Flour Clothing is serving up some great kids and adult vintage clothing. I have to admit that I love dressing my kid up all adorable-like, and don’t mind wearing my own rags. (No one pays attention to the parents and a cute kid, anyway.)
Someone needs to buy this ASAP. Or ACASAP (say what? See here at 5:40). Mount it in a shadowbox papered with old maps and stick it in a nursery. Then email me pictures and tell me what a great idea it was (you’re welcome). Someone? Anyone?
A few weeks ago, my friend Gavin brought me to this cafe he’d been telling me about in Northern Liberties – One Shot Coffee. We walked in and I was amazed – salvaged tin on the ceilings, suiting textiles on the banquette, and warm wood tones throughout – I felt home. We ordered up some grub and he told me there was an upstairs. “An upstairs? This gets better?” I thought. We passed local hipsters converging on social and business matters, and settled down in the lounge with worn leather mid-century sofas, layers of rich oriental rugs, and walls of gas pipe shelving (a la Ace Hotel and The Brick House). The food was quite delicious, as well. I ordered a grilled cheese with tomato on rye (a special request despite all the yummy daily specials) – almost bit my fingers off it was so good. And I’m dreaming about their Tom’s Dirty Chai (with 2 shots of espresso) – I’ve begged my local baristas to make it for me but it just ain’t the same (sorry dudes).
As you can see, I firmly approve this place and hope you visit there soon!
Check out this cute paper-doll stop-motion video for the new book Oliver + S has coming out later this month. It’s old-fashioned charm meets crisp modern fashion for kids – with some fun patterns for children, including tutus, backpacks, capes, and vests.
Brennan Gilbert submitted not one, but TWO songs to me (thanks, man). Very different, too. First up was a sultry house beat with (potentially) nonsensical Portuguese lyrics. It brought me back to my days in college as a hip-hop choreographer:
It’s weird how subjective music and art are for each of us, but I love blending them together. And your submissions of either art, object, or music help to introduce some new inspiration to my world. Thanks again for the challenge, Brennan!
Words cannot express the awesome-ness that is this work of art:
“This 25”x19” 3 color hand screenprinted poster features 2 great American icons. Abraham Lincoln and Tom Selleck, the dream team. They stand in all their glory against the backdrop of The Bay Bridge and Twin peaks. Also featured is the ferrari 308 GTS from Magnum P.I. The poster is screened in Black, Dark Red and Metallic gold on 80lb Cover Speckletone recycled from the French Paper Company.
Forget Crockett and Tubbs, act like ya know.”