. Studio clean up re org planned. And if that wasn't enough. It's also day 2 of No Impact Week. Oops! I missed day one. Well, it seems fairly forgiving.

More info and registration on the No Impact Project website. Good luck!
If you haven't seen No Impact Man - the year long documented experience of a New Yorker attempting to live without negatively impacting the environment - I highly recommend that you check out. You can play it instantly on Netflix.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year.