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WORLD PARTY DAY APRIL 3 2012!!!

March 8, 2012

I AM SO EXCITED to share the next BIG THINGS project with you guys…. we are teaming up with the party experts at The Adventure School & Australian crafter-extraordinaire, Kitiya Palaskas, to throw the ultimate synchronized world-wide celebration for WORLD PARTY DAY on APRIL 3 2012! We asked friends from around the globe to come up with brilliant new ideas...
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BIG BIG CITY: CHICAGO success!

February 15, 2012

i’m back in oakland after a wonderful 10 day trip to chicago and new york! HOLY SHIT you guys, i am so excited to report back that both BIG BIG CITY events went so smoothly and successfully…i almost can’t believe it’s all over. chicago came out in full force on a frigid tuesday night...
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BIG THINGS AHEAD: SASHA & MEATPAPER

January 5, 2012

i’m excited to share the latest BTA interview with sasha wizansky, co-founder, editor-in-chief and art director of the cult art/food magazine, meatpaper! now on its 16th issue and 5th year, the quarterly journal has gained an international following. despite its name, meatpaper isn’t just for meat lovers- it exists as a starting point for a dialogue...
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CHANUKKAH PARTY TIME!!!

December 21, 2011

ITS TIME FOR CHANUKKAH!!!! there are 8 nights to celebrate the festival of lights, but this year the big one is going to be the final night, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27TH. the kitchen, the adventure school & BIG THINGS have joined jewish forces to put together an awesome chanukkah party for you all: SPECTACULOUS MIRACULOUS! come...
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BIG screen debut!

December 21, 2011

well, people. it’s official- i’m on film!!! the launch party for victor solomon‘s tell your friends to get with my friends was last thursday at viz cinema in japantown. lots of friends gathered and sipped champagne and snacked on bite-sized goodies from black jet bakery (the blondies were my fave) before we watched the...
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artists in residence

December 7, 2011

the headlands center for the arts is hosting its annual winter cocktail party tonight to celebrate the announcement of the 2012 artists in residence! the center is one of the cornerstones of the bay area art community, fostering art and artists in the old military barracks on hillsides overlooking the ocean. the headlands and...
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holiday bazaar this weekend!

December 1, 2011

we’re kicking off the holiday season with a Holiday Bazaar this weekend, featuring lots of our talented friends & artists! we’ll be at people’s gallery from 12-5 on saturday, dec. 3rd with hot toddies, cookies, and lots of options for unique, thoughtful gifts. come hang out and support your local makers & businesses! here’s...
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thanksgiving ragamuffins

November 24, 2011

while looking for some thanksgiving images to share, i came across several photos of kids in costume dressed up as “ragamuffins” or “maskers”- ashy faces, oversized ragdoll clothes, their parents wallets and handbags- begging for pennies in the 1930s and 1940s. it seems like this tradition of dressing up like beggars was confined to...
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COO-KIES!!!!

November 11, 2011

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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BIG THINGS in CHICAGO!

November 4, 2011

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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