Sunday, December 30

More prints of the moment

Low to high:

[L-R: 1971 poster by Scott Hansen, $14.99 (11.5" x 17.5"); Avian poster by Scott Hansen, $14.99 (17.5" x 11.5")]

[Plant studies monoprints on handmade paper by Catherine Chalmers via Papa Stour, approx. $95.82 (approx. 7.4" x 7.4")]

I saw this in the latest Domino and immediately wanted to see the print in person. It's a limited edition lithograph and though I found it on for $188.99, I'm not sure if what they are offering is a true lithograph. For this particular print, I would want the real thing.

[Berliner Secession Iii lithograph by Thomas Heine via, $264.99 (37" x 27")]

Saturday, December 29

Prints of the moment

As per usual, I'm going through my bookmarks. This time I realize I have a number of art/posters saved. Perhaps I'll be loving owners to all these prints one day.

All the independent, affordable art made possible by the Internets these days is so wonderful.

[L-R: toro giclee by Jen Ray via Etsy, $20 (4.4" x 4.75" image on 8.5" x 11" paper); Many Mountains archival pigment print by Ky Anderson via 20x200, $20 (8.5" x 11") - $2000 (30" x 40")]

These are posters are from Billboard's The 25 Best Rock Posters of All Time. I also really liked the James Brown, Pearl Jam, Beatles and Jimi Hendrix posters, but couldn't find them online anywhere for a reasonable price. Apparently, only 6 known copies remain of that Beatles poster. As for the others, I can only dream of coming across one of them someday at a thrift store. I still love Jason Munn's work the best when it comes to band posters though.

[L-R: Thelonius Monk at Town Hall, New York City, 1959 by Dennis Loren via, $24.99 (17" x 24"); Elvis Costello by Hammerpress, $50 (15.25" x 22.25"); Johnny Cash in Concert, 1967 by Dennis Loren via, $24.99 (15" x 23")]

Though she is everywhere these days, I'm actually not a huge Jill Bliss fan. However, I did really like these.

[native herb posters printed with soy-based inks on 100% recycled matte cardstock by Jill Bliss, $16 each (16" x 20") or $29 for a set of 3;]

Tuesday, December 18

Handbags for the non-handbag gal

I usually carry around a scruffy cotton tote as a purse and have never spent half a month's rent on a handbag. So it's odd I've been paying close attention to handbags lately (such as staring down fashionistas in the subway). For some reason, I really like these:

[Clockwise from top left: Dr. Q Groovee by Marc by Marc Jacobs, $498; Bon Voyage Bag by Orla Kiely via Anthropologie, $458; Press Your Luck Tote via Anthropologie, $428; Flap Hobo by Olivia Harris, $440]

Monday, December 17

Jewelry for the non-jewelry gal

I can never find jewelry that I like but was surprised to find that over the past month I had accumulated four jewelry pieces in my bookmarks. I guess they caught my eye while I was doing my mindless internet perusals, and I could see myself wearing them. These are all handcrafted and such elegant but understated pieces. There is a bit of polished, graceful rawness to all of these that I really like.

[Clockwise from top left: Tiny Diamond Ring $240, Faceted Bangle Bracelet $22, Textured Ebony Ring $25, Golden Teardrops $26]

Monday, December 10

Until next year, yellow/orange/red

It's been awhile. I come back only to bid a fond farewell to a really lovely autumn season and all its colors. oh, colors! I will fill this studio with love again, soon. We are off to warmer climates (aka California) on Saturday. It was a really hectic November... tested out new waters and much to my surprise, found it enjoyable.