DESIGN

prepare to be hypnotized

August 31, 2009
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LAPIS from 1966 this is a great article from the catalog from the james whitney retrospective in toronto in 1984. it gives a good history of his work and how he made everything–mostly by hand (punching holes in paper, painting, etc.) and later with assistance from rudimentary computer systems his brother developed. enjoy these...
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rock of love

August 24, 2009
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nico and i did some test shots on the beach in martha’s vineyard for a photo project we’re working on. the results:
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how did i not think of this?

August 19, 2009
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these were in opening ceremony’s windows for a while, just found the website. confetti system‘s handmade-in-brooklyn pinatas filled with handmade confetti. they’re so simple and beautiful! if i was rich, i’d buy a billion and smash one every day of the year for the rest of my life. like a gong to start the...
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busy beavers!

August 18, 2009
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the busy beaver button company just opened a new space in chicago. we missed the opening, but i have so many buttons laying around from their button-o-matic candy machines that i feel like i was there. bars and stores throughout the city have candy machines that feed you buttons designed by mostly local artists....
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reader's digestion

August 18, 2009
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before i left for my big vacation, i helped my mother clean out my grandmother’s apartment and massive collection of junk. we found a ton of old reader’s digests (among boxes, bags, and other containers full of more stuff!), which have incredible cover patterns & illustrations. here’s a sample of some of my favorites:
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wi fi sci fi

July 1, 2009
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im currently reading a book of short stories by sci fi master, ray bradbury! the cover is quite good, as many vintage paperbacks are…the stories are fun and quick and highly entertaining. they also make you think about the FUTURE….something i’ve been doing a lot lately. here are some other nice bradbury covers:
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ultra awesome

April 28, 2009
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a long long time ago i lived in portland and interned at ultrapdx.com, a pleasant little culture/fashion/art website chronicling portland’s creative communities and efforts. lisa radon, who runs the show, is one of my mentors, an amazing writer, poet, and mom! she recently featured an editorial that i styled (THERE ARE NO RULES) with...
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dingbat

April 24, 2009
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the icon of icons. i recently ran across some articles on the “mother of the mac trash can,” susan kare, a graphic artist that designed so many of the original mac icons and typefaces. they’re so simple, so pixelated, yet so memorable, effective, and witty! remember these? now her work, based of out sf,...
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mono-kini-me

March 18, 2009
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i need a new bathingsuit! im not really feeling bikinis anymore….how about these??? i guess they’re called “mono-kinis,” but it sounds like a hawaiian pathogen….let’s just call them by their french name, maillot! sounds nicer. these all remind me of rudi gernreich’s mind-altering swimwear designs and infamous topless bikini: and the search begins… from...
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security!

October 28, 2008
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i’ve been collecting security envelopes recently to use in collages. the patterns are amazing. so i decided to google and try and find others who are doing the same thing….big shocker, there are a bunch. for example, jk keller collected the envelopes for a long time and is now making laser-cut envelopes with the...
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