Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Week in Pictures: 5.21.10

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Welcome to a very brief Week in Pictures – I’ve had a crazy busy week and between the nonstop rain, running from agency to agency and trying to wrap my head around two look books, three media kits, countless logos and a pile of email, picture snappin’ has suffered. That’s life sometimes!

Cities Bag in Black


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I’ve had the natural colored American Apparel Cities bag for years and use it for everything including hauling laundry, toting my laptop and carrying necessities on the plane. this week, when I realized that a black one was in existence, I had to pick it up.

Dining Nook


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For some reason, kitchen tables are ridiculously expensive. We needed a new table for our little mirrored dining area off the back of the kitchen and I had the idea to buy a desktop and legs from IKEA instead – it’s still the right height and works great. The chairs are Tulip reproductions I scored off Ebay.

Dries Love


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These were my first-ever pair of Dries van Notens. For some reason, I barely wore them for the last year but have rediscovered their coolness. THe red isn’t too bright and somehow manages to go with everything. And, they actually look better with age!

Viva La Rock!


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Joey’s art show featuring portraits of rock stars is quickly approaching so I designed some postcards for him with a cute little logo. If time permits, I’d love to pull together a poster design as well.


Enjoy your weekend!

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Link Love: 5.20.10

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link love typography

Drawing by Leonardo Solaas


• Does your portfolio have to be fancy?

• An honest and heartfelt letter from Michael Jackson, circa 1988.

• I would love to try out letterpress at home.

Before You Were Hot showcases embarrassing childhood photos but the best part is that you get to see what the ugly ducklings look like now!

• What do you think about the new Facebook Like buttons? Are they right or wrong for your site?

• Fashionista has just compiled its list of the most influential personal style bloggers.

• Someone really hates Kenny G.


• Marks & Spencer is celebrating its 125 year anniversary with perhaps some of the cutest packaging ever:

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What I Wore: 5.17.10 // Float

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I haven’t been buying many new clothes lately but when I spotted the Quail Florette Bomber in the latest Urban Outfitters catalog, I had to have it. In the spring and summer, I tend to trade in a lot of my black layers for grays and whites and this coat is the perfect weight for Portland’s intermittent drizzly and overcast weather this time of year. Since I got it last week, I’ve worn it every day – I love avant garde clothing, but also want it to be easy to throw on and go, which this is.

Up until now, I knew nothing about Q U A I L – but Urban Outfitters says that it was “founded in 2008 by Los Angeles-native Michelle Williams” and “is devoted to classic silhouettes and playful textures.”

Why the Title Float?


When I was wearing this jacket the other day around two guys, they both decided that it reminded them of a “float in a parade.” I totally get the resemblance!

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float fashion style what i wore nubby twiglet

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float fashion style what i wore nubby twiglet

float fashion style what i wore nubby twiglet

float fashion style what i wore nubby twiglet

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What I Wore

Florette Bomber, Quail
Gray and white tanks, F21
Shredded gray jeans, F21
Avant Garde necklace, Plastique (etsy)
Heels, Dries van Noten
Watch, Nixon P Series


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Office Overhaul

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When I moved into my house last summer, I wanted a fresh and airy palette for my office. My already white furniture was met with white curtains and white walls. Now, I’m craving some more visual interest and depth. My brother helped me rearrange part of my office a few nights ago and I am on a search for the perfect rug and office chair. In the meantime, I’ve made a few small changes.

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Ceramic Hand


To organize some of my jewelry, I picked up this Ceramic Hand Jewelry Stand at Urban Outfitters. It reminds me of the vintage molds I’ve seen floating around shops like Fish’s Eddy in New York.

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Red Cross Cabinet


I’ve actually had this cabinet since 2002 – I spotted it at Lancelotti Housewares in New York and had it shipped home. After shifting around some office furniture, I was able to clear the perfect space to re-hang it. The black chair is a Panton reproduction that we were temporarily using for our kitchen table.

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Damask Velvet Curtains


Until recently, I had thin white IKEA curtains hanging in my office. While they were breezy and let lots of natural light in, too much daylight when you’re tying to design is a huge distraction (it tempts you to go outside and skip out on work!) These curtains from Urban Outfitters are much more dramatic and though some light is able to leak through the mesh, it is quite minimal and has already helped my focus immensely. My brother hates them and has dubbed them my “goth curtains.” So be it!

As I pull more of my office together over the next few weeks, I’ll show you the full outcome.


What I Wore: 5.15.10

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Ha, look at that face!!!! Finally, it’s actually sunny and warm out! I found this truck emblazoned with The Messenger parked in the corner of a church parking lot.

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Me to Rocky: “OH, BEHAVE!”

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I Wore:

Dress, H&M
Belt, H&M
Sweater, F21
Watch, Nixon
Boots, Dries van Noten

Thanks to Joey for taking the photos.


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The Week in Pictures: 5.15.10

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Better late than never, methinks. I’ve been working on a campaign this week and I am pretty much running behind on everything in life. Also, note that I am planning on switching servers and upgrading the blog over the weekend so my site may be down very temporarily. Now, onto The Week in Pictures!

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week in pictures

Cutting through the nastiest strip of Portland is 82nd (a.k.a. The Avenue of Roses). Run down motels line the street and their signs are all pretty amazing. One of my favorites is the Del Rancho. A perfect slice of Americana!

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week in pictures

week in pictures

One of Joey’s newest paintings, a portrait of Morrissey has taken up residence in the white room. My dad stopped by yesterday and kept saying “Who is that again? What did he do? What’s his name?” Hahaha.

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week in pictures

The living room at Wolfgang Manor makes me think of a ski lodge that hosts meetings for the Black Arts. Let’s just say that Motley Crue would feel at home here. My brother just built this coffee table and of course, it’s black which matches the black floors and nearly black walls…and the black bear in the corner.

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week in pictures

Sometimes, pit stops at IKEA for pillows, cutting boards, steel table tops and other domestic necessities is absolutely necessary.

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week in pictures

I’m still enamored with the Oyster Bar. I love how every time I walk in, it feels like I’m in the bottom of a 100 year old ship.

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This is way too funny. Remember how I showed you the Mystery Machine that’s parked in my neighborhood a few weeks back? Well, I took a closer look and realized that there’s a sticker on the back which reads, “Don’t Laugh. Your daughter may be inside.” I decided not to peek in the windows….

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week in pictures

I noticed this sign at least a month after I finished the design for Semiospectacle but love the similar style. Eat a vegan breakfast here – it’s goooood.


Okay, back to work for me! Enjoy your weekend!

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