Tuesday, August 24


James Gallagher and John Stezaker do wonderful things with collage. 

Take a peek at Berlin's Pool Gallery for Gallagher's recent work. Revisit New Museum's exhibit from 2008 Collage: The Unmonumental Picture.

[image 2: source and artist unknown]

Friday, August 20


Cloud Patterns

Monday, August 16


Triangle Backpack by Yuketen
Natural canvas backpacks from this beloved American brand.
They make killer hand-constructed shoes, too.

Heavy waxed canvas with a coated canvas base.
Perfect colors.

Old No. 7 Pack by American outdoors brand Frost River
Waxed cotton canoe camper backpack made in Duluth, Minnesota.
The leather waist belt (not pictured) is the best part.

Dayhiker Backpack by J.W. Hulme
This beauty is part of an American heritage line from recently-revived brand J.W. Hulme. Individually hand-buffed, full-grain leather tanned in the USA.

Patent Leather Rucksack by French & English Confectioner's
Hand-made in London. This has a delightful elementary-school charm... imagine it with saddle shoes and lace-trimmed socks.

Backpack by Timo Weiland
Discovered these little treats at the (capsule) tradeshow in New York last month. It's the refined, but unexpected details--like the pony hair flaps--that set these pups apart from the rest of the litter.

Saturday, August 7


Tom Kundig's, "The Brain"

A place for thinking.

Friday, August 6


Working hard,
 making it work.

These images were taken by photographers for the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, documenting the effects of the Depression on rural life and small towns across America.

See the whole collection Captured: America in Color 1939-1943  on Denver Post Blog.

Sunday, August 1

THE ART OF THE TROPHY: Notes from Wall, New Jersey

Part two.

The key to successful taxidermy is all in the eyes.

A fully loaded toolbox is also crucial.

As we were admiring Richard's tool collection, he was thrilled to point out his recently purchased--and most valued--tool: The Dan-D-Noser.

After the eyes and teeth, an accurately textured nose is most important in ensuring a realistic-looking animal. Roll the Dan-D-Noser over the fresh layer of sculpting epoxy on the nose skin, let dry, apply color or gloss, and you've got a great looking deer nose.