I’m an online misfit when it comes to self-disclosure. Sharing works in progress, sketches and half-formed ideas, not to mention my real name, has all the appeal of walking the plank naked (now I’ve turned creative anxiety into a porn scenario). But I like it when other people do it, and I recognize the disconnect … Continue reading
I am a daughter, but not a mother. Dorothea Lange’s famously photographed migrant mother had seven children at the age I have none. What I guess is this: once you become a mother, you cannot be impartial, observing life without participating. You are vested, primal. Writer Sarah Black describes a mother’s transformed gloss on reality … Continue reading
Blogging virtue doesn’t require avoiding vice—it only means you should document it well. On a recent trip to Astor Wines & Spirits, much like a greedy child wandering through the snack aisles of a supermarket, I got separated from P. I was seduced by the bottle. Exterior, not contents, that is. We are not vodka … Continue reading
SPLAT = worth skipping SINGLE = worth trying DOUBLE = worth a repeat TRIPLE = worth a special trip! “You’d have to be a masochist to eat frozen custard in December,” I told P. He wasn’t impressed that I only reviewed one Shake Shack flavor last month, cranberry-cashew (a splat under my new Scoopmeter rating … Continue reading
If you crave cheeky Veer merch, you’ll love these vintage finds. It seems like the 60s, 70s and 80s were a heyday for typographic product design. Is it stating the obvious (and narrowing the use) to emblazon a tray with the word BREAD, a jar with the word COOKIES, or a bowl with the word … Continue reading
Why not pause during the course of my busy day to take pictures of the display windows at Fishs Eddy, purveyors of plates, glassware and tchotchkes? I can only hope I am less of a neurotic New Yorker than our lovely painted portrait characters, but I did get all the in-jokes (forgive the typos). Actually, … Continue reading
Collected images with a seasonal feeling, featuring special printing and finishing techniques.