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The Week in Pictures: 12.4.09

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I bought this hoodie back in 2002 while staying in New York. I remember wearing it for the first time to a house party in the West Village full of wealthy older Europeans who were slicing up a roasted pig on the front stoop. At the end of the night, a perfectly coiffed woman chased me down the street to find out where I had bought it. When I told her, I was shocked that she seemed familiar with Trash & Vaudeville. I went a solid four years without wearing it but recently, it seemed appropriate to pull it back out for another spin since so much of my life has come full circle since that time.

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I never tire of late night visits to the Doug Fir. It’s always fun to sit around the fire in the back and listen to the rambling conversations of intoxicated patrons. As I was walking through their dark parking lot with my friend Todd on Saturday night, a cab came speeding around the corner, straight at us. Luckily, I jumped out of the way just in time. No smashed nubbles!

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I think this super retro sign of perfection was on the edge of Sellwood somewhere. I discovered it while out with my dad, en route to a mansion to buy a bear head and bear rug (seriously). The mansion turned out to be the most amazing place I’d ever stepped into; I can only describe it as a French chateau with gothic accents. And, the bear rug? It’s now in my living room!

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Hammer time? Perhaps. This week, I moved back into ‘the pit’ with all of the rowdy Nemo boys and when I sat down, I noticed a hammer conveniently placed on my desk. So far, I haven’t had to use it…

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From a clearly subjective standpoint, my brother has very odd taste. And, since I live with him, I am a witness to the creepy things he owns every single day. All of these ‘animals’ reside in his room. Yes, that’s a stillborn baby dear. No, I won’t touch it. Mom and dad, if you’d let us have pets when we were kids, we might not have this problem.

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Over the weekend, I went to an estate sale and hit the jackpot. These red handmade elfy shoes are impossibly tiny, but I had to have them. Aren’t they amazing? If I was alive in this era, I would have worn something very similar!

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I’ve barely been home at all this week and now it’s time to play a very quick round of catch-up since I am taking off to Phoenix on Sunday. A copy of the new Forever 21 magazine just showed up and it’s all beyond exciting. Scans coming on Monday!

Until next week,

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The Week in Pictures: 11.6.09

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How was your week? I spent most of mine sitting at my desk working on freelance (luckily, my office is pretty cool; see above!) and when I wasn’t doing that, my brother and I were painting our dining room floor white and buying a super mod couch. I’m one of those people that always has a camera in my purse, no matter what. See the rest of the evidence of my week below….

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These quick snapshots do this amazing necklace no justice but I just had to show it off. It’s part of Amelia Arsenic’s upcoming jewelry collection and I picked it up at her show in Portland a few weeks back. If I ever have to attend a red carpet event, this will be my ‘fancy’ jewelry to pair with a gown!

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At Nemo last Friday, there was a cat figurine…did I mention that the cat was on a cell phone and standing next to a mysterious substance? The poor cat got knocked over and its leg snapped off. We searched high and low to find it to no avail. Cell phone cat will never be the same; I think we all collectively shed a tear.

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I finished off the night by hanging out with my dad at Edgefield but stayed out way too late. By the time Halloween rolled around on Saturday, I was exhausted. Though I dressed up as a nurse, I ended up staying in and inviting over one of my best friends. Without the Nemo Halloween party this year, things just weren’t the same.

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When I was downtown the other day, I passed by Union Station which was built in the 1890s. Definitely a Portland landmark.

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Whenever I am spending time at an ad agency, this is a pretty typical conversation.

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Earlier in the week, I spent the day with the Big Giant crew and it was finished off with chocolate cake and Def Leppard. It doesn’t get much better than that!

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Can you believe this?! Sooooo awesome. Too bad I don’t need a dresser and already have a set of night stands. Still, I am considering…this furniture would be the perfect finishing touch to my black bedroom!

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Apologies in advance if posting here slows down over the next week. I am off to Florida tomorrow to visit Disney World for the first time in 15 years! The weather in Portland just turned totally rainy and gloomy so I’m more than ready to make my escape…

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The Week in Pictures: 10.16.09

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Fall is in the air. When two shirts, a sweater, jacket, two pairs of socks, boots and a scarf just isn’t enough, you know it’s getting cold. In reality, it probably is close to average for this time of year, but considering that it reached 106 degrees in Portland this summer, the adjustment is hard!

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Amelia Arsenic. On Tuesday night, I took my friend Tyler to the KMFDM show where Angelspit opened. I feel like Amelia Arsenic is a kindred spirit. We are the same height and shoe size, share a love of the red cross, heraldry, red, black and white, typography and design. I had such a good time backstage with her and Zoog talking about their tour and experiences so far in the U.S. And, she made me that amazing dripping lips necklace; close-ups coming soon!

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Do You Know What Day It Is? I never know the date so when I spotted this tiny vintage desktop calendar for a dollar at an estate sale this weekend, I was sold.

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Thrifting Insanity. My brother is a thrifting addict and on the way through Portland last weekend, he spotted a run down building with a sale sign in the front yard. When we walked in, this is what we found. He was in heaven, but with my OCD virgo tendencies, I was obviously in hell.

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Coffee and Friends. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had nonstop meetings and nights out with friends. It’s been a welcome distraction from stressful times and I’m so happy to be reconnecting with people I haven’t seen in ages. I have such a diverse, amazing group of friends including Star’s BFF, Myrrh who met me for coffee yesterday.

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Capes and Cardboard Alphabets. Late nights at Nemo call for donning a cape to throw paint and cut out cardboard letters. In reality, I was wearing the cape to keep my dirndl paint-free, but still. I believe that it does possess magical powers.

