Monday, May 31, 2010

auntie, that's me!


welcome to the world, luella quinn!



mom is doing great.


happy family!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

joe's sleek nod to history

another AT house tour...

AT house tour

click on the image above to check it out.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

socks... not just for feet anymore

uncle joe showed up with a bag full of tricks - sock creatures, to be exact.

Class picture

aren't they cute?

when he said we could take our pick (except for a couple that were already spoken for), it was a very difficult decision.


we finally went for this funny looking guy.  namely, because he happened to be wearing the same outfit as his creator.


Monday, May 24, 2010

spaces worth saving

st. louis sure has some amazing spaces.  on saturday night, we had the privilege of attending a benefit at this historic stable in the heart of soulard.  the place happens to be for sale and you can see all of its amazingness right here.

the event was in support of the friends of the san luis. this group went to court to try to stop the demolition of the mid-century san luis apartments on lindell boulevard. the effort was slapped down by a circuit court judge who ruled not only to allow demolition to proceed but that no citizen has a right to appeal a st. louis preservation board decision without a direct financial interest in a property. the friends went on to appeal to protect future building preservation efforts.  on may 5th, the missouri circuit court of appeals heard the case and are in the process of handing down a judgement.

we donated a few mid-century items to the raffle, including a (you guessed it) chair, a clock, an industrial rolodex, and a poster.

see pictures from the entire evening here.

Friday, May 21, 2010

who doesn't love a good photo booth pic?

we usually never get a chance to tear away from our booth at renegade to do anything fun. however, in austin, we finally got a chance to each get our pics taken by the awesome folks at the magnolia photo booth co.



Thursday, May 20, 2010

does salsa count as a vegetable?

thank you, texas, for providing us with five glorious days of hot & humid weather and all the tacos that one could hope for: b-fast tacos, pork tacos, fish tacos, fried chicken tacos, sausage tacos, fried avocado tacos, etc.

the first ever renegade craft fair was a middling success - perhaps tempered by our obvious food budget. next time, we'll eat less, sell more.

Bangkok Inn

a big thanks goes out to our terrific dallas hosts, ashbloem and davey, whose talk of the upcoming texas state fair and and all it's crazy carnival food already has us planning our next trip down there.

No Tequila

another big thanks goes out to our favorite frequent flier, ron-da. he managed to put up with our lameness each evening after the shows and keep us entertained.

more pics from our great week:

KIng of Spain

Mogo Booth
our booth

Mogo Customer
mogo customer

our neighbor, vaya bags

Salt Lick
our visit to the salt lick

Bfast tacos
breakfast, texas-style

Thursday, May 13, 2010

mobile mobiles

we're off to texas for the first-ever renegade austin! we're excited for the friends along the way and perhaps also the morning migas that await us.

one thing we'll be packing along with our usual wares are these brand-new mogo mobiles. cute, no?


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

cinco de volvo

it was a gorgeous weekend here in the middle. instead of staying in and prepping for this weekend's renegade craft fair, we were asked to drive old volvos in the people's joy parade, a celebration in conjunction with the cherokee street's cinco de mayo festival. i like to think we were tapped for our special driving prowess (at 10 mph).



Cinco de Volvo

dog was dabney's copilot indeed.


Friday, May 07, 2010

midwest - represent!

mogo is happy to announce our first retailer in the des moines, iowa area.


click on the image above to check out this cool shop!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

top of the stairs to ya

for those of you who haven't met her in person, friday is one large but very skittish dog. too nervous to check things out, she's always been an observer from afar ever since she was a little puppy. lately, her favorite place to take refuge is the top of the stairs. she rarely likes to leave this spot... even to eat or go out for a walk.

dabney decided to see what all the fuss was about and discuss the matter.

Top of the Stairs

it turns out you can see a sliver of the street above the old store windows if you lay your head down just so.

Top of the Stairs

Top of the Stairs

Top of the Stairs

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

venti martini

dabney and i recently found ourselves at an art opening, where there was a loose bartender who was pouring some of the craziest (and nonpotable) cocktails. case in point, i ordered a gin & tonic. what i received was gin with a splash of tonic. upon my first sip, i nearly spewed gin vaudevillian-style all over the artwork.

another case in point, meet the world's largest martini...

World's Largest Martini

that is 16 ounces of gin, a splash of vermouth, and a handful of olives.

ordinarily, i would never complain about a bartender who was a little heavy handed with the booze. but this was out of control.

warning - here's what can happen to you when you attempt to drink one very large martini; you start to pose uncontrollably on people's laps.

Family photo

Rebecca, Galen

Dabney, Galen, Jessica

Galen & His Harem

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

may flowers

Katherine's Roses
roses from katherine's garden

Rebecca's Peonies
peonies from rebecca's garden

Monday, May 03, 2010

AT house tour

AT house tour

last week, we got the pleasure of photographing this adorable south city home (click the image above to check it out). it was an absolute pleasure to shoot. in every corner, there was something beautiful, interesting, scavenged, or repurposed... not to mention that dog. that dog was killer cute.


we tried to barter an eames dcm chair for andy to no avail.