Thursday, December 31, 2009

Slow Hands, Soft Touch

The four black fingertips are the result of our seasonal homepage shift. I still haven't washed them off yet, it's kind of fun being two-tone. I tried scanning my hands by placing them directly on the glass, but the results were a little too xerox copier 1990 so I ended up leaving them lifted above while the bright light did it's magic. I like my hand scans blurry.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

deep in the stacks...

After almost two years, I am finally building bookshelves to properly house our ever-growing library. It's gotten to the point where I can't even remember all the books I have, with every shelf crammed with stacks at least two deep, and more in boxes piled in the storage loft and under my desk.

I think it'll look like this when I'm done.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

keeping up with the times...

A wall calendar by Enzo Mari.

I just finished an interview with him in my new favorite magazine, apartamento.

If you happen to be in Chicago or on the Internet, my favorite bookstore, Golden Age, also carries it.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

the ghost of christmas past...

Happy Holidays from the entire staff of Brown Parcel Press. We know your future's bright, just find a good pair of shades.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hot Tamales (and they're red hot)

Even though it's 36 degrees and rainy outside, it has been such a good friday! Brown Parcel Press was featured on DesignSponge today, and lord knows I check her blog like it's my job so, the mention feels great. Also, i'm getting all of my crafting/ cooking supplies ready to get on the road in a few hours. I'm going down to my folks farm for a Daddy/ Daughter weekend. We haven't had one of those in I can't remember when, and man, i've been missing it. Hanging out with the whole family is amazing, but sometimes those one on one visits reveal so much. (The tamale recipe above is in honor of my dad, who hails from the Mississippi Delta. Recipe courtesy of Screen Doors and Sweet Tea)

Thursday, December 17, 2009


If you've ever met me, you know i'm a sucker for guys with glasses and beards.
If you've never met me, now you know- I totally understand where Mrs. Claus is
coming from.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Odds and Ends

These are some photos that I took while shooting recent work last week. I love these pictures, but they just don't fit in anywhere. Last Saturday + Sunday were Craft Fair days.... one last Craft event coming up this weekend in Brooklyn at 3rd Ward. Gotta be up at 5AM to sell doughnuts tomorrow morning. Apple fritters and hot chocolate anyone?