• Bill Brandt at the Beach

    With August comes the peak of summer. The fruits of the season crescendo, our skin vibrates with heat, it is glorious.

    And somehow thoughts of Fall slip in.

    It is good that we have such a wonderful season to look forward to, but let us not stray from what is most important right now:

    The beach, the river, the outdoors,

    where we can be our most naked and free.

    -All images taken by Bill Brandt.  

  • Spartan Shop Summer Table Top

     Punchy Colors, unusual textures, white butcher paper.    



    Featured products: 

    Judy Jackson Plates  /

    Pitcher, spoon, & pinstripe bowl by Kati Von Lehman /

    Brass Serving Set /

    Shallow Brass bowl /


  • Agnes Martin

    "Anyone who can sit on a stone in a field awhile can see my painting. Nature is like parting a curtain, you go into  it .... as you would cross an empty beach to look at the ocean."


    Agnes Martin

  • Richard Ehrlich: Namibia


    Sand Houses: The Forbidden Zone by Richard Ehrlich

    "By 1920, the desert town Kolmanskop was a booming center of mining activity and home for 300 German expatriates and their families who came to seek their fortune.  A hospital, gymnasium, concert hall, casino, bowling alley, school, bakery and power station were all built in the desert.

    Kolmanskop was one of the wealthiest communities in Africa.  Over 1,000 kilos of diamonds were extracted before World War I.  Houses were built with great interior aesthetic sensibility and color, presumably to offset the lonely existence in the middle of the inhospitable desert.

    By 1928, large deposits were found elsewhere and the houses were left abandoned to the fierce winds and forever shifting sands.  Their remains, savaged by sand and time, are left behind with objects emerging or being buried by the daily winds."