Saturday, June 30, 2012

Monday, June 25, 2012

occupy | midsummer


i like this latest yerba buena center for the arts mailing cover (bigger). 

looking at the scandinavians' midsummer blog posts makes me long.

cousin lotta's

försenad glad midsommar!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

the pink man window watching


added a truck to the old trucks in alameda set.

great ny times paul fusco presentation, found through all the mountains—always great images/links there.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

tall pear

sometimes i have to buy pears for their looks. i don't mind eating them, but i can't say i have ever bought a pear because i craved its taste. although, a baked pear with chocolate sauce and whipped cream....mmm

here is a mesmerizing short video of talented ceramicist karin eriksson throwing a vase. my friend liz and i visited karin and her shop/studio last summer, so i know just where this magic is happening.

Friday, June 15, 2012

new kicks

these sneakers are surprisingly not comfortable. so hard to find comfy shoes. 

andrew bird: sifters
low: home
the national: brainy

Monday, June 11, 2012



the blonde woman drawings. really nice.
long time girl gone by Long Time Girl Gone By

Friday, June 08, 2012

From OFG is back

beehives in the riverside Kitakami
mistubako, a From OFG contributor, keeps taking dreamy bee photos like the above: beehives in the riverside kitakami
finally putting From Orchards, Fields, and Gardens back up online (on sale!) i put the books in storage while i moved last year, and i recently retrieved a box of them.

in addition to mistubako's photos, below are some more links to recent work by From OFG contributors—such a talented bunch.

heather smith jones recently updated her letterpress shop, blue sparrow press.
katrina rodabaugh won a lotta jansdotter fabric contest with her sweet soft mobile.
mati rose mcdonough's Daring Adventures in Paint book is coming out very soon!
anna emilia laitinen's peaceful scenes grace an array publications.
jen hewett delves deeper into textile art.

i could go on about all of the contributors. but you can look them up yourselves in the links on the book's homepage.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

farm bill time

americans, if you care about any of the following—small farmers, sustainable farming, food stamps/food accessibility, safe food, treatment of farm animals, it's time to contact your senators about the farm bill. while the current bill mostly sucks, there is still time to get some meaningful amendments added to it. the farm bill lasts five years and affects all of us (we all eat!) and affects animals, land, and water.

two easy ways to contact your representatives:

1. through food & water watch (their letter focuses on two amendments related to small farmers and non-GE food)
2. through organic consumers association (their letter focuses on reversing the food stamp cut)

for more farm bill info, read this open letter from food movement leaders and/or watch a very short video.

for more detailed info, check out this page of food & water watch's site, or check out the book food fight explains the farm bill in greater detail. 

Monday, June 04, 2012

california coast

on the way to strawberry picking saturday