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“I’m looking for the stunners.”

May 12, 2011

i haven’t been more invigorated by a movie, a person or their philosophy than i was tonight by bill cunningham new york, the documentary about this incredible man who has dedicated his entire life to clothes and how they’re worn on the street. it’s the story of a hard-working, honest, life-loving guy who just...
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bookblog

April 28, 2011

there are SOOOOO many book blogs out there, probably just as many as there are books, themselves! at first i thought it was silly to photograph their pages, but then i realized the value in posting all that information that’s often ignored now that we just google everything! i love book by its cover,...
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bookworms

April 26, 2011

trying to psyche everyone up with ideas for the bookbinding workshop this weekend with some posts about books! here are some covers from the nypl’s collection of Dust Jackets from American and European Books, 1926-1947 to get your bookbrains going!
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BIG EVENTS: pop up shop & bookbinding workshop!

April 24, 2011

We are thrilled to invite you all to the first of a series of workshops with People’s Gallery in San Francisco! Artists Chelsea R. Wong and Anna Bunting will be teaching us simple bookbinding techniques to make our own zines and books. Neighbors to one side, Kadist SF, will have their art magazine reading...
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celebrate autism awareness month!

April 19, 2011

april is autism awareness month! according to the autism society, there are currently about 1.5 million americans living with autism, with 1 in every 110 children affected. autism is a spectrum neurological disorder, meaning there are various levels of disability all related to impaired social interaction and communication. although there is no single known cause to...
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super delicious every day

April 13, 2011

can’t wait to get my paws on heidi swanson’s brand new cookbook, super natural every day, which came out this month! i’ve been a fan of her blog, 101 cookbooks, for a few years now, and have thrown many a dinner party with hits from her arsenal of healthy recipes. some of my faves...
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glamourpuss

April 8, 2011

OMG i’m famous! WOW i am so flattered to have been featured in the april issue of glamour magazine in an article on san francisco street style!!! a few people had told me about it when it first came out, but when my dad called me yesterday and said that his hairdresser told him...
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train to fame

February 8, 2011

i decided to re-read a streetcar named desire on the plane back from chicago. quick, satisfying, dramatic, sexy- i kind of needed the new orleans heat and craziness after the whole blizzard situation. the introduction is an excerpt from tennessee williams’ essay, “the catastrophe of success,” which he wrote in response to his sudden...
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step on it!

January 24, 2011

colorful deco linoleum floors from better floors for better business, published in 1936! thanks to john ptak’s incredibly informative blog, full of scans and musings on books from his bookstore.
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hot off the presses!

January 14, 2011

we’re excited to share pages from the december 2010 issue of san francisco magazine featuring elizabeth prost’s horsehair necklaces! thanks for the credit, sfmag! don’t forget to stop by the BIG THINGS SHOP to get yours!
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