Tuesday, September 27, 2011


i was huge fan of the design classics "helvetica" and "objectified." now, gary huswit takes on built environments in his upcoming documentary "urbanized."

Monday, September 26, 2011

sweetie pie's on own

what do you know?  one of our favorite st. louis soul food restaurants (fried chicken!) gets its own reality show on the oprah winfrey network.  miss robbie is a powerhouse.  i can't wait to see what happens.

Friday, September 23, 2011

elvis has a girlfriend


before we left for vermont, we helped our good friend galen do a little housecleaning, and in return, he was kind enough to gift us "abercrombie girl."

you might remember her.  she had a starring role in his AT house tour (our very first feature, in fact).

i gave her a little scrub down, and she cleaned up well.


AG seems absolutely smitten with elvis. however, he is clearly playing hard-to-get.  he can be a little shy.

don't you think they make a cute couple?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


dabney and i had an absolutely delightful anniversary evening.

we celebrated 8 years of marriage (thank you, massachusetts) by enjoying a delicious alfresco meal here, complete with champagne-induced giggles.

afterwards, we took in a show at the pageant.

Wye Oak
wye oak's dreamy, spare sound that we were familiar with was roughened up live with a bit with added distortion.

Okkervil River
okkervil river rocked out and got the entire crowd clapping while jumping up and down aerobically (the three people standing in front of us loved the jumping part). in fact, how can one not move to this song?

my sister & bro-in-law just happened to be at a nearby roofbar, so after the show, we crashed their moonlit party. i just love seeing my little sister all tipsy.  it cracks me up in fact.

happy anniversary, dabney, here's to the next 8.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

home is a fire, dcfc

video by shepard fairey

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

we're officially pickers.

RCF Tent

we arrived in chicago on friday night with two vehicles stuffed to the brim, and left on monday morning with less than one car half-full. needless to say, our little vintage experiment went swimmingly well.

RCF Tent

thank you, chicago, for coming out and making our ride home much lighter.

Friday, September 09, 2011

some of the stuff we'll be lugging

in addition to our regular cutesy mogo shtuff that we'll be bringing to the renegade craft fair this weekend, we've got a few vintage-inspired and re-worked vintage items.

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this was a old metal box that dabney reworked into a versatile cabinet by adding hairpin legs. i think it would make a perfect media center.

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vintage-inspired craft aprons inspired by the real name of our old storefront/house.

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this cart lived its former life in a local warehouse. now, it's a glass-topped coffee table.

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these old photos were rescued from random yard sales. now, they're all matted and framed - ready to be falsely claimed as ancestors.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

experimental renegades

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we're getting ready for this weekend's renegade craft fair - chicago edition. and if you can't tell by the photo above, we're experimenting by bringing a choice selection of vintage and industrial finds in addition to our normal array of handprinted/sewn items. it's going to be very exciting (as well as a lot of schlepping).

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