Monthly Archives: May 2012

the world according to toast…

this little animation by laura jane favela introduces you to “toast” – one of the most wickedly quirky and absurdly pertinent speakers!  i not-so-secretly agree with many of toast’s rantings…

winter market time

don’t forget the wonderful i heart market is only a couple of weekends away!

(sadly whimsy will only be back at the market in july…see you all then)

love-hate relationships

versus/hearts, a graphic project by dan matutina, is about rivals.
“rivals hate each other, but deep inside they know they couldn’t exist without the other.”

meet some old school, and some more modern, pairs of rivals…

Oooooklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plains…

amazing animated wind maps of the daily air pressure patterns across the united states.

how to build an owl

1. Decide you must.

2. Develop deep respect
for feather, bone, claw.

3. Place your trembling thumb
where the heart will be:
for one hundred hours watch
so you will know
where to put the first feather.

4. Stay awake forever.
When the bird takes shape
gently pry open its beak
and whisper into it: mouse.

5. Let it go.

{poem by kathleen lynch}

not all who wander are lost…

the folks at wander asked some of their favorite illustrators to imagine a postcard from everywhere and nowhere at once. there are some quite evocative designs that instantly get your wanderlust fired up …and they are available to download as high-res ipad or iphone wallpaper…for those dreary house/office-bound days.

a witching moon

the perigree moon has risen full and spectacular over cape town these past two evenings.  i was lucky enough to be there to bask in the witchery of it…

{images via here}