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BIG THINGS AHEAD: JEN & EMILY of DULLDIAMOND

November 18, 2011
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the dullDiamond and BIG THINGS are long lost sisters! they’re from the midwest, i’m from the midwest. i love color, they love color! they obsessively like to rearrange objects and take pictures of them…and I DO THE SAME!!! i kept running across their happy photos of brightly beaded bracelets and necklaces, posed with rocks...
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CLOTHING SWAP this SATURDAY!

November 18, 2011
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why buy it new when you can get it for FREE + friends + fun?! join us and friends this SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 at people’s gallery in the mission for yet another CLOTHING SWAP!!! we’ll have tea, cake, and piles and piles of clothes for you to dig through and trade. bring some duds...
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kids rule at art

November 16, 2011
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i dont know how i stumbled upon art: expression of imagination, but it’s my new favorite. it’s a chronicle of one art teacher’s classroom projects and her students’ super colorful and creative work. she bases a lot of her lessons around a specific artist or work- matisse, van gogh, paul klee, modigliani- and has the...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad

November 14, 2011
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Here we go again! It’s TIME TRAVEL TUESDAY with Sara from one of our favorite art blogs, Brown Paper Bag! This week we were on this weird nostalgic wavelength, both pulling from our own childhood memories of artists and artworks. Below, Sara goes back to the 80s/90s with PBS kids’ drawing show host, Mark Kistler...
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HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY, BIG THINGS!

November 12, 2011
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wow everyone, what an AMAZING year it has been for BIG THINGS! from oakland to san francisco, portland to chicago, we have gone far and wide to bring you stories, photos, and experiences that are FUN and uplifting. THANK YOU to all of our awesome readers, all the people who have made each of...
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COO-KIES!!!!

November 11, 2011
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paul got me hooked on pinterest again and we had a good laugh looking at the various attempts at making the now-infamous cookie monster cupcakes!!! HOLY SHIT these are CRACKING ME UP!!! of course, everyone gets an A for effort
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chicago in technicolor

November 11, 2011
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chicago! you are my home! i only see you twice a year, but i always know that even if we don’t talk in between, we’re still cool. you’re fickle when it comes to your weather, but it’s usually an exciting change from california and a chance to employ a new wardrobe! you are so...
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kaye kaye kaye!

November 7, 2011
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nico and i stopped into triple base the other day to say hello to will and dina and check out the current show of sf-based artist, rachel kaye- a colorful, glittery explosion of drawings, paintings, and sculptures that were very “BIG THINGS!” in a style and palette reminiscent of german expressionist painters like kandinsky, kirchner, and...
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BIG THINGS in CHICAGO!

November 4, 2011
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there are so many things i love about my hometown of chicago- the cubs, the pizza, the bean, the el. but this homecoming is a little bit different- i’m not only here to visit family and friends, i’m also bringing the BIG THINGS SHOP to the midwest for the first time ever!!! with my...
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STRIKE!

November 2, 2011
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today, november 2nd, 2001, occupy oakland has called for a GENERAL STRIKE, asking all workers and students to take to the streets to show solidarity with the occupy movement and to protest police violence, the shuttering of schools and libraries, and “an economic system built on inequality & corporate power that perpetuates racism, sexism & the...
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