Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Northern Exposure.

Being an only child, I spent more time with my parents when I was growing up than I did with other children. As a result, a lot of the television programs that I grew up on were not cartoons, but shows like Star Trek: Next Generation, This Old House, The Victory Garden, and Northern Exposure. I cannot help but wonder if my love for Northern Exposure has somehow shaped my appreciation for nature or influenced my past desires to become a forest ranger. I've been re-watching my way through the series since it has recently been released in it's entirety on dvd and my local library carries it. My love has been rekindeled and it's surprising how comforting it is to curl up under a blanket and be absorbed into this Alaskan town on a cold winter day.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

scuba cat.

From my sketchbook.
Go to YouTube and search "scuba cat". Amazingly hilarious.

Monday, December 10, 2007


I've never seen a more wonderful ottoman.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Monday, October 29, 2007


This is what happens when I have nothing to do at work on a Monday:

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Darjeeling Limited.

Tonight I went to a promotional screening of the new Wes Anderson film The Darjeeling Limited. Wow. By far the most beautiful Wes Anderson film I've seen yet, and that's a lot coming from me considering I absolutely love The Life Aquatic. His color palette just makes my eyes smile. When I first heard about this movie several months ago I was disappointed to see that Bill Murray was not on the cast list. How could there be a Wes Anderson film without the great Bill Murray? But fear not my friends, he does make an appearance. Amazing soundtrack, as always. Wonderful story. Brilliant characters. I can't wait until I can watch it again. An absolute must see.

Monday, October 8, 2007

The Big Animal.

It's been a while since I've seen a film quite so delightful.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Stuart Haygarth.

One of my most favorite things to do is go to the beach and collect tiny pieces of sea glass and other random trinkets that have washed up.

Stuart Haygarth has taken my obcession a step further with "Tide Chandelier" and his other creations.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Mike Perry.

It makes me want to go home and color all over my walls.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Miroslav Sasek.

Miroslav Sasek's children's books are some of the most delightful things I've come across in a long time. While these were all originally published in the late 50's and early 60's, they're slowly being reissued.

This is Paris:

This is Edinburgh:

This is Ireland:

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Jen Corace.

I haven't updated recently. Mostly because of the stress of moving and starting school all at once. Today I went to an Anthropologie store for the first time and after I was done drooling over everything I realized that I was not only feeling incredibly inspired but also that I had come to the conclusion that I wanted to create things for children for the rest of my life. They had a good sized section of items for children there: books, toys, cups, etc. and it all left me with a very good feeling inside. Something that made me really excited. So from now on I'm going to push for that in my work. One of my current favorite children's book illustrators is Jen Corace. She worked on an amazing book called Little Pea that I absolutely love. I wanted to share some of her images here.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

"Get your filthy paws off me you damn dirty ape!"

What's not to love about vintage Planet of the Apes posters?

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

"Hey brother..."

I've been meaning to post this image for a while now. Goodness do I enjoy Arrested Development.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Indy Label Festival (vol.2)

A poster I did last week. (click to enlarge)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Lion King: the Musical.

I had the opportunity to see the Lion King musical last night. I can't get over how incredible it was. From the set design to the costumes to the singing...everything was great. But the costumes really blew me away. People up on stilts on their hands and legs acting as giraffes (my personal favorite), a wheeled contraption that moves to look like a herd of jumping gazelle, and a life sized elephant! It's really a must see.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Marla Hansen.

Marla Hansen is the newest addition to our Standard Recording family. With a beautiful airy voice and her viola plucking, Marla has created a wonderful EP entitled Wedding Day.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Born Into Brothels.

Born into Brothels is one of my favorite documentaries. It's like a million of those moments in time when I'm reminded of how amazing children are all crammed into one beautiful film.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Foreign Film-a-thon.

I spent my weeknights with these gems:

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.

Le Grand Voyage. (

Since Otar Left.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Miwa Koizumi.

Plastic bottles turned into jellyfish by Miwa Koizumi. Brilliant and beautiful.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

William Eggleston.

William Eggleston is by far one of my favorite photographers. This image is incredible.