Sunday, February 28, 2010

Public Sound

Saturday at the Ferry Building

Saturday, February 27, 2010

If you haven't seen this Mr. YHBHS, the lamps and interiors are killer

Friday, February 26, 2010

Clay Speakers

'mapuguaquén' by chilean designer pablo ocqueteau was recently shortlisted in the 
designboom / macef competition 'the intelligent hand'

The identity of chilean design is far from big-name brands and their large industrial factories. It is a country whose traditions and cultural identity are still prominent through the craft-worker's hands,whose techniques were taught from masters. 'mapuguaquén' (mapudungun for 'sound of the earth') are speakers which are made from clay and have been formed on a potter's wheel. it was developed as a proposal to rescue this manufacturing tradition, respecting local identity, but still keeping in mind current contemporary needs. HERE

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Claudi Casanovas

Spanish Artist Claudi Casanovas. More HERE

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

When in Prison

The Alcatraz Inmate Cup
Alcatraz prisoners used tin cups in their cells and in the dining hall. The reason was simple: ceramic or china cups could be broken and their shards turned into weapons. Large drinking cups were used for water, coffee, and juice while shallow cups served as shaving mugs in the convicts' cell. Get yours HERE

Special Delivery

Hand made tile from Turkey hand delivered to the house of the Arm. Thanks Cigdem!

Sunday, February 21, 2010


The Leipzig Orchestra performs tonight in San Francisco at the SF Symphony. The Leipzig Orchestra is the oldest symphony orchestra in the world. Tonight will feature the work of Chopin and Dvorak. 7 pm. More HERE

Friday, February 19, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010


The oldest remaining work from the house of the arm. I must have been 19 when I made this serving platter. Large grooves and unglazed surfaces don't make for the best serving conditions, but what can I say, it's been a long two years since then. Forever 21.......

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Naica Mines

Gigantic gypsum crystals in the cave of swords. More HERE
Made in Vermont

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday Night Lecture Series

It's my turn tonight. San Jose State University 5pm. Topics ranging from the technical to the spectacle and my handmade decade. More HERE

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wild Wagons

A few family heirlooms resurfacing including two Tootsie vehicles from 1970 and one Tonka from 1979. All made in the USA.  The two from 1970 have very little plastic, where as the 1979 Tonka shows evidence of it's creeping influence.

Dylan Hats

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010


Collections upon collections over at Scissors, including scissors.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lee (Alexander) McQueen 1969-2010

LA Times Article HERE

The Cutting Room

James Anderson as Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird and his sartorial inclinations revealed! Awesome. Ready for the Frame. HERE

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Mike at Tuggy's Hardware in Noe Valley is going for the Guinness World Record for the largest rubber band ball. Floridian Joel Waul holds the current record with a rubber-band ball that weighed 9,400 pounds. It took Waul six years and 730,000 rubber bands to make his prize-winner. Mike is looking for rubber bands. Rubberta currently weighs about 60lbs.

Monday, February 8, 2010


Mr. R's kiln meltdown. A faulty kiln sitter is to blame for what is now a fused cluster of bones, shelves and posts. Next time big boy.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


It's been really wet recently in San Francisco, but the sun has returned revealing all of the new moss around the house. Final photo NMc.