LIBRARIES – PRECIOUS RESOURCES

I love libraries.  I vividly remember running up the stone steps of the Camden Country Courthouse where my hometown library was housed.  Saturday, morning was story hour at the library and I remember sitting cross-legged on the floor at the feet of t…Continue Reading→
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WINTERTHUR: A New Home For Ephemera

WINTERTHUR:  A New Home for Ephemera The Winterthur Museum in the vision of Henry Francis du Pont and it houses a magnificent collection of American Decorative Arts.  Though known for its decorative arts collection, and cherished for its gardens, …Continue Reading→
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Weekend in Lisbon

WEEKEND in LISBON On my way home from Paris I decided to stop over for a weekend in Lisbon, Portugal.  I’m so glad I did.  Lisbon covers many hills at the mouth of the Tagus River.  It is filled with narrow streets charming houses and villa…Continue Reading→
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Paris – In and Out of the Mainstream

Paris – In and Out of the Mainstream My last week in Paris was filled with work on a new illustrated book proposal (to be revealed soon), working with a Photoshop tutor, and exploring places both in and out of central Paris. Paris’ High Line Came Fi…Continue Reading→
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Singerie – (Monkey Trick)

SINGERIE – (Monkey Trick) Singerie is the French word for “Monkey Trick”.  It is a genre of the decorative arts depicting monkeys as humans often dressed in fashionable costumes of the period.  The singerie was a popular design element in ch…Continue Reading→
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A Museum and a Home

Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature (Museum of Hunting and Nature) One of the joys of being able to spend an extended period of time in Paris this summer is discovering museums and shops I have not had the opportunity to visit on previous trips. This past …Continue Reading→
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Paris Highlights – Week Three

Paris Highlights – Week Three Boutique du Livre Anime As many of you know I create pop-up (movable) books and I had the great privilege to visit the Boutique du Livre Anime located at 3 Pierre l’Ermite, in the 18th Arrondissement. Discretely…Continue Reading→
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Paris Exhibitions – July 2011

Paris is a city for strolling, and there is a lovely French word for this, flaneur. In the 19th century, essayist and art critic Charles Baudelaire developed a meaning of flâneur – that of “a person who walks the city in order to experience it”. I…Continue Reading→
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Paris – June 28, 2011

“A sense of place is a sense of the beauty and wealth of phenomena that comprise a particular place.”   Yan Xu I’ve titled this Blog A Sense of Place because I feel much of my work stems from the desire to create a sense of place in …Continue Reading→
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Christmas Videos

One of the challenges of developing interactive apps for the Apple iPhone and iPad is figuring out what marketing and pr tools will be most effective to spread the word to potential customers and reviewers. One of the most important tools is creating a video …Continue Reading→
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