as always, i’m in love with the current mociun collection. i bought the silk scarf in the top photo and i love it so much (the photo is an outtake from a new small book that maria and i will have at the ny art book fair!). and i also got the dress at the bottom left. it works really nicely as a maternity dress. i wanted the top at the bottom right, but the cut wasn’t right for me with my current body shape. but in general i think it’s such a flattering shape.

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brooklyn diary is here!

thank you to those who placed pre-orders– your books shipped on thursday of last week.

+ to celebrate the launch of the book i made a fun little video, posted above. photographer thayer allyson gowdy used a small japanese video camera as she walked around the streets and shops of brooklyn earlier this summer, and i pieced the scenes together. the music is by josh’s band, the numismatics. obviously, i could use some more experience making videos, but i had fun making it!

+ also to celebrate the launch, brooklyn diary is available with FREE SHIPPING just for the day (until 10pm tonight).

i’ll post a few more photos from the book later tomorrow.

here’s the necklace i made this week in jewelry class. i think i’m addicted…

next week i’ll make sure to snap some photos of what everyone else has been making.

this beautiful t-shirt printing book comes from my friend jennifer cooke. i met jennifer years ago through our mutual friend cal patch. i vividly remember first seeing jen’s t-shirt line at cal’s shop patch 155 on the lower east side about ten years ago. she has a very signature style of layering delicate silk screen prints in bright colors, and i hadn’t seen anything like it before. i’ve always admired designers who have a unique personal aesthetic that is clearly theirs.

jen’s book is right up my alley– printing! the book is very clear, with fun projects. i highly recommend it for people who liked my printing book and want to learn more projects in a similar vein. she explains burning your own screen using the photo emulsion process– something i did not go into in my book. congrats jennifer, on a fantastic book!

i enjoyed this article on renate müller in the ny times design fall 2010 magazine. müller has been making large, labor intensive dolls from jute, leather, and wood since the 1960s. this fall, the tribeca design gallery R 20th century will mount the first north american retrospective of her work, “renate müller: toys and design.”

also- i’d like to check out this book about the design research store.

* pre-orders for brooklyn diary end tonight at 8pm! (the book sill still be available to purchase at the regular price after today).