Helen Frankenthaler by Ernst Haas

Favorite lady Helen Frankenthaler photographed in her studio by Ernst Haas in 1969.

Photos from the Ernst Haas Estate.


ashley ronning

My roommate makes fun of my decorating style, which is basically just plants, pictures of plants, and floral patterns. The only way to improve on plant art, of course, is for it to appeal to my proud Emotional Girl status, so Ashley Ronning's work is basically perfect.


New Friends for Anthropologie

We always love a good collaboration that involves best friends & smaller brands, and the New Friends for Anthropologie collaboration is no exception. Personally I always appreciate when designers venture into more utilitarian housewares and I can find some justification for the purchase (not that a beautiful wall weaving isn't a complete necessity...). As with their weavings, the rugs are an ideal balance of textures, neutrals & a splash of neon. And of course, the best part being they're kind of affordable (neither of us are actual adults with adult budgets & incomes but we can dream!).

Images via New Friends


paul juno

Really digging artist Paul Juno's marbled paintings lately. Prints (very affordable ones at that) of some of his pieces are available for sale in his web shop.


Small amounts of helium


ransparent actinolite is rare


things we love: zine edition

It might not come as a surprise that we're super magazines & zines fan girls around here. Tricia shared a few of her favorite book and magazines a while back and I thought it was time for me to finally share mine.

I tend to be more conservative with my personal print purchases due to limited storage space in my apartment but I've been lucky enough to co-curate a small pop up zine shop this year at MASS Gallery here in Austin which has been a dream. With much more space available in the shop, I've had the chance to get to talk to some of my favorite zinesters and artists and finally get my hands on all the zines and magazines I've been admiring from afar for months. A handful of the ones on my list are featured in the shop while others I have bought for myself - so basically I can guarantee you that all of these are 100% awesome IRL.


1. Wayside by Leah Stewart

I've been super tempted to snag a copy of Wayside from the shop to add to my own collection. It's vibrant and has lots of flowers, making it essentially perfect.

Synonym is an Austin-based magazine currently on its third issue. For a magazine focused on art and fashion, I was both surprised and pleased to find it had a sense of humor. Nothing is more of a bummer  to me than the combiantion of impeccable taste and being super serious about it. The graphic design and layouts in the newest issue are A+. 

s y n o n y m • issue 3 from Michael A. Muller on Vimeo.

3. You're a Pain in the Ass by Anna Wanda Gogusey & Roca Balboa

If the app Lulu was a zine, this would be it. Anna and Roca on dating and men and how much both suck.

4.  Hello, My Name is Mark Rothko by Thomas Murphy

A little silly and a lot sad - the ideal mini-bio about the Abstract Expressionist in zine form. Spoiler alert: there's no happy ending here.

5. New Entities by Liana Jegers

Risograph zine printed by Chicago zine & print operation, Tan & Loose Press. All the items they create are equally are bright, colorful and fun. I actually got my copy yesterday in the mail and it completely made my day.