Thursday, July 23, 2009

Norwegian Arms - Louise

First off, cat pillows are now available.

Also, I cut a stencil for my friend Brendan of his cat, Louise, to use as an album cover for an ep he's releasing.
It looks like this:

You can follow Brendan's ramblings here and listen to Norwegian Arms here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I'll be moving in to a huge warehouse in Fishtown with about eight of my friends in a few weeks. We're in the process of cleaning it up now and making it livable. It has a ton of potential and I'm really excited to watch it grow and really become something. First step after moving in, setting up a print shop and dark room. Neat. Mike will be building a small recording studio out of his room and we'll hopefully be able to start putting together some shows. Neat. Here are some "before" pictures:

on the roof
creepy old photos we found in some drifter's luggage
view from the main corridor to the second half of the upstairs.  note: blast door
living room
my bathroom
view of my bedroom
down the front hallway in front of my bedroom
vip staircase
large room from hallway
two bathrooms of three
main corridor.  this is where we're going to set up our "studio" spaces and etc
"party" room
a locker room!
part of our "yard"
view of center city
the first floor.  they're putting a produce/deli in part of this.  yum!

back door and elevator shaft

Patterns and Pillows

I bought a yard of fabric off Spoonflower a few weeks ago and made these cat pillows out of it using the pattern I created (see below). Special thanks to my friend Georgia for teaching me how to sew and also letting me use the brown fabric for the backs(Good call). They're about ten inches by ten inches and will be available for sale on my etsy, as soon as the site is back up and running.


watching the thunderstorm together. aw.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Stranded in Lebanon

For those of you unaware, I just recently spent ten days living in a Walmart parking lot in central PA, where I sold fireworks with two of my friends. Long story short, it was an extremely interesting experience and completely worthwhile. I definitely built a lot of character in the week and a half and came away with some good stories, among other things.

I bought one of those recycled paper brown sketchbooks that I've heard so much about. I really liked drawing in it. These are a few of the people I met while I was working for the man:

A couple days in, my bank canceled my debit card without warning me because someone lifted my numbers from the Walmart. Jose and I had to drive almost two hours the following day to get to my nearest bank, so I'd have more than two dollars for the rest of the "trip". We got lost a few times and stopped in on a townie bar to get directions. These people were super helpful. The tall guy had no lower jaw, but his moustache did a good job of obscuring it.

There are a lot of pregnant people in the suburbs.

These guys were great. They were having a party on Saturday night and invited us to come hang out. They also promised us "tons of pussy" and tried to sell us a variety of drugs, if we were interested.

This guy let us try these new poppers he bought in the Poconos. They were pretty awesome. I think he was trying to sell them to us, but we were too oblivious.

This woman sold fireworks before and assured us that we'd make a killing and gave us tips on how to rip off customers on the fourth(we didn't). She also set off some of the fireworks she bought in the parking lot after leaving. Yay!

Anyway, I'll be updating more frequently again, now that I'm back in civilization, so make sure to check back! Time to get back to addressing my promo mailers! Yay!