Sunday, February 28, 2010
You know how when you're running a small two-man letterpress company with both printers/designers living on opposite ends of the east coast, and you have a blog that you try to regularly post to, with things that you find quasi-pertinent, and then you start slacking, and then you feel pressure for a good post, and then one partner asks the other partner to come up with one word that the other partner will then have to make a blog post about, and the 1st partner comes up with the word seaweed, and then you find a seaweed pattern and an animal known as a "dugong" to post about.
Yeah, I know, it happens to me all the time. Click on the pattern image to inspect it a little closer. Good job, Henri Gillet. (Images courtesy of NYPL Digital Image gallery.)
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Spending a considerable number of my waking hours behind a bakery counter, leads you to ponder things you might not unless you were spending a considerable number of your waking hours behind a bakery counter..... like, "if I were to one day own a bakery.... what music would be on the bakery's playlist?" I guess if I was a smart proprietor I would take my average customer's musical proclivities to determine said imagined bakery soundtrack, but let's assume i'm not. I think the first five songs added to the playlist would have to be: 1) Kate Bush- Hounds of Love 2) Bruce Springsteen- Thunder Road 3) Brenton Wood- Oogum Boogum 4) Aretha Franklin- Do Right Woman, Do Right Man 5) Gram Parsons- We'll Sweep our the Ashes in the Morning. Oh, how music can make you feel good.
Until that happens, I have my own little bakery at home. Last weekend's project: making butter (and therefore it's by-product, buttermilk). Take a look at the pictures above. Butter.