some moments i despise shopping and others, like now –thanks to loads of advertising dollars– i want to do it reallyBADLY!  fortunately for several upcoming sale + ooak opportunities, this and next weekends, my desires shall be fulfilled!

handmade porcelain

i’m hoping for a unique piece o’china from KleinReid’s cash-only annual holiday sample sale 12/5 noon to 6pm + 12/6 noon to 4pm @ 135 w 26 (6/7) buzzer #16  <thanks MUG>

oh yes

as a proud member of The {New New} i cannot wait for this weekend’s handmade cavalcade!  think renegade craft fair, but local and therefore more relevant and more satisfying.

rodarte for target

although target will not officially carry their rodarte line until the 20th, 5 pieces <the sequin ribcage dress ($49.99), the black halter dress ($39.99), the coral slipdress ($39.99), + two bow belts ($12.99 each)> will be available pre-wrapped at the 3 day pop-up shop: target to go : 12/11 – 12/13, 10am to 8pm at gansevoort + washington = by the highline entrance <thanks nymag>


oh yes!

click on the image to be redirected to their site // for printing

when i lived on avenue b, giant robot was a once-a-week destination.  at that time it was 2 adjacent shops, connected in the rear.  one housed books + toys; the other, toys + gallery.  at some point since my brooklyn migration – the shop became one, fortunately maintaining the art gallery.  saturday’s line-up looks pretty great

group art show opening

additionally, monday’s paul hornschemeier + jay ryan book tour + signing seems promising.

*saturday – if you show up around 4 you get first dibs on pieces before the reception – just sayin


oh baby

friday henri bendel’s open-see : casting call for designers//artists.  be the next anna sui!

saturday 11-6 : brooklyn’s home show ! early holiday/any shopping w/these desginers.  then suddenly seymour!  a little shop of horrors sing-along at 92Y-Tribeca : heck yes.  $13 for movie + beer.  short notice? don’t fret – team america + spinal tap are next in the sing-along series

feed me

feed me

sunday first go to p.s.1 fall exhibitions opening between noon and 6 then head down to brooklyn for greenpoint oktoberfest! bratwurst! better than the renaissance fair!

rain or shine

rain or shine

or ROAD TRIP up to Boston + if you live there, even better!

i am a proud member of the {NewNew} ! <but i won't be in b-ton>

and if you cannot stand to leave the island of manhattan be sure to check out the 19th annual tompkins square park halloween dog parade @ noon <that’s the rain date and they’ve called it now> highlights from last year . . .

grouchy the dog

grouchy the dog



combo post friday + saturday : might not be the right thing to do but “it is what it is”

Sunday Wedding

sunday wedding

heading to PA for a wedding & really enjoyed drawing this card.  wondering if it is a good or bad idea to add custom/personalized/hand-drawn work to my ETSY shop.  i had forgotten how much i love micron pens and prismacolor markers <for shame>.  if you are reading this and you catch it in time, come to the Fort Greene Flea Saturday June13 and say you read my blog for 20% off.  be there or be somewhere else because fingers crossed for a no rain weekend.


big thanks to my brother for taking pictures last weekend.
he’s a CA resident so the directional kindness + sun were less blinding.

parking lot

parking lot

book section

book section

irresponsibly long lines for food

irresponsibly long lines for bad garlic fries



steampunk meet tara

steampunk meet tara meet <a> mom

thanks for coming

thanks for stopping by

from burning man i think?

burning man?

this weekend is not only the renegade craft fair but also the atlantic avenue artwalk

support craft this weekend + see you @ mccarren.