Wednesday, August 31, 2011


missi found this postcard at a flea market with a sweet little note on the back

wardrobe wednesday

personally embroidered ragland tee, 1980s // leather mailbag, 1964 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

while we were out

more from the Long Beach Flea

Monday, August 29, 2011

swim swam swum

one of my favorites.
a Russian matchbox, I believe...
(I've lost the source, lend a hand if you know. thanks!)

pro fauna

Swiss stamp designed by Celestino Piatti, c. 1959

Friday, August 26, 2011


we had a little craft session at the studio last week and Missi decided to try her hand at bargello. 
what is bargello, you ask? (I asked that too...) I'll tell you!

it's needlework that used upright flat stitches in a mathematical pattern to create motifs. the name "bargello" originates from a series of chairs found in the Bargello Palace in Florence. 

I want to try it now...

Thursday, August 25, 2011

pleased to meet you:

fun facts:

Charley Harper (1922-2007) was born in Virginia and grew up on a farm (I'd even say that's where he cultivated his love for the animals that dominate his work)

he moved to Ohio to attend the Art Academy of Cincinnati, there he met his future wife, Edie. <3

after he graduated he became a teacher at his alma mater.

he said this of his stylized aesthetic: "When I look at a wildlife or nature subject, I don’t see the feathers in the wings, I just count the wings. I see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, fascinating behavior and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures. I regard the picture as an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced, without trimming or unutilized parts; and herein lies the lure of painting; in a world of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can create an ordered universe."

Todd Oldham released a book about Charley, find it here

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

wardrobe wednesdays

a rad plaid the arm found at the rosebowl. 

found photo

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

while we were out: long beach flea market

hello world. have you found any treasures lately? let's hear it!

Monday, August 22, 2011


ceremonial shaman's cloth, Philippines, 1900-1950

love it or hate it?

Friday, August 19, 2011

friday vibes

cute, but creepy photo from the 1950s

have a good weekend!

a gathering

(all found on our pinterest page!)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

pleased to meet you:

photo of Saul in 1946 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 /

fun facts:

born in Romania, 1914

graduated college with a degree in architecture from Politecnico di Milano

by 1940, his cartoons were appearing in Life magazine and Harper's Bazaar

after anti-semitic laws were introduced in Italy, he left for the Dominican Republic, where he continued to submit drawings to publications

The New Yorker sponsored his entry into the United States

Steinberg worked for The New Yorker for 60 years (!), nearly 90 covers and over 1,200 drawings
there have been more than 80 solo shows of his work in galleries

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


we've joined pinterest and what they say is's addicting! 
we're adding stuff all the time and we hope it will be another source of inspiration for you.

fall trend

a few of our Fall trend pages, to see more you can visit our site
(little tip: they're in the preview tab) 

1 / 2 / 3

Monday, August 15, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

the color!

textile designs from the New York Public Library's digital gallery. lots of amazing stuff in there.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

1920s headgear

beautiful, beautiful stuff.

happy Monday!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

printed lace


 c. 1845, William Henry Fox Talbot

Tuesday, August 2, 2011



hand printed vintage lady fabric, too bad it's already been snatched up!

pretty gals


while we were out

Monday, August 1, 2011

hands up!

Hands up! or Enemy No. 1, illustrated by R. Bagautdinov, 1971 (Soviet Union)