timothy berry is an accomplished artist and family friend. i’m lucky to own a couple of his pieces, and i love them. tim has a new website up, with images of his recent and past work. i’m particularly drawn to his blanco eden series (oil/encaustic on paper), which has a textile pattern feel.

we had a little celebration/goodbye party for rena tom last night, who is heading out of brooklyn to set up a second rare device shop in san francisco. there seems to be a mass movement to san francisco lately! or at least a lot of people talking about moving.

the current rare device shop in park slope will become a joint shop of sodafine and rare device– a great combination! sodafine, owned by designer erin weckerle, is my favorite store for seeing one-of a kind pieces by local designers. best wishes to both of you!

i’m excited to check out the new “soda-device” soon, and also the new rare device next time i’m back in san francisco with my family.


the most amazing handmade sweater i’ve ever seen was by emily of emmaluv… it was much more free-form than these by toga, but similar feeling. i would love to attempt a knitted sweater project sometime (i would need a lot of guidance!) wow, these are inspiring…

i found the toga site from a great japanese fashion magazine called so-en, given to me by roxy marj. thanks roxy!!

and speaking of textile patterns and fine little day, i’ve seen this cloud print in a few of elizabeth’s so-so wonderful home photos. thanks alexandra for leading me to the akvi home site. the print looked very familiar to me, and i realized that i’ve seen it in a few textile books. i’d love a set of sheets myself…

another inspiring link from happy mundane… i have a few books illustrated by mary blair in my collection of vintage children’s books, and they’re some of my favorites… but i wasn’t familiar with her disneyland murals. after seeing a photo of one here, i searched through google for more, and found this great photo (above). does anyone know if this mural is still there? probably not, sadly…