Thursday, June 24, 2010

a few new works and a collaboration.

I've been making a little art in our hot garage. I'm not sure what I'm thinking working with hot wax out there these 95 degree days...but they are. You can kind of tell I've got homes and nesting on the brain. Its all I'm looking forward to these last few weeks before we move to Indianapolis. I'm sending all of these down to shopSCAD tomorrow. xo
{This piece is actually a collaborative work between me and a little wren that had taken up nest in a flower pot right outside my window. It was amazing to me watch this busy bird working so hard day after day! I'd never had such a front row seat to a real nest building. Sadly, he (i think) abandoned it one day. I think there was a tussle with another bird or crow as I came home to find it all scattered about.  I was so sad waiting day after day to see if he would return. Weeks past and there was no sign  of him, so I collected up the remnants and added to his handiwork.}

Mixed media: vintage papers, ephemera, beeswax, wood construction.
Katie Runnels 2010- available soon at shopSCAD. 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Man Shops Globe shops SCAD!

There was much excitement a few weeks ago when Keith Johnson visited Savannah College of Art and Design to shoot a segment for his new season of Man Shops Globe for the Sundance Channel. He was working with SCAD's design expert, Rebecca Gardner who presented him with a specially prepared showhouse of work by SCAD artists and designers. The displays were so incredible that I had to share a sneak peek of them with you here! The brilliant design team behind the magical displays are a few folks you will recognize...Amy Zurcher of ShopSCAD, and Trish Andersen and Maureen Walsh of Domestic-Construction. The new season premieres June 30th, 10pm e/p. 
{Photos by Adam Kuehl.}
The exterior of the showhouse - SCAD's Smithfield Cottage- was adorned with more of those amazing giant fabric lanterns by Karen McVay Butch and Martha Enzmann!

The porch was a showcase for the colorful pillows and puffy frames by SCAD's Working Class Studio.

A peek into the library reveals a surreal vignette composed of a painting by Gregory Eltringham, pottery by Irene McCollam, antique chairs and table, cozied under another McVay-Enzmann Lantern.

A peek into the parlor reveals a collection of handcrafted pillows by several different SCAD-related artists including Working Class Studio, Paige Hathaway Thorn, Domestic-Construction,  Amelia Allen, Lauren Vass,  Laura Davis and Jessica Rogers. Pottery by Irene McCollam. Handmade bowls by Christine Gentz (acrylic woven, left) and Kara Firstenberger (right).

The dining room table-scape is a mad, bountiful collection of artwork, design and vegetables! The original drawing on wall is "Cash for Gold" by Stephanie Howard.

Detail of dining room table display. Melamine Dinnerware by Working Class Studio, Silver Teapot and Goblet Assemblages by Adam Smith, Bird in a Bell Jar Assemblage by me!

Large paintings by Summer Wheat, Modern Lichen Lounge by Christine Gentz, Wall decals by Laura Davis. Ceramic sculpture by Monica Cook!

The Ultimate Table and Woven Chairs by Christine Gentz are highlighted by four hanging knitted Tree Cozies by Karen McVay Butch. Photo in the background is "Ribbon" by Jade McCully.

Watch the season premiere of Man Shops Globe
June 30th at 10pm on the Sundance Channel!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kipper Millsap has a Dandy New BloG!

I've been meaning to tell you to be sure to check out my favorite Man-Craft Magician, Kyle Millsap's new blog: Kipper Millsap! Remember Kyle's adorable place from back when? He's also the Visuals Manager at you know he's swimming with creative ideas...and he's sharing them!! So, scooch over Mr. Oldham, and make room for your new bff....Kipper Millsap! xo
Kyle's own collage header shows off his mad vintage-inspired graphic design skillz! I adore his style!

Visit Kipper Millsap to learn how to build your own display pegboard!

Kyle's Millsap original bedazzled bow-tie.
Learn how to make your own just in time to make Father's Day Fabulous!
Kyle Millsap. Hello, handsome.
Kyle is the only man I've ever met who can completely rock
a brooch and he can show you how!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Golden Age Illustration Candy Store

Hour upon hour is easily spent perusing the antique magazine and advertising art collected at! xo

Saturday, June 5, 2010

i la la love laurie

Behold the handcrafted wonders of Laurie Cinotto!
I admire her creative work so very much as well as the rescue work she does through her Itty Bitty Kitty Committee! I've been marveling my way through her glorious photos all morning! xo

Laurie's toppers are special in that her arrangements are created using
millinery leaves and baubles mixed with her handmade crepe paper flowers!

Laurie's DIY Project for The Bride's Cafe- The Fall Family Tree
The Fall Family Tree is one of my absolute favorites!

Laurie's sweet home...see her Design*Sponge sneak peek here!

A glimpse of Laurie's inspiration board.

Laurie takes the most incredible photos of her foster kittens...
see more on her blog and Flickr Album!
You can support her rescue operations by purchasing these sweet kitteh mugs through Laurie's IBKC shop or tell all your friends in the Seattle area about her wonderful rescue operation: IBKC! xo

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Blue Carrot Shop

Have you visited the darling vintage-wares shop, Blue Carrot Shop? Proprietor, Alexandra Charitan "a Graphic Designer by trade and a treasure hunter by preference" stocks her sweet online shop with  the kitschy collectibles and vintage goodness that usually takes hours of scouring to find! Visit the shop and blog! xo

Vintage Biology Department Specimens
ew! I'd love to have these!!