Favorites June 2019

June 27th, 2019 6 Comments

 

One never has to feel alone at the house of my friends in Chicago.

Living on the shelves and nooks of their kitchen are these characters brought to life by the hands of Erick Howenstine as his relaxing past-time in the studio. Each day you could choose your cup to match your mood, or you could have conversation if you needed an ear. Most of them have ears. And eyebrows. Some have teeth.

Or perhaps Erick’s relaxing past-time is to take a nap in his studio and these buddies emerge on their own from clay cocoons like peculiar butterflies, frozen in time with the expressions of the moment. Or maybe they change with time, conversing amongst themselves at night and then freezing in the morning holding the the expression throughout the day until everyone has gone to bed. I only stayed one night and slept very soundly so I’m really not sure. Whatever their story, they are highly entertaining members of the household.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What a busy season!

Multiple week-long events have absorbed my life and my time, leaving very little for extravagant deliciousness like resting or writing. There are times when you can push for more, and other times when there is no more push and some tasks have to wait or be scaled back. Thus it’s been a while since I’ve sent out a little post!

But here we are.

 

 

 

 

Favorites June 2019

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Feeding my nomadic bag obsession…

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The Unbelievable GF Buckwheat Bread

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Ebb and Flow Balance Training

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Meow Wolf Projects

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Say goodbye to plastic bags

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How many electric bikes can there be?

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Craftsman, Japanese, Frank Lloyd Wright—-incredible wallpaper by Bradbury & Bradbury

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Old Masters Tea Towel, and so much more

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11 Companies beyond recycling

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This little guy was behind me as I ate dinner, watching…

 

 

 

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” 

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 Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Alice says:

    Have you tried making the buckwheat bread?

  2. Nancy Randleman says:

    Ruth, what a great tribute to Erick’s work! It was so fun having you here. Come back soon! I’m sure there’ll be a few new friends peering from shelves and nooks and crannies… I’m Sending love and a wish for you to have time for a lazy summer ‘hang’ — rest and breezy peace in a lazy, shady hammock…

  3. Erick Howenstine says:

    Haha, thanks Ruth. Cheers! Erick

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