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Keep America Beautiful. And, keep Portland weird.

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The Week in Pictures 1.9.09

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This week, my coworker Joel brought in a massive stack of vintage NYLON, Jalouse and FLAUNT magazines for me! I can’t wait to sit down and flip through their pristine pages to see what 2003 was like (I was in college full time and need a refresher!)

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All week, I’ve been surrounded by black and white stacks of logo concepts at work (top image) and collage & merch ideas at home (bottom). I love it!

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And then, ironically enough I came home and watched the uncut version of Michael Jackson’s Black or White video. The last few minutes always blow me away.

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On Wednesday, I was in a meeting all day where we went over trend forecasting with some clients and guess who popped up on one of the sheets? Everyone’s favorite communist (with the fanciest sunglasses around) Kim Jong il! Haha.

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After a few hours of discussing logos and trends, we went out to lunch. I won’t get into the toxic orange sludge that coated most of the guy’s fingers. Though, it should be noted that many pitchers of Rainier beer were consumed to wash it all down.

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Our clients are awesome and sure know how to have a good time. Obviously.

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I finally tracked down a pair of the black Dries heels from the Fall 2007 collection. They’re basic, classic and actually stay on my feet. Score!

How was your first full week of 2009?




The Week in Pictures: 12.12.08

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Every year, the Nemo girls (a.k.a. shemo) try to outdo the boys at our holiday party. This year we decided to make a calendar featuring our careers post-Nemo. I posed as a nurse since I’d require a profession that allowed me to wear red + white and lots of crosses! Thanks to the Studio Nemo girls for pulling off such an awesome shoot!

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This week has been very atypical; I was out six nights straight at a wide range of events (see below!) that left me with very little home office time. Sure, I had fun, but now it’s time to play some major catch-up!

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I haven’t legitimately been to the zoo in about 10 years, so when my dad offered to take me this weekend, I was pretty excited. We had a blast (and the animals didn’t seem to mind my marbled jeans and impractical footwear). Favorite animals that day: mountain goats!

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While I was at the zoo, my brother called me and asked if I wanted to go to Nine Inch Nails with him. HELL YES! We met up with the Dandy Warhol’s manager at will-call and he graciously gave us not only general admission tickets, but backstage passes!

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On a side note, totally unplanned, as I was walking towards him, I realized that we were both wearing WHITE JEANS. What a faux pas! I should have known better; this kind of stuff ALWAYS HAPPENS. Siamese twins?

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I hadn’t been to a general admission arena concert since Marilyn Manson 10 years ago (where we both felt like we were gonna die from the crush of the audience), but luckily, the crowd was well-behaved and Trent sounded amazing. The light show was equally amazing.

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Boy, does Nemo know how to throw a party! Our festivities at the Doug Fir included an appearance by some distinguished gentlemen in Boy Scouts uniforms with tiny green shorts (oh, those were the owners), a Journey song request (oh, that was me), an open bar (can we blame our rowdiness on it?), a magical lit up floor that always tempts me to do moves from the Billie Jean video, an amazingly tasty catered dinner (those mashed potatoes!!!), and best of all, good times with good friends.

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That magical glow wins me over every time!

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At some point, a Nemo-ite found a box of black super balls that had been stashed away and we went a little crazy bouncing them around the office. After one landed in a coworker’s coffee mug and another hit a few computer monitors, we decided that enough was enough. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!

How was your week?




Nubbytwiglet.com Art Retrospective at Nemo Design: Recap


Fellow Nemoites (Austin & Alex) made this video of my art show! Talented boys!

On October 3rd, my solo art show opened at Nemo Design in Portland, Oregon. This was markedly different from previous ones in that it showcased 30 pieces from all three of my series.

Thank you to everyone who trekked through the rain to the show! Friends, ex-bosses, coworkers, family members, gallery curators and college chums all made appearances. It totally blew me away! Words cannot describe the feeling of being surrounded by so many people I care about on such an important night!

Nemo is seriously the best place ever to work at, but even better, they let me showcase my personal work in their long, pristine, white-walled hallway.

I also had a big ol’ merch table and Lee Z was nice enough to sell the wares. Awww!

Kaebel of Sequential Art Gallery also stopped by. He is the man that is responsible for me showing art in the first place!

Friends from the high school and college years also showed up. Dani (above right) has been one of my closest sidekicks for 10+ years, along with Erin (bottom center).

An extra special thank you goes out to the Nemo photo studio employees who tended bar for 4+ hours. I love you! Also, thanks to all the Nemo-ites who purchased work, to Auntie Nubs for taking photos, Lee for the hours he spent hanging my work and printing shirts, my two gallery curators Kaebel and Cathie Joy for stopping by, Austin for the video editing, the cute Portland girls who came up and told me that they faithfully read my blog(!), Tyler for helping with the show setup, the mysterious Big Gay Wizard for suddenly appearing, to Dani for entertaining Lee & I on our way home, to Erin for putting up with my antics since 1995, and to Nemo for giving me a chance to show my work!




What I Wore: 10.3.08

I had such a good time at my art show last night! So many friends from my past made it out and I made a few new ones as well! Of course, you’ll get a full update early next week!


Here’s what I wore:

Sweater dress, Twelve By Twelve
Belt, borrowed from H&M dress
Necklace, Helpless Romantic
Hat, Forever 21
Socks, found in Grandma’s drawer! For real!!
Red cross watch, Target
Boots, Destroy