Saturday, March 24, 2012

Kindergarten gifts...earliest production date 1870

Swift's combination toy blocks for home amusement & kindergarten instruction via an ambitious project collapsing via Artefacts Canada. Description: 1 set of building blocks : wood ; various sizes in wooden box 23 x 16 x 6 cm. + 1 instruction sheet. ;"Patented March 22, 1870."

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monsieur Jean Kress, vos impressions de bois sont si êtes si belle et complètement inattendu. Je suis entré dans mon studio d'aujourd'hui et a été immédiatement emmené à un terrain de jeux aquatiques ... un endroit heureux. Vous êtes un homme incroyable ... je vous remercie beaucoup!

Two Shows...TOO many shows...GO TO SHOWS!

So obviously, I have been neglecting the'll have to go no further than instagram (@bonfirebeachkids) to find my new digital pastime and only good excuse. See, this years been sorta bonkers...good bonkers. New projects right and left and finally seeing the goods on the projects I've been passionate for a while hitting the stores...Quiksilver Women's looks better than ever, Pretty Penny just hit the shelves at American Rag in LA and online at Need Supply Co., and VSTR finally hit the floor at Ron Herman in LA and Pilgrim in Brooklyn! So YEAH, we've been kinda busy. Busy, busy, busy...but definitely not short of inspired, we've just been putting the juice into our projects vs on the blog. Anyway, this weekend I won't be able to make Nat's show in SF, but I am definitely gonna get by Marfa Amigos at Heath and Caitlin Wylde's My Heart is In The Land show.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hui Nalu, Honolulu

This beautiful 100 year old letterhead from Hui Nalu, Honolulu was a gift from Randy Hild and is sitting on my desk inspiring me, so I thought I would share it with you. The club functioned from 1911 to 1918 approximately, so we would guess they made this letterhead early on in the club history... Like 1911 or 1912.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

one goal: to constantly create w/ @carp38

I believe in signs...I often say this. But yesterday, just like most days around here, the signs tend to smack you in the face. I had just finished telling my good friend and associate Melissa about a show I was excited about having at the POPgallery this year, only to look down at her wrist and see this very same artist had penned the word "create" indelibly into her skin...yup. Makes perfect sense...