Friday, August 31, 2007

lelia wescott's broken heart

i have had, as you see here, a very difficult time photographing lelia's broken heart. this is the most sparkly lamp i have made and it somehow comes off as dull. the deer and cupie are shiny, the glass ampoule of sutures is shiny, the spots on one of the dice are shiny, the pyrite (fools gold) is shiny.... in any event, you will just have to imagine it sparkling as you look.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

michele oka doner

there is the BEST article in the new york social diary featuring the home of michele oka doner. her live/work space is absolutely incredible. i had to copy the whole thing and save it so i can pour over and over it. what a fantastic body of work she continues to create in that beautiful studio. i can not imagine anything better.

stairs to the loft

the working studio

the library!!

work c.1964 - 1980

from exhibition c.1980s

current work

i can't get over it. i want to hug it. i want to touch everything. i would probably pass out.
all photographs new york social diary.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

beth cavener stitcher


seven year cycle

her statement reads in part, "i want to pry at those uncomfortable, awkward edges between animal and human. the figures are feral and uneasy, expressing frustration for the human tendency towards cruelty and lack of understanding. entangled in their own internal and external struggles, the figures are engaged with the subjects of fear, apathy, violence and powerlessness." i think she succeeds. i want to like it, but i feel uncomfortable. beth cavener stitcher

object lesson: apathy

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

need it

woven in violet and blue at svensk hemslöjd by berit koenig. sweden circa 1950. this and other beauties available at jp willborg.

Monday, August 27, 2007

lelia wescott's broken heart

lelia kept me up very late. she is almost done.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

stefan diez

i love to peruse the website of munich designer stefan diez". he shows his prototypes and some of the process of his work. i love to see the process. i find it really exciting...and speaking of exciting, how would you like thonet to come on over and test your prototypes as seen above. that has got to be a good day in anyone's book. i first looked stefan up when i saw his shuttle canisters for rosenthal (below). i think they look great.

Thursday, August 23, 2007


the chicken suit is finished but untitled. he hates this suit and fought it the whole way. he says he's allergic. as you see below, i can not take all the credit for the lamps. my husband is the d in dna and sits next to me on the floor making the lamps. we pass them back and forth. please notice the hot soldering iron on the only pedigreed piece of furniture we own. go ahead and ask me how i feel about that.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

kitchen indeed

the kitchen of robin standefer and stephen alesch in a studio off the bowery. love it. via new york home design.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

graham caldwell

the eyes

self propagating trap

elizabeth's tears

i LOVE glass and i am feeling this work by graham caldwell. i need a room divider of carefully balanced glass. i really do. it is sharp and dangerous and very, very pretty.

andreas kocks

opus 196


i like these works by andreas kocks. i can think of so many interesting things to do with the opus and the texture of the paperwork is great. the shadows are beautiful around the cutwork. just pretty.

Friday, August 17, 2007

beach craft

this shadow box was one of my beach projects. the sparkle barnacles and the smallest mussel shell took some hits in transit, but i brought home an entire suitcase of shells and rocks (more on rocks and shells later) so i will be able to fix it right up. and yes, there was more than a little eye rolling at the 49.7 pound suitcase full of rocks and shells, but see how i need them already? the swarovski beads are from my jewelry making days. i opened the shadow box to get sparkle pictures but it just doesn't translate. it sparkles in person.

my 375 dollar office

i stayed up half the night for the last 3 nights trying to get this together and this morning i am enjoying the fruits of my labor. my house became unbearably cluttered with my real work and my various projects covering the living room and kitchen table, so i finally succumbed and got busy. sad but true, we have been eating on the floor at the coffee table for months. 3 days ago this room was shoulder high stacked with boxes still not unpacked from our move last year. the only things that were not already stacked up in this room in boxes are the plywood on the plastic table and the shelves covering the storage wall. three cheers for organization. it looks better this way.

my desk is the plastic fold up banquet table and maple plywood we use to make the dinner table bigger at christmas. hubs cut the plywood to fit the plastic table exactly and was kind enough to belt sand around the edges so there will be no unfortunate snagging. sweet. i put a piece of 39 dollar plexiglass from the home depot on it for a smooth writing surface, which i will just replace it when it gets too scratched up. if you come for christmas, you may have to put your plate in your lap.

beaucoup stuff on the shelves from the home depot. this was 315 dollars. i put a section of closet organizer on the end so i could have some drawers. i have the long shelves stacked pretty heavy already and this is before the inevitable extra gobs of stuff that will be but there as the office swings into use. i figure for the 16 dollars the shelf itself costs, i can replace it when it gives out. the driftwood hanging from the ceiling and stacked in the umbrella stand are for the chandelier project i started in maine. more on that later.

the 15 dollar lamp i have carted around for 2 cross country moves. i finally replaced the socket and bought it a shade yesterday. i like it.

overworked assistants. the piglet is exhausted from filing. the closet behind him is floor to ceiling file cabinets.