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family time

December 29, 2009

nothing better than your family around holidays to welcome you, care for you, and then drive you fucking insane! i guess there are some fun moments too… mama and i went to the art institute to check out the modern wing….eh. i don’t know. not so impressed. the best stuff is on the 3rd...
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pompompalooza!

December 28, 2009

the other day, my grandma and i made a bunch of pompoms for my brother’s new kitten. her ancient yarn collection is just begging to be used, so today dorothy and i made a few more pom poms and some friendship bracelets… we then proceeded to make the world’s largest pom pom……which as, as...
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foldability

December 27, 2009

back in november, lisa and i went to see a free library screening of between the folds, a documentary about paper folding that i missed at the sf documentary fest. AMAZING film if you like paper (and folding it!) about contemporary folders pushing the envelope (ha) with tehcnology and seeing how far you can...
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ich liebe l'aviva

December 14, 2009

just came across this great online store–actually, a self-proclaimed, “series of curated online trunk shows”–called l’aviva. i found it while searching for some images of morocco, and came across these wedding blankets that i totally would have brought back…if i wanted to carry a bunch of giants blankets on my back… besides the moroccan...
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yarny

November 2, 2009

the huichol indians of mexico make these fantastic yarn paintings depicting traditional folk tales in these rainbow explosions of color, pattern, and shape. they make them by pressing the yarn into beeswax on wood. don’t they just make your day??? images via google
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how did i not think of this?

August 19, 2009

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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