Thursday, November 26, 2009

Glee Feature Last Night!

Episode 11 "Hairography" featured my "DJ SAKE1" stencil in Eve's office!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Huge Holiday Sale!

Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sales

Valid November 27th - 30th


20% off all paintings
(free shipping on select paintings*marked)

(All discounts and sale prices will be issued as a refund through Paypal)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Japanese Apples

Traditional Japanese apple farmers use stencils to emboss designs on fruit skin. (Photo: Jane Alden Stevens, University of Cincinnati Magazine)

The abundance, quality and diversity of the Western New York apple crops seem even more of an eater's windfall when you consider the apple's status in Japan.

In Japan, the fruit is usually reserved for special occasions, since a single apple can cost $10, according to this fascinating story by Deborah Rieselman in the University of Cincinnati Magazine.

Jane Alden Stevens, a UC photography professor, documented the practices of old-fashioned Japanese apple farmers, whose painstaking craftsmanship results in apples that sell for as much as $150. The younger farmers do things differently, and the practices are dying out.

These Japanese apple farmers pick most of an apple tree's blossoms to focus the plant's efforts on fewer fruit. Each apple is enclosed in a protective bag for most of its growth. Some take elaborate measures to focus sunlight on the fruit, such as laying reflective sheets underneath trees to bounce sunlight onto the apples' pale bellies.

For maximum effect, read it while crunching into a juicy Cortland.

Original post

The Buffalo News

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Food & Wine Feature

My Cherry Blossom Tumbler is Featured In Food&Wine Magazine December 2009 issue!
So pick up the issue and check it out!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I love Maneki Neko

Blow Up Maneki Neko
51 inches tall

I LOVE THIS ONE! I wish it was mine!
Maneki Neko: Jumbo Size Black
41 inches tall

Maneki Neko: Jumbo Size White
41 inches tall

Koban Maneki Neko
10 inches tall $63

and would LOVE to have this one!
Kaiun Maneki Neko
19 inches tall

Koban Maneki Neko Black
14 inches tall

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Urban Soule * Deli Limited Artist Tee

Be sure to visit Deli in the Historic Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle and pick up your very own Urban Soule * Deli T-shirt. Designed by Urban Soule for Deli, it is a limited edition tee so hurry while they have them!
Available in men and woman's
• 40’s 100% Cotton Jersey
• Garment washed for super soft hand
• Machine wash cold, tumble dry medium

87 Yesler Way

Check out what Thrillist is saying

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Deli Seattle Artist Tee Release Nov 5th

Since opening its doors for business in May 2009, DELI has made an impact in Pioneer Square’s growing community of fashion retailers and art galleries. Even with “For Lease” signs popping up throughout the neighborhood and the Viaduct construction looming, DELI is off to a strong start and has created a buzz among locals and tourists as the new “must see” boutique in Seattle. “What makes DELI unique is not just the concept behind the store, it’s our involvement in the art community here in Pioneer Square. Every month we feature the work of a local artists that we unveil at the Artwalk on the first Thursday of each month, says Max Heigh, owner of DELI.

On November 5th, 2009 DELI will launch, its new online store featuring the release of the “DELI Art Series,” a collaboration of t-shirts created by each of DELI’s featured artist from the past, present, and future. Each t-shirt will feature one design selectively chosen by the artist along with a custom hangtag displaying their bio information. DELI’s featured artist include Brad Strain, Adrien Miller, Joe Vollan, John Osgood, Kyle Kesterson, Kim McCarthy (my bad ass self), Michelle Anderst, & Bobbi Eperson just to name a few.

“The number one goal for the DELI Art Series is to promote the work of our local artist and give customers the ability to own a t-shirt that is more than just a design…It is a piece of art!”

About DELI– Located in the heart of Pioneer Square at 87 Yesler, Seattle, WA 98104. DELI is a premium men and women’s boutique housing independent designers and contemporary lifestyle brands. Store hours Mon-Sat 11-7.