27 February 2008

Rising Tide Fair Trade

Choices you make as a shopper can affect our society. RTFT creates beautiful, one-of-a-kind bags with recycled & cruelty-free textiles - all while ensuring a fair wage and a people-friendly production process for Kantha artisans in India. Kantha is popular in West Bengal, India. Worn by Bengali women, it is known for its delicate embroidery. Kantha is really the name for the method itself, rather than the sari. Any garment or cloth with kantha embroidery (which forms or outlines decorative motifs with a running stitch) is a kantha garment. Kantha stitching is also used to make simple quilts. Women in Bengal typically use old saris and cloth and layer them with kantha stitch to make a light blanket or throw or bedspread, especially for children. The quilts are also called "Ralli" (or rilli) derived from the local word ralanna meaning to mix or connect. Ralli quilts were often collected as a status of wealth and used for daughters’ dowries in marriage. Rising Tide Fair Trade

25 February 2008


"We dream forward and draw in reverse. We see the big picture but realize it's the small things that make a difference. We believe in redistribution of success. We fail only at giving up." Mophie

11 February 2008

Flashpoint Banners Designed by Rachel Landry

Quote of the Day

"I've never bought the "lowest common denominator" image of popular art. Too many artists worry that popularity is the same as being "middle of the road." I'm much more into the idea that the middle is the highest point. On a map, the center of a mountain is its peak. You need to climb very high to get there." -Dan Wilson (Musician)

08 February 2008

Jeff Tweedy Poster

Made this poster for a benefit concert Tweedy was playing at with the help of the Wilco Ensemble (including Kenny Nelson...).

Haven't Posted In A While... Thought I'd Throw This One Out There!

Considering you (Lando) are one of my only Blog frequenters... this one is for you! You've made it to the Men's Book, old man!