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Hable Construction Horseshoes

The second I saw these in the recent issue of Country Living magazine, I had to write to Hable Construction to inquire about purchasing a few. Jen sent over some images so you can see for yourself, aren’t these Hable Construction horseshoes the best?


Jen said that the horseshoes can be used as decorative, yet utilitarian items throughout the house (separators in clothing closets), paperweights on office desks, or displayed in multiples staggered onto walls (supported by nails), etc. I plan to hang them, as I live in a carriage house so it would be really fitting!


They are $15 (smaller) and $18 (larger) each. This is their most recent stock, and can ONLY be ordered through the Hable Construction store in NYC, so you’ll need to call them directly at 212.989.2375 between 12-7 pm EST and describe the style that interests you.

(images from hable construction)

Posted in workspace on August 21, 2007

Music: Laura Veirs

Speaking of illustration, have you checked out the cover on the latest from Laura Veirs, Saltbreakers? Great deep blue and green tones with a sea dragon. Inside there are illustrations of both land and sea.


My husband gave it to me yesterday, he said the second he laid eyes on the cover, he thought of me and after listening to it, he knew I’d be into it. And he’s right. It’s great when someone knows you so well. Some of the songs are dreamy, floating, with a children’s storybook feel. Others are more indie rock style with a catchy beat. It’s funny, but some of the songs have a little ghost of The Cure floating through them, too. If you listen to Pink Light, you may hear what I mean.


I love seeing more and more artistic covers on music lately, and it’s even better when they’re made solely of quality paper and not cheap paper jammed into ugly plastic jewel cases. I think it’s because they remind me of mini vinyl covers, as when I was a kid, records started to massively move over to the “new” cd format and I really disliked it because I loved the thick cardboard album covers.

After losing nearly all of my iTunes music yesterday (didn’t back those up), I can say that I’m still a fan of cd’s and would much rather buy a cd and then burn it then to purchase only downloads and risk losing them. Plus, there is something to be said for the artistic covers and inserts, which you lose when you purchase only digital. I’m a technology geek (for a girl) but I’m still not sold on the whole digital download movement. I say, commission more artists for cd covers, scrap the jewel cases, and make cd’s special!

(images from laura veirs)

Posted in inspiration on August 21, 2007

Ilana Denis Illustrations/Portraits

Here’s the work of artist Ilana Denis, who creates very pretty illustrations and portraits. Thanks Ilana for sending in your work!

{I’m slowly recovering after my hard drive went boom, so today I must work more on restoring as much as I can. I’ll post throughout the day, but they’ll be abbreviated.}

(images from ilana denis)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on August 21, 2007

Where am I?

I’m recovering from waking up to a completely fried hard drive in my iMac G5 yesterday. After replacing the hard drive, along with a new O/S, and some software, I’m running around trying to get my computer back to normal today. I should have everything worked out by tomorrow. See you then!

Posted in uncategorized on August 20, 2007

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