Wednesday, February 18, 2009


due to my new website WARSAWMADE.COM
the warsaw blog has to change locations.
please do find the new blog at:

thank you for following me to my new home.


Thursday, February 12, 2009

J. Morgan Puett, kill me now...

because i will never be this cool...

She dips her clothes in wax. She finds abandoned houses in rural areas and makes them complete with rural and artisinal references. Then she does the same thing with storefronts in manhattan. She recreates lifestyles, and her installations are amazing. If only i knew how to pronounce her name....

music...makes the people...come together.

check out this website...all of these bands playing their hearts out in the streets of somewhere...
paris, i guess...
i don't know french...
you will be inspired by the simplicity and rawness and beauty of these videos.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ranru, Noragi

japanese indigo is incredible. it is my favorite color, in all of its shades, from fresh and n
ew to old and faded.  
there is a technique in japan of using and patching over and over a piece of fabric, so that you never have to throw it away, but pass it through the family as the layers of patches and stitches become thicker and more beautiful. It is called Ranru. 

This is a Ranru Noragi. Noragi means 'farmer's work wear.' It was worn and washed and patched and worn again and again for years until it became this amazing textile. Can you imagine someone wearing this? While working??

This picture is of a ranru futon cover. I want to puke i love it so much. 
I found these images on a website called, a japanese marketplace for kimono's, folkloric antiques, wall hangings, and so so much more.

Detail of ranru futon cover. this hand stitching makes me drool.


fightin' shirt

really. wow. very old shirt. for wartime. this is a fighting shirt. can i make one of these that is half as cool, please? but not for war....

beautiful things.

1. heath ledger. this polaroid is for sale on ebay right now...breaks my heart.
2. old t-shirts.
3. and who can't love bruce right now?

this isn't "warsaw-made", by the way, so don't be sore with her if you don't agree that these things are beautiful.
ok, bye.

Saturday, January 31, 2009


Today I've been working on making some great ol' bags, fringy keychains, and sweet shirts for an upcoming show, the St. Valentine's Day Art & Craft Affair. It's taking place next Saturday the 7th at Darla Jackson's studio on 3237 N. Amber St. Lot's of really great artists are going to be there, including Kris Chau (, Margaux Kent with the Black Spot Books ( and Luren Jenison ( Luren recently designed and printed a bunch of fabric for me to work with, and the resulting bags will be at the Art & Craft Affair. I've posted sneak peaks of said fabric, including my favorite, a blue and white quilt pattern on heavy canvas. It matches my aesthetic so perfectly. I think its a discharge print, which makes it all the more amazing to me, cause I have absolutely no clue how to go about doing such a thing. Luren does incredible things with fabric, including lazer cut-outs that blow my mind. For instance, her Bootsock Wall Painting:

...and Four Cut Fabrics.....

...and this wall sized painting, Theater of Nature

She also did a really cool installation for the now defunct Black Floor Gallery called One Wall is an Edge, which included a full sized fabric yurt with screenprinted fabrics, and filled with handprinted pillows, etc, and an enormous painting covering the walls.