Tomboy Style

There is a wonderful blog out there called Tomboy Style that is a great styling resource but can also be a little emotional pick me up for those days when you (girls) are feeling a bit put-upon. We can now look forward to a book to help us celebrate those women who tend to risk … Continue reading

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

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

Ode à l’Oubli

I am very fond of all things hand-crafted, from a tea pot to a dress to a whole house. So when I came across a piece of artwork by Louise Bourgeois, Ode à l’Oubli, it very much appealed to me, especially with my current obsessions over sewing and textiles. Louise Bourgeois assembled a 36 page … Continue reading

Bookshelf Porn

I received this email from a friend yesterday. Do not click this link unless you have a solid hour to kill. I am not kidding. Seriously. http://bookshelfporn.com/archive I told you so. Somebody knows me very well. From Bookshelf Porn: Featuring a book on your bookshelf is akin to displaying a trophy. You’ve accomplished something in … Continue reading

Summer Reading List

I have been inspired by Erik Heywood’s reading lists to put up my own summer reading plans. First and foremost I wish to read Julia Childs memoir; saw that movie, you know the one, and agreed that the best parts were the Julia parts, so why not cut straight to the source. Paris, food, and … Continue reading

Small Stakes Sale

Another First Friday is fast approaching, this time with a special treat for The Small Stakes fans. At Bloom Screen Printing this Friday June 4th, from 5-9pm, Jason Munn will be selling books and posters, new for $25.00 and some seconds or slightly mussed-up posters for $5.00. Bloom will also have some prints for sale. … Continue reading

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 5 other followers

  • Contact

    Questions or comments may be directed to oakland.etsuko@gmail.com