Andrew DeGraff

A few great recent pieces from our overly talented friend, Andrew DeGraff. We can’t get over just how freaking good he is.



Joel Dugan, Feather


Joel Dugan, “Feather”, vellum, gesso, and watercolor
7.5″ x 11″ x 7″


Specimen Horn Speakers

Specimen horn speakers- made in Chicago.



The Shindler Garden

Nice layering + textures. Via Dig it

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all you wonderful Dad’s out there!  A very special thanks to my Pops for being one of my greatest role models and teaching me what you can accomplish with love & family.  We love you!

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, Dad, we love you!



5 New (but random) Style Icons

Well first off, apologies for the lack of posts the past few months.  Things have been a bit crazy here and there are some BIG decisions being made!  More on that a little later.

Anyway, it’s Resort season, which means new Style Icons!  Here’s a little edited version of what’s been going on over at TSI.


Vintage Fortune Teller Machines

Crow’s Nest

I’m on a Boat

The Misfits Get Conservative

Packaging for Cassius Bakery and Deli

I really like this boxing-based packaging designed for a bakery in NYC.. and the bread that comes in it. Designed by Avigail Bahat.

via The Dieline

Style Icon: Cubism

It’s been a while since I posted a Style Icon, but it’s now Resort 2012 time, so I thought I’d better get busy! First up, Oscar de la Renta’s new collection, which I’m 99% sure he must have based on the Cubist movement, pioneered by  Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.

See more Style Icons HERE.

images via Style and google

Toggles for your lamp cord..

I love these lamps by Vij5, because rather than get in the way, the cord becomes a sculptural element that the owner can control.  Plus, they remind me of the toggles that used to come on old Starter jackets back in the 90′s..  Simple, but brilliant!


Mini Concrete Towers

I really love these little (spray paint) buildings that have been popping up c/o Berlin-based street artist, EVOL.

via Freshome

The Perfect Tiny Grill (and I’m not talkin’ the teeth kind)

Now that’s it’s officially spring, all I can think of is laying in the park and grilling out!  (Probably because I’m stuck indoors in my studio)

How cute is this portable grill from Klaus Aalto?  Available HERE.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing Moms out there!

Our lovely Mom

John Jacob Omenhausser, Civil War Sketchbook

John Jacob Omenhausser was a Confederate soldier imprisoned as a POW at Point Lookout, MD for a year, between June 1864 & 1865. He documented his time there in a sketchbook full of watercolors, this sketchbook can be seen here. Here are a few of his drawings.

Baikonur Cosmodrome

Baikonur Cosmodrome. One of the few spaceports in the world, and the first,  on the desert steppes of Kazakhstan.

images via flickr



Material Focus: Black Nickel

Black nickel plating is a nickel zinc alloy. This plating finish has a distinctive warm feeling to it- most all nickel plating has a warm color to it, but the warmth is even more apparent with the black nickel cuts down on the bright chrome-like reflections. There is a sort of vague iridescent coloration to the plating that gives more life to this finish than most other black finishes. One downside is that  bright black nickel plate will take on fingerprints like nothing else.

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