our heads need warmth in the form of a cheery pattern (can't decide between the ones above) and no one delivers that better than annie larson (who we sadly just said goodbye to as she moved from minneapolis to brooklyn). we were so bummed to read this the other day- even more reason to support her and others creating incredibly original and beautifully crafted work.
my most satisfying eating situation last week went down in greenpoint, brooklyn at a sweet spot named Eat – it was decked out with handmade pottery, minimum decoration/frills, warm service and a simple yet thoughtful menu. my friends went home with that that lovely trio up there (second from the bottom) and the potters (jordon colon & arla bascom) were even there to wrap up the goods and send us on our way. good eat.
hello! we're sneaking 1 new bracelet into the shop today. item #273- which means we're inching our way closer to making/selling our 300th made-by-our-hands-dD-item. whew. it's a nice little number with a little wood, some seed beads and a touch of neon yellow to boot.
oh man, what a day and a welcome change of pace from nyc. it felt like a giant deep breath -the sculptures were gigantic, the land was vast, and the air light and warm. the terrain around there reminded me of southern minnesota, felt right at home. i recommend a visit to storm king sculpture park if you ever find yourself in that area.
while i was in new york, i was lucky enough to pay a visit to my dear friend clare in her work/live studio in queens (actually, we were there for a perfect dinner party (ghost stories included) until the wee hours and i spontaneously sprang a studio visit on her. surprise!). i count clare among one of my favorite painters and i'm sure you can see why. view all her work here.
last week we posted via Simple Lovely about our favorites... and this weekend i revisited that list on my to dos: check and check. let me share my productivity in non-dD related projects (ohhh and we promise- there has been a lot in the works on the dD front and we'll give you the low done soon)
1) re-potted quite possibly my very favorite plant: Baby Tears. sad name but this sweet dainty little bit will live through my negligence and still keep rocking all the splendor of indoor-lush-green.
2) boiled some water, took out a handful of bowls, mixed and poured dye- the result: some hot new colors for my little ones feet- he has declared the purple his favorite. I'd agree.
now that we're seeing these guys side by side, we're noticing they'd make a killer pair, but they are for sale separately. and no, those are not scary severed fingers up there. i'm trying to show you the amazing nail polish i made by mixing together neon orange with a coral red = it really does make the perfect color that this photo is not illustrating to the fullest! anyway, you can head over to the shop to check out the new ones.
a hat for my little boy is on the agenda. one of these patterns will be modified to become a hat-like item to keep his ears warm... and fall is good for just these kinds of activities. (now if we could only find yarn in neons and brights that felt as good as it looked)