just a few (amazing) things 1.21.11

I’m a little disturbed having come to the realization that we are already over halfway through January. Where is the time going?! If you’re in LA next weekend, I highly recommend checking out the Ackerman exhibit that’s opening at the Craft and Folk Museum. Back in ’09, it was at the Mingei in SD and through a random set of events, I had the fortune and honor of meeting and actually working with the Ackermans on their website. The top images above are some actual sketches/specs and thread samples that Evelyn Ackerman had in their studio of some old pieces. The bottom is a pair of candle sticks that were a gift that Jerry made just for me! (OMG you can not believe I thrilled I was about that! ) They are living legends and next Saturday also happens to be Jerry Ackerman’s 91st birthday!! Definitely try to go. You will not regret it. All the info is here.

Anyway, on to the linkage:

• such a great house tour of “Shay and Jeff’s book lovers’ Dallas Home” – mid century mod, a wall of books, and a mushroom ottoman! yes please! (via AT)

• a knit shark water bottle cozy! too much awesomeness. check out more of handamade’s pieces on etsy. (via pinterest– have i mentioned how addicted I am to pinterest? – don’t answer that- you follow my pins here.)

• Continuing with the sea creature theme: a light blue whale tissue holder! (via whorange via making it lovely)

• extremely excited and want all of the Steven Allan/Nike collaboration. View a video and more info here. (via coolhunting)

michele brought to my attention the incredible and inspiring work of Lucie Rie. (via elephant ceramics)

I’ll be down in San Diego this weekend and looking forward to some fun in the sun! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

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