The Olive and the Etsuko

I know it has been rather uneventful around the OE this weekend, my apologies, but I’ve had my hands full. I was dog sitting for the sweet Olive and it didn’t go over quite as smoothly as hoped. It turns out Etsuko is not a dog person. These were the two looks I got all … Continue reading

Photo of the Day

Photographs of Kotori Kawashima’s daughter Mirai-Chan. If anyone is in Japan and can get me a copy, please do!

Alexander Calder

I recently picked up a little pocket art book from Spectator Books on Piedmont Ave; $4.00 for 32 lovely color plates of Alexander Calder’s work. I’ll have to save up a little more than that to get ‘Calder at Home: The Joyous Environment of Alexander Calder’ but it looks like it would be worth it. … Continue reading

The Doll Mercantile

During our brief summer heat wave this past week MCM and I took a little trip north to Petamula to hit up a few vintage and thrift stores, see a bit of the countryside, and just plain get out of town. The place MCM was hoping to take me to, where she had scored a … Continue reading

These are a few of my favorite things

Engrained Pinhole Cameras and Photography combine two of my favorite things, cameras and books. Erin Paysee has painstakingly taken old hardbacks and transformed them into pinhole cameras. I think it’s a lovely combination, time worn old books and pinhole photography, where you can never predict the results. They take 35mm film and have advance and … Continue reading

Aimee Friberg, The Art of Summer (via OAKLAND SWEE(t)ART)

I may have to go track this place down today; you know that I’m a little bit in love with this bird. Aimee Friberg is exactly the kind of curator I have always wanted to work with; curation is a service and a passion and she does it with such honesty and joy, with a … Continue reading

Take Ivy

I had a post all set to share with you today, filled with brick and ivy, textbooks and college sweatshirts and plaid skirts. The Bay Area has been bemoaning the fact that we skipped summer this year and have been stuck in an early, seemingly perpetual, 67 degree fall. Leaves are turning on the trees … Continue reading

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