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KINDRA IS HERE! A way for me to document and organize my makings and findings.



Updated: 2017-08-07T23:01:52.710-07:00

 



hello elsewhere / goodbye here

2013-12-10T10:26:49.089-08:00


Hi all! It's been nearly two years since my last post, so I think it's time to formally close up shop. Thanks to all my blogger visitors, it was fun! xox, Kindra 

I've been busy elsewhere, please come visit! 

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sun and shine

2012-02-24T17:24:32.843-08:00

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My great friend Annie and I took our chitlins down to Florida for a last minute girl get-away. We're quite fortunate to have such superbly awesome neighbors and friends. Our five-year-olds have grown up together and are 'best' friends, but can egg one-another on like antagonistic little sisters. Nothing a beach can't cure!

Some highlights from our sunny trip: the ringling circus museum model , the mote aquarium and the ski-a-rees.

I always dread returning home from holiday or any sort of get-away , but this time was different. my partner surprised me with freshly painted rooms, home repair and mopped floors which makes coming back to real-life quite A-OK!



czech matchbook labels

2012-02-16T09:27:22.397-08:00

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I finally scanned in more of my czech matchbook labels (all uncut sheets) from the 50s an 60s. See them on flickr! ohlallala!



where did I come from?

2012-02-10T14:43:05.474-08:00

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Had to get a picture of these hilariously illustrated endpapers found in:
Where did I come from?
by Peter Mayle / Illustrated by Arthur Robbins / Designed by Paul Walter

I'm due on April Fools' Day—no joke!



Fiberglass. Animals. Shapes. Trademarks Corporation

2012-02-08T18:07:58.980-08:00

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A sampling of F.A.S.T Corporation's treasure trove of goods. After driving through the Wisconsin Dells a lot of these sculptures are alive and well. Check out my previous post from F.A.S.T's fiberglass mold graveyard. Also you may be interested in my ongoing Flickr set of roadside culture—it's a good time (at least I think).



! Toilet Paper Magazine !

2012-01-31T07:50:16.090-08:00

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Toiletpaper Magazine conceived and published by the artist Maurizio Cattelan and photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari.

Vivid and brilliant



WOW, LOOK AT THIS ELEPHANT!

2012-01-29T20:06:27.775-08:00

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Germany / early 1960s
A German company, Deru made beautifully crafted figures of various animals with an imaginative, origami-like technique of crimping/sewing/riveting a single piece of leather.

I did some looking on ebay and other auction houses and previous auctions ended in the price range of 500-1200Euro!—eeks out of my budget but one of the most perfect objects I've come across.

If interested, go here, i think the elephant is still for sale.

found via Designers go to Heaven originally on Freaky Fauna's tumblr.



surplus

2012-01-26T20:39:18.270-08:00

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Ax-Mans' surplus stores are always a good rummage. the perfect resource where you can purchase sexy women posters, green vs. blue(?) bulbs, corks and always good colored masking tape (not shown). PLUS top-notch displays and commentary written by the staff.



--bunnytails + gulls--

2012-01-25T15:18:58.397-08:00

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River guard from Knock Knock / Smog

From our time in Michigan over the holidays.



Along U.S. 12 in Detroit

2012-01-18T15:11:05.980-08:00

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Hello! Unsure if anyone stops by here as it's been ages since my last post. I'm going to try to keep it up on a more regular basis as I have loads of images that are sitting on my desktop. Trying to decide where to focus my posting efforts, here on blogger, tumblr 1, tumblr 2, flickr... Ideally it will all be consolidated all on a website soon.

This post represents a mini inventory of signs and ephemera along U.S. 12 also known as Michigan Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. See more here and the actual photos on my flickr. Explanation to come!



Free First Saturday at the Walker

2011-11-04T13:03:11.011-07:00

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FRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE FIRST SATURDAY > tomorrow at the Walker Art Center! Join me + Annie Wang in the Art Lab from 10:00–3:00 and print type using found objects and simple shapes.

More info here. I'll post results from the workshop after the event.



little blue books

2011-10-07T10:21:56.279-07:00

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At the top of my favorite publishing endeavors are Little Blue Books, published by Haldeman-Julius Company out of Girard, Kansas. Over 1900 titles were published between the years of 1923-1978 and the books were affordable to most—as low as 5 cents a book. I particularly enjoy the faded newsprint colors, the uniformity of type as well as the crazy-odd titles intermingled amongst the classics.

The backside of some books has a logo that reads: "Little Blue Books * A University in Print * Read the World Over".

A sampling from my collection can be found on my flickr.



from the MCAD archives

2011-09-28T07:44:56.594-07:00

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Minneapolis School of Art Letterhead from the 50s and 60s (previously named Minneapolis School of Art, it change it's name to Minneapolis College of Art and Design in the 70s).

