Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Here's to calm seas in 2010.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The House Red

Recently acquired in house reds including Japanese Batik courtesy of VM and TN, new oxblood striker marble picked up at The Ark, vintage Eastern European(?) hemp ribbon ( my family is crazy for ribbon, sometimes  more than the gift itself, often ironing and pressing before storing for the next year when it most likely will go back to another family member. I have seen some ribbon passed back and forth for years.) Also on the list of reds, NMc's hand made heart lavender infused weights/ eye pillows, and finally the return of VM's repaired hand knit red hemp pillow.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

When in Laguna

When in Laguna, do as I do, eat at The Stand. A venerable Vegan institution for as long as I can remember, little has changed including my affection for the banana date shake with cashew milk.

Monday, December 28, 2009

LB Days

Back home in San Francisco re-living the sun and Laguna hometown meanderings. Table Rock, Agate and South Laguna Community Gardens. More to come...

Thursday, December 17, 2009

In the Pocket

In house pocket varieties.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Franciscan Manzanita

San Francisco plant thought extinct for nearly 70 years found near Golden Gate

Associated Press
Posted: 12/14/2009 01:36:27 PM PST
Updated: 12/14/2009 01:45:20 PM PST

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco native plant thought extinct by botanists has been discovered near the Golden Gate Bridge.
The last, wild Franciscan Manzanita was believed to have perished in the 1940s when the city cemeteries where it grew were moved south to allow for neighborhood expansion.
But when construction crews recently cleared eucalyptus trees in the city's Presidio area, it exposed the only specimen known to exist in the wild.
Botanist Daniel Gluesenkamp spotted the manzanita shrub as he drove over the Golden Gate Bridge. He later visited the site to confirm his sighting — the first in nearly 70 years.
The Wild Equity Institute has filed a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the plant under the Endangered Species Act.

Friday, December 11, 2009


A few new bowls including a large mixing bowl for NMc.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Jack Frost

Cold weather at our CSA Farm is proving to be the most harmful element in the destruction of crops. In our newsletter we were informed that sometimes farmers will spray the crops with water, sealing the crop in ice cocoon, preserving some temperature. The image above is from a previous frost. Say a prayer for your favorite vegetable....

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Water Wolf Secret

As part of Today and Others at QNP, I recorded some music that was performed and remixed each week during the running of the show by Shimomitsu. This just arrived, very limited edition, cd/dvd of the performances and remix.

More Shimomitsu HERE.
Today and Others post HERE

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Washi Masking Tape

Japanese Washii Masking Tape as seen on Hunter/Gatherer