Friday, November 16, 2007

Damon Soule

Damon Soule- wow. I remember seeing his stuff on kidrobot awhile back, and I stumbled across it again today. Why have I become obsessed with toys and fantasy novels? Really. But who couldn't with stuff like this?

Monday, October 15, 2007

Caitie Sellers

Caitie Sellers is a Richmond local who's jewelry really blew me away at MasterQuirks, a 3 day art/craft fair at Quirk! We showcased 15 local artists who sold their goods in the main gallery to the public. Anyway, Caitie has a ton of really great stuff, and she's a new grad from VCU!

Monday, October 1, 2007

halligan norris

At Quirk (where I am in my last week!) we just got a shipment in from Halligan Norris, a really great jewelry maker who is soon-to-be-based in Philadelphia. She has a great one-of-a-kind line and also production work that is really amazing, with old-timey stitchings and tchotchkes.

Friday, September 28, 2007



Thursday, September 13, 2007

i <3 toys

mustaches and bunnys. omg. when they say restocking soon you best BELIEVE that i'll jump on that!

myplasticheart, how can you tease me like this?

new site to check

my friend travis just started a site of his photo/sculpture/design work, and it's super kick ass. that's my technical official description. be sure to check out his surfboards!

plus, this is just a fun image to open the page! --->

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


go ahead, ASK me. ask me if i just bought this camera.....

i DID!!!!!

now ask me how stoked i am...


Monday, September 10, 2007

new gallery!

David Cook

Opening Friday, September 7: “Dear Dead Person,” new work by Brooklyn artist David Cook and Richmond’s own Oura. Opening reception 7-9pm. On display through October 9. 321 Brook Rd.

Brook Rd. is just across the street, near Gallery5. I have a humongous artists' crush on Oura, so be sure to check out the new gallery, and also the sidewalk chalk in front of lift by Oura!

Friday, September 7, 2007

ok, this is just weird

Here's a list of the world's 25 weirdest animals. A few of my favorites are:


and the blobfish:

and who could forget the dumbo octopus?

Fecal Face

Fecal Face just released a how-to on train hopping. They say it's the not the end all be all guide, but it's pretty effing interesting and informative, with plenty of awesome pictures and tips.
It also makes me want to quit everything and just travel!

Words by Andreas Trolf, and all photos by Trolf, Darcy Sharpe, and Dennis Williams

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


I just hung up a show at Joe's Inn in the Fan area of Richmond, so if you are nearby, be sure to come by and check it out! Lots of paintings and drawings, and maybe even a print or 2?

Thursday, August 30, 2007

that's what this etsy shop should be called. i can't even think straight when i look at the plethora of ADORABLE that is girlsavage. AND she's a fellow blogger! why should i not love her?
and yes, i will at some point definitely be treating myself to a chocolate bunny. yes i will.


Natsko Seki. Wow. Definitely check out her animation and book work.

Guess who's my new desktop background at Quirk?

Friday, August 24, 2007

blueflip art

WOW! is pretty much the same thing as Tiny Showcase (in terms of cheap prints with charitable contributions), but they have a wider variety of prints (as far as sizes, prices, and availability go).
Either site, it's a win-win. Before the day is done I MUST make this print by Victoria Maderna MINE!

Thursday, August 23, 2007


So I had no idea that apparently "fingerstaches" are a huge deal. there is a, and also...
Prepare to be schooled.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

new blog

Little Paper Planes is a new find off of D*S (duh). It's amazing and has a surprising amount of work for sale, all at very reasonable prices! Like I needed something else to occupy my time with!!!
They also have a blog that is worth a little look-see. Here is one of their artists Brendan Monroe, who has so much cool stuff I am just sickened. Really.

first friday at quirk

As some of you may know, I've been working on an illustration exhibition at Quirk for about a year and a half. Tables to Walls will feature 9 of the best illustrators from around the world. Go to Quirk on Friday, Sept. 7 from 6-10 pm for the First Friday opening! Seriously though, if you're my friend you'll go.
And if you're worried you might forget, don't you fret. I'll be updating this again and again so you'll have no excuses!

Friday, August 17, 2007

new stuff!

just purchased this skirt from etsy seller lazerbeanz! i can't wait til it comes in. the diamond skirt is too cute for words!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

bunny madness

This is a weird painting I did last year. My professor told me it was ridiculous and cliche. I'm probably going to title it that.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Best Friends Day 6 starts in TWO DAYS! Get stoked!


