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First little woodworking project.


Not a big deal. Just a magazine rack. But am still pleased with the result. [portfolio_slideshow size=full showcaps=true navpos=disabled pagerpos=bottom]

Tourists in our own town


Took advantage of the long weekend to spend a night and a couple days downtown, running around seeing Chicago.

Field Trip


“Sign Painters” Documentary


Looks like this will be a great visual essay on the craft. Hope it doesn’t dwell too much on “darn technology ruined it for everyone.” Either way, looking forward to seeing it. [vimeo clip_id=”61006621″ width=”600″ height=”337″] Via the Loyola blog.

I’ll Take It!


My wanted list from the current Wright Mass Modern auction. (Click images to view as big slideshow.) Many chairs: Charles and Ray Eames La Fonda chair 1961 estimate $500–700 Link →   Charles and Ray Eames DKRs, pair 1951 estimate $500–700 Link →   In the manner of Florence Knoll lounge chairs, pair c. 1965 […]

I want to build a camera


  A build your own 35mm film camera kit. From the Lomo guys—it’s called “The Konstruktor” and is a mere $35.  

Must be record season…


More?! Father’s Day found me with the day off and a record fair to attend…

Yesterday’s Haul of Records


A haul like this is inevitable when Mr. Sam @Grawesome comes to town. And these are all from one shop: Oak Park Records.

Collages from This Weekend


We painted and fixed-up our basement as a new play area for the kids. I have a tiny corner with my little project table. So I’m finally getting back into doing collages for a new Art-o-mat series. More here →

End of an Era


Trying to consolidate my online presence, and thus streamline my extracurriculars. So I’m decommissioning a few of my sites. But first I’ll note that I will continue actively updating Typophonic and Book Worship, in addition to this one. I will also maintain my studio site, Hazen Creative, Inc. of course, and I’ll be putting all […]