Sunday, August 28, 2011

treasure hunt

my search for a rustic bath cabinet took a while.

a. i'm picky
b. the little half bath that it's for is very small, and
c. it had to be the right price point

then lo-and-behold, this lovely little periwinkle lady popped up on craigslist. it was labeled $50, and when i called it was still available. success!

since it has glass windows, it's fully functional and display-worthy. i found a decorative ceramic tile at habitat-for-humanity restore, an origami crane gifted by my talented sculptor friend joe spear, and matching periwinkle retro milk-glass containers at a consignment shop.

the little bathroom has been transformed! and i finally have somewhere to store all the essentials.

Cameron: Santa Fe, NM

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Take is way back

I love these renditions of old school electronics. The best part is that they are made completely out of paper! Back to Basics is created by a French graphic design duo, Zim & Zou. Check out the stop action video, here! It's wonderfully meticulous and will blow your mind!
-Jessie, Santa Fe, NM

Sunday, August 14, 2011

bye-bye ziplocks, hello lunchskins

Packing a lunch and snacking is much more fun with these reusable, velcro-sealed bags. I love the bright, bold patterns of lunchskins. They can go in the dishwasher too.

Cameron: Santa Fe, NM

Friday, August 5, 2011

les oiseaux

i discovered that the reason a female canyon towhee had been giving me the stink-eye whenever i sat on the new, plush cushions of my back porch to enjoy my morning-time was a fresh nest she'd built inside of the wall sconce just above my head. i suddenly thought of all the times i'd flicked the light on at night, and hoped the mini-towhees weren't over-heating.

i started thinking about birds differently the summer of 2006, when i was working at shidoni bronze foundry in the village of tesuque, new mexico. a baby bird flew into the big room where i was working, and after hours of trying to coax it out, it remained. the next morning i arrived early, and found it on the ground just outside of the studio doors, flat on it's back.
it was one of the most beautiful things i've seen.
i pulled out some clay, and sculpted it on the spot. now it's cast in bronze and aluminum.
i continued to sketch, etch and sculpt bird-like figures, wondering why i had such a sudden attraction.

i asked my mama-in-law to read my animal "totem" during one of her visits, using the medicine cards, which are based on a collected knowledge and symbolism of the animal kingdom. "each person has nine power or totem animals that...emulate each person's abilities, talents, and challenges." of the nine cards that i pulled for my complete "totem", four were birds:
crow= keeper of sacred law
raven= bringer of magic
eagle= ability to live in the realm of spirit
blue heron= self-reflection

-Cameron: Santa Fe, NM