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MCAD's letterhead from the 70s — the corporate and quirky


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MCAD's letterhead from 70s/80s (palette+brush), 90s (Blue M), 00 (Jancourt/Rezac pict system) and now.


Minneapolis College of Art and Design turned 125 this year. Also in 1886: Coca Cola was created, the American Federation of Labor (AFL) is formed and The Statue of Liberty is gifted to the United States from France.

Over the summer, my design partner Annie Wang and I spent countless hours in MCAD's archives searching and researching materials to use in their 125th anniversary book. A wealth of archival photos and ephemera detailing MCAD's legendary visiting artists, milestones and cultural shifts were scanned and photographed. In the end the anniversary book turned out to be an alumni portfolio rather than a comprehensive, MCAD-is-out-of-control-cool-artschool-casestudy. So, on occasion, I'll post some things that didn't make the cut, but things that we really like, beginning with this scanned letterhead ranging from the fifties to present.



Junk Bonanza

2011-09-13T18:02:09.849-07:00

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Shown are some of the littles that we're selling at Junk Bonanza——Sept. 15, 16 & 17th.

Other vintage/antique goods for sale: Eames tablet chair, vintage toys, antique wooden signs, books and ephemera, Enid Collins box purses and more knickknacks from my mom, sister and me!



from the 80s

2011-06-14T07:18:44.651-07:00

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bits I have trouble getting rid off.



eggs w/ corks

2011-04-23T21:45:39.845-07:00

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An amazing windowfront in Rome + a thousand eggs for you all.
The big blue egg measured about a foot or so.


The modern myth of the easter bunny.



deceiving

2011-04-21T08:24:05.985-07:00

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This 1940s Avon catalog raises a number of questions—was the Avon rep a lover of the ladies, was the husband a pervy scrapbook hound, did it cause a divorce, did the rep gasp when she opened it to show her customers' Avon's latest?

One of my favorite finds—lllllllllllllllooooove it.



roman snippit

2011-04-20T09:00:06.199-07:00

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Just a quick update and preview of my springbreak in Rome. I had the opportunity to visit my sister + family in Rome while Jay prepared for his exhibition at The Federica Schiavo Gallery. The generous gallery director lent Jen and Jay their home and guesthouse for the last four months—outrageous huh!

Words can't describe the experience—pictures do a better job. For more textures, signs and roman greatness, check out my flickr.

Oh, and The Red Balloon made it from France to Rome and landed in the Colosseum's basement!



best present ever

2011-03-30T16:22:32.142-07:00

Lemme spit some rhymes for a favourite professor
always lookin sharp— she gotta fail-proof dresser
but her skill-set full and clothes ONLY the beginning
you should see this kid she made, that'll keep you grinning
but her bagga tricks too big, you can't touch them cases
...it'd take years of rapping, she gots way too much aces
so we won't try to list 'em cause the endeavour futile
just rest assured her prowess beyond clever true style
now I'll finally adress what I came to do
birthday well-wishes & some rhymes for you
I got a little off-track, as I'm often known to tend
hadda work my way back with a little verbal mend
but the thing I meant to say, become my means to an end
no longer my professor, Im honoured to call you a friend

HAPPY BIRFDAY KINJA!!!!


(thank you Colin!)



kombucha time

2011-03-04T18:28:37.627-08:00

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Kombucha = my recent science experiment and it's as fascinating and fun as this gif! I'm currently in my third brewing and it's not quite right (yet). does anyone have tips or the perfect proportions?



winter recap

2011-02-22T21:12:33.457-08:00

We've been buried again.74.9 inches of snow this winter = a little crazy & slightly beautiful. I surrender.[...]



k records studio tour

2011-02-17T13:55:11.231-08:00

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From my archives:
K records!

I just uncovered these photos that I shot while traveling with two friends, back in 98. My friend Barb set up a visit to K records in Olympia which was a incredible! The person working at K—unfortunately, I can't remember the name—graciously gave us a grand tour of the storeroom and the huge upstairs recording studio, which I believe used to be an old dancehall?? The walls were covered with these incredible characters and markings from the 40s. I've scoured the internet today trying to find information—I'm unsure if these artifacts still remain? Hopefully they were't painted over.

I wish my photos were better quality, but you get the picture. a few more on my flickr site.



it's friday

2011-02-04T10:45:16.247-08:00

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and nearly 32°F!



! 4 !

2011-02-02T20:20:32.097-08:00

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my groundhog turned 4 today and here's a story about her day.



dullDiamond j e w e l s!

2011-02-01T20:48:01.255-08:00

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It's been a long-abominable winter, so you may want to take a LOOK at these colorful gems by dullDiamond. Here are some of my favorites that got swooped up—oh ratz.

dullDiamond is a collaboration between two people near-and-dear to me——jen and emily. Make sure to check their etsy shop!