25 September, 2007

taking me back


holga film revisited. The top photo takes me back to london. Regents park film from our trip.

Oh... and something I recently read that s wrote:

"This is on my currently reading shelf, and I think as long as I stay current I will be reading this book."

i really love that little thought. it makes me smile.

22 September, 2007



.. basking in the sun on the window sill where it lay, remaining so still.. untouched and practically going unnoticed.. not even the kitties noticed. or maybe they did and just kept it to themselves.

on my shelf...

eat. shop. paris: the indispensible guide to stylishly unique, locally owned eating and shopping (researched by jon hart, edited by kai wellman). very informative guide to the secret spots of parisian shopping and dining. favorites included but were not limited to :: rose bakery (montmarte), l'as du fallafel (marais), celis (marais), cuisinophile (marais) and port de vanve flea market in the 15th arr.
designers are wankers by neville brody
muji catalogue
cabinet magazine
both by tom gauld and simone lia
the incredible book eating boy by oliver jeffers

I've been digging into the pile lately... the more recent addition to the pile on our shelves that is. Getting inspiration from here and there.. and just about inundating myself with cute illustrations and goofy comics to well written autobiographical books on owning a business... to other more photographic inspired places. Hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend!

07 September, 2007


May 17

The walk is an occasion of limited vulnerability. I offer myself to unpredictable occurences and impingements. The world flows past my body, which may block, pleasurably or uncomfortably, some sudden cometary intrusion and create a situation...Raising the stakes, the world on a walk engenders the mental polarity of critical thinking all the way to wonderment"

quote from "The Walk: Notes on a Romantic Image" by Jeffrey C. Robinson

On our ventures we did so much walking! It was so wonderful exploring all of these places on foot. There is much to be said about walking.. expanding the sense of time, each step elongating the experience. Moving fast is overrated. Walking slowly was wonderful.

Looking forward to the 5th Annual Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago from September 15-16 on Division between Damen and Wood this weekend.

04 September, 2007

Paris :: Cimetiére du Pére-Lachaise

This is me, standing in the incredibly beautiful Cimetiére du Pére-Lachaise in Menilmontant, Paris. Just a few steps away from our flat off the gambetta stop. It was the perfect day to visit this moody cemetery with the present storm clouds and hints of rain, or more like a misty drizzle. I loved the light.