Monday, June 29, 2009


July 11th

Featured artists:
Mark Keeler
Erin Boland

Musical Performances by:
and Bananafish (members of Laughing Man and fffever)

Come one come all. $3 suggested donation. snacks and drinks available, but pelase bring your own to make sure you have enough :)

1513 Oak Street, NW DC
please enter the basement around the side of the house


Thursday, June 25, 2009

It's Alright

Snack Attack

(photo credit Josh Yospyn)

Saw these two at Irvine Gallery last friday. I was trying to explain to Melissa and Dave how this couple has been to every art opening I have ever been to in DC AND Virginia, specifically for the snacks. Now do you guys believe me? Feel free to read the following (outdated) article on Keren and Alexander and their insatiable hunger for finger foods:

The first half of this post makes for a perfect segue to another topic of discussion. Keep an eye out for the most passionate and groundbreaking documentary you've ever seen (opposite), arriving at E street July 3rd. It just so happens to feature two characters not unlike (but not really that similar, they both just happen to be old and surrounded by art) our own Keren and Alexander.
The only difference is that Herb & Dorothy actually buy things and care, in general.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Zana at Garbage Dress crafts major boot upgrade:

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday, June 8, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

DIY Bear Rug

Myself and the wee one, Elizabeth Graeber, beneath the watchful eye of momma Jenn, made our very own BEAR RUG. We've only been talking about this for like MONTHS. It might be slightly offensive to those EPA and Greenpeace people to design a rug made from the skin of the endangered Polar Bear, but you know what? It's not a real Polar Bear, so back off.

All you need is a large piece of white canvass or fabric (something heavy, like denim), a pencil, gesso, assorted acrylic paints (black, white, blue and yellow), brushes, and varnish.

First apply a thick, even coat of the gesso directly on the fabric. After letting that dry (you can use a hairdryer if you don't feel like waiting), loosely sketch the outline of your bear and some details for the face. Apply the paint to give your bear life! Let dry for a bit, then apply the varnish (either outside or near an open window). The next day, cut around the edges are you are DONE. If you have time, i would do some sort of edging so it doesn't fray. So easy, dudes.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lizzie Fortunato for UO

pulled from Refinery29 blog:

Lizzie Fortunato designer-sisters Elizabeth and Kathryn can string together rocks, baubles, and chains like nobody's business. And now we're one step closer to pairing all our summer cocktail frocks or white t-shirts with a little side of Fortunato flair, because they've partnered with Urban Outfitters on a line of drastically cheaper gems. The eight-piece collection will incorporate brass bolts, metal chains, metallic bows, and circular charms into their oversized statement necklaces (from $48) and bracelets ($34). The lower-priced line, called Hope Marian, will include a big collar necklace updated with large brass studs, acid green bows, and colorful buttons. Sounds just like the sort of whimsical, fantastical thing we've come to expect from them. Mark your calendars for this July, when the line hits stores!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

It's all happening

Getting ready for Bored of Trade, part deux

see you on the 25th!

Friday, April 17, 2009

New projects

New accessory projects ideas!

Thursday, April 16, 2009



The Mummies are on tour:

At Southpaw in Brooklyn Wed. 6/10
AND at Maxwell's in NJ on the 9th


tickets seem to be either sold out (probs) or not on sale yet. does anyone know the deets?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bored of Trade, thank you!

DUDES, the first Bored of Trade was a total success. Cozy, warm atmosphere with lots of high fives and hugs. I recieved so much positive feedback that my cheeks are still blushing. I will be having this way more frequently than i had originally thought (will you guys be around late June?)

Also! I was able to finally shake the hands of the Listopad Ladies who were kind enough to give us some MAD PROPS on their lovely blog:

Photos by Liz Gorman: