Bill Cunningham Brings You Santa Clause(s)

Bill Cunningham is in-claus-ably wonderful. See here.

mama in her kerchief, and i in my cap

well, it is saturday and i am in a rush. planes touching down for christmas deliveries to our house tomorrow, people we love to hug. and not an evergreen in sight in this home, as i - not in my kerchief - have been wrestling the flu all week...

so, here, would like to point out that ancient industries rocks. what a fabulous blog! and she does book covers (our kind of gal!) and has a website, also. and, of course, i stumbled up this whilst looking at hollister's blogroll, which is, like everything else hollister does, exquisite and beautifully edited.

must go find tree, kerchief, and The Night Before Christmas....thus, "i in my cap, " above (one of my favorite, favorite lines and one i wondered over, pondering excessively when younger. much younger.)

hohoho and we're off!


A Little Christmas Film by Peter Sis, Beck Underwood & Co.

There is wonderful new film, 
sweet and not scary at all, 
even 'tho it comes from the delightful little romp 
that is called Creepy Christmas 
(see advent calendar, above).  

Beck Underwood, Peter Sis, Larry Fessenden, and friends. 

More where this came from.


How to give gifts unconditionally, here, via the lovely Tea at Trianon. Dog is from amazing ancient industries.


A Window on Elizabeth Street

There's original art and brand new words from Peter Sis on art.books.children. Just thought you might want to know.

And, here, interesting info from the always exceptional Book By It's Cover on the those new fishwrappers at Starbucks. I hadn't been picking them up, but I will now. What was I thinking? Scarcely goes there a day that I'm not trolling for additional news content, and it's always nice when it's delivered on newsprint: especially, these days, well-edited, well-designed, well-written inked-up newsprint.

A brilliant friend recently sent word that she'd just stopped by Starbucks, on the way to the bookstore. Wonder if she grabbed one of these? Wonder if she liked it? She has exceedingly good taste. I should ask her.


this marvelous bit of frosty cycling 
from lars via 
makes you smile, doesn't it?


Tidings of Great Joy

With love and a hat tip to the great Mr. Steig.
There's so much more where this came from,
but the days are just packed right now.

Extra love to those in
New York and Germany and Virginia.