25 June 2008
Thank you to Marta Belo of Little Hands for pointing out the beautiful murals and wallpapers of her new-born company. I love this Northern Lights scene. It makes me think of a piece of art my parents bought out West when I was a child- a scene of a wild childhood, tumbling through the snow. And, of "ruby knew the mild, wild luminosity of deep december." Now, back to our previously scheduled season.
still from Matthew Barney's Cremaster 5
Tonight, I had the sheer joy of stumbling upon Nova's The Perfect Pearl on PBS. It was so good I might have to buy it- and the only thing that I have watched on PBS recently, with the exception of Charlie Rose, that didn't make me weep. They are real downers over there. Oh, and pearls make me think of Cremaster 5, which I'd also like to own but will probably never purchase because owning to many things makes me anxious. Except for books. And black dresses.
24 June 2008
18 June 2008
The ladies of 2nd Street love Tiffany Porter a lot. She's a straight-shooter, a kick in the pants, and a visionary- and it doesn't hurt that she is very generous about sharing her tacos with Teepee. Tiffers has launched a blog, Old Hollywood, which chronicles her stalwart Southern opines of style, and gives a peek into the goods that she hauls to the Brooklyn Flea every weekend. Sometimes, you can find me selling Jezebel detritus alongside her (I'll start posting photos of the goodies I'll be selling shortly). On such Sundays, Teepee spends the day sleeping on my laundry, since the Flea is a dog-free affair.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to my beloved NY Magazine for including Vagabond Picnic by Jezebel in their Crafty Sexy Cool roundup of the jewelry offerings at the Renegade Craft Fair. It was deliciously thrilling to see one of my ants tucked into the corner of their homepage.
17 June 2008
Rain is an annual tradition at the Renegade Craft Fair. This year, the rain reached biblical proportions. I consoled myself with 2 ice cream cones, which mysteriously, cost a $1 more on the second day than the first. The pool was full of folks all but giving away their lovingly made goods, and yet the ice cream man was totally gouging us. Not cool. This lamp, though, is terribly cool and weird and I love it.
11 June 2008
09 June 2008
04 June 2008
I watched Pink Floyd Live at Pompeii months ago. It is eerie and beautiful. I think I always stayed away from the Floyd because it scared me as a small child when my father would listen to them, but associating David Gilmour's dreamy visage with their sounds has really helped me move on.
Vagabond Picnic by Jezebel, my new jewelry line, will be available at Asrai Garden in Chicago in 2 weeks or so. An enormous bear hug to Rose, for making the connection. The jewels are also available at Catbird on Bedford Avenue, where you can catch me and Teepee on Thursdays and Fridays.
Red Cap Cards
When thinking about the four days I spent in the Javits Center a few weeks ago, anything pithy or clever immediately flies from my brain. Grace has, as always, an exhaustive and fantastic recap of the show. I loved seeing my friend Rose from The Great Lakes Goods, formerly Tennis Anyone, and Kim K. an old DC friend, and am besides myself with joy that Susie from Carrot and Stick Press and Carrie of Red Cap Cards, creator of Apple Moshberry, will both be wearing Vagabond Picnic by Jezebel! It was also a bright light to meet illustrators Masha D'yans and Eleanor Grosch, and an amazing gemologist with a coral colored apartment (her mother told me all about it), and what would a trade show be without Stacy Pancake of Pancake and Franks reprimanding me about my posture. She's right- it's terrible.
p.s. The very best thing was meeting you readers of this here b-l-o-g!
03 June 2008
which I think means I'm doing quite well. Packing orders today, windows open, fan blowing, guacamole for lunch, and Sandro Perri streaming through the shiny new speakers, makes me want to do exactly what Hedy Lamarr is doing above, minus the running naked through a field after a horse bit.