understanding 'real normal'

via text message from my little sister Nellie

home made desk

Espen at his drawing table


We Would Like to Offer You a Flower

Send a Flower

A new project by David Horvitz at the Reanimation Library Hyde Park Branch at DoVa Temp Gallery


Elements for Balance and Healing

Pia Howell and I have been working on some new projects. Our first collaboration Elements for Balance and Healing will be included in Manifest - O, the inaugural show of Concrete Utopia.

Opening Friday, October 15 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

72 Scholes Street, Fourth Floor
Brooklyn, NY


The Museum Of Useful Things

While visiting Cambridge, MA this weekend I stopped into a shop in Harvard Square called Black Ink. It was a nice design shop full of oddments and featured its own "line" of objects under the name The Museum of Useful Things, basically a curated collection of standard useful objects that are not readily available because they are either considered outdated, or are mainly used in industry. Pictured above is the 4-way rubberband and a bookholder.

I wish that their website followed the same functional aesthetic as the objects they feature:


imprtnt prjcts

hand painted show poster

hand painted burlap poster

sculpture garden with works by Jason Benson

While out west I had the privilege of visiting Important Projects; a small art space on the upper level of a bay area bungalow style home. I was most interested in the space's newly established ritual of hand painted show signs found through out the house. I visited the gallery to see Michael Hunter's Losers and then spent a lovely afternoon in the sculpture garden.

Important Projects


east meets west (friendship benches)

Philadelphia, PA

Big Sur, CA


Looking forward to this tonight:

Nance Klehm will lead a small group on a two hour Urbanforage of Chicago’s Gold Coast. On this informal guided walk through the spontaneous and cultivated vegetation of the urbanscape, participants will learn to identify plants, hear their botanical histories and stories of their use by animals and humans, and share antidotes of specific experiences with these plants. The Urbanforage will begin in the garden of the Graham Foundation’s Madlener House, where participants are invited to sample an herbal beverage made by the artist.



tonight and tomorrow

Opening Tonight, October 1, 7-10  

Permanent Collection at White Flag Projects
October 1 7-10 & October 2 12-5 
4568 Manchester Ave 
St Louis MO 63110

White Flag Projects welcomes Chicago-based project space Golden Age to St. Louis for a weekend a pop-up shop featuring a carefully curated selection of artist books, exhibition catalogues, and a limited-edition fanzine/ tote bag set designed specifically for Permanent Collection by Lauren Anderson, Aylor Brown, Derek Chan, Paul Cowan, Golden Age, Lee Lynch, Megan Plunkett, Jon Rafman, Smith + Linder, and Mylinh Nguyen.