Posts Tagged ‘ flowers ’

WPD Flower Swizzle Sticks w/Kit Palaskas!

April 5, 2012

My partner in planning all of these World Party Day shenanigans is none other than artist/designer/craft-lover, Kit Palaskas in Sydney! I had admired her blog for so long and asked her to do a project with me several months ago, which developed into World Party Day! Operating on an 18 hour time difference and using...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: AMY

September 26, 2011

i first met amy vázquez at the bow tie making workshop at the museum of craft and folk art back in april, where she kindly shared her scissors and tips on bow tie execution with me and a friend. about a month later, she was working next door to us in the park life...
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spring things!

April 11, 2011

the BIG THINGS SHOP is bursting at the seams with brand new goodies for spring! we’re excited to be working with lots of great artists and artisans from around the world. so much more is coming, so check back soon…but for now……..we’re super excited about these traditionally block-printed and appliqued pillowcases from the artisans of tilonia help...
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farm hand

October 3, 2010

i just came back from chicago for my dad’s surprise 60th birthday party! it’s always great to get back to the midwest for family time and to see the friends i grew up with. my best friend since i was a kid, dorothy, is working on an organic farm up in michigan near ann...
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whistle while you work

September 13, 2010

enjoy these great images from an artificial flower factory in new york, c. 1907. HAPPY LABOR DAY!
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istanbul street smarts

September 1, 2010

my entire istanbul experience was about as traditional as a pork chop in a mosque. i barely glimpsed the hagia sofia, spent about an hour in the grand bazaar, and turned down a boatride on the golden horn. istanbul is one of those cities where you can just walk and walk for hours without...
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window shopping

August 27, 2010

storefronts are always so interesting in other countries; how people display things and make products attractive to the public. check these fresh ideas from european communist storefronts! making a little go a long way, for sure. all photos taken by david hlynsky between 1986 and 1990 behind the iron curtain.
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island mojo

July 25, 2010

seeing that it’s 58 degrees and foggy in san francisco right now, it seems appropriate to think back to a time mere weeks ago, a real summertime, where i was lying in my birthday suit on the sunsplashed beaches of the greek islands. the colors on the islands were mindblowing!!! the sun was BRIGHT...
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athens burns!

July 14, 2010

No city I’ve ever been to has had the same anarchic energy that I experienced in Athens. It’s a free-for-all. Chaos. It’s completely unorganized, crumbling, polluted, hell—hot, crowded, vandalized, teeming with empty lots, rubble and ruins, both ancient and modern. It’s crawling with stray animals, junkies, illegals, and whores. The entire place feels like...
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vienna (before sunset)

June 23, 2010

That first night pretty much set the our schedule for the next few days in Vienna: up around noon, breakfasting, wandering about, swimming, eating more, meeting friends, going out, dancing dancing dancing dancing dancing, riding bikes, and getting home just in time for the bakeries to open. We ran to the Alte Donau for...
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