Generate has an amazing selection of well-designed goods for the household and people of all ages. I saw the tooth light on D*S (a.k.a. the Design Bible) and it inspired me to check out more. It's well worth checking out! See this clock here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

back to the grind

first day back at work after vacation! a tough time for anyone, to be sure. to cope with my thrust back into productive society, i've taken the time to introduce you all to my workspace here at quirk.
so this is the back office:

this is the desk that at any point in time you can find either maggie or i tirelessly working for the greater good of the artistic community:

this is the board that we put important, and sometimes silly, things on over our desk. also a clock:

this is diana's desk. she faces us:

this is what kathy sees when she peeks at us from behind her wall:

this is the cacophony known as katie's desk. i know it's pretty much the same picture:

these are kathy's dogs. one is shaped like a potato:

this is my terrarium. it's pretty much terrarium madness here at quirk.

he is just too cute for words:

that's pretty much it. we like a lot of stuff here.

Sunday, July 29, 2007


so in 6 hours i leave for a week in Maine. I'm stoked about doing absolutely nothing for 6 straight days. updates when i return!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

new find- Andrew Schoultz

So I've really been into installations lately, and this guy is out of San Francisco. So, installations? San Francisco? Really cool art? Check it out.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


So a lot of you might know that I've been working on an illustration exhibition at Quirk that opens in September. Well, September is right around the corner and things are finally coming together for it.

We have such an amazing list of participating artists, like John Foster, Gary Kelley, Anita Kunz, Patricia Martin-Nelson, Joe Morse, Tim O'Brien, Roberto Parada, Tifenn Python, and Greg Swearingen.

"Tables to Walls" will be a fantastic show, if I do say so myself, so keep Friday, September 7 open, and plan on coming to First Friday! More info to come.

Monday, July 16, 2007

kim hoeckele

The shop show at Quirk this month is Kim Hoeckele, a resident of Brooklyn, NY, and a talented pen and ink artist. Her botanical whimsies capture an innocence in nature with their simplicity and honesty. If you are in the Richmond area in the next 2 weeks, be sure to stop by and take a peek.

Friday, July 13, 2007

new blog to check out

I stumbled on Sara Antionette Martin's blog Beastie Weenies, and especially liked her Delectable Monsters! Another selling point is that she works for Kid Robot- maker of the Dunnys! Her Mobile Munny (pictured below) is pretty amazing. So check out her site and prepare to fall in in love.
One day I think I might get in trouble for taking these pictures without asking... but I'm really just trying to expand creative horizons and introduce people to new, exciting things! So please, understand that I only have the purest of intentions!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

this is right up my alley

not a lot of people know that i am a mustache enthusiast. i mean, what else could explain my passionate love for the dandy dunny? fecalface has come up with a contest that proves that mustaches are not dead!
check it here.

Morrissey, Morrissey, Morrissey!

How do I begin to describe the awesome power that is Morrissey? And how was I able to see him twice in a week when I've been waiting years? Both shows were completely amazing and perfect. Amber has tons of great photos and videos, including the one where Timmy kisses Morrissey during "How Soon is Now?" How he was able to get away with that, I'll never know.

PHOTO CRED: AMBER! (Do you think I could have taken such a glorious picture?)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

new look

to anyone who actually reads this (which i think may be no one?) i re-vamped the page a little. this here is a print i just bought off of tiny showcase, which i think i've mentioned before. a glorious little diddy of a website that brings little prints each week to the public with a charity receiving the profits from sales. this one happens to be by justin b. williams, a fellow blogger!

Friday, June 29, 2007

fun stuff.

Heide Trepanier had a show in Richmond this past year, and I fell in love with her vibrant, bright paintings and swirls of color. Her site is high res flash, so it might take a minute to load, but it's well worth the wait.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

prints! hurrah.

A little while back I got 2 mask prints from etsy seller Matty8080, and I love his work! Check out his prints, especially this one that was recently listed.

Friday, June 22, 2007

happiest day of my life to date!

YES! The Dandy Dunny is now MINE! For anyone who doesn't know what a dunny is, check it out at kid robot. Believe me, I'm just wild about them.

Friday, June 15, 2007

happy birthday yesterday jes!

maybe it's not "cool" to like urban outfitters anymore, but i still get their email updates and their new artist series is extremely cool. i only wish i needed a shower curtain so i could get this little gem by faile: