Tag Archives: art


12 Apr

Places I’ve been and places I would like to visit again or for the first time. Who want’s to go with me?


Custom Made

18 Mar

This amazing illustration by an artist named Pat Perry reminds me that this house-building project of ours has been pretty much all consuming, but awesome. While Hubbers works on it every day, with the help of some other highly talented menfolk, I clock in my hours on the weekends. Next steps: installing tile and choosing paint colors.

You can see a few more panels from Pat Perry here, but I suggest clicking through to his portfolio site. It’s all good.

Steamy birch

5 Mar

Why I never would have allowed the bentwood chairs (brand name or not) in the garage at 3 Notch to go anywhere but back into someone’s home: 

PS – To refurbish his Criss Craft, Papa Bird used the same technique of steaming wooden planks and bending them around the boat’s frame.


3 Mar

This makes me wish YouTube had a repeat button.

Sucks To Your Asmar

29 Feb

Teenagers in the UK got a chance to design the cover for the educational copy of Lord of the Flies. I think they rose to the occasion, as teenagers are apt to do given the opportunity. The winning art work is below. Click through to see more entries.

Honestly, Abe?

24 Feb

This how historians honor a historic man (link credit: Without the E). This is how Hollywood does it. Thank you, Tim Burton, for helping reveal the real history of our nation.

PS – Abe’s hat was made of beaver fur!


21 Feb

“That’s aggressive.”

image by Jessica Fortner

Sculptural Texts

21 Feb

This is by far my favorite up-cycled-book project yet. Brian Dettmer performs artful surgery on old encyclopedias and dictionaries, making me wish for nothing more than a magnifying glass and an hour alone in a room with a few of these sculptures.



Without the E 1

11 Feb

I know I often send you things about books that are not really about books, but you have to admit these are pretty badass.