Monday, December 7, 2009

Giant Robot

Saturday was an icy, rainy, almost snowy mess. But we ventured out anyway- our first stop was the opening reception for Paths Less Traveled at Giant Robot. This show features Julia Rothman, Allison Cole, Daria Tessler, and Jing Wei. My favorite piece was Julia's painting of brightly colored rotary phones. My parents have a multi-line phone in their kitchen, but my mom still keeps the old rotary dial phone plugged in next to it. I gave her this print by Emily Martin one Christmas to celebrate her love of archaic technology. The show is up until January 13th, go check it out!

Both images here are by Julia Rothman. Julia is a partner in the design firm Also- you've probably seen their work, their projects range from super cool Rock and Roll kids bedding for The Land of Nod, to the website design for Design*Sponge. Julia is not only talented, but also very sweet, and so easy to work with. I recently commissioned some work from her, and she not only accommodated my crazy rush schedule, but her work was right on target.

After Giant Robot W and I met friends at Jadis, a LES wine bar. We had a cozy evening with some good food, and several bottles of red wine. I was particularly fond of the mushroom truffle risotto puffs. Yum. It ended up being a pretty late night, so Sunday was all about afternoon naps and window shopping around the neighborhood. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!


  1. Thanks for such kind words! I had a great time working with you- hopefully we'll get another chance sometime : )
    I'm adding your blog to my daily reads. xojulia