Archive for September, 2010

How Sweet It Is


Mary did these illustrations for the current October issue of Martha Living. She has been a fan of the magazine for many many years. It was amazing to be asked by Vanessa Holden to design illustrations, inspired by a series of lino cuts, she did awhile back, which were based on bodega signage. Really sweet. And yes, the desserts, created by Elizabeth Colling, are as delicious as they look. Shot by Johnny Miller, created by Elizabeth Adler and Tayna Moskowitz. It sure was fun on set.

Razzle Dazzle Fiat


Fantasy ride! A custom painted Fiat Strada in razzle dazzle camouflage, by Patricia van Lubeck in 1990.

King of Clay


Hit & run – go go Rafffffffa!



We love this game – Alphabetic. It’s like having Sesame Street in the palm of your hand. Remember the Roosevelt Franklin’s Alphabet song?

Funk Box


On the optical tip – we got this platter-pak years ago at a flea market outside New Haven, when the getting’s where good. Inside the box is our collection of mostly James Brown 45′s that span his epic career – Polydor, People, King and Smash records. Can’t get enough of his funky stuff!

Eye Candy


What a trip. Mike Wallace at the MoMA 1965: The Responsive Eye. Bridget Riley. Frank Stella. Victor Vasarely. Anonima group. Albers. Optical Illusions. Inspiring new eye candy coming soon.