Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tonight we set up shop at Lady Rogue Biz Network's monthly hootenanny. It was the first time they organized an underground market. Those ladies sure are growing on me, along with the other members. All I have to say right now is that I love Atlanta and I love our growing presence of independent business. CHURCH! PREACH! Amen.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Some of our best YB buddies are in a show next week at the Welch Gallery at Georgia State. I'm really excited about it and can't wait to see what they come up with. Ben is one of our oldest friends and first YB intern that left us for San Fran boo hoo-but still shows his southern pride though is art work. John Paul and Stephanie had a show with us at the beginning of the year and our buddy Joey Orr is back in Atlanta from Chicago and we're excited to see what he's up to.
An Exhibition that Explores the Usefulness or Necessity for Such a Label
July 6 - 15, 2010: Exhibition Dates
John Paul Floyd
Friday, June 25, 2010
Welcome to the quintessential Georgia summer. I have now been inducted for the year and welcomed by a celebration of ticks (trust me, you do NOT want me to go there!), skeeters and fresh blackberries. I am going to share with you a mini adventure of the Young Blood ladies Jen, Rebecca, and I accompanied by the lovely Jessie and Somer.
On Wednesday these gals and I went shooting at Rebecca's parents' place and had a blast. There are stories that would thrill and scare you, but until I receive permission, (for it would certainly by required in this instance) I'll just leave you with the knowledge of our badassed-ness and that we all had a great time. If you're facebook friends with us (YB) I'm sure wall photos of the adventure will be posted sometime so lurk us and check them out when they're up.
On a woodsy note, check out our new jewelry by Christine Domanic. Her branch necklaces utilized wood from a fallen Bradford pear tree in her yard so the tree could have new life on your lovely necks. I'm also particularly fond of the armadillo earrings.
Hope you all have fun things planned for the weekend, and remember, don't shoot yer eye out!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
We got some amazing new goodies in the shop today! I knew I'd be in love with Caitlin Keegan's products the second I read her bio and saw that she lives in Brooklyn with her "intern".. a dachshund named Ollie! A girl after my own heart! I've got a little dachshund mix myself, so maybe I'm a little biased. I mean this lady sounds seriously awesome- She went to Rhode Island School of Design, illustrated from everything from Playboy to Nickelodeon, and is originally from a small town in Connecticut known as 'Home of the Wiffle Ball'! Really? Yep!
Anyways look at what she sent!!
Knitting Mountain Print!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Artists and long time buddies the Ming Donkey, Jason Baldwin and Herbert Rieth
are inspired by the underground comic book scene by way of Alabama, Vermont and Mississippi.
DONKEY found himself immersed in the art scene his entire life with an artist father who encouraged him to paint, draw and design on a regular basis. Check out this awesome stop animation he did of his little worker bees at play
Baldwin found his start with skateboard designs and comic books, and today prints from Baldwin’s collection can be found at The University of Southern Indiana, and the Laurel Arts League, just to name a few. His pieces in the show are based on childhood stories, and each painting portrays a moment in time suspended separately from his past and present self.
Herb Reith stumbled into the art world by way of his punk rock band, and today expresses himself with uniquely painted fabric, as well as teaching art at the University of Alabama.
We'll also have surprise give away so make sure you come and check it out early!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Last night I went to check out "Lots and Parcels" an art show fundraiser for Burn Away.
I was one of the artists in the show and we got to pick a neighborhood to make a map of -it was a really fun project and great show!
They do a really great job a reviewing art around Atlanta and other interesting art relations like...
the new reality art show I'm addicted to-that's pretty horrible but fun to watch!
happy day to the father's out there!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
i think we can all agree that we have a really kick ass jewelry section here at young blood and we have a new designer to add to the mix!
ashley buchanan's work is as playful and unique as it is beautiful.
(and she's local!)
i love the victorian silhouettes.
her craftsmanship is exceptional. these are pieces you would surely love wearing until...well, infinity!!! (and beyond!)
hope everyone's enjoying their weekend so far!
Friday, June 18, 2010
That's the bride in the background, and Mom's foot in the fore.
Iphones don't make good cameras--sorry.
Not long after, we witnessed a mockingbird family teaching a young out-of-nester how to theoretically catch his own food. The affair mostly consisted of the youngster cawing for more and the parents scrambling to gather it. It was pretty hilarious.
For YOUR nest, we have some new pretties, like felted hanging plant pods and some new stock of J. Richel's prints. And for your baby birds, plush robots by munaluna!
"Fungus Among Us" by Justin Richel.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Being a shop owner, I notice every little thing: the variety of designs of course, how they are tagged, how they are labeled, how everything is hung and arranged, price ranges, how the staff engages with customers, what types of things people pick up, how the store is laid out. The spaces were mostly really tiny and made me appreciate our fat kid of a shop.
I think my favorite shop was Catbird who carries beautiful jewelry lines by emerging designers, candles, and a few gifty items. If I had to choose a favorite restaurant I'd have to say Motorino where we ate spicy sopressata pizza and brussell sprout pizza. TRUST ME - it was sooo good!
Here are a couple quick pics from my trip. Should be interesting...
Now here is some handiwork:
I got so excited I had to touch this statue's weiner.
Motorino pizza before and about 10 minutes after:
NewYoricans have some serious pride.
a few weeks ago. It was beautiful and I ordered the most expensive cocktail
I've ever had. It was amazing and worth it.
The unavoidable station and train shots.
Not sure what to say here.