Saturday, September 8, 2012

genuine and bonded

men's leather belts, cut and layered; closet door

september 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

fair trade ?

West African trade beads, Dutch wax fabrics, silk/cotton yarn, tied onto wire frame

august 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

sneak peek

The project I was working on in June (work in progress) has been brought to a temporary standstill due to problems acquiring materials. I was relying on a Goodwill Outlet for what seemed like an endless supply of leather belts. It seems someone else is on to my secret supply of cheap leather! 

In the meantime, I have been working on another project and reorganizing my studio (finally a clear floor, thanks to some shelves). Here's a sneak peek:

Monday, July 30, 2012

an amazing year

I've been meaning to post this comic since I first saw it in March. It's been hanging on my studio wall and had started to yellow, so I decided enough was enough and finally took a photo of it. Then I realized that just going to the artist's blog would provide a better image (link below image)

It was in Riverfront Times just around the time when I was getting a decent amount of responses to my year project. How relevant!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

project: ice cream party

This project was a collaboration between addoley and lyndon in conjunction with graduate students from Washington University's Sam Fox School.


We've noticed that ice cream seems to have a way of heightening emotion and bringing people together. Think to the familiar image of a woman who has just experienced painful rejection crying over a pint of ice cream, or to the other extreme, an image of children chasing an ice cream truck.

A cinnamon heath ice cream played a major role in getting addoley and lyndon together nearly eight years ago in Baltimore. So in this vein, an e-mail was sent requesting proposals for flavors. These flavors were curated down to six:

avocado lime
pink peppercorn honey
bourbon date
cucumber melon
lemongrass vanilla rum
chocolate irish car bomb

Flavors were chosen for their creativity and deliciousness potential - with practical concerns factoring in to weed out flavors involving expensive or meat-based ingredients. Over the course of a month, addoley and lyndon spent many days creating and tasting, inviting participants and other friends to an ice cream party in the afternoon on May 15, 2012. 

By creating homemade ice cream in flavors that were invented (and not commercially available), we sought to create a unique and enriching ice cream experience for our community of friends, which include lyndon's classmates and my coworkers.

side effects for some

you ate it, now rate it
participants rated each flavor on a scale of 1 to 5
my personal favorite

after everyone left, we made milkshakes.