Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Commission

I just sent off my first painting commission.  I was so much fun to make!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Beril Cicek


 I love these travelling cabinets from Turkish designer Beril Cicek.  Inspired from Islandic textiles the collection has a bit of intrigue for everyone.  I really enjoy the color pallette.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Modern Homestead

Often times I don't know if I want to live in the city or a secluded wooded area.  Living a simple life just making things and caring about what's most important is becoming more and more appealing to me, and I do believe, to many others also.

Micro Homes

I first came across the micro home phenomenon a few years ago as the green/minimal/humble movement began.  I do have a tendency to try to simplify my life and cut down to the essentials.  It's always important to remember that we can live very fulfilling lives with so little.  One of the first micro home projects was the "Micro Compact Home".  The homes were prototyped and trialed by students attending TU Munich in 2005.  It seems as though every feature inside the home has multiple uses, with good reason, the home is but a mere 78 sq ft (22 sq meters).

Micro Compact Home

A small Victorian-style home

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday Morning

Hi there! Just finding a little solace in Sunday morning. No matter what's going on in life, I feel like I can always count on a quiet morning to myself, making things, reading, or spying on those who are still sleeping in.

A quick shop update as well: Art prints are now available!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Progress Report

Chipping away at the sweater project.  I've gotten a lot done already which feels good - but also reminds me that I can be a complete shut-in.  Whatever works, right?  And how being a shut in with a little drink feels questionable, but also feels totally awesome!

Combine these things and drink a Hot Toddy:

1 oz. Whiskey, Brandy or Rum
1 Tablespoon Honey
1/4 Lemon
1 Cup Hot Water
1 Tea Bag
1 Cinnamon Stick
2 Cloves