Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lem-O-Lanterns


When your lemons are the size of small pumpkins, make lem-o- lanterns. Happy Halloween.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fall in Michigan






Last Michigan post, I promise.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

TFFD






Saturday was Terra Firma Farm Day in Winters Ca., the one day a year when the farm is open to it's CSA subscribers, and when we get to see exactly where our food comes from and who grows it. Support your local Organic Farmers. Find a CSA farm in your area.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Interiors






Just a few interiors from the Cranbrook school, including the best cafeteria I've ever seen.

The Doors of Cranbrook






Cranbrook has amazing doors, each building with a unique entrance. Just a few of my favorites.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cranbrook






Greetings from the Cranbrook Academy of Art In Bloomfield Hills Michigan, where I will be giving lecture tonight at 6pm. Cranbrook is a National Historic Landmark designed by Eliel Sarrinen in the 1940's. It's a stunningly beautiful campus, surrounded by nothing but forests, gardens and homes built around the Cranbrook House designed by Albert Kahn in 1908. I also happen to be here during the fall foliage (images soon). Hopefully more images to come of some of the interiors.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A+





DT's new handmade bike is making the rounds at Stanford. Bent rosewood handle bars keep the rider in a state somewhere between Italian track racing and the Venice boardwalk.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Red Heel




The original Red Heel Sock from Fox River Mills. Complete with sock monkey and elephant making instructions. Made in the USA. Picked mine up from Gravel and Gold in SF.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Mean Arrangement


Incredible arrangement, including Sergio Bustamante "Peacock", Teco Pottery and Hans Wegner "Valet" Chair.
Clipped from an old auction in Connecticut HERE

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mobile A-Z



Looks like a handmade Andrea Zittel in a mobile ode to Sea Ranch has moved into the neighborhood, complete with owl latch.
More on Andrea Zittel HERE.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Absolute Sellout





A curious collection of wayward things. All for sale. More HERE

Point Break Live

From the Producers:

Yes, L.A. is where the action went down in Point Break back in 1992, and it's happening all over again with a new twist. Point Break LIVE!, the Brechtian blockbuster which garnered a "Seattle P-I Best of Seattle 2004" award, as well as rave reviews across the nation, tells the story of former college football star Johnny Utah -- Keanu Reeves in the film -- who goes in pursuit of the surfing, bankrobbing, skydiving, bare-hand-fighting adrenaline-junkie-cum-Zen-master Bodhi Sattva. The show features armed robbery, big-wave surfing, car chases, explosions, and no less than two extended skydiving sequences.

Best of all, the starring role of Keanu will be selected at random from the audience each night, with the lucky winner reading their entire script off of cue-cards. This method manages to capture the rawness of a Keanu Reeves performance even from those who generally think themselves incapable of acting.

Sold out in extended runs in Seattle, Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles and now San Francisco.

***Opening night will be a benefit for the UCSF Pancreatic Cancer Reseach Center in honor of the life of Patrick Swayze.


Opening October 22nd!!!

Fridays and Saturdays @ 9pm
at The Metreon 101 4th Street @ Mission
Action Theater - 2nd Floor

More HERE

Monday, October 12, 2009

Collectors Beware


From The New Yorker
King, a professor at Santa Barbara, has spent decades collecting things that nobody else would want: food packages and labels (he has about eighteen thousand), illustrations snipped from old dictionaries (seven thousand), linings of "security" envelopes (eight hundred patterns), "the mute, meager, practically valueless object, like a sea-washed spigot, its mouth stoppered by a stone." What makes this book, bred of a midlife crisis, extraordinary is the way King weaves his autobiography into the account of his collection, deftly demonstrating that the two stories are essentially one. "I lost and found myself in remote topical aisles of scholarship-wreck," he says of his hours in Yale’s library, reading the most obscure books he could find. His hard-won self-awareness gives his disclosures an intensity that will likely resonate with all readers, even those whose collections of nothing contain nothing at all.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Arm Turns One


The Arm celebrates one year today. Thanks to my new friends and contemporary pen pals for following along.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dodger Blue







Since tonight marks the beginning of the Los Angeles Dodgers playoff run, I dug up some old in house portraits of the 1982 team, as depicted by artist Nicholas Volpe. These are a few of my favorite players from that year. Similar to a baseball card, each 8.5 x 11 portrait contains the players stats on the reverse. I'll take Dodger Blue over Yves Kein Blue anyday! More of the 1982 Dodgers HERE

Monday, October 5, 2009

Home Meteorology



Keeping track of the Barometric Pressure with our weather stick. Typical San Francisco ups and downs. Get yours HERE

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall Stew/ Haiku



In the bucket filled
In the sink potatoes too
Thinking of Fall stew.