Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Nylon February Drawings

Spending the last few days on the couch with a cold left me with plenty of time to catch up on some reading and drawing.  Here are a few of the sketchbook pages from that 48hour period.  

Both drawings were done using the Staedtler pigment liner 0.5 and based on pages from the February Issue of Nylon Magazine.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad!

I illustrated a cupcake just for you.  Sorry I wasn't able to bake a real one.  Although, you're  probably better off not having me bake anything... I love you!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday with the Sniffles

Please bear with me through this recent pile of kleenex and consumption of hot and cold liquids.  I seemed to have come down with a little bug yesterday.  

Stay tuned for future posts and future health.
Image from The Vintage

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dearest Husband,

I hope you will find it in your heart and in your bank account to forgive me.  
From here on out I want to dress exclusively in Prada.  xoxo

View the complete collection here.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Acne Fall Winter 2012

Its the color palette and the proportions for this collection.  Superb.
See the full collection here.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Better Late than Never...

How about keeping track of the days, weeks, months with this Manly Hipster Man Calendar by Paule T.B. available on etsy.

Packaging Love

Stumbled upon this giant wheel of baby swiss at Whole Food.  I love the wave.  

Friday, February 17, 2012


An elegant way to carry all the necessities for President's Weekend.

Custom bags and wallets constructed in the Pearl.
images from the entermodal

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Taking Time...

Salutations cyber friends and viewers.  First off allow me to apologize for not posting yesterday.  I needed to take a little bit of me time and sleep in after a long night of tending bar on Valentine's Day.  I hope you didn't think I was ignoring you.  Also, today I am catching up on some much needed chores and my to-do list.  Sometimes it just all piles up at once.  However, while I am fighting off dust bunnies, dryer cycles and errands in town, please enjoy the recent ink sketch of my frames.  I just love using the Staedtler pigment liners.  For the glasses below I used the .3.  Let's talk soon.

Oh, but before I go... what do you think of the addition of a background photo?  It is an areal view of Portland shot in the late 70s.  


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday in French is Jeudi

My sincerest apologizes for the lack of a post yesterday.  I was busy studying for French class and running a few errands.  However, I did find time to cash in my credit at Buffalo Exchange for this little Marc Jacobs number...

Isn't she lovely? Elle est belle, non? 

PS... if the translation isn't correct, let me know.  I am only 4 weeks into French for Beginners. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Haberdashery

A little less than a week old, The Haberdashery is an exciting new business venture of Todd Everett Kinner.  Popping up in the old Recycled Chic Boutique space, only this time specifically for the XY variety.  With designer duds and great basics for sale, The Haberdashery is a must.  Impeccably styled and carefully selected, the racks are full of great labels and fine fabric choices, plus, the price range is highly competitive with dress shirts from the likes of Mui Mui, to Banana Republic and J. Crew for $20- $60.  You could be dressing like a total dandy for under a Benjamin.  

Also, the newly opened shop is looking for consigners, so if you are a gentleman, or at least dress like one and have an inclination to clear out your closet The Haberdashery is the place.  

Todd Kinner
The Haberdashery
744 NW 12th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

Find them on Facebook 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Playlist...Je Me Donne A Qui Me Plait

TrĂ© belle.  Bonne chance cette semaine! Un bise.

Monday, Monday

Ok, so in theory, I have lodes of ideas and images to share with you this week.  For the moment though, a few tasks that I have been procrastinating on are at hand.  So please stay tuned.  In the meantime, check out my ink drawing of a typewriter.

Here's to the week ahead!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

First Thursday is for Artists...

Last weekend while strolling around downtown and the West End, my friend and I popped into Parallel's new location on SW Washington, next door to Pinkham Millinery.  The new space is great and full of light.  But what truly caught our eyes were the beautiful portraits by Ruth Shively on display.

Here are a few other examples of her work.

For more information check out her website, flickr or etsy.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Today In History...

... at least three significant icons in the world of style and poise were born:
Clark Gable (1901), Langston Hughes (1902), and my mom (year omitted- so if you really want to know you can ask her).

Happy Birthday, Mom!  I hope it is a joyous occasion.  

P.S.  Thanks for being super awesome.