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Fashion Nesting Dolls

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Sorry – I’m on a kick!

From Russian Vogues 10th Anniversary.
top row:   Jitrois, Paul Smith, Sonia Rykiel
bottom row:  Marni, Dries Van Noten, Konstantin Gayday

More Cute Nesting Dolls

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Amazing Nesting Dolls by Audree Lapierre
found on MINT

Irina Troitskaya’s Matreshkas

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Orangutan Nesting Doll
Set of Monkeys
(i obviously love that it has an orangutan)

Set of Naturally White Animals
(i’ve been wanting to do something with black and white animals)

Set of Most Strange Animals
(love love love, and especially love that one little hint of blue — brilliant)

Set of Most Popular Animals of Russian Fairy Tales

This sets not labeled but I am going to call it -
Set of Animals with Funny Mouths

These are so amazing for so many reasons!  First off I love Nesting Dolls.  They were always one of my favorite things to play with when I was younger.  My Nonna had a set I loved the play with.   And I love love love making random weird collections of animals.   And obviously they are also beautiful!  I want to buy all of them!

Check out Irina’s website - she has so much amazing work.   Don’t miss the concept drawings for her matreshkas they may be more wonderful than the actual nesting dolls.

They have some pretty amazing butts!  Make sure you go to her website to check out the rest of their backsides.

Beautiful Hippos and Penguins

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

How gorgeous are these chalk drawings of a hippo and a penguin I found on little brown pen?

Thread Show

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

All kinds of bears bag

We will be at Thread Show SF tomorrow, as part of San Francisco Design Week. Stop by and visit us and you’ll get to check out pieces from our “Sea Stories” collaboration with *stargarten.  (You’ll get to see designs before we have even gotten a chance to post them online!)

When:  Saturday, June 19th, 11 am – 6 pm
Where:  Councourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street, San Francisco, California.

Design For Mankind

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Design for Mankind is one of my favorite blogs.   I really love her juxtapositions.

Make sure to check them out.

Anyway thought this was a funny little re: juxtaposition of one of hers.

Left:  from Chrissie White (found on Design for Mankind)

Right:  from PaperTissue (found on look out sunshine.)

Two Great Fashion Shows in SF

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Summer Camp Crush Fashion ShowSummer Camp Crush
When:  Saturday May 29th, 2010 – Doors open at 8, Runway Show Starts at 9
Where:  @ The Blue Macaw
2565 Mission Street (between 21st St. & 22nd)
San Francisco, CA

$8-$20 donation with all proceeds going towards Social Fabric

Hosted by your favorite MCs Sunny and Summer!  Dance party to follow!

21 and over.  Dress to impress!

Lyres And Lace Fashion ShowSeaweed Sway Presents:
LYRES & LACE: Music and Fashion of the Romantic and Bizarre
Friday, June 11th, 2010

Swedish American Hall
2174 Market St.
San Francisco, CA

Doors: 7pm
Showtime: 8pm
Price: $12 adv / $14 door
Ages: All Ages

Mariee Sioux
Foxtails Brigade
Judgement Day & friends (acoustic)

Fashion Designers:
stargarten x Daughter Earth
Claire Wheat-Fong
Leticia Huerta
The Street Collective
Black Lotus
Lecon de Vetement

Hosted By:
Mary Van Note


I’ll give you more information about our participation closer to the event.   We are doing a  small sea inspired collection with stargarten!  Should be a really great event!

Endangered Species Day

Friday, May 21st, 2010

By Carter Schroeder winner of Endangered Species Art Contest

It’s endangered species day.   Learn about events and how you can help at    Check out more amazing drawings for the endangered species day art contest.   Look at what a cutie Carter (winner of Art Contest) is.
What are you going to do to help endangered species?!

Art at the Straube Center

Friday, May 7th, 2010

After a brutal experience hanging 32 pieces of mine yesterday, some of my photographs will be on display at a student show at the Straube Center for the next month and a half. Forever linked to nature, these images represent three different series, “Living in Malaysia,” “Collecting Raindrops,” and “The Frog Pond.” The opening reception is tonight, May 7th, from 7 – 9 pm in Pennington, New Jersey.

Although other half of Daughter Earth, Katy, can’t be there, she has had the experience with me in most of these photographs, “Gabili’s Smile,” being her favorite.

“Gabili’s Smile,” Living in Malaysia, Digital Color Print, $65

Both Kate and I, along with another fellow traveler, were with our favorite jungle expert, Gabili, on a night trek. We were all determined to find a tarsier, knowing very well if anyone could find one for us it would be Gabili. The trek went on for awhile, and we saw a ton, but were on our way out when we all saw Gabili’s smile – we knew he had found a tarsier. This little critter was absolutely adorable and not as timid as I was expecting. With the small size I would have thought it would have instantly leaped away, but I was able to take some beautiful portraits of him before he disappeared in the jungle.

A few more images on display of mine:

“Never Far Away,” Living in Malaysia, Digital Color Print, $65

“Eyos’ Hands,” Living in Malaysia, Digital Color Print, $65

“Untitled (5),” Collecting Raindrops, Digital Color Print, $45

“Untitled (6),” Collecting Raindrops, Digital Color Print, $45

“Submersion,” The Frog Pond, Digital Color Print, $55

“Submersion (2),” The Frog Pond, Digital Color Print, $55

Sea Mammal Habitats

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Jill Bliss and Jennie Smith Sea Mammals

Habitats Within

Top: Southern Sea Otter by Jennie Smith.   Bottom:  Sea Lion by Jill Bliss.

I love artwork about the relationship between animals and their habitat.  These two great works are by two of my favorite artists.  Both sea mammals are textured with images from the habitat they live in.  There habitat, is actually very close to my habitat!  Both live in Northern California, so I get to see them in the wild, which is always exciting!