Art + Craft

An Art Shanty Afternoon

We visited the Art Shanty Projects at Medicine Lake this afternoon with Hailey. Despite the rain and perhaps because today is the WARMEST DAY OF THE YEAR at thirty-six degrees, we enjoyed our first visit to the shanties. Having come prepared (thanks to Mel) with art to share, all three of us exchanged art at […]


The Squirrel Family

My cousin Toño is an amazing paper folding artist. Here’s just one example of his work. To see more, check out his origami photo set. Image: The Squirrel Family, Toño Garcés.


Aesthetic Apparatus Poster Sale

Get ’em while they’re cheeeeeeeeeep. I’m working from 10—7pm on Friday so I’ll probably miss this, but I thought I’d share. Note that the sale is NOT available at Aesthetic Apparatus’ online store, only on Snelling. Image: theapparatus

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United Steaks

Couldn’t resist re-blogging this (via Oh Joy! by Dominic Episcopo). I’m just sorry the U.P. is missing… and that isn’t the best depiction of the L.P. either. But hey, when’s the last time you sculpted a steak? See two more at Oh Joy! and check out Episcopo’s amazing food photography by navigating to the portfolio’s […]


More Cycling with Adam Turman

Just when I thought I’d shown you all available bikes… a day later Adam added more. Here’s a quick roundup for your Friday morning. The third is a poster Adam designed for the Minneapolis Bike Tour. More on that later… but you can sign up here for now. Just like last time, images are links […]

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Adam Turman’s Bikes

I just got a new bike. I am enjoying riding all over Minneapolis. I’m enjoying it so much I even folded up the bike to take it home to Michigan for a ride or two. Related to that enthusiasm, I’ve thinking about purchasing one of the many bicycle related prints of Adam Turman, a Minneapolis […]

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Kennedy Prints! A Letterpress Printery

After following a link in a tweet from SimpleScott to the Post Family’s home page, I found a link to the website of Kennedy Prints, self titled “A Letterpress Printery.” Here are a few of my favorites. In explanation of the first which bears the quotation, “It is the duty of children to wait on […]

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Laying out a gallery wall

About 10 minutes ago I was going to write about my first adventure in laying out a gallery wall (I suppose this handful of sentences somewhat counts). I bought a number of Ribba frames from IKEA to go with one I already had and used the papers inside to test possible layouts on our bedroom […]

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Posterhänger by Jørgen Møller

On Monday I ordered another PosterHänger, a product that makes for a great cheap (!) frame for just about any sized work on paper. Designed by Jørgen Møller, they range from 12 to 72″ in length. I just ordered a 72″ for Tom’s world map (which is about 69″ wide) that I’ll soon be hanging in our bedroom […]

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Spool knitting, learning on the job

One of the great things about where I work is that I often have the pleasure of observing workshops as the classroom space is very close to my desk area. Right now there is a knitting-focused exhibit on view for another month or so, so naturally workshops have focused on knitting as well! I was […]