Archive for March, 2010

the doggie gaga project

Friday, March 19th, 2010


Recently this project has been getting a lot of press and rightly so…who wouldn’t love dogs dressed as Lady Gaga. Photographer Jesse Freidin was recently commissioned by the Impossible Project to photograph dogs in Lady Gaga costumes using 2 packs of Polaroid film. The series is very original and completely adorable. See all the doggie gaga here.

left: Xochitl, right: Gunther via here

dream house

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010


Yes, I found my dream house in Key West…isn’t it lovely? AND when I finally win the lottery this is what I’ll be buying, (a girl can dream right?) The house is better known as the “Calvin Klein house” because Calvin owned it in the 80s. I really don’t know much more about the house other than its octagon shaped and has gorgeous turquoise shutters and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, oh and did I mention that I want it! More info about this beauty here and here.


pictures via me

j. seward johnson

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010


Another exhibit featured at the Key West Museum of Art & History was J. Seward Johnson’s exhibit “ICONS” which featured life-size sculptures of some of America’s most iconic moments in history, art and movies. There were sculptures surrounding the museum and then a small section inside the museum where I got to meet Mona Lisa, Marilyn Monroe, the American Gothic couple and the girl with the pearl earring. As you can see my sister and I had a lot fun to posing with the sculptures.

key west art museum

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Marios Sanchez  Morning Gossip

Exploring the island on the very first day of the trip we came across the Key West Museum of Art & History. The museum features some portraits of Key West’s famous people as well as work by some of their most well-known artists—my favorite being folk artist Mario Sanchez. Most of his pieces are reliefs carved into wood panels and then brightly colored to accurately reflect street scenes, places and people from Key West during the early 20th century. Sanchez’ work has a certain charm and honesty about it; seeing the culture and beauty of Key West through his eyes. These pictures do not do his work justice. See more of his pieces here.

Marios Sanchez  Taxi 96001440 copy

Top image: Morning Gossip, Bottom image: Taxi, via here.


Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Picture 13

Last night I watched Lemonade—a movie about 16 advertising professionals that were laid off from their jobs and as a result were able to find their true calling. It’s a incredibly inspiring movie that makes you question life/work/values—it sure made me analyze my life. Overall an uplifting movie proving that you can make the best of the worst of times. Definitely worth checking out.

images via here


Tuesday, March 16th, 2010


While in Key West last week I came across the Zbyszek art gallery. I was immediately drawn to the bright colors, movement, textures and abstract figures in the work and I knew that I wanted to purchase one of his pieces to remind me of my trip to Key West. I need to photograph the piece I purchased and I will share it later in the week.

Check out his work. It really is amazing–each piece has so many details that you could stare at one painting for hours. And his wife’s beautiful work is featured on the site too.

More from my trip coming soon.

images via here

key west

Friday, March 5th, 2010

I’m heading to the Florida Keys for the next week. I’ll be sure to take lots of pictures and share all the details when I return.


photo via here

dc big flea market round 2

Friday, March 5th, 2010


The DC big flea market is happening again this weekend at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More details here if you are interested in attending. I will be heading there on Saturday with high hopes of finding some good stuff.

photo by me, taken of 3 potato 4‘s booth at the last dc big flea market

kerri conrad

Thursday, March 4th, 2010


right: Skeleton Girl   left: Octogirl

Last October I purchased one of Kerri Conrad’s pieces at DC’s Crafty Bastards. It was really hard to choose just one, but I ended up deciding on “Skeleton Girl,” (pictured above.) I adore Kerri’s quirky, dark and playful illustration style. Each piece is an original ink drawing that is attached to a wooden plaque, all coated with resin. It’s not obvious in these pictures but the ink drawing is mounted in a way that makes it float in front of the plaque.

See more of Kerri’s work here.


Twins (all pictures via Kerri’s site)

personal business cards

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Since I recently did a small post on business card inspiration I thought I would share the fancy seeing you here business cards and tags. I letterpressed these cards and tags using a Vandercook press. And now for some shameless self-promotion: If you’re interested in having your own letterpress business cards I’m always looking for new projects.