Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Baby

Otis Redding "Merry Christmas Baby" from Soul Christmas (Atlantic, 1968)

(Photo: Radio towers on Queen Anne Hill, Seattle, WA, December 2010)

6:18 AM

Vince Guaraldi "Christmas Time Is Here"
from A Charlie Brown Christmas (Charlie Brown Records, 1965)

(Photo: Beauregard, the tree we bought in I think 2003 from a hardware store while passing through Staten Island. I never thought it was such a bad little tree.)

Friday, December 24, 2010

8:42 AM


A rendition of "Christmas for Cowboys" by former poet-laureate of Colorado John Denver, from
Rocky Mountain Christmas (1975, RCA)

(photo: My grandpa, Don Woodfin, Ellensburg, WA, 1968)

Image of the Day

Star on the Bon Marché department store in downtown Seattle.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

On the Town

New Series: On the Town.

Glasser at the Crocodile awhile back.

Four well-accessorized ladies (Emily, Theresa, Ashley, Samantha) at Oddfellows

Emily and Laura C. watching the A Frames at the Andy Kotowicz Family Foundation Benefit Show a couple weeks back.

A Frames

Emily at Linda's

Charles Leo Gebhardt IV at the Comet

End of a night

Christmas Power

In the late '60s, through some back-channel negotiations that I still don't fully understand, my dad got on Phil Spector's mailing list.

(photo by the legendary
Guy Webster)

Best Foot Forward

Emily is entertaining family, finishing up her Christmas shopping, and picking up our delicious Christmas roast from Rain Shadow Meats today, so in her stead and honor, I nominate:
Christian Louboutin Pigalle 120 polka-dot pumps, $595 at NET-A-PORTER.

Basically like wearing 1000 miniature twinkling stars on your feets. Recommended for New Years.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Image of the Day

William Claxton: Irving Blum on the Ferus Gallery boat with Peggy Moffitt (right) and friends, 1960 – from the book Ferus, a retrospective of the Los Angeles gallery established in 1957 by Walter Hopps and artist Ed Keinholz. Blum bought out Keinholz in 1958 and under his direction Ferus became one of the most important galleries on the West Coast, showing forward-thinking art by Wallace Berman, Ed Ruscha, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol, and others until it closed in 1967. The book, designed by Bruce Mau, is available directly from Gagosian Gallery, which held an exhibition in 2002 celebrating the Ferus Gallery.

(via 1st Dibs)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rebel Girl


Kathleen Hanna with some entertaining stories of the '90s.

(via Kelly O)

Image of the Day

A last-minute gift idea for you, courtesy of the personal shopper that is Pacific Standard:

Backdated Confidence Trophies from Partners & Spade.
Customize a trophy to instill confidence from a past shortcoming. Place it within your view until you believe it is true. You are a winner.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Image of the Day

Abigail Reynolds: The Universal Now: Downing Street 1979/1985, 2010 (Cut and folded vintage bookplates, 10.38" x 15.63" framed). The first U.S. solo exhibition of London-based artist, Abigail Reynolds: Collider, is up through January 16 at Ambach & Rice Gallery in Seattle – click for more images and info.