Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Buy Local, Buy Cool

Some of you may be tired already about hearing 'buy local, buy sustainable blah blah blah'... but there is plenty of very cool local, sustainable goodies to be had! So for all you San Francisco Bay Area are a few of my fave destinations for cool local wares...

Anti-Factory has very cool, one of a kind clothes made from recycled fabrics- I have a dress from them that I get so many compliments on. This cute dress will certainly make you stand out anywhere you go!

Cara Lyndon is an Oakland based jewelry designer - I discovered her lovely jewels when she submitted them to The Lab's annual Postcard Show a few years back. Her super cute jewelry often uses vintage findings and are very affordable- this lovely ring is just $30:

And this vintage Japanese button necklace will go with just about anything!

How about some edgy butcher knife cufflinks by Spagwerks for the man in your life?

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hot Stuff

Mark your calendars to check out the next art opening at Frey Norris Gallery in San Francisco - my friend Mary Anne Kluth will be showing some fabulous new work on September 3rd.

Her work is both explosive yet subtle - her more recent work has been quite large scale, but not overwhelming as many large works can be. The expanses of paper are full of vibrant color and have the inticmacy and coziness of smaller works.

The top photo is the full image of this piece, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems - and the detail photos are below. This measures 18" x 104". I love the discreetly perched people (firemen?) amidst the chaotic paint flames.

Ornithological Biography, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 40" x 60".

Red Shift, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 29" x 99".