Sunday, March 16, 2008


So Liz and I went to the 821 Cafe this morning for brunch and to my surprise they gave me this mug. I have been eating here for over nine years and its seems that I get a different mug every time. That's a lot of mugs. Back in the day, before I left for grad school I used to walk in and they would bring me my food. I didn't even need to order! Man that rocked. It has definitely changed since the old times. Back then there would be fresh baked goods under glass up at the bar. The place smelled like fresh bread. I missed those days. Don't get me wrong the place is not bad its just different. Matter of fact 821 is our default position when we can't decide where to go for food.
I also ran into a high school buddy of mine, Matt Smith from the band Strike Anywhere. The only thing I could think about was how I went to high school with this guy and how dumb I looked drinking coffee out of this crazy pink bunny mug. Anyhoo. I am sure you didn't come here to read about my eating habits. Here are some things that are going on besides eating....and no my bathroom is still not finished.

I am back in the swing of things gearing up for ICFF's Designboom I am kind of excited because I always wanted to go to ICFF(International Contemporary Furniture Fair) and now I have a reason. I have been told to prepare a LARGE inventory so I am starting now. The mart will be from May 17-20 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York.

Its also kind of interesting to see all of these awesome designs from past Designboom fairs and recognizing them from all over the place(Internet, magazines, Blogs etc etc.) For those of you wondering I will be posting a soundtrack list from the 2008 SNAG Digital juried exhibition as soon as I find it. -Arthur out


  1. we're doing the designboom ICFF mart too. how much do you think a lot of merchandise is, in this context?

  2. dude you guys rock!! sorry let me wipe the drool from my chin. I dunno. I was just going to bring a couple items but a lot of them. My price point is kind of low so I am not going to make a whole lot of money off of this thing. I thought I would bring five different series of things like 20 or 30 of each series. so like 100 or 150 items I have another craft show to do prior to this one sooooo. I thought I read somewhere that you were only to bring 100 but I don't know officially how much stuff to bring.

  3. you guys don't have the skinny on a hotel do you?

  4. the thing I read that included the number 100 was that items should cost less than 100$?

    sorry I don't have any info on hotels, we're staying with friends or possibly relatives

  5. One day I was hard core thinking of quitting grad school. So the dave guy took a teary eyed Maggie to 821. I got a mug with bears on it that said "world's greatest teacher" So then i could not drop out. Damn those mugs at 821.