You know what you should do on Sunday? You should come to the Bust Craftacular at the Warsaw in Greenpoint and then head over to the Elf Power Happy Hour to listen to some threnodies (a new word I just learned), dirges, and anthems. After the show is over (or while it's going on) you should purchase one of these (very) limited addition posters I designed.
I love specificity, dedication, and obsession. All can be found in spades at the blog Books in New York. I was answering some questions for a writer this morning and one included, "Do you have any off-the-wall design practices, rituals, etc?" My answer: " Whenever I begin a new project, I head to my favorite used book store with a cup of my favorite iced cardamom coffee. If I strike gold at the 50cent and dollar carts, I consider the project blessed and an auspicious undertaking." Which, for the record, I don't consider to be off-the-wall at all.
I shall be selling Jezebel at the new Brooklyn Flea. Look for me in the design*sponge collective. I'll have tees and onesies and stationery and some general Jezebel detritus and will be joined by Tiffany P., the only vintage queen I know adorned with an adolescent Michael Jackson tattoo, and her insane stash of Southern treasures. To quote TP, "I own one of everything in the world." Come and get it.
Ideas of savagely manicured 18th century landscapes in class this morning have me thinking about this image of Kate Moss tripping across the moors like Catherine searching for her rock and roll Heathcliff.
I shoulda shoulda shoulda posted before this weekend that I'll be at the Brooklyn Flea next Sunday and the 27th in the design*sponge collective. I'm sorry to have missed the opening weekend, but the Sunshine State beckoned. The divine Miss Tiffany Porter will be selling jewels from her massive vintage collection at my table, and there'll be a special little four-legged guest as well.
there is a jewelry shop called Bittersweets, run by a girl named Robin, with a black and white bunny. It is well worth the walk to the South Side to visit her enchanted treasure chest, and to experience a Williamsburg of days gone by. I wear a rose gold letter ring by Bittersweets on my left pinkie; it reads "BOB," as in Dylan. I just finished designing Robin's business cards and I couldn't be happier to have done so.