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I celebrate Passover, not Easter, but my mom was partial the Vernal Equinox, and when growing up, we would dye eggs and I’m pretty sure I got some candy(!)…and strangely enough I think I would get underwear or pajamas too?
In any case, here’s a beautiful way to dye eggs, whether for the Vernal Equinox, or any pagan holiday derived from it, or any resulting non-pagan, too.
however, there was a 90s era, celebrity backed line that my best friend was obsessed with, Sofia Coppola’s MilkFED.
She had dated Keanu Reeves and she had a big nose: so we thought she was really special.
some years later, I came across a MilkFED shirt at the thriftstore and held it in my hands for a little while, remembering when.
interesting oral history of the 90s clothing line (skater betty uniform) X-girl here.
and a 90s VICE interview with Daisy Von Furth here.
I never bought x-girl because I was wearing ringer tees and Aline little dresses from from the thrift store anyway: everyone was. Even growing up in the midwest, by the time I heard of x-girl, I felt that it was late and a commercial reaction to what everyone had been wearing for a while (however, it could be that I’m totally wrong, and x-girl started the whole look and the credit took longer than the trend to reach Milwaukee? doubtful?)In 90s nostalgia redux: the line is relaunching now at double the old price…hopefully the fabrics have improved!
Albert makes funny simple sacks and simply funny hats. And lots of other lovely stuff too.
Anni Albers was an artist and designer with an intellectual and serious approach. She worked primarily in textile and industrial design.
Her books, On Designing (which i currently have on hand) and On Weaving, offer her whole view on design and provide a greater meaning of craft.
She also made very clever, household-object jewelry. These Anni Albers kits where put out by Urban Outfitters a while ago.
the last piece of jewelry…of washers and fabric tape, inspired my DIY for Chalkboard Magazine a while back.
You can see more of Anni and her partner (artist) Josef Albers’ work at their exhaustive foundation website here. I couldn’t resist sharing some pictures of the young and old lovebirds.
if you are in NYC, check out the cutely and appropriately named pop up shop, Pretty Conceptual, which sounds like it’s going to be pretty awesome. Make sure to look at what my pal Emily Spivack will be hawking.
more about the sale in Present Company’s own words.
Present Company is pleased to announce Pretty Conceptual, the second iteration of our ongoing Present Projects series. Hosted in the back room of our gallery, these temporary invasions by guest colleagues serve to compliment our exhibition programming through experimental entrepreneurial endeavors. .
Pretty Conceptual is a concept store tailored to pretty conceptual lifestyles. It appeals to those who analyze the semiotics of greeting cards but never end up sending one; crave the latest gadgets but fetishize glitches and outmoded media; and enjoy products that poetically fail to live up to their grandiose promises.
Products span numerous lifestyle categories, including mind alteration, self-improvement, cutting-edge technology and fashion. You will find things that you didn’t know you needed. Prices will defy expectations.
Pretty Conceptual features products by Angie Waller, Badlands Unlimited, Eric Doeringer, David Horvitz, Katarina Jerinic, Kristin Lucas, Sarah Nicholls, Yoshua Okón, Emily Spivack, Squareeater, Ryland Wharton, and Julia Weist.
November 30, 2012 – January 13, 2013 OPENING: Friday, November 30 (7-11pm) HOURS: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, noon to 6pm and by appointment. Closed for holidays December 23 – 30
I lack a certain physical intelligence that would have made playing sports in high school more productive/better for my team or could have prevented me from having broken 9 or so bones between the years of 2001-2012 or even just allowed me to start running recently without totally messing up my knees in two weeks.
If I didn’t lack that physical intelligence, I would totally buy one of these Penny Skateboards.
I spotted them this weekend during my trunk show at Oakland Surf Club, but you can get them online as well.
There are a bunch of color options, which is great for someone like me, because there are a lot more cast colors these days as well.