Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Danish Stack

Archived stack, made in Denmark 2000

Monday, July 27, 2009

On the Agenda

John Baldessari: A Print Retrospective from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
July 11, 2009 — November 8, 2009

Legion of Honor, San Francisco


After a lot of procrastination and deliberation, I finally finished building and installing our new book shelf.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pole Beans

Romano Pole Beans of the Helda Variety. On the vine, in the kitchen, and tonight, on the plate.

Friday, July 24, 2009

One More

One more tall vessel

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Happy B-Day NMc

Happy Birthday NMc, my sweetheart.  Your are the most creative person I know.

Lost Lids

A few in house lids, missing their container.

r.i.p Otto Heino HERE

Monday, July 20, 2009


New Obi scarf, can even be worn in SF in July.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


two tall vessels

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Our old steel coat hanger returned from the powder coater today and has been given new life. Now with 100% less rust!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New Neighbors

Our new residents in the lemon tree.

Bring Me Rocks

John Lurie at his best. Released in 2000
Strange and Beautiful Music HERE

Monday, July 13, 2009

Back in the day, NMc and I used to make some money by working at a crafts festival, demonstrating ceramics and printmaking. While continuing to mine the archives, we came across a few remnants from those summer days.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday Food

A few more images from the garden today. Enter the Peaches and Adriatic Figs, along with two varieties of Zucchini. The Peach and Fig trees have been on the grounds here for many years (read 40), and are shared with the neighbors. The wonderful Heirloom Tomatoes were not grown by us, but rather our CSA farm Terra Firma. San Francisco can be a difficult climate to grow Heirlooms, and as the author of andahalf of Los Angeles made me jealous of the year round possibilities of said Heirlooms in his climate, I figured a beautiful image might be a suitable tasty revenge. 

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Paul Pena Day

Today July 11th is Paul Pena Day in San Francisco. Paul was the subject of the documentary Genghis Blues (see this film), in which he learns traditional Tuvan throat singing by listening to his short wave radio in his apartment. He then travels to Tuva to perform in the triennial throat singing festival. In 1999 the Mayors office of San Francisco decreed every July 11th to be Paul Pena Day.

More about Paul Pena HERE and HERE

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

In Praise of Cilantro

If you love Cilantro as much as we do, and if you have as much as we seem to have this year, may I suggest this recipe for Cilantro Cream. It is great for setting a snack off, or as an addition to dinner. Enjoy summer style...

8 ounce cream cheese (soften)
1 tblsp sour cream
1 7 ounce tomatillo salsa ( less if desired)
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp garlic powder
1 bunch fresh cilantro
1 tblsp fresh lime juice

all in food processor until creamy

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sea Bits

Mendocino County

We Have No Vampires

More clusters!
Home grown garlic by our close friends Jessica and Lynn in Boonville Ca. Planted, harvested, and obsessively washed with the help of NMc. Thanks!

Monday, July 6, 2009


NMc's new handmade ear clusters. In a world attracted to symmetry, it is nice to see two distinct bursts on the same beautiful head.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Truly Burly

grow your own