Archive for November, 2011

Re-Classified at Post 27!

This is just one of the project I’m currently incubating. It’s for all you post-it note hoarders, marker sniffers and obsessive filers (you know who you are). It’s for all those times when you have so much work you can’t see straight and you need a little extra oomphf to get motivated. Re-Classified is a show about work, the office, and the multitude of tools that go into stuff-making. Get organized (or die trying) surrounded by beautiful, inspiring things, we offer all the promise of a fresh sketchbook or a box full of brand-spanking new school supplies. Including office furniture by Post 27, office-themed Neche Collection test prints by Winterbureau, and keep going kits of curated vintage & up-cycled office supplies by yours truly.

Ch-ch-check it out.
Opens next Thursday December 8th at Post 27. Free!
1819 W. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL

Friday Links!

No Black Friday shopping for me! Instead I’m cooking and eating like it’s still a holiday while catching up on the interwebs and my heaping pile of work. Here’s this week’s dispatch of linky goodness.

+ My friend Brandon from FRANK emailed me their latest & greatest: a video of Little Scream’s newest single, The Lamb. What’s interesting is how low-fi the production is, it’s all lit with flashlights which is the perfect accompaniment to Laura’s delicate and expansive sound. Fans of Bat for Lashes, First Aid Kit and/or St. Vincent will dig this as well.

+ New to me Favorite blog: Plenty of Colour.

+ Officey goodness at Muhs Home. I’ll take one of everything please!

+ Holly Wales on keeping your employees happy.

+ I’m excited that my friend Jana’s quirky happy illustrations have a new internet home! Congrats on the new site, lady!

On the Giving of Thanks.

There’s nothing like morning’s fleeting stillness for committing thoughts to words. I barely ever get to enjoy that space, but there’s no more perfect time that right now to reflect and appreciate, even for one moment, how much there is to appreciate. The basic act of thanks is what makes this my favorite holiday hands down. Today, there’s no need for gifts, tacky holiday tunes, or Black Friday drama. Let’s just be grateful and share a beautifully, lovingly crafted meal together. That sentiment is simple, profound and universal.

I’m sure if you celebrate Thanksgiving you’ve already got your menu planned and well on its way, but here’s a few of my favorite recipes I will be making either today or throughout the holiday season. Top to bottom: Poppy Seed Crusted Butternut Squash with Kale & Pomegranate from My New Roots, Apple Cheddar Quickbread from Everybody Likes Sandwiches, Spicy Roasted Broccoli from My New Roots, Smitten Kitchen’s Spicy Sweet Candied Nuts, and Pancetta Sage Stuffing Muffins from A Cozy Kitchen. Guess I better get cracking, huh?