Friday, September 30, 2011


Sam made this. Letter design is channeling for me a serious 80s vibe. There once existed a mohair ESPRIT sweater that I "halved" with my sister, with this same palette exactly!

Which led me to lay eyes on this, and this. I had forgotten what a powerful coveting this catalog inspired in me at the time, and the hours spent fashion-imprinting on these images. The colors, the sunny, slightly off-beat mood. I was glad to be reminded of it again.

Monday, September 26, 2011


East Valley branch library closed down and liquidated books it didn't need. Still managed to find a few nice things among the swarmed over stacks.

Mostly Spanish language books were left in children's. Swimmy in Spanish is Nadarin!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rare mid-century JENEV Jerry & EVELYN ACKERMAN pottery small CERAMIC VESSELS n/r

We met Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman when they came to the Mingei. She was kind, and shy. He was sweet, and signed a program for my son. Some Ackerman gorgeousness for today. Sieze your chance.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

read it and weep

The Plain Truth about Child Rearing, by Garner Ted Armstrong, Ambassador College Press, 1970.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

burning chase

I am thrilled for my friend Alex and all the attention his work is getting of late. Thanks concerned citizen and LAPD, you did the world a service by bringing more awareness to such a major talent!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011