Friday, August 31, 2012
Its been one of the craziest weeks I've had in a long time. Here is a little music to wind down and start off the weekend. This song is pretty good and the video is pretty nice. All in all, very good/nice.
Major Lazer - Get Free ft Amber of the Dirty Projectors
Posted by Debbie Carlos at 8:16 AM
Thursday, August 30, 2012
After 8 years of living in Chicago, we are leaving. DH got a job offer in Michigan and so we will be moving at the end of September. We will miss the city and our friends here but we are definitely looking forward to a quieter life and possibly having a lot more room to spread out. Maybe bunny could even have a little relaxation pen in a backyard so she can spend the rest of her days in the sun!
Still, we are sad to leave our apartment which we have worked so hard on. Planning, arranging, re-arranging, making improvements, installing shelves, and accumulating the things we love and not just quick and easy, short term solutions. Our little turret sitting area ('the golden area') is pretty sweet. We've seen a lot of action from those windows (car accidents, drunk people fights, police arrests etc haha). Sitting there and watching crazy summer storms and winter snow storms is really awesome too.
What would be on your bucket list if you were to leave the place you live?
Posted by Debbie Carlos at 1:10 PM
Friday, August 24, 2012
I am so excited to announce our new guest artist poster by Stephen Eichhorn, now up in the shop!
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Inspired by fashion, music, jewelry and flowers, Stephen Eichhorn uses an exacto knife, and stacks of old magazines and books to create his collages. He sits in his Chicago studio, patiently trimming out pictures of cacti, grasses, palm fronds, and flowers. Fantastical plant worlds emerge as he precisely arranges them together, creating floral universes imbued with mystery, mysticism and unknowable histories.
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Posted by Debbie Carlos at 8:00 AM
Monday, August 20, 2012
I wanted to take some time to show you some non-photo work I have done, specifically the embroidery work I did for the epic photo series called "Owl Scouts" by Todd Baxter.
I learned how to embroider during my time at SAIC under the tutelage of Marianne Fairbanks. I made a couple of maps pieces while in school but didn't do too much after that, despite really enjoying it, until the Owl Scouts project came up. The patches were a part of the ceremonial and camping uniforms the two characters wore, and functioned as a way of storytelling. Some reiterated what happens in the series and others filled in the gaps in the story not told by the rest of the images.
I couldn't find images of all the patches I had made but here are a few:
You can see the complete photo series at Todd Baxter's site.
All patches designed by Anders Nilsen.
Posted by Debbie Carlos at 2:35 PM
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
We here at DHC ~ shop (just me) are planning and scheming
and working hard to bring you some pretty awesome
things coming in the fall. I can't wait to show you!
In the meantime..
'tis the season to spruce up your rooms and dorm rooms
in anticipation for fall and the new school year!
Please enjoy free shipping on orders $40 or more
for the rest of the month.
Use code: SCHOOLISCOOL
Posted by Debbie Carlos at 8:45 AM
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I curated a lookbook for Little Paper Planes with images by Delaney Allen, Elo Vazquez, Cristian Ordoñez, Roger Ballen, Florian Bong Kil Große and Jeremy Edwards.
Featuring products by Cecilia de Corral, Ryan de la Hoz, Kim Winderman, Museums Press, I'm Smitten & MORE!
Posted by Debbie Carlos at 11:05 AM