Monday, April 27, 2015

Soft Spot for Little Golden Books

I have always had a soft spot for Little Golden Books and so when I saw this one while out shopping this weekend I purchased it immediately.

It's a really nice overview of the different illustration styles from over the years.

Take a look on the Wikipedia entry for the long list of celebrated illustrators and editors who have lent their talent to the creation of this great series:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Record Store Day

Another one for my silk screen music poster collection and another great block party at Hymie's.

Check out more work by the artist, David R. Witt (aka DWITT) here:

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Provencal Moss

While taking a very rocky hike in Provence I couldn't help but notice all of this nested moss. It had settled in the cracks, holes and tunnels of the rock outcroppings that littered our path and had weathered like magnified coral, it was beautiful.

Sunday, April 5, 2015


I’ve just returned from two weeks in Europe where my husband and I took a self guided tour of Southern France (Provence region), drove up into the French Alps through the Italian Alps and down into Genova (Genoa), Italy and then back over to France where we then took a quick flight to Amsterdam to finish off the trip.

If you have read my blog before you will know that there will be moss pictures forthcoming, lots and lots of moss pictures. Today, however, I’m working backwards and am going to start with an amazing little design gallery we stumbled upon in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

OODE : Dutch Design Year by Marleen Kurvers is a wonderful little shop located on one of Amsterdam’s many canal streets. I’m not much for traditional galleries and was immediately drawn into her non traditional space by the work I could see through the window.

I immediately purchased one piece of orphaned art at a ridiculously low (but right up my budget traveling alley) 20 euros. Marleen thoughtfully packaged it for me for travel and I returned the next day for another piece of orphaned art and a handmade ceramic clock I couldn’t stop thinking about.

Litho by Marian Schutte

'Pirates Dream' by Arbouw

Klock elke - (The photography in the link will make you swoon too

Foolishly I walked away from this piece which I am seriously regretting now: I hope this link breaks because that will mean this gorgeous lithograph found a home.

These wonderful experiences bring to mind a quote I have hanging in my office at work, a clipping from a SIMON ad.

No matter how serendipitous or considered the path, nothing feels better than the find.