Thursday, January 31, 2008

Go Camilla!

I just noticed that these were for sale today. You can find them here. I'd love to have a high-top version!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Recently added to the shop!

available, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Cloth covered journals featuring my illustrations.

another collab with pappi pants

made from recycled wood, recycled blade, left over paint and a broken broomstick.

This is how our collaborations work:
1. I draw a detailed sketch of what I want and how it should function.
2. He (my father) completely ignores my sketches and does whatever he wants.
3. Then I paint it.

I do have to give him a genius pat on the back for the recycled blade. You know what this is? He took this cutter from an empty box of saran wrap! And also another pat on the back for the spare blade on the top right side (it's hard to see)

Labels: ,

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Welcome to Paranoia 101...

How is this legal? Apparently Formaldehyde in shampoos is very common. Here is an article I found on the subject.

The good news is my hair looks as great as a freshly preserved corpse.

Monday, January 28, 2008

this month's mantra

I made myself a sign that I could look at when I feel like I am overwhelmed by a project. Cheesy but it works! Yes, I can do this! I can be this cheesy.

Labels: ,

3.5 thumbs up for men at wok.

So Sal & I finally tried Men at Wok (mentioned below) and we give it 3.5 thumbs up. We hold back half a thumb because we ordered steamed dumplings with some mystery meat inside that were completely inedible. The rest of the meal was super-excellent though! We took the un-used white rice and made rice pudding with it - so that was our dessert!

In other news I am not going to take Centrum vitamins anymore. I've been taking them consistently for a week and a half and I feel like crap. The vitamins made me feel like an elderly slug. I lost the will to do anything! Is this normal?! So no more vitamin supplements for me, I will try to buy more fresh fruit and eat vegetables like everyone else.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Do they come from a land down under?

Best name for a Chinese restaurant I've seen!

Here are the originals-

Men at Work

ahh...the 80's. One of my favorite sections of this video is when one of the guys is dancing (1:36).

Monday, January 21, 2008

Pippi Longstocking - My hero

Jennifer made a comment about Pippi Longstocking and it led me on a all-things-Pippi hunt (Pippi suitcases!). Pippi is so great. *sigh* She is such an inspiration for independent women. I plan on renting and re-watching all the old Pippi movies when I get a chance. Who's with me?

Sunday, January 20, 2008

simple linen pouch

Here is the risqué version. ;)


DIY aggressive binder

diy aggressive binder, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I bought this binder a while back at kinokuniya and every time I look at it I feel like it is yelling at me to do it myself!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Here is the snap/ belt that I was talking about in the post below. Link to the back view.


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Tip of the Day - Don't hit any of your phalanges with a wooden hurts...a lot.

I was trying to apply a snap to my belt late last night and I missed. I think I'm going to save up my pennies for a heavy duty snap setter and a new bionic fingertip.

Do you like my 30 sec. high-quality illustration :) ?


Timmie #130

Timmies #129 and #130 added to the shop!

Labels: ,

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Lunchtime Love Story on The Storque!

I just spotted my PB&J card on this Storque article. Very exciiiting! I think this card would be a perfect Valentine's day card!

Giant wood button

giant button

♥ I've been obsessing over wooden buttons lately. The other day while I was wandering around the fashion district I spotted this beauty and had to get it. I think I am going to try to make a belt with it. Maybe. Or I will just admire its giganticness for a while.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

resolution 1

white backgrounds, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

This year I want to take more pictures with white backgrounds and to generally work on my photography skills.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Has anyone tried this stuff?

These are dry adhesive sheets. Instead of using spray mount you would use these instead. Every time I use spray mount I feel like my lungs are collapsing. Atomized Glue + Lungs = Can't be good! I am going to try to track down either of these at the art store to test them out.

another paper envelope

, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

made with one of my super messed up test prints and some fabric scraps.

Labels: ,

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

scrap paper saver

made from recycled chipboard and some of my test prints.

Labels: ,

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Tip of the Day - Don't cry over fries or the lack thereof

This weekend Sal and I went to see a comedy show that we were really excited about (Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein). We got to Manhattan and found a spot right away so we were feeling great! Then when we get to the club we see a massive line outside(it's freezing out) but I notice a sign to pick up the will-call tickets inside. Ok, so we get our tickets and the lady is like, "you can check your coat and wait right here". So we're thinking, "Score, we don't have to wait outside with all those suckers!" After we wait a half hour inside we see the frozen suckers coming in. I ask the bouncer where we should wait to come in for the next show. He moves the velvet rope and places us at the front of the line. [everyone gives us dirty looks and snickers] Now everyone is seated inside the theater and they make the announcement that everyone has to buy 2 items from the menu or else they won't get an exit card. Which is basically a hostage situation, but this sort of thing is standard in comedy clubs. So I make my 2 selections- a beverage and some fries. Seems simple enough. I'm happy. So the show is half way finished and my fries haven't arrived yet, every 2 minutes I'm waggling my head around to look for the waiter but no waiter in sight. I finally call him over and he is like "sorry about that, I'll get them right now". 15 minutes later no fries in sight. Now I have fears of being held captive in a comedy club for not getting my second item. Soooooo.... this basically ruined the whole potentially awesome experience wondering about these stupid non-existent fries. The show is over and my fries are a no-show. The waiter says the kitchen is closing, do you want me to rush them out to you? Um, NOOOOOOOOOO!

Still with me? Okay, good!

So we exit the club and we go around the corner to where happens to be one of my favorite burger places. We go inside and order some burgers and FRIES. Some French dude customer in a hot pink wig was dancing around in there. I was a happy girl. Throughly satisfied we leave to go get the car. We get to where we parked the car and there seems to be a large gap in the street where cars once were. Hmmm...let's check the sign..NO STANDING ANYTIME. Frickin' great, our car was TOWED. After our minds boggled a few minutes trying to figure out who to call when your car gets towed we settled on 311. We hailed a cab to the pound, filled out a few papers and waited with all the other non-sign readers. We get called first. The lady next to me was like, "why did you guys get called first, I was here waiting" I responded, "I don't know". Then the lovely lady says, "F*** you both" and proceeds to say some derogatory comments about me in Spanish to the person she was talking to on the phone(loudly). Very nice.

3 am and a $300 fine later we were home sweet home.

The moral of this story kids is don't get upset over non-existent french fries it could always get/be worse.

The end.