August 3, 2007

I can has drum circle?

Not yours! Hippie.

We spotted this lovely sign at entrance to Union Square park. I thought it might have been a practical joke, but no…the ordinance is published in ARTICLE 4: DISORDERLY CONDUCT. However, the sign maker cited the wrong code (it’s actually 4.01/k). Does that create a loop hole allowing one to avoid prosecution?

July 29, 2007

Mitch and Wendy Simpson

Make your own character at

p.s. Mitch let his beard grow back.

July 8, 2007

We’re moving to Springfield.

Want to join us?

Make your own Simpsons avatar.

p.s. Mitch shaved his beard this week.

June 30, 2007

Me and my new best friend.

Wendy and iPhone

June 19, 2007

One of these days I will learn to not covet things.

Today is not that day. Holy cow, I want this trailor so bad that I can’t even think about anything else. Well, except for the 1965 Ford Falcon convertible that I would need to buy to pull it.

My birthday is coming up soon. Anyone need a gift idea? Teardrop Trailor.

June 16, 2007

Charley Harper 1922-2007

I find Charley Harper’s work very inspiring. When designing toys for Zucchini Pie, I tried to keep his minimalistic nature designs in mind. I just found out he passed away last week.

Charley Harper

There is a new career-retrospective: Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life by Todd Oldham. I would really love to have a copy of the limited edition 2 signed by both Harper and Oldham and it comes with a screenprint of Shadow Dancers.

June 14, 2007

Accidental tourists, and a couple of intentional ones.

We went to Alcatraz last weekend with Russell and Lisa who were visiting from England. We weren’t sure if we were going to like it, being a touristy thing to do and all. We had so much fun! The audio tour was great–lots of history. The views of our favorite city were breathtaking.

Mitch and Wendy on Alcatraz

Russell and Lisa

We spent some time wandering around. There are a few shells of old buildings. Here’s a photo looking through a window into the old Officers Club.

Officers Club

It was also nesting season when we were there. There were lots of mama gulls with their lil babies.

Mama and baby gull

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. If Mitch was a convicted criminal, this is what he would look like if you were visiting him in prison.

Prisoner Mitch

Amazing creatures of the deep.

The little yellow one wants to live with cygnoir.

June 2, 2007

Keeping the house tidy.

Google maps street level camera caught Doug taking out the trash!

A new way for me to commute to work?

Dahon Glide P8 Folding Bicycle