the view from here.
the view from here this week:
1. into vintage? well, who isn’t the way the world is going these days!? then you’ll like this blog, cathy of california. take a walk down memory lane with some of the great finds cathy digs up. i especially liked these vintage ceramics monthly magazine covers from 1953 to 1954.
2. are you a total dweeb when it comes to photoshop, like i am? i’m learning, and continue to learn (in fact i justed signed up for round two of blogshop in l.a.). in the meantime, to try and teach myself new tips, i turn to pugly pixel. katrina tan is very generous here with her free pugly pixel photoshop tutorials, so it’s time to brush up!
3. if you like to cook, then you will love san francisco’s pot + pantry. locally, the shop hosts a great series of free skill-exchange workshops, presented by local makers, chefs, gardeners, bakers, foodies and farmers. check that out. also, Pot + Pantry buys, sells and trades new and gently used kitchenware directly with their customers, and if you’re not local, you can buy these great finds online.
4. apparently, emily post’s descendents are still kicking around her old school manners, but this time they’re busting out their online etiquette with their new book, emily post’s etiquette, manners for a new world. i’m kinda curious if they can offer up some much needed online advice, because i certainly see the need. and, if you can’t get your head around the idea of an actual book, yep, there’s an app, too.
5. do you read sweet paul? you should. sweet paul will teach you how to make sushi and other yummy stuff. and never fear, if sushi’s not your thing, maybe baking is — and sweet paul is just the guy for that. duh, that’s kinda his name. the current issue is online now, and the spring issue is due march 9.
6. it seems like you could really learn something about these famous painters from their palettes. who was ocd? who might have been a bit of slob? i dunno, lots of things. but whatever we learn, they’re most certainly pretty to look at. how to be a retronaut is full of these fun facts that may only be good for cocktail party chatter, but nonetheless, i like this site. and this by the way, is the painting palette of Paul Gauguin. what do we think it says about him?