Monday, March 18, 2013
“What I Wore, ikea edition”
As we all know, I’m incredibly fashionable and quite obviously a trendsetter so I decided I should probably document my best outfits.
Like this one from yesterday.
You know those days when you haven’t washed your hair in 7 days and have no desire to put makeup on or wear anything other than an old target sweater that you found in the men’s section? You know when you decide to put those running sneakers on that you have never actually worn to run in, but spent a lot of money on because you were “definitely going to start running” … ? You know heavy winter socks? Voila! You’re welcome.

“What I Wore, ikea edition”

As we all know, I’m incredibly fashionable and quite obviously a trendsetter so I decided I should probably document my best outfits.

Like this one from yesterday.

You know those days when you haven’t washed your hair in 7 days and have no desire to put makeup on or wear anything other than an old target sweater that you found in the men’s section? You know when you decide to put those running sneakers on that you have never actually worn to run in, but spent a lot of money on because you were “definitely going to start running” … ? You know heavy winter socks?
Voila! You’re welcome.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
hawktrainer:

I began creating baskets, bags, and sculptural vessels from raw cottonrope and colored sewing thread in Early 2010 in my Brooklyn apartment.After over a year and a half of working with the technique I beganselling them on my webshop in October 2011. The pieces became popularvery quickly, receiving much online coverage in early 2012. Thecoverage continued with many features of my work in magazines andonline. Over the course of 2012 I sold my works in over 30 stores inthe US and several other countries around the world. All the piecesare made by myself and a few skilled artists that I employ in mystudio in Brooklyn. I use high-quality materials that are manufacturedin the US, and my employees, all textile artists themselves, receive aliving wage for their skills and time.Today it has come to my attention that Target has introduced somebaskets for their “Threshold” brand, which utilize seemingly identicalmaterials, methods, look, and feel as my baskets - even some of thestitching details are the same. You can see the similarities in theimages below. Target will be selling these baskets for $6.99, a tinyfraction of the value of my own work.Please, help me share this image. A company like Target knocking offsmall, design-focused brands for the sake of ‘staying current’ andmaking a quick buck goes against everything that I, and everyone in mystudio, stands for. Help us get our message to them!
Thanks!
Doug Johnstonwww.dougjohnston.net

hawktrainer:

I began creating baskets, bags, and sculptural vessels from raw cotton
rope and colored sewing thread in Early 2010 in my Brooklyn apartment.
After over a year and a half of working with the technique I began
selling them on my webshop in October 2011. The pieces became popular
very quickly, receiving much online coverage in early 2012. The
coverage continued with many features of my work in magazines and
online. Over the course of 2012 I sold my works in over 30 stores in
the US and several other countries around the world. All the pieces
are made by myself and a few skilled artists that I employ in my
studio in Brooklyn. I use high-quality materials that are manufactured
in the US, and my employees, all textile artists themselves, receive a
living wage for their skills and time.

Today it has come to my attention that Target has introduced some
baskets for their “Threshold” brand, which utilize seemingly identical
materials, methods, look, and feel as my baskets - even some of the
stitching details are the same. You can see the similarities in the
images below. Target will be selling these baskets for $6.99, a tiny
fraction of the value of my own work.

Please, help me share this image. A company like Target knocking off
small, design-focused brands for the sake of ‘staying current’ and
making a quick buck goes against everything that I, and everyone in my
studio, stands for. Help us get our message to them!

Thanks!

Doug Johnston
www.dougjohnston.net

Thursday, February 21, 2013

loulafayette:

I made this for my dear friend. This is something her dad always said. 

Check out my Esty shop for more fun stuff! 

love this.

Friday, February 15, 2013
joshlafayette:

CARPE YOLO
Seize the you only live once.
Prints and more in my Society6 shop!

joshlafayette:

CARPE YOLO

Seize the you only live once.

Prints and more in my Society6 shop!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dear Everyone

The goddamn apostrophe. I’ve been noticing more and more people using it incorrectly lately. People have been adding apostrophes to pluralize words and I can’t take it.
As in: People have been adding “apostrophe’s” to pluralize “word’s” and I can’t take it.

KBYE

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
looking out of the window this past saturday, 2/9, after nemo.

looking out of the window this past saturday, 2/9, after nemo.

Monday, February 11, 2013

facebook:

exposing the worst in people since 2004.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I’ve got a pretty sweet allergic reaction on my face and neck. It’s lovely. Here’s a picture of me working with my cute dog.  That’s the back of my head in case you were wondering.

I’ve got a pretty sweet allergic reaction on my face and neck. It’s lovely. Here’s a picture of me working with my cute dog. That’s the back of my head in case you were wondering.

Saturday, January 26, 2013
surisburnbook:

Ice-T and Coco (real names: Tracy and Nicole) are hoping to have a baby. She told In Touch that she wants to have a little girl, so she can “teach her to walk in heels and do her hair.”
“I want a little doll of my own!” she said, which sounds like as good a reason as any for them to have children.
Oh, and she wants to name her future daughter Chanel. Isn’t there some kind of law protecting honored brands from this kind of reputation destruction? I mean, this would basically be corporate slander, right?

surisburnbook:

Ice-T and Coco (real names: Tracy and Nicole) are hoping to have a baby. She told In Touch that she wants to have a little girl, so she can “teach her to walk in heels and do her hair.”

“I want a little doll of my own!” she said, which sounds like as good a reason as any for them to have children.

Oh, and she wants to name her future daughter Chanel. Isn’t there some kind of law protecting honored brands from this kind of reputation destruction? I mean, this would basically be corporate slander